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The Pasta Factory

Shudehill · Italian · ££££
Excellent
5.4/6
114 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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Address

The Pasta Factory
77 Shudehill Street, Shudehill
Manchester M4 4AN

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Chef's Choice

Pasta

RADIATORI ROSSI, 'NDUJA E ALICI

Tomato flavoured pasta tossed with 'nduja, fresh anchovies, capers & oregano. 'Nduja is a spicy spreadable salami originally from Calabria.
£11.00

REGINETTE AL BARBERA CON RAGU' DI CERVO

Ribbons of homemade pasta made with fresh eggs & our rich Barbera completed with a hearty slow cooked venison ragù & topped with grated parmesan.
£12.00

BUCATINI NERI CON IL POLPO

Squid ink long pasta tossed with marinated octopus, sunblushed tomatoes & fresh basil.
£13.50
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Desserts

PANNA COTTA

Vanilla flavoured panna cotta served with a berry coulis.
£5.00

TAGLIERE DI FORMAGGI

Selection of our Italian cheeses. Ask for your preferences.
£6.00

RAVIOLI DI CIOCCOLATO

Almonds and Amaretti biscuits filled satin chocolate ravioli. Served warm with orange cream & toasted pine nuts.
£6.00
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Wine

Barbera d'Alba DOC

Deep ruby colour, medium bodied, noticeable tannins. Moorish.
£20.00

Valpolicella DOC

Dark, rich berry fruits with violet & plum gives a typical dry finish.
£26.00

Barolo DOCG

Rich, deeply concentrated full bodied wine, tar and roses notes, pronounced acidity. Excellent with wine braised meats. Aged in oak.
£38.00
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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.

114 The Pasta Factory Reviews

"Excellent"6/6
George C.4 days ago · 1 review

Best pasta in the UK. Authentically Italian and a wonderful atmosphere. The staff were very knowledgeable and friendly. They wine list was also very extensive.

"Excellent"6/6
Medwyn E.4 days ago · 1 review

Excellent service by very welcoming and friendly staff members. Food was faultless- fresh, full of taste and top quality. Great atmosphere too, very highly recommended!

"Excellent"6/6
Elisabeth K.4 days ago · 1 review

great discovery, food and service were excellent. staff were very knowledgeable and made great recommendations regarding food and wine pairings.

"Excellent"6/6
Sofoklis G.6 days ago · 1 review

Excellent food, reasonable prices, in a rather central place. I would definately visit again. Do not forget to try their desserts, especially the panacota! Must visit!

"Excellent"6/6
Hollie S.10 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!

"Excellent"6/6
Lidia M.13 days ago · 1 review

Easily the best restaurant serving pasta in Great Manchester. The vegan cheese was the night's surprise whilst the beetroot and squid ink pasta where mind blowing, last but not least the forest fruit vegan cake was the great end to a wonderful dinner. The restaurant has a cosy feeling that make you feel welcome immediately, however the big windows and high ceilings remind you that you are on a grand building simply but beautifully decorated. This is a must!

"Great"5/6
Aude M.2 months ago · 1 review

The service we received throughout the night was exceptional! Our table was delayed by around 15 minutes and we were kindly offered rosé on the house. The starters and main meals were very original and whilst having few options, are nailed to perfection. It was also wonderful to see such a vegan-friendly menu with vegan dishes and parmesan available! The only downside would be the raw chocolate, coconut and carrot cake which wasn't to our taste but other than that Pasta Factory is 100% recommended by all three of us!

"Good"4/6
Simon C.5 months 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

"Excellent"6/6
Ronnie O.6 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.

"Great"5/6
Andrew K.a year 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.

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