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Pane Vino 04 July 2016

I went to this small Italian tapas-style restaurant repeatedly while in Manchester over Easter.

Deansgate is not well-supplied with eateries; they tend to be either flashy bars or basic street food. I have no objection to the latter, but I don't want to eat it all the time. (And obviously I wasn't going to eat in the hotel if I had a choice. I'm paying for this with my own money.)

So I was very happy to find this Italian eatery. During the day it's mostly a sandwich shop; for supper it does tapas-type plates with multiple things on them (calamari, garlic mushrooms, whitebait, etc.), as well as full dishes of the standard Italian fare such as risottos, pasta, and, yes, pizza.

And it was all delicious, clearly made by hand (we only ever saw one member of staff and he vanished for extended periods), sometimes a little slow to arrive but well worth the wait. Prices weren't bad for a city centre place.

I will definitely go back here if I find myself in Manchester again, but sadly wasn't able to justify a trip while I was in Stockport last weekend.

Pane Vino is at 225 Deansgate, Manchester M3 4EN; telephone 0161 832 4076; web site with menu.


  1. Posted by chris at 10:55am on 04 July 2016

    I still slightly want a Sweet Potato Crochet -- but a crocheted what? Waistcoat, perhaps. A Sweet Potato Croquette would come as a disappointment.

    It seems somehow likely that they wrote the website themselves, or at least wrote the text. It makes me feel friendly towards them, somehow: gallant little amateurs or some such.

    Oh, that and the food is very good. That makes me feel friendly too.

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