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.