Modern-day Manchester stands proud alongside cosmopolitan capitals across Europe, yielding plenty of promise for hungry diners looking for premium plates of food. Alongside home-grown favourites beloved by northerners and the fabulous flavours of Rusholme’s Curry Mile, Italian food holds a special place in the heart of Mancunians. Italian restaurants in Greater Manchester first began to flourish during the 1800s when an influx of migrant workers began to settle in the Ancoats region of the inner city. Before long, the city had its very own Little Italy which has inspired countless Italian restaurants across Greater Manchester. Whether you’re looking to dine at established Ancoats eateries, or indulge at designer Italian restaurants further afield in Greater Manchester.