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5.3 /6 Excellent 104 Reviews

Giuliano

Handforth Italian ££££ +100
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About Giuliano

Keeping the residents of the suburban town of Handforth, close to Wilmslow, in quality Italian cuisine, Giuliano is a fixture in the community. Giuliano’s location on the corner of Wilmslow Road and Meriton Road is prominent, and unmissable at peak times thanks to the popularity of the restaurant. Family-run and with an experienced Sicilian chef heading up the kitchen, you can expect authentic dishes on the regularly changed a la carte menu, plus bespoke menus, events and promotions spicing things up.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 17:00 - 22:00
  • Tuesday 17:00 - 22:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 14:00, 17:00 - 22:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 14:00, 17:00 - 22:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 14:00, 17:00 - 22:00
  • Saturday 14:00 - 23:00
  • Sunday 12:00 - 21:30
Giuliano, 121 Wilmslow Road, SK93HX Manchester

Further Information

While Giuliano offers everything you’d expect from an Italian kitchen, the restaurant likes to keep things interesting with a host of special deals and events and it’s this approach that makes Giuliano an important part of the life of Handforth and not just another Italian. There’s live music every week, the chef’s change up their specials on a weekly basis, and deals like discounted bottles of prosecco on Friday nights and a kids-eat-free Sunday afternoon offer make deciding on where to eat easy if you’re in and around this town near Wilmslow.

Giuliano’s menu is curated by a Sicilian chef with over 20 years experience in the hospitality industry, a pedigree that means you get to begin your authentic Italian feast at this Handforth institution with stuzzichini as well as antipasti – Tuscan ciabatta, focaccia, and garlic dough balls served with aged balsamic vinegar and aromatic EVO as well as antipasto misto (chef’s selection of Italian cured meats, veggies and more), Sicilian pate, spicy king prawns and so on. Giuliano’s stonebaked pizzas are a family favourite at this Wilmslow Road restaurant, but the real magic happens with the incredibly on point pasta dishes and, moreover, the meat main courses and grilled steaks, poultry and fish.

CHEF'S CHOICE

104 Reviews

5.3 /6 Excellent 104 Reviews
Atmosphere: excellent
Quality/Price: great value
Service: extraordinary
Noise: quiet
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Food: heavenly
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1 review so far 6
04.10.2017 09:09

We took some friends. Very welcoming. Great service and wonderful food. The Beef Stroganoff was amazing. The choice of wines was good. We were not disappointed and will return soon. Thank you.

1 review so far 6
02.10.2017 13:56

The staff were helpful and welcoming. The food was very good and reasonably price. We will definitely be returning when we are next in the area.

4 reviews so far 6
06.09.2017 19:23

Plenty of choice on the menu, lovely authentic food, great staff, makes you feel like you could be in Italy. Will definitely be going again.

1 review so far 6
08.08.2017 21:23

Visited Giuliano's for the first time on the 3rd August, with my wife and daughter and what a treat it was. My wife who had cancer surgery in 2012 on her sinuses and has suffered with no sense of smell and very little taste for over 5 years, was blown away, as she stated she could taste both her starter of fungi fritillary and main of tagliatelle con salmone e gamberetti. What a success, we have found a restaurant that my wife is happy with. Both myself and my daughter were impressed with our meals as well. I'm easy to please and enjoyed my spare ribs and spaghetti marinara which both well cooked and plenty full. As for my daughter who's a vegetarian was also very impressed with her gamberoni diavola starter and gnocchi dolcelatte mains. I forgot to mention the garlic bread and garlic bread with cheese was were both lovely. The portion sizes were massive, as both my wife and daughter could not finish their main courses and the staff were happy to arrange for them to be put them into take away cartons, so lunch the following day was sorted. We were served by a team of friendly waiters, who were not pushy, but their when you needed them. Be sure we will be back, as my daughter already knows what she's having next time!!!!

1 review so far 6
20.06.2016 15:15

Delicious Italian food in a family friendly environment. We were a party of 6 adults, a toddler & young baby. The restaurant placed us at a large round table situated in a corner & surrounded by windows. This was both comfortable & bright. The menu is traditional & has a large selection to suit all, from pasta & pizza to meat & fish dishes. Service was prompt & friendly & the food arrived quickly. Bunny-ears pizza for the little one made dining with a toddler more fun. Everyone enjoyed their meals & a good time was had by all. I would highly recommend Giuliano for a family dining experience & look forward to returning again in the near future.

1 review so far 6
14.05.2017 12:42

First time we have visited we had a lovely 3 course meal for 4, 2 grandparents and 2 grandchilden 15 & 21 plenty to eat and reasonable cost. Starter special for grandson of cheese and tomato pitza with requested no garlic wasn't on the menu but made specially for him and the pate we had requested extra toast there was plenty for 2 of us to share. Grandaughter had calamari which we all tried and found delicious Atmosphere great and all staff were very friendly, we will definately go again.

1 review so far 5
21.06.2017 08:37

Didn't ask our name when we arrived although we did make a reservation so we could have just walked in off the road and been given someone else's table. But that said, regarding the service, meal and staff it was very good and if we are in the area again I would definitely book a table here as I can see why It's so popular.

1 review so far 5
13.01.2017 18:25

Had the lunchtime special, excellent value so long as you don't want alcohol. Coffee after was extra. Food very good, we had pasta. Only slight complaint we felt like we were being hurried, we were there at 12.30, until a couple came in quite near the end of lunchtime service and the staff realised they were going to have to stay. Would eat there again.

1 review so far 6
15.02.2017 03:55

The place was packed out for Valentines Day but this didn't detract in any way from the quality of the food or the efficient and happy service. Really great evening with all 4 pasta dishes being polished off with gusto. Well done team we will be back soon for more of the same!

1 review so far 6
20.05.2017 07:31

The salmon and asparagus salad was delicious and the baked limoncello cheesecake with candied lemon was divine. The restaurant is immaculate with white linen table cloths and napkins as well as a red rose on each table, and the Romanian waitress was most attentive and charming. Already planning a next visit!

1 review so far 6
20.12.2016 18:26

This was our first visit to Giuliano. Visited for lunch. Good value, excellent food and service. Good range of menu choices. Will definitely go again.

1 review so far 6
08.02.2016 00:22

Beautiful service and amazing food as usual. One of the best places I ever eatI recommend to everyone to eat at Giuliano's at least once.

1 review so far 6
22.05.2016 20:13

Giuliano had a really nice atmosphere,the staff were attentive,the food was amazing and the prices were reasonable,I am hoping to go back for my birthday.

1 review so far 6
20.12.2016 09:01

As always, made to feel very welcome. The ambience was great, and we enjoyed an excellent wine, and a delicious seafood pasta dish. We were not rushed, and could relax, with both the neal, and our wine. Good value for money, and a pleasant evening. Will be back!

1 review so far 5
29.07.2016 06:55

I had booked our table on line but when we got to the restaurant they did not have the booking so that was bad start. The food and service was very nice will go again. They also had life singer on every last Thursday of the month some people was dancing. We had very good evening.

1 review so far 5
04.09.2017 09:33

Bright clean and spacious eaterie. Friendly and attentive staff but not fussing around overmuch. Good menue with wide choices of food from cheap up to more expensive dishes. All courses were enjoyed by us and the wine was good and not over-priced. Overall an excellent dining out and we (and our guests) all intend to return.

1 review so far 6
03.09.2016 23:02

excellent meal excellent service food really outstanding very clean and very reasonably priced highly recommended we had the olives and bruschetta starters as well as some of the home made pate followed by traditional pasta dishes, we will be using this place again for sure

1 review so far 5
11.01.2017 09:09

I've visited the restaurant at lunchtime a few times in the past but this was only my second evening meal. There were 5 in our party and I had pre-booked with Quandoo. Table was waiting upon arrival and courses were served promptly. This is a nice local Italian restaurant that I would recommend.

1 review so far 4
27.03.2017 09:09

Very nice atmosphere in the restaurant which was full. Waiters very attentive and friendly. Only downside was that the fillet of beef was not cooked as requested......it was over done. We asked for another one but they had run out so had the ribeye instead, which although cooked better was not a good piece of meat. Would definitely go again though.

1 review so far 5
23.09.2017 17:33

The service and food were great. The lighting was very bright however which did nothing for the atmosphere. My husband ordered a steak which was perfectly cooked but he asked for chips and these seemed to taste like oven chips, such a shame when everything else was lovely.