Don Luigi

Don Luigi

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+44 1925 766119+ Add website
Hours
Sun
15:30 - 21:00
Tue
15:30 - 22:00
Wed
15:30 - 22:00
Thu
15:30 - 22:00
Fri
15:30 - 22:30
Sat
15:30 - 22:30
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Travellers' Choice 2023

RATINGS
Food
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Italian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
features
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CUISINES
Italian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles128 reviews
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

cartandhorses2017
Manchester24 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 family
Food actually very good when it was eventually served. Forty min wait on arrival for anyone to take drinks order despite us being on time for pre booked table. Order for food taken one hour after arrival. Starters served one hour 30 mins after arrival. Restaurant needs a functioning kitchen extractor fan as eating area frequently filled will heavy smoke from grill during evening. Eyes affected as a result and clothes smell of smoke. Kitchen closes at 10pm and atmosphere feels as if you are compelled to leave quickly after that as staff want to go. Staff forgot to take desert order until we prompted and we felt awkward to order desert as staff were leaving from kitchen at 1015. If they sort service principles out the place could do well. Until they do, customers will feels as awkward eating there as we did. Pity as food is actually good but they appear to have a divide between kitchen and actual service on on offer.
Written 15 June 2024
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loulou1926
Manchester12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 couples
First visit here, went to meet up with friends we have not seen for ages. Excellent top quality food, served piping hot, on hot plates. Lovely restaurant, lovely staff, very friendly, will definitely return, and would highly recommend
Written 4 April 2024
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simon williams
Warrington1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 friends
Always been a fan of Don’s since I used to go with friends in the early 90’s , it was also a favourite with my family when my children were growing up , ‘Did exactly what it said on the tin’ , menu never really changed but it was always an enjoyable meal . That said having returned a couple of times since the new owners took over the food choice and the menu have improved so much . The service is excellent and the food is fantastic. I’d definitely recommend the Tagliatelle Filletto, the best pasta dish I’ve ever tasted !!!! Can’t wait to return .
Written 16 March 2024
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phild131
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 couples
We decided to go out for dinner for want of a change and chose this little Italian. We had eaten here years before so wanted to see if any changes had been made. We were not disappointed, the staff were friendly and the food was great. We will definitely return.
Written 12 March 2024
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Sally B
Belfast4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 family
Great spot. Food was delicious and service was great. Good to see plenty of vegetarian options. Lovely ambience too. I will be back.
Written 25 February 2024
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Peter William H
Manchester1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 family
We had booked a table for my wife and I for 19:30hrs but met our daughter on the way there, no problem. She was welcomed in and sat down at our table for a good 20 minutes of 'long time - no see' chit chat without being pushed to purchase anything. When she left, they took our order for a drink and then our meal. This is our first time here as we have just moved into the area, but it certainly will not be the last. I loved the casual, enjoy the experience way of dining in this place, if you are a VIP in a rush requiring silver service formality this is not for you, the girls were always within reach if we needed anything, and when we didn't, they chatted away to each other and other customers to create a lovely informal ambience. The food was absolutely superb, all fresh produce prepared to order and served 'Italian style'. On top of everything the prices are quite reasonable for authentic style Italian food. As it happens with enjoyable experiences, we were the last to leave and had a nice chat with the owner and chef on the way out. They appear to treat the restaurant as a business firstly, of course, but then comes the feeling that you had been invited into their house for a meal and sadly you must go.
Written 24 February 2024
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jack
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 couples
One word simply sublime! This restaurant is an absolute hidden gem in the heart of culcheth. I tell you what we’ll be coming here again, the restaurant is very cozy and this brings a very rural Italy feel, I felt like I was in the streets of Rome. 10/10 woukd reccomend to anyone who has a knack for great Italian cuisine
Written 16 February 2024
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Paul C
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 couples
As good as it’s ever been! My family and I have lived in Culcheth for 30+ years, but hadn’t been to Don Luigi’s since Santos passed away. We wondered how it would now compare and we were delighted this evening that the food is as good as ever. I couldn’t recommend it highly enough - the lasagne was terrific. Mina and her team are doing a great job… we’ll be back soon!
Written 15 February 2024
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CheshireMabel39
194 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 family
This was our first visit, recommended by a family member. I have mixed views about Don Luigi. The food was really good, but we got a sense of the staff being somewhat disorganised. We had to ask for our food order to be taken. The starters took awhile to arrive and it wasn't yet busy. The restaurant was cold so we had to keep our coats on for half of the 2 hours we were there. My 2nd latte never arrived so I decided not to chase it up, had to ask for the bill twice. It would have been handy to have a breakdown of what the drinks cost as it was a hurried written bill. As I said before the food was delicious but didn't feel really welcomed and its not a place I would go back to. Also not suitable for people with mobility issues as toilets are upstairs.
Written 10 February 2024
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Mummy sheps T
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 couples
This place used to be an authentic Italian restaurant …. It certainly isn’t now. It’s been 25 years since we celebrated our engagement here and I wish we hadn’t returned. My husband has been ill all night after having the prawn ravioli, which the prawns must not have been cooked properly. From arrival and being shown to our table hurriedly and then left for 20 minutes before being offered drinks and a further 25 for food, to noticing a snotty tissue left by previous eaters on the floor next to our table, the whole visit was appalling. One starter never came and then on being prepared was burnt so couldn’t be brought to the table. Then our mains were delivered without cutlery and by the time they’d found clean knives (8 minutes later) the food was barely warm. We made the mistake of eating it due to how hungry we were after being kept waiting so long. My husband also never got a drink, explanation was “sorry we are so busy”. I have never been to a more disorganised restaurant where I left feeling like I had imposed by being there and staff didn’t even say goodnight. Shocking place. Seriously avoid. Gone are the days of the lovely attentive Italian staff who couldn’t do enough for you. The staff said I’d get my starter for sure next visit. Laughable! I won’t be making a next visit 🤷🏼‍♀️
Written 3 February 2024
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Compass32081763940
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 family
I've been to this restaurant a few times now, the staff the food the restaurant itself superb. 11 of us went this evening for my daughters 30th birthday, the 11th November23 A range of ages from two too fifty two, not a problem at all for the restaurant looked after us all perfectly, food all came at the same time everyone loved there individual selection, As ever the portions and wow the flavours from the food fantastic Thank you so much for this evening's meal, Definitely see you soon rather than later
Written 11 November 2023
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Linda
124 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 friends
Manager was rude and rushed us to eat the meal.out with 7 friends and because we were young, she spoke to us rudely and was patronising.
Written 6 October 2023
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Nick H
Warrington5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 friends
Not been since the new owners have taken over, but the food and service was excellent. I would Definity recommend this place to anyone who wants excellent Italian food
Written 4 September 2023
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Paul Morrison
Lymm302 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 family
Visited on a Saturday evening and walked into a busy place, greeted and placed upstairs which felt a little out of the way. After 20mins we where offered a table downstairs that we took as we didn’t have menu’s or even ordered a drink. After seating our order was taken quite quick and was good and tasty but after this it was down hill from there. We had to chase drinks after 20mins and after 2 hours still hadn’t received our food and chased with a look of dismay as they though we had eaten it!!!! But still didn’t offer dessert or coffee Service was poor but put this down to poor management and no structure at all and not even recognition of poor service or any offer of a apology by anyone. I felt sorry for the servers as they hold this place together As for the food I felt after 2 hours of waiting it had been on the pass for a good while and reheated in the microwave and was poor. This is our second visit as a second chance and have now moved to the area but will never return or waste my money here.
Written 28 August 2023
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DayTrip31748370792
Harrogate3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 friends
Visiting the area having lived here 25yrs ago and re visited Don Luigi’s under new ownership Found the staff to be lovely. food really good with decent portions Would definitely recommend
Written 25 July 2023
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