The Pasta Factory

Shudehill · Italian · $$$$
73 Reviews

About The Pasta Factory

There’s really nothing comparable to pasta that’s made from scratch, and at The Pasta Factory, they’re offering some of Manchester’s best. This fantastic Italian restaurant is the perfect place for a family meal or dinner for two, and it’s open six days a week (from Tuesday to Sunday) for your dining pleasure. Found at the corner of Hanover Street and Shudehill Street, the Pasta Factory offers unpretentious Italian cuisine made with tradition in mind just steps from Shudehill station. Book your table ahead of time to avoid a queue!

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Chef's Choice



Tomato flavoured pasta tossed with 'nduja, fresh anchovies, capers & oregano. 'Nduja is a spicy spreadable salami originally from Calabria.


Ribbons of homemade pasta made with fresh eggs & our rich Barbera completed with a hearty slow cooked venison ragù & topped with grated parmesan.


Squid ink long pasta tossed with marinated octopus, sunblushed tomatoes & fresh basil.



Vanilla flavoured panna cotta served with a berry coulis.


Selection of our Italian cheeses. Ask for your preferences.


Almonds and Amaretti biscuits filled satin chocolate ravioli. Served warm with orange cream & toasted pine nuts.


Barbera d'Alba DOC

Deep ruby colour, medium bodied, noticeable tannins. Moorish.

Valpolicella DOC

Dark, rich berry fruits with violet & plum gives a typical dry finish.

Barolo DOCG

Rich, deeply concentrated full bodied wine, tar and roses notes, pronounced acidity. Excellent with wine braised meats. Aged in oak.

Further Information

Every day, the talented team of chefs at the Pasta Factory go to great lengths to offer Manchester’s freshest pasta, but not just for eating at the restaurant – you can even buy some to take home and cook yourself! From gnocchi verdi and bucatini to trottoli and tajarin neri, the pastas available at this restaurant in Manchester’s Shudehill put freshness at the forefront. With a casual atmosphere made even better by a friendly service team, The Pasta Factory is ideal for any occasion.

Stop in to The Pasta Factory in Manchester’s Shudehill and prepare to live out all your carb-heavy food dreams in a relaxed atmosphere. Using all natural and seasonal ingredients in their popular Italian specialities, this restaurant takes quality very seriously, and you’ll taste the difference in dishes like bucatini di farro primaverili (organic spelt bucatini with julienne spring vegetables, garlic and fresh mint) and ravioli prosciutto di praga ala toma di lanzo (ravioli stuffed with smoked ham) and rich toma cheese. Enjoy your meal with a glass of wine and finish with dessert for the full experience at this Shudehill Street restaurant.

73 Reviews

Ian D.5 days ago · 1 review

Excellent restaurant, one of a kind! A unique non pizza Italian restaurant. Great food, extremely knowledgeable staff and superb meal, looking forward to our next trip.

David M.13 days ago · 1 review

We loved the place .The waiter was really helpful. We had the special which was great and tried 2 of their wines. We will be back to try some more great food and wine.

Nick F.14 days ago · 3 reviews

Love this place and wish it was in my home city. Delicious, interesting home made pasta, Italian wines, taglieri (mixed starters) and gelato. Excellent friendly service.

nathalia d.18 days ago · 1 review

Great service, delicious food, amazing Littl cosy ambience. It's our third time here and already planning the fourth. Authentic and best Italian I have ever been.

Hollie S.6 months ago · 1 review

Incredible service and lovely staff! Thoroughly enjoyed myself thanks to the staff! The food was AMAZING and the vegan options were also honestly perfect! I had the vegan starter to share which has vegan cheese and it was that nice I had to buy some more before I left!!! £5 for a ball of vegan cheese??? YES PLEASE! for main I had a mushroom ravioli which was to die for and they even gave me some vegan Parmesan to place on top!! Then for dessert I had a chocolate ravioli! I enjoyed my boyfriends dessert more which was on the specials board- it was apple and walnut tart with chocolate drizzle to pour on the side! Honestly a lovely meal and will 100% be back, you should definitely go, if you're a vegan or not, you have just as many options both ways! The only little bad thing I had to say was it was quite chilly but that's just being picky!

Simon C.a month ago · 1 review

Great informal atmosphere, very friendly service. The drinks were great, lovely house white wine and one of the best beers I have had for ages. Our vegetarian starters were also delicious. For main we both had wholemeal pasta filled with mackerel. This became a bit too much as a main, and my wife couldn't finish. I suspect other mains would have been better. Suggestion that they offer three pasta dishes for two people, with slightly smaller portions so you could share. The dessert wasn't great, quite a dense and heavy pana cotta. Will certainly go back and order the main more carefully next time, and perhaps stitch with ice cream for desset

Ronnie O.2 months ago · 1 review

Great little restaurant within 2-3 min walk of Crowne Plaza Hotel. Pasta fresh and tasty. It does get busy fast, so make a reservation. We had a 6pm reservation and were seated immediately. However, by 6:30pm (Sat night) restaurant was full. We noticed food took a little longer as restaurant got busier, but it was worth the wait. Price was reasonable and would definitely recommend. Lovely choice of homemade sorbets as well.

Andrew K.9 months ago · 1 review

Overall pretty good. However the service could have been better. They were very pleasant and friendly but a little slow. The table wasn't ready when we arrived (on time) and so we had to stand around for 5 minutes while they sorted it. They were a bit slow bringing the menus and then taking the order. Perhaps they were a little short staffed. The pasta was delicious though so I would certainly go again.

Matt B.2 months ago · 1 review

Visited The Pasta Factory last night. Great little Italian restaurant serving excellent food with great staff. Just one downside, the portion size. You don't get a lot for what you pay for (we actually stopped for a slice of pizza after the 3 course meal).

Michael H.4 months ago · 1 review

Fantastic experience, great attention to detail on helping us choose wine/food and with knowledge behind the ingredients and techniques used. They have a small menu that they spend a lot of time on and change regularly, so if you like to have a lot of choice this may not be for you, but this was without doubt one of the best Italian meals I've had in Manchester!

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