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5.4 /6 Excellent 89 Reviews

The Pasta Factory

Shudehill Italian £££ +100
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About The Pasta Factory

There’s really nothing comparable to pasta that’s made from scratch, and at The Pasta Factory, they’re offering some of Manchester’s best. This fantastic Italian restaurant is the perfect place for a family meal or dinner for two, and it’s open six days a week (from Tuesday to Sunday) for your dining pleasure. Found at the corner of Hanover Street and Shudehill Street, the Pasta Factory offers unpretentious Italian cuisine made with tradition in mind just steps from Shudehill station. Book your table ahead of time to avoid a queue!

Opening Hours

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 21:30
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 21:30
  • Thursday 12:00 - 21:30
  • Friday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Saturday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Sunday 12:00 - 21:30
The Pasta Factory, 77 Shudehill Street, M4 4AN Manchester

Further Information

Every day, the talented team of chefs at the Pasta Factory go to great lengths to offer Manchester’s freshest pasta, but not just for eating at the restaurant – you can even buy some to take home and cook yourself! From gnocchi verdi and bucatini to trottoli and tajarin neri, the pastas available at this restaurant in Manchester’s Shudehill put freshness at the forefront. With a casual atmosphere made even better by a friendly service team, The Pasta Factory is ideal for any occasion.

Stop in to The Pasta Factory in Manchester’s Shudehill and prepare to live out all your carb-heavy food dreams in a relaxed atmosphere. Using all natural and seasonal ingredients in their popular Italian specialities, this restaurant takes quality very seriously, and you’ll taste the difference in dishes like bucatini di farro primaverili (organic spelt bucatini with julienne spring vegetables, garlic and fresh mint) and ravioli prosciutto di praga ala toma di lanzo (ravioli stuffed with smoked ham) and rich toma cheese. Enjoy your meal with a glass of wine and finish with dessert for the full experience at this Shudehill Street restaurant.


89 Reviews

5.4 /6 Excellent 89 Reviews
Service: extraordinary
Food: heavenly
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Noise: quiet
Atmosphere: excellent
Quality/Price: great value
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1 review so far 6
20.09.2017 20:43

We had a wonderful vegan meal with great food, wine and service and great value). We will certainly be returning in tge very near future. Thank you 😊

1 review so far 6
16.09.2017 08:53

Great experience, wonderful food, wine and service. I would most definitely recommend to family and friends. Try the squid ink pasta! It was absolutely delicious

1 review so far 6
26.08.2017 09:12

The decor is simple but the food is delicious and the service was great. Nice to go somewhere that focused on the food rather than style. I'd definitely recommend going. The chocolate ravioli for dessert was amazing.

1 review so far 6
23.08.2017 13:29

Really good and fresh Italian food served by friendly and knowledgable servers. Regional specialities were a pleasant part of the menu and some very good wine.

1 review so far 6
20.01.2017 23:41

Incredible service and lovely staff! Thoroughly enjoyed myself thanks to the staff! The food was AMAZING and the vegan options were also honestly perfect! I had the vegan starter to share which has vegan cheese and it was that nice I had to buy some more before I left!!! £5 for a ball of vegan cheese??? YES PLEASE! for main I had a mushroom ravioli which was to die for and they even gave me some vegan Parmesan to place on top!! Then for dessert I had a chocolate ravioli! I enjoyed my boyfriends dessert more which was on the specials board- it was apple and walnut tart with chocolate drizzle to pour on the side! Honestly a lovely meal and will 100% be back, you should definitely go, if you're a vegan or not, you have just as many options both ways! The only little bad thing I had to say was it was quite chilly but that's just being picky!

1 review so far 5
18.09.2017 11:50

The service we received throughout the night was exceptional! Our table was delayed by around 15 minutes and we were kindly offered rosé on the house. The starters and main meals were very original and whilst having few options, are nailed to perfection. It was also wonderful to see such a vegan-friendly menu with vegan dishes and parmesan available! The only downside would be the raw chocolate, coconut and carrot cake which wasn't to our taste but other than that Pasta Factory is 100% recommended by all three of us!

1 review so far 4
11.06.2017 17:24

Great informal atmosphere, very friendly service. The drinks were great, lovely house white wine and one of the best beers I have had for ages. Our vegetarian starters were also delicious. For main we both had wholemeal pasta filled with mackerel. This became a bit too much as a main, and my wife couldn't finish. I suspect other mains would have been better. Suggestion that they offer three pasta dishes for two people, with slightly smaller portions so you could share. The dessert wasn't great, quite a dense and heavy pana cotta. Will certainly go back and order the main more carefully next time, and perhaps stitch with ice cream for desset

1 review so far 6
13.05.2017 22:04

Great little restaurant within 2-3 min walk of Crowne Plaza Hotel. Pasta fresh and tasty. It does get busy fast, so make a reservation. We had a 6pm reservation and were seated immediately. However, by 6:30pm (Sat night) restaurant was full. We noticed food took a little longer as restaurant got busier, but it was worth the wait. Price was reasonable and would definitely recommend. Lovely choice of homemade sorbets as well.

1 review so far 5
12.10.2016 07:24

Overall pretty good. However the service could have been better. They were very pleasant and friendly but a little slow. The table wasn't ready when we arrived (on time) and so we had to stand around for 5 minutes while they sorted it. They were a bit slow bringing the menus and then taking the order. Perhaps they were a little short staffed. The pasta was delicious though so I would certainly go again.

1 review so far 4
04.06.2017 21:18

Visited The Pasta Factory last night. Great little Italian restaurant serving excellent food with great staff. Just one downside, the portion size. You don't get a lot for what you pay for (we actually stopped for a slice of pizza after the 3 course meal).

1 review so far 5
18.03.2017 14:26

Fantastic experience, great attention to detail on helping us choose wine/food and with knowledge behind the ingredients and techniques used. They have a small menu that they spend a lot of time on and change regularly, so if you like to have a lot of choice this may not be for you, but this was without doubt one of the best Italian meals I've had in Manchester!

1 review so far 6
13.12.2016 19:57

The Pasta Factory has tasty food, a lovely atmosphere, and very friendly staff! All three courses went down a treat! We will definitely be going back :)

3 reviews so far 5
01.10.2016 11:25

My third visit to the Pasta Factory - I just wish it was in my neighbourhood and I'd visit a lot more ! An informal, reasonably priced independent Italian that just does really interesting home made pasta dishes with home made gelato and sorbets as desert and mixed "taglieri" plates to begin, accompanied by excellent Italian wines and beers. My type of food !

1 review so far 6
05.12.2016 07:08

Great restaurant. Lots of different pastas and sauces. Very helpful waiter who explained things. Once mains were decided he gave us recommendations on which were the best wines and neither were the most expensive. Very enjoyable evening. Would go back again. Totally unlike your usual Italian restaurant and all the better for it!

1 review so far 6
03.05.2017 14:18

Very nice restaurant, the pasta dishes are superbly made. A little expensive but worth it for the overall quality of the food. We went on a Saturday night and there was a nice atmosphere to the place with friendly attentive staff. Would definitely give it another visit.

1 review so far 6
19.06.2017 20:19

Pasta Factory is arguably one of the best restaurant in Manchester. They cater for vegan so well that I can only praised them. Kids friendly with a brilliant menu that will keep little ones joyful. Wines is just delicious. Please book to avoid disappointment. Highly recommended

1 review so far 6
01.01.2017 12:19

Only a small restaurant but worth visiting, service was excellent and the menu although not overdone with choices was sufficient for vegetarians and non vegetarians and when the pasta dishes arrived the food was fresh,,well cooked and very tasty, overall a very good eating experience. Manchester

1 review so far 4
08.04.2017 10:05

Food was great and service relatively quick considering there was a large group in at the same time. The only negative was we weren't told when we were seated at 5 that the table was needed for 6:30 so we were going to have pudding as well as starter and main but couldn't as the next table was waiting. Staff apologised for this but it was a shame.

1 review so far 5
11.06.2017 01:09

The food was great and tasted very authentic. Staff working at The Pasta Factory was very friendly too. The restaurant has a nice atmosphere overall.

1 review so far 6
25.06.2017 00:47

Excellent service, waiter very friendly and helped with all requests. We went at lunch time and it was unexpectedly quiet, compared to evenings, so he took the time to have some conversation with us. The food is very good.