Located at the crossroads of Oxford Street and Portland Street and within walking distance from the Palace Theatre, Bridgewater Hall and Manchester Opera House, Giorgios is one of the longest-established and most-loved traditional Italian restaurants on the Manchester scene. The owners opened a sister restaurant called Gio in 1996 which has seen similar success. Established back in 1978, Giorgios has seen many changes in Manchester and has always moved with the times, having enjoyed many facelifts and refurbishments over the years, most recently in 2009, when the restaurant was reworked into a warm, contemporary space with sophisticated decor of rich red, brown and creme, leather banquettes and chairs, smartly laid tables and clever lighting. The 65-cover restaurant has a buzzy and cosmopolitan feel during the day and is intimate and romantic at night. Passionate staff offer a friendly and efficient service and the menus cover great-value authentic Italian cuisine, pre-theatre and set menus. The main menu offers Neapolitan-style pizzas with a broad range of toppings, pastas and risottos including their signature Giorgio Speciale, Penne pasta, cooked with prawns, calamari, fresh smoked salmon and garden peas in a creamy sauce with a touch of tomato, a host of grilled steak, lamb, chicken and veal dishes and fresh fish like halibut, salmon, sea bass and king prawns. A well-chosen wine list mixes classic Italian favourites with a choice from the New World and there is a private dining room for up to 20 people.
Looking for somewhere to eat before the show at the Palace and our grand daughter found this place. What a find, I unfortunately had gammon everyone else had Italian food my loss. I tasted all the other diners food in our family group including the pisa - Fantastic flavours next time no gammon only the Italian food and the tiramusu is to die for cannot wait for our next visit this has to be10/10. The atmosphere is fantastic and there wasn't any drive to get you out we will be going again
Group of 12 of us went for a work do and the food was amazing! The staff were lovely, would definitely recommend to a friend! Looking forward to my next visit!!!!
Lovely restaurant very cosy friendly and excellent service. The food was lovely I would definitely recommend if visiting manchester.
Absolutely 11/10! Service was personal, fun and attentive. The food was amazing and the staff made my birthday really special with lots of extras. Better than any other Manchester restaurant I have ever been to. Think I found my favourite!
Giorgios is simply super! I went for a meal out with my nan and we we're so impressed! The waiter 'Guiseppe' was so on the ball and his wit was magical. Such a lovely man, nice manners, tall and true Italian 'dark'. His eyes were full of the passion of the med and his skin a lovely sun ripened olive. I loved his deep gravelly accent. it made the food taste good.
A group of 8 of us went to Giorgio's after the Theatre this weekend. An absolutely lovely restaurant offering everything you could want from an Italian. We were shown to our table straight away upon arrival and our drinks and food orders were taken quickly. The service was prompt with just enough time between courses to feel like they weren't rushing you but hadn't forgotten you. All the staff were very friendly and helpful and anything extra we asked for, such as sauces, we received quickly and without fuss.
There are a couple of different set menus which are extremely good value. I had 3 courses from the Pre-Theatre menu (available until 7pm) for £15 and definitely got my money's worth with mozzarella and tomato salad, a pizza absolutely loaded with topping and chocolate fudge cake with ice cream to finish.
I will definitely be eating at Giorgio's again and would recommend it to anyone. There is plenty of choice for people of all ages and there is something to suit all tastes.
I came across this restaurant purely by chance... what a find! The food was absolutely stunning! It was fairly quiet when we ate (Sunday evening around 9.30pm but there were lots of Italians eating there which I always think is a good sign. The staff were attentive but not so that they were intruding...but the food.... I just can't describe how happy I was...I am quite a fussy eater and I had no complaints hat so ever... the starters of breaded mozzarella were delicious... not greasy or rubbery and my main course was cheese stuffed ravioli with a cream and pesto sauce... it was so tasty! My partner had Calzone which was the biggest I have ever seen and he also said this was delicious... we didn't have much room for dessert but had to try something as we were so impressed so had the five flavours of ice cream... and yes... you guessed it..... deeeeeeelicious! I am in danger of never eating anywhere else when I go to Manchester as I know the food here is amazing. ooooo and the price! starters, mains, one desert, 2 coffees and two beers.... under £40...... I nearly sent them back to double check! Bargain!
Stephen & Marianne
We visited this restaurant prior to seeing 'The Producers' at the nearby Palace Theatre.
The food, wine & service were first class. Glad that we had booked because very soon after we arrived (at 05.30), the restaurant was full.
The show was good, the restaurant better. Thank you
I enjoy eating out, and this has to be one of the best places I eaten in...ever! The service, and food was excellent!
Helpful staff, great range of choice on the menu, good ambience - a great little italian restaurant. One of our favourites.