Putting aside all the jokes about the rain, Manchester is beautiful in the summer. Flowers bloom, bees buzz and you can practically taste the excitement in the air.
When it comes to grabbing a bite to eat, there’s one cuisine that’s perfect for these balmy days and you’ll find it at Cibo on Liverpool Road, in the heart of the city.
One of Manchester’s most loved Italian restaurants, Cibo is one of those rare places that manages to be ideal for both date night or a casual pop-in to catch up with friends.
And now there’s more reason to visit than ever, thanks to their superb new lunch menu offer.
Running every day of the week, from midday to early afternoon, you can sample some of the city’s best Italian food for a pocket-friendly price. Which naturally means you can enjoy a bonus glass or two of Italian wine, without having to worry about the price.
How much is it and what’s included?
Like all good things, the offer is gloriously simple. One main course for £7, or a starter and main for an eye-catchingly low £12.
And these aren’t just any old starters and mains – these are some of the freshest, most vibrant and delicious Italian dishes you’ll find in Manchester.
All your favourites are here. Starters include cherry vine tomatoes, basil and pesto on lightly-grilled homemade bread, or bruschetta al pomodoro to give it its proper title; calamari with a tangy tartare sauce; a packed Caesar salad; duck and chicken liver paté and crostini and a whole lot more.
No matter if you’re watching your weight ahead of that long-awaited holiday abroad or simply fancy indulging after a tough year, you’ll find your perfect dish on this perfectly-formed menu.
The mains include authentic Italian pizza and pasta selections, with the mouthwatering mozzarella, tomato ham and mushroom pizza proving to be a firm favourite; while the delicate ricotta and spinach ravioli comes with an aromatic butter and sage sauce that we’re certain will have you returning for more.
The wild mushroom risotto is ideal for vegetarians, and comes topped with liberal shavings of potent parmesan cheese. Fish-lovers should opt for the filetti di branzino – a pan fried sea bass fillet, cooked with just the right amount of parsley and lemon, served on a bed of spinach.
And if you’re an especially decadent pescatarian, there’s the homemade lobster ravioli, cooked in a lobster bisque with a lively hint of chilli, available for a mere £2 supplement.
When is the lunch offer available?
This offer runs from 12pm midday up to 2.30pm Monday to Friday, and up to 3pm on Saturday and Sunday if you want to take a leisurely break from shopping.
Fancy something later in the day? You’re in luck. Cibo also have an excellent early evening offer which runs from 5pm to 7pm every single day, allowing you to choose two courses from the full menu for £14.95 and three courses for a very appealing £17.95.
You can choose from all the dishes mentioned above, plus other Italian delights such as lasagne and hearty salmon and chicken courses – not to mention a dessert menu rich with sweet treats.
Click below to see the full menu and book your table for either of these unbeatable offers.