Italian restaurants in Manchester city centre are waiting to take your order. The UK’s third largest city is home to some magnificent Italian restaurants, all in Manchester’s city centre. Whether you’re in search of a pasta dish, a pizza or a Mediterranean salad, you’ll never have far to go in this busy and vibrant city. Italians first arrived in the area during the late 19th century — attracted by the work on offer in the area’s mills and factories. These first immigrants brought their stunning cuisine with them, and the rest is history. As a result, Manchester’s city centre Italian restaurants are among the most authentic in Britain.