You’re never that far away from a top Italian restaurant in Manchester, and if you’re out in Urmston, then you’re lucky enough to live near one of the very best in the city. San Giovanni is known in Salford and beyond as a dining destination that ticks all the boxes for a truly great Italian: from fresh pasta and risotto, sophisticated seafood starters and authentic antipasti to proper pizzas, meat and fish and even a few regional specialities thrown in to boot. If you take a trip to Lostock Road in the heart of Urmston and stop off at San Giovanni then you’re in for a real treat. Do book a table ahead of time, however as they’re well known and popular in the area, and thus can fill up quickly.
Eating out in Manchester is often dominated by the countless curry houses and the bright lights of Chinatown, but the Italian dining scene is also very impressive, and almost every district can boast an Italian restaurant of renown. San Giovanni on Lostock Road in Urmston stands out even among this competition, and they have elevated themselves above the usual red sauce and check tablecloth joints with a simple formula, dedicated to fresh ingredients and traditional, time honoured cooking techniques from the bel paese. Let us walk you through the menu that you will have the pleasure of selecting from when you visit San Giovanni.
The starters are the obvious place to begin, and the San Giovanni repertoire is big on the classics. Seafood is prominent, with fresh mussels and sauteed king prawns available, and the Roman speciality of spicy meatballs is always worth a try. Italian custom dictates that a pasta course must follow, and we’ll point you in the direction of the ravioli with lobster or the linguine amatriciana, with smoked bacon, tomato and a hint of chilli. The mains include some real big hitters, from veal escalope to prime fillet steak and slow cooked lamb in red wine. We could go on all day, but instead we’ll simply encourage you to book a table at San Giovanni and then mosey on down to Lostock Road to enjoy one of the best Italian restaurants in Salford.
Delicious food in a lovely restaurant on a busy Saturday evening. Friendly attentive staff, both had the scallop starter from the specials menu and really enjoyed this and the mains, I had lobster ravioli which I would definitely have again. All at a reasonable price, will be back soon!
excellent food, excellent service, will definitely be making another reservation
just brilliant evening. everybody really enjoyed the evening and the food.