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San Carlo

Italian restaurant in City Centre

40 King Street West, Manchester, M3 2WY


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San Carlo Manchester - An Atmosphere Unrivalled

Winner of the multiple awards, Manchester's San Carlo on Kings Street West has firmly established itself as one of the UK's leading destination restaurants.

Part of the high profile Italian family-owned San Carlo Group, the restaurant is renowned for its luxurious surroundings, great authentic Italian food, superb wine list, electric atmosphere and cult celebrity following. A new, elegant private dining room completes the offer. Booking is highly recommended. For reservations contact: 0161 8346226 or for more information visit the San Carlo Group website at

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   love it ! by carole

love it ! love it !

   great food by Dizzy

loved the food, loved the atmos!

   Business lunch with style. by Gino Salvatore

My first visit to San Carlo was by invitation from a business associate for a lunchtime meeting since then I have been many times.It is so good I dont like to return to my office after lunch!

   San Carlo by Mark & Janice

What can you say that has not been said before! Nothing so I will say it all again Excellent food Excellent service with an atmosphere to match wish we could go every night 10/10 every time :)

   Excellent by Ellie

Lively atmosphere, you would think as it was extremely busy that you would hzve to wait for your food, not so. Excellent service. I made the mistake of ordering Scampi with the risotto,.. it came still in the shell! But it yummy. Would recommend to all. Menu to suit all pockets too.

   Absolutely 10/10! by Jonathan

First time at San Carlo at the weekend having heard so much about it from friends, family and colleagues. We weren't disappointed at all, it even exceeded our high expectations! Amazing ranges of fish and seafood dishes. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

   the best by CIRO CAPPIELLO

i am an ITALIAN CHEF owner of a small restaurant in Silverdale near CARNFORTH called L'amico i am very happy to find in my break a restaurant like San Carlo because is the only one where i like top quality ITALIAN food

   incredibile by marlenestarrmiglioli

it is the finest italian resteraunt in england at the moment the management and staff are fantastic it is a pleasure to dine in such a place

   Poor booking schedule by andrew spence

The food is great - but this place is now on my avoid list. I think they over book to make sure they are always full. But when I take a 9.30 reservation and dont see the table before 10.30 it completely spoils your apetite and your night. Waiting on staff are great.

   Super night out by George

Went out to San Carlo sat 27/12/08 was very busy , the service was second to none , the food was wonderful full of taste and lost of staff on tap for anything you required , a fab night out would recomend to anyone looking for that special night

   Surperb by Ellen

Delicious food with exceptional service.

   Great Italian restaurant by Kat

I LOVE San Carlo!! The restaurant is always so busy, and I love sitting at the table and watching all the fabulously glamorous people dine. The service is always prompt - the waiters remember us and so always seat us at our favourite table, which is in the perfect people watching spot!! We like to enjoy a glass of the house red wine (can't remember the name of it!) whilst waiting for our meals, which are always served promptly and served piping hot. I urge the people who had cold food to re-try - I have been going there for over a year, and have never ever had anything but piping hot food, presented beautifully. They do like to turn tables quickly, but only due to the large nubmer of diners they have. We always buy a bottle of wine at the end of the meal - they know we're not going anywhere til we've finished it! Thoroughly enjoyable restaurant in a great central location

   Excellent night out by Tom

Went to San Carlo yesterday to treat my mum, and we had a lovely time. She loves Italian, and so San Carlo was the obvious choice. The waiters made her feel very special, and I'm really pleased that I chose to take her there. Really great service - well done guys!

   Good restaurant by Rory

Took my fiance there as a treat as it's her favourite restaurant and we had a lovely night. The food was delicious and the atmosphere very relaxed and romantic.

   Great food! by Ellie

I ate at San Carlo's last week, and despite being a week night, it was very busy. We were a little apprehensive, as we thought we would have to wait ages for our meals, and the service woudn't be great as there wouldn't be many staff on, however we were so wrong!!! We were seated and served very quickly, and altho we were advised of a wait on food, we didn't experience this at all. Our food came out quickly, and tasted great. There is a wide range of pasta dishes, as you'd expect of an Italian, but also lots of fish dishes which look and taste out of this world!! I am so impressed with San Carlo - giving it a definite 10/10!!

   WOW! by Katherine

Dining at San Carlo was a delight! The food was excellent - so full of flavour - and it arrived so fast! The staff add to the authenticity of San Carlo as a true Italian restaurant! Those who have been to the true Italy know what I mean! I love the hustle and bustle that there always is whenever we go, what ever day it may be! This visit was no exception - our experience was second to none! I highly recommend San Carlo!!!!

   the best italian food by Ashley from Glasgow

the best italian food i have had in a lont time!

   San Carlo by Heidi Willows

gorgeous food

   Love San Carlo by Geri

About time San Carlo made it into the top ten, it's the best restaurant in Manchester by miles. Don't agree about the service tho, it's always been fine when we've gone there.

   San Carlo by Steve

No there right the service can be a bit on the snappy side but as long as you tell them you want a break between courses they leave you alone. Had some great meals at san carlo over the years and i'd definitely go back

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Opening Times

Mon - Fri:
12:00noon - 11:00pm
12:00noon - 11:00pm
12:00noon - 11:00pm

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