We’ve missed sitting inside Cibo these past few months, with its huge glass windows allowing diners to watch the world go by outside.
And we’ve missed tucking into their plates of authentic Neapolitan food with a glass of wine over a convivial conversation.
But now, the Liverpool Road restaurant is back – and not only that, they’ve got some great new dishes to try, too.
New starters include burrata, an Italian cheese made from mozzarella and cream with an irresistibly soft centre, served with sweet cherry tomatoes and Cibo’s famous homemade caramelised balsamic vinegar.
Or perhaps you’d rather try the new prawn cocktail, which sees baby prawns served on a bed of crisp mixed leaf salad, served with Maria Rosa sauce.
Pasta plays a major part on Cibo’s menu, of course, including acclaimed courses such as the classic lasagne, cannelloni packed with hearty ricotta cheese and grilled Mediterranean vegetables, or homemade ravioli filled with lobster and a touch of fresh chilli in a rich lobster bisque.
You will also find a whole range of unique risottos, pizzas and a number of carefully-crafted vegan starters, mains and desserts – and if you want gluten-free pasta, you only need to ask.
A new pasta dish on the menu is penne reggiano, which sees the pasta dressed with cream and sage and flambéed with cognac in a Parmesan wheel in front of you for a real touch of theatre, with heady truffle oil adding a touch of luxury.
And when it comes to new desserts, you can try a bit of everything with a platter of homemade Italian specialities including boozy tiramisu, plump profiteroles and creamy vanilla cheesecake.
Or go for a lighter option, with a delightful tray of seasonal fresh fruits served with a spectacular flourish at your table.
Then there’s the wide-ranging drinks menu, which includes all kinds of Italian wines, plenty of dazzling, well-made cocktails and mocktails, and whatever high-quality spirits or beers you can think of.
But it’s not just the exceptional food and drink that makes Cibo one of Manchester’s must-try restaurants.
The venue itself is supremely stylish and welcoming following an elegant makeover, with sunny yellow seating and crisp white tablecloths.
It’s no wonder Cibo has made such an impression on Manchester’s Italian food scene since it opened in 2018.
We can’t wait to be back.