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“Pretty good; Deli is better.”
Review of Al Ducci di Notte - CLOSED

Al Ducci di Notte
Price range: US$15 - US$34
Cuisines: Italian
Description: A neighborhood trattoria offering traditional Italian comfort food as well as upscale, regional and modern Italian cuisine. One of the highlights is our Antipasta and Mozzarella Bar. Partners Al & Nancy have years of experience from cheese and sausage making to the preparation of Italian reional cuisine. Our food and service is top notch - not fine dining, but warm,friendly and casual. We want to make sure everyone feels at home and can find their favorite dish.
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Description: A neighborhood trattoria offering traditional Italian comfort food as well as upscale, regional and modern Italian cuisine. One of the highlights is our Antipasta and Mozzarella Bar. Partners Al & Nancy have years of experience from cheese and sausage making to the preparation of Italian reional cuisine. Our food and service is top notch - not fine dining, but warm,friendly and casual. We want to make sure everyone feels at home and can find their favorite dish.
Reviewed 28 December 2012

Six of us dined during Christmas week. The starter plates of antipasti was excellent and came quite quickly. We then waited a very long time for our main meals. Two of us had the duck. It was very well prepared, but served luke-warm. They offered to reheat it, but I didn't want to turn my rare duck breast into medium-well, so stuck with the warm duck. Another in our party had the linguine with clam sauce. The pasta was very over- cooked, which ruined the meal. Three others had the lasagna. Two of the three were served luke-warm (like the duck). They reheated the dishes and were both were delicious. In summary, a good addition to Manchester, with decent food. The Al Duchi deli is so good that we all had very high expectations; maybe we were unrealistic. Overall I'd say it's a good experience - but don't expect to be blown away.

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Thank J A
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Reviewed 16 December 2012

Had lunch here. The soup of the day was a hearty pasta fagioli and was delicious, as were the bow tie pasta salad and farro salad. The salads were so fresh tasting and perfectly seasoned. The hot sausage with broccoli rabe was hit with my husband too.

Thank Vintagepair
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Reviewed 29 November 2012

We have eaten in this restaurant twice -- and no disappointments. The mozarella bar is terrific. We have had lamb, gnocchi, seafood linguini, hanger steak....and all have been prepared to perfection....prepared as you would expect in a small restaurant in the Piedmont. It is BYOB -- but that is no problem. They have two seatings each evening...and do not like "same day" reservations; this means they can keep up their high standards of preparation. The ambiance is pleasant, indeed "homey." The staff, while not as well-trained as a NYC 5-star restaurant, are a heck of a lot nicer. It is worth driving a few extra miles or staying an extra night to eat at Al Ducci di Notte.

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Thank Arkmont
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Reviewed 22 September 2012

Al Ducci's is a great place for the food lover , specifically the Italian food lover. The breads are super fresh it's All Good.

Thank Charlie R
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Reviewed 26 August 2012

We happened to wander in the door the night they opened to the public. Man, what a find!
The mozzarella bar was outstanding, fresh from the farm...the bread was wonderful (dunk it in their fine olive oil)....the mussels and linguini were in a light but deeply flavored broth, and the fish entree was done just right with a fresh lemony broccoli. Desserts looked fab but we were just too full. Bring your own wine.
It's a sweet feeling spot too...warm and not stuffy....lovely staff, too. (They just needed to put smaller bulbs in the fixtures...there was a bit of an eye-level glare....I bet that's happened by now.)
Feels like a family owned restaurant in Italy, where fresh food is a treasure.
Lucky Manchester!

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3  Thank deliciousworld
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