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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Italian
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 12 April 2024 via mobile

We’ve eaten at this restaurant over the years and always enjoyed it. The staff are attentive and helpful and the wine is great. The menu is extensive with one or two unusual choices which we loved such as the tagliatelle casalinga (delicious!). My husband had...the pavlova, again beautiful. If you’ve been to other local Italian restaurants you won’t be dissapointed with anything at the Al Bosco.. you might just be very pleasantly surprised!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 11 April 2024

Really enjoyed our visit here. Reasons: Service was excellent, thanks to Alex, our server (apologies if the name is slightly wrong). Also, cleanliness, decor, and of course, the food. I will certainly return, and can recommend. Small detail for me, having spent so long in...Italy; the portions are rather on the large side. The pasta is good, given that this is Bury and not Bari (if you know, you know).More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 15 December 2023

Excellent Lionel Richie tribute act, he had a fantastic voice realy enjoyed the meal fab fun all round very friendly staff 🧡🧡🧡

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 9 December 2023 via mobile

I recently visited Al Bosco Italian restaurant in Summerseat and had a mixed experience that compelled me to share my thoughts. The overall quality of the food was commendable, receiving positive feedback from everyone in our group. However, as someone with coeliac disease, my experience...was marred by a significant issue of cross-contamination. Despite communicating my dietary restrictions to the staff, I unfortunately encountered gluten in my meal, resulting in swelling and feeling unwell. When I raised my concern with the staff, they assured me that they had taken all necessary precautions to avoid cross-contamination, emphasizing that such an incident "couldn't have happened." While I appreciate their attempt to address the issue, the undeniable impact on my health contradicts their assurance. It's crucial for restaurants to not only claim adherence to dietary restrictions but also ensure that the implementation aligns with the needs of patrons. This experience highlights the importance of continuous diligence in catering to individuals with specific dietary requirements. Overall, Al Bosco has potential, particularly for those without dietary restrictions. However, for individuals with conditions like coeliac disease, I recommend exercising caution and perhaps choosing a different place to eat.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 28 October 2023

Can't fault the service ..and the Atmosphere but the food was not good tonight ... It was bland... Pasta was hard and the Chicken were little square bits like processed chicken.. Little Sauce so quite dry which is a Shame as I've had better meals...thereMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 2 September 2023

Been to Al Bosco a few times in the last 2-3 years and always had excellent service and food. Staff have been friendly, chatty, professional and the food delicious. Good value for excellence.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 13 August 2023

I used to go regularly on my own and with my family , sometimes it was good and other times not so good. One day I went and the owner was very rude to me. He said that I walked right past him without speaking...when i went in , so he wouldn't serve me or provide a take away service. The truth is that I am partially deaf and didn't hear anything. This arrogant non empethetical attitude has lost him valuable custom.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 1 May 2023 via mobile

Things I liked and disliked at this restaurant, hence awarding a rating of 3 stars. The welcome was pleasant, seated right away and asked what drinks we wanted. Enough time allowed to select from the menu. We ordered garlic bread with cheese, garlic mushrooms on...ciabatta and pate. The pate was completely tasteless, dry and disappointing. No one bothered to ask if we enjoyed our starters, so we didn't bother complaining. The main meals were hit and miss, we were a party of 5, 3 of the meals were nice and 2 were poor. I'm not quite sure how an authentic Italian restaurant can get lasagne and carbonara so wrong. At first my son thought he'd been given a vegetarian lasagne, as he couldn't see or taste any mincemeat in. My grandson left most of his carbonara. Again, no one bothered to ask if everything was OK with our meal. We received a complimentary piece if chocolate cake for my grandson's s birthday, that was a nice touch. I did enjoy my tagatelle dish, so no complaints there. Bill came to £140, so very reasonable for party of 5. That included 4 starters, 5 main meals, bottle of wine, 3 beers and 4 soft drinks. The restaurant was busy, most of the waiting staff pleasant. It wasn't t a disaster, just a shame that some of the dishes were a let down.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 30 April 2023

Absolutely love this restaurant. Every time I go the food is lovely and staff fantastic. Great menu, lots of choice and reasonable prices. My go to Italian every time. Can’t fault it.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 11 February 2023 via mobile

First time but won't be the last as I took the wife tonight for her birthday the staff were friendly and helpful the food was very nice the only criticism would be either the chairs are to low or the tables are too high

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 3 November 2022 via mobile

Attended a family gathering at the birthday girl favourite eatery. Not overly impressed with the food, very bland in general. Asked for a latte with oatmilk to be told they don't do oatmilk, my wife asked for a skinny latte, "we dont do semi skimmed...milk" " we're not Starbucks" I said but you are a vegetarian/vegan resteraunt, "we don't do vegan, anyway there's nothing wrong with ordinary milk" Just think how much more business you would get if you did though, "when did you last see a Vegan resteraunt on Italy" I'm not vegan nor vegetarian, just like an oatmilk latte, looks like I'll be having my latte somewhere else in future.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 13 August 2022 via mobile

Visited in July for my birthday meal. We’ve used this restaurant for years and supported them throughout lockdown with their takeaway service. Firstly we ordered the mussels. They were completely smashed up, we ate what we could. Then for a birthday treat me & my...husband ordered the sirloin steak cooked medium to rare. When it arrived it was like a shrivelled up pork chop! Tried to cut it, it was so fatty you could even get your knife through. I quietly asked for the manager. He came to the table saying, ‘what’s the problem?’ In a very rude manner. I explained nicely about the steak, and he replied, ‘it’s sirloin, that’s what sirloins are like!’ I asked him to cut it himself which he wouldn’t and offered us chicken or veal, or a fillet steak if we paid the extra money. He completely insulted my intelligence as if I didn’t know what a sirloin steak was!! We ended up giving him our full plates back & said we will pay for what us & the children had eaten & drank. Then the bill came and we had been charged for the children’s ice cream that didn’t even arrive!! What a lovely birthday meal. He was so, so rude and arrogant. We will def not be returning and would never recommend!! Rude, rude, rude!!!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 18 May 2022

This is a smart and stylish restaurant, and we enjoyed a very good meal. It took some time for our order to be taken, but after that, service was efficient and friendly. My minestrone was okay, but somewhat disappointing, too heavy on the tomato and...too light on the vegetables. It lacked body, though granted that minestrone isn’t a heavy soup. The sea bass on linguine with courgettes and spinach was totally delicious in every respect, though two, rather than one fish fillet, would have been welcome, especially for the price charged (though the menu does say fillet, rather than fillets!). We also shared some extra vegetables. Lemon sorbet was top class, accompanied by limoncello. The house Sauvignon was a very good choice. Al Bosco has a ‘grown-up’ feel to it, and I would say that it isn’t suitable for children. Overall, a satisfying and recommendable experience, and we wouldn’t hesitate to return.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 10 April 2022 via mobile

Went on a Saturday evening to celebrate a family birthday. Restaurant was full but the service was fantastic. All of the staff were friendly and efficient. Lots of choices on the menu and all of the food we ordered was well presented and tasty. We...would not hesitate to recommend.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 10 March 2022

The staff were very friendly and service was good. Our only disappointment was the garlic bread we had to start was burnt underneath. The piece I ate was ok but noticed that other people had left theirs. I ate the salmon which was cooked perfectly...and very tasty. All our party enjoyed their meals. There is a nice atmosphere and would go back.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Yes they have a sunday menu obviously aswell as the normal menu, definitely worth a visit
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4