There is nothing quite like a bit of Italian grub to cheer up a gloomy Wednesday, and if that isn’t enough the sunny staff at Manchester’s oldest Italian will certainly cheer you up.
Pretending we were sitting somewhere basking in the sunshine somewhere on the Amalfi Coast, we went full throttle and got stuck into all the good stuff.
We started with a lovely Insalata Di Prosciutto. This was a beautiful Italian cured ham salad with fresh mozzarella. It is then finished with some walnuts for some texture and some peaches for a little sweetness. Light and flavourful this was an excellent start to the meal.
There is also a Coda Di Rospo - a rich stew of monkfish cooked with tomatoes and clams. If you like seafood, you will love the complex notes of this dish- just be sure to order some bread to mop up that fabulous sauce as you go!
It would be sacrilege to go to Don Giovanni and order a pasta dish or two. I would recommend the rich buttery Ravioli Aragosta in lobster bisque with a touch of chilli and the Taglioni All Granchio made (and finished) with impressive Cornish crab.
Last but not least, it wouldn't be a complete Italian feast without a pizza! Don Giovanni has lots to choose from, but I would look no further than the spicy Italian heat of the Diavola topped with spicy salami red onion and chilli.
From salads to pizza and pasta, Don Giovanni is just what you need to slap a smile on your face this lunchtime. Book yourself in today for a little slice of Italy!
Don Giovanni, Peter House, 1-2 Oxford St, Manchester M1 5AN
0161 228 2482