North of the Richard Goodall Gallery lies one of the top places for dining out in Manchester for pizza aficionados. Ciaooo creates slices of heaven with each pizza, inspired by the birthplace of the iconic dish, Naples. So, whether it’s sourcing quality ingredients from Italy or letting their dough rise for hours to achieve a deeper flavour, this is one hidden gem worth seeking out.
Ciaooo Pizzeria may be off the beaten path, but it’s one of the more convenient places to eat in Manchester for tourists. They’ll find the eatery mere steps from Crowne Plaza Hotel and less than a ten-minute walk from the National Football Museum and the Arndale Centre. Commuters are in luck too, as Manchester Victoria station is a short stroll away, making Ciaooo a wise pick for post-work meals with friends.
Anyone that loves the casual feel of family-friendly places to eat in Manchester will love Ciaooo. The restaurant is decorated simply throughout, with vintage Cirio prints and some of their imported produce on display. The real heart of the eatery, however, is their wood-fired oven. This is where the magic happens, giving each pizza a deliciously crisp crust and cooking to perfection at 450C.
It goes without saying that pizza is the star of the show at Ciaooo. Diners can choose between regular or gluten-free bases, with tempting options like their Spanish-inspired Chorizo, vegan Vulcano or indulgent Meat Feast. Their fritto misto and garlic bread are also ideal for sharing, unlike their tiramisu, which diners will want to keep all to themselves.
For the best pizza in Manchester, there’s no better choice than Ciaooo Pizzeria. Any occasion will be even more of a treat for tastecard members who can look forward to exclusive restaurant savings when they call to book ahead and present their cards upon arrival. It’s a good chance to treat themselves to a cheeky panna cotta and coffee or a few starters to share.
Please note: You must book in advance and mention the tastecard to be entitled to the discount. The tastecard restaurant discount is not available on celebration days – including, but not limited to, Valentine’s Day, Mothering Sunday and Father's Day.