From sour-dough pasta to rustic oven baked pasta dishes, there are enough Italian restaurant options in Chorlton to keep anyone happy. Read below for our top choices:
Double Zero (00)
Doubling down on Pizza, Double Zero offers sourdough pizzas cooked to perfection. Whilst the decor may not be to everyone’s taste (it’s rustic to a point with bags of Italian flour and battered benches the theme), the pizzas are unlikely to disappoint. Expect a lively atmosphere and tasty wood-fired pizza goodness.
For starters I would recommend the garlic bread with mozzarella and Parmesan cheese to share, easily one of the most appetizing I’ve had in a long time, with the garlic oil really setting it off.
For main, you really can’t knock the classic Margherita: San Marzano tomatos, mozzarella, basil and olive oil. My other favourite is the Partenopea.
If you’ve got a big appetite I’d recommend the Calzone, the veggie version containing roasted Mediterranean vegetables and sundried tomatoes.
Tips: It can get busy during evening and weekends so it’s best to pop down earlier and request a table. There’s plenty of bars nearby to grab a drink in whilst you wait for a table (Strange Brew is our favourite suggestion). If you can it’s best to sit closer to the entrance than at the back. That oven can get hot!
For those trying to save some money, Double Zero allows you to take in your own alcohol too, with a 10% corkage charge added to your bill. The Co-op across the road is fully stocked if you need to grab some drinks.
Situation on Wilbrham Road, Croma Chorlton has been serving outstanding Italian cuisine since 2005. Suitable for family, friends and couples alike, the menu offers a variety of delicious pizzas, salads and pasta dishes. Seasonal food and drinks menus ensure that there is always something new to try. It’s probably the restaurant I’ve been to most in Chorlton and it never fails to impress.
My starter of choice is the baked mushrooms, oven roasted and covered in garlic butter and Worcester sauce. Never fails to impress.
For those after pizza, you really are spoilt for choice at Croma. My to-go pizza is the Courgette & Goat’s Cheese, served with caramelised onion (probably my favourite ingredient on a pizza), mozzarella, goat’s cheese, rocket and balsamic glaze. It’s a pizza for those who love strong flavours and I love it every time.
Salad lovers should go for the Goat’s Cheese and Roasted Red Onion Salad. The baked cheese is served on French bread and the spicy tomato relish really sets the dish off.
Tips: If you can I would recommend going for their early bird special. It’s runs 3-7pm weekdays (10pm Mondays) and offers a choice of starters main and a drink for £12.95. If you are in the mood for dessert, that’s also available for just an extra £3.
No need to book for groups under six but if you can I would recommend that you ask for a table in the front conservatory. It’s a great place to relax, enjoy the food and watch the world go by.
Other Options in Chorlton
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