Vincenzo Trattoria is an Italian restaurant situated in Manchester’s bustling city centre, just off St Anne’s Square. If you’re keen to step away from chain restaurants and dine in a restaurant that feels a little more personal, Vincenzo Trattoria might be for you.
The restaurant opened in November 2019 in memory of Vincenzo La Colla. His family, who run the restaurant, describe how they have sought to imbue it with Vincenzo’s love and passion for food and community, bringing authentic Italian dishes and flavours to the heart of Manchester.
The menu is fairly simple, but covers everything you could ask for from an Italian restaurant. Starters are typical Mediterranean plates, including bread and balsamic, insalata caprese, bruschetta al pomodoro, and arancini di carne (if you’re not in the know, these are deep fried rice balls, stuffed with bolognese and mozzarella).
Main courses are divided into classic pizzas and pasta dishes, and the likes of sirloin steak, chicken breast, and pan-fried sea bass. Pizza prices range from £10-15, with the option to add additional pizza toppings from £1. The pasta menu is similarly priced and full of equally as comforting Italian favourites, including lasagna, spaghetti alla carbonara, arrabbiata, and gnocchi. Carb heaven. Sides, again, are classic and simple, featuring sauteed potatoes, rocket and parmesan, and fried zucchini. There are vegetarian and vegan options, and the choice to make your pizza and pasta gluten free, which is reassuring for those who need these adjustments. With Italian heritage behind the menu and the cooking, this is a great spot for an authentic Italian experience.
Vincenzo Trattoria’s decor is relaxed and cosy. Think: hanging flowers, wood and leather features, and warm brown tones. Tucking into an indulgent bowl of pasta or a delicious cheesy pizza in Vincenzo Trattoria, you’ll find yourself in a blissful Italian heaven.