Sugo Pasta Kitchen

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Nestled in the foodie market town of Altrincham, Sugo is the region’s first southern Italian pasta kitchen. The restaurant is compact and cosy, with rustic wooden sharing tables and an open kitchen filling the space with appetising aromas, while the succinct menu focuses predominantly on pasta slow-dried in Bari. Our starters were simple and well-executed, from crisp arancini filled with oozing Campania mozzarella and pesto to creamy Puglian burrata with fragrant peach, chilli marmalade and grilled radicchio. Pasta dishes were superb (especially the signature orecchiette with meltingly tender slow-cooked beef shin, pork shoulder and spicy ‘nduja ragù), and we also relished a delicate vanilla pannacotta with poached plums and homemade almond biscotti. There’s a short but considered list of regional Italian wines too. Though everything (except the portion sizes) is compact, Sugo’s cooking packs a punch that ensures a regular stream of locals as well as first-timers. News that the owners are opening a second site in Manchester in 2018 is most welcome. 

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About Sugo Pasta Kitchen

Sugo Pasta Kitchen is an authentic independent Southern Italian restaurant based in Altrincham, it is open daily for dinner, plus lunch bookings can also be made on Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

The restaurant appears modern and vibrant with a small window to the busy working kitchen. The menu is full of authentic and interesting Italian pasta dishes, with plenty of daily specials and favourites available.

Perhaps you will go for the Burrata to begin, served with grapefruit marmalade and sourdough, or the Arancino filled with portobello mushrooms and mozzarella. The main menu features a good selection of pasta dishes including the Sugo Scoglio calamarta, served with king prawns, baby squid and mussels, and the House Sugo made with slow cooked beef shin, pork shoulder and parmesan.

If you’re looking for sides and sharers there are plenty of choices such as the heritage grain sourdough bread served with roasted garlic and rosemary, you might opt for the creamed greens to accompany your dish, or if you’re looking for something light and refreshing perhaps you might like the Sicilian fennel slaw made with olives, mint, honey and orange.  

The restaurant also lists which dishes can be adapted to suit a vegan or gluten free diet, you will also find choices such as the Paccheri with Umbrian lentils, and the Orecchiette pomodoro on the menu.

Italian desserts include the classic tiramisu, and a delicious sounding panna cotta served with red wine apples and toasted hazelnuts. If you have an extra sweet tooth take a look at the ice cream flavours whichinclude salted caramel and peanut butter, or perhaps you'll go for the refreshing lemon and tangerine sorbets.

There is a large Italian wine menu, with plenty of choice available as well as a selection of natural organic wines, and sparkling wines. If you’re looking for an aperitif take a look at the classic spritz, or the House Negroni made with house gin, Campari and orange.


Are there any gluten-free dishes?

Yes you will find a small selection of gluten-free dishes on the menu, however the pasta cannot be made gluten-free.

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22 Shaws Road, Altrincham, Greater Manchester, WA14 1QU

0161 929 7706


Opening Times

Tues-Thurs 5pm-11pm Fri-Sat 12N-11pm


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