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5.3 /6 Excellent 44 Reviews

The Pasta Factory

Shudehill Italian £££ +100
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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!

Opening Hours

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 21:30
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 21:30
  • Thursday 12:00 - 21:30
  • Friday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Saturday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Sunday 12:00 - 21:30
The Pasta Factory, 77 Shudehill Street, M4 4AN Manchester

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.


44 Reviews

5.3 /6 Excellent 44 Reviews
Food: heavenly
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Quality/Price: great value
Atmosphere: excellent
Service: extraordinary
Noise: quiet
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Lindsay S.
2 reviews so far 6
16.04.2017 04:45

Our meal here was incredible, gluten free options for almost everything and all homemade. The service was lovely and everyone was really really friendly. Nothing bad to say!

Brad D.
1 review so far 6
15.04.2017 05:29

Excellent service from the friendliest staff! Made us feel so welcome and really cater for everyone; Meat eaters, Veggies and Vegans! Excellent evening in Manchester

Kevin B.
1 review so far 6
14.04.2017 14:39

A fantastic night with great service a excellent qualify and good value food, highly recommend a visit to a very authentic Italian restaurant, with very attentive waiters

Janet H.
2 reviews so far 6
13.04.2017 05:44

Brilliant food and service...love the attention to detail as regards dietary requirements, my vegan diet and my husbands GF needs were well catered for...highly recommended.

Hollie S.
1 review so far 6
21.01.2017 07:41

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!

Andrew K.
1 review so far 5
12.10.2016 14:24

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.

Michael H.
1 review so far 5
18.03.2017 22:26

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!

Stephanie M.
1 review so far 6
14.12.2016 03:57

The Pasta Factory has tasty food, a lovely atmosphere, and very friendly staff! All three courses went down a treat! We will definitely be going back :)

Nick F.
2 reviews so far 5
01.10.2016 18:25

My third visit to the Pasta Factory - I just wish it was in my neighbourhood and I'd visit a lot more ! An informal, reasonably priced independent Italian that just does really interesting home made pasta dishes with home made gelato and sorbets as desert and mixed "taglieri" plates to begin, accompanied by excellent Italian wines and beers. My type of food !

Audrey T.
1 review so far 6
05.12.2016 15:08

Great restaurant. Lots of different pastas and sauces. Very helpful waiter who explained things. Once mains were decided he gave us recommendations on which were the best wines and neither were the most expensive. Very enjoyable evening. Would go back again. Totally unlike your usual Italian restaurant and all the better for it!

Steve B.
1 review so far 6
01.01.2017 20:19

Only a small restaurant but worth visiting, service was excellent and the menu although not overdone with choices was sufficient for vegetarians and non vegetarians and when the pasta dishes arrived the food was fresh,,well cooked and very tasty, overall a very good eating experience. Manchester

Fae P.
1 review so far 4
08.04.2017 17:05

Food was great and service relatively quick considering there was a large group in at the same time. The only negative was we weren't told when we were seated at 5 that the table was needed for 6:30 so we were going to have pudding as well as starter and main but couldn't as the next table was waiting. Staff apologised for this but it was a shame.

James D.
1 review so far 5
09.10.2016 17:00

service was excellent attentive and friendly there were three of us the pasta was good and different from run of the mill Italian restaurants every thing was good my wife expected the ragu to be more tomato in flavour but that was all, excellent.

Mariana P.
1 review so far 6
15.02.2017 16:37

My FAVOURITE Italian restaurant outside of Italy. Fantastic food, delicious drinks, amazing atmosphere, superb service...what more can you ask for? Finally a place that treats vegans and omnivores the same! Can't wait to get back.

Davina H.
1 review so far 6
08.02.2017 15:52

Lovely,tasty food at a reasonable price. The decor was nice and tasteful. it made a nice change from a generic chain restaurant. The service was good and I'd have no hesitation about going again.

Mark F.
1 review so far 6
23.01.2017 18:11

The food was excellent and good value for money. The pasta is all fresh and there are some great vegetarian options. That staff are all very helpful and knowledgable of the dishes they service.

Srujan S.
2 reviews so far 6
01.09.2016 16:12

Great Antipasti starter with some excellent Vegan options too!! The small selection of main course pasta dishes are amazing, have now tried three of them and I cannot find a fault.

Cathryn C.
1 review so far 6
12.11.2016 17:41

Great service, nice atmosphere and simple but tasty, homemade food. We loved it and will definitely be back to enjoy it again. A nice change from the big chain restaurants.

Hannah S.
3 reviews so far 6
04.10.2016 01:01

Wonderful little place with a great atmosphere, friendly staff and fantastic authentic Italian dishes. Lots of vegan options, delicious desserts and just all round a lovely hidden gem behind Shudehill!

Andrea B.
1 review so far 6
16.10.2016 09:15

Excellent pasta! Definitely worth the experience . Good pasta portion, desert small (ravioli) but high quality. The staff was very keen in providing details on the plates if required.

Robyn D.
1 review so far 6
07.03.2017 18:02

Lovely meal at the pasta factory - delicious fresh food within a homely environment. Fantastic vegetarian and vegan options. I will definitely be going back in the near future.

Jan B.
1 review so far 6
12.12.2016 14:12

Great food, attentive and professional service, although a little slow at times but a fantastic restaurant overall. Will definitely return. Had the Ravioli with Funghi and black truffle. Wow

Jan-Huug L.
1 review so far 6
07.03.2017 19:20

Good starters, nice pastas, good wine, good service. Good atmosphere. Nothing more to wish for. My son and I had a very good experience at the Pasta Factory.

Jason S.
2 reviews so far 6
12.04.2017 06:44

Thoroughly loved our first experience at the Pasta Factory, the Ragu was simply sublime and the pasta was made and cooked to perfection! I cannot recommend enough!

Claudia H.
1 review so far 6
30.03.2017 05:30

Good and fast service. Waiting staff has been nice. Great experience, had a very lovely time. Nice and quiet at the beginning and filled up quite quickly.

Sarah H.
1 review so far 6
25.02.2017 05:35

Fabulous food. Amazing service. Great value for money. I cannot recommend the pasta factory enough to anyone. My new favourite restaurant in manchester. Well worth a visit.

Frankie H.
1 review so far 6
10.01.2017 04:07

Delicious, simple and elegant food and great service. I had the buttacini with breadcrumbs, garlic an parsley with a glass of the house red, can fully recommend.

Nick F.
2 reviews so far 5
25.02.2017 06:07

I have been a few times before - always great food (home made pasta and interesting sauces), great service and atmosphere and good wine. I wish it was nearer my home !

Naomi D.
1 review so far 6
27.03.2017 00:09

The food was really lovely and the staff are always friendly, I have been twice and this has been the same on both visits. Would recommend.

Gary N.
1 review so far 4
08.03.2017 16:34

The pasta itself was fresh and made in house however i think we chose incorrectly. My partners was full of cheese and mine was nice but a little boring. Staff where very nice and i would try again.

Ffion H.
1 review so far 6
15.01.2017 20:28

Second visit within a month. Delicious food, wine and great service! Such fresh simple food, so typically Italian! Will definitely be returning again for more

Aled W.
1 review so far 6
29.01.2017 07:05

What an Excellent meal. The food was fresh and delicious. The staff were very well informed and attentive. We will definitely return for another meal.

Lynn P.
1 review so far 6
17.12.2016 15:35

A warm welcome and delicious food means we will definitely return to the Pasta Factory.It was great to have a good choice of veggie options.

Michelle M.
1 review so far 6
02.02.2017 07:42

A little gem. Great service fabulous food. Will be visiting again very soon. highly recommended. Great location whilst attending the arena. Friendly staff nice atmosphere

Hannah S.
3 reviews so far 5
10.03.2017 16:54

We had another wonderful evening at Pasta Factory - as always very friendly and efficient service, and the food was fantastic. Looking forward to going again soon!

jeanette w.
1 review so far 5
07.12.2016 16:52

Limited menu compared to online but excellent the was food and staff were very pleasant. We will definitely be going there again in the new year.

Alex I.
1 review so far 5
15.02.2017 21:01

Great restaurant with friendly staff and an inviting atmosphere. Amazing authentic starters and good quality pasta. I just wish that the portions were a bit bigger!

Anne-Marie H.
1 review so far 5
05.02.2017 21:05

Lovely pasta main course had salmon ravioli from board. Shared starter plate disappointing. Staff great, good choice of wines and beer. Coffee excellent. Would recommend

Jessica C.
3 reviews so far 4
21.02.2017 18:01

Friendly waiters, food served fast and no complaints about the taste, but left waiting at least 20 mins to pay the bill and eventually had to go up to the counter.

Will P.
1 review so far 5
12.03.2017 02:41

Great pasta, good service, amazing desert. The only down side was that we had to wait quite a while for the bill. Would recommend.

Rebecca C.
1 review so far 3
02.04.2017 06:06

Nothing special!!!! Very expensive for a plate of pasta Wine bad quality and again very expensive Not a good experience for fresh authentic Italian food.

Bettina O.
1 review so far 2
24.11.2016 15:47

We were disappointed. Food is best desribed as borring, did not taste of anything at all. Atmosphere is howver nice, small place with very few tables.