Gino D’Acampo opens his first pizza & prosecco bar in the refurbished flagship store of fashion retailer Next in Manchester Arndale today.
The 200 cover restaurant has been designed on a grand scale with high ceilings and a glass façade with a panoramic view of Cathedral Gardens and some of Manchester’s most iconic buildings.
At the centre of the restaurant is an open kitchen featuring two handmade, copper wood-fired Italian Pizza Ovens and a cold counter including an ice cream bar. Taking centre stage is a 23-metre island prosecco bar.
With our grand opening of #MyPizzaAndProseccoBar just a day away, we're feeling FANTASTICO! Here's a little glimpse of our journey so far!#manchester #next #MCR #opening #italian pic.twitter.com/7o53fSkzUW
— Gino My Restaurant (@GinoRestaurants) November 23, 2017
The restaurant has Gino’s trademark washed woods, Carrara marble and striking green leather. Inspiration is taken from his favourite Italian yacht builder, Riva.
Gino was born and raised in Napoli, the birthplace of pizza, so he takes real Neapolitan pizza seriously. The rest of the menu features favourites once again from his many books and TV shows.
The dessert menu features ice creams and cakes from Gino’s very own bakery and include a “build your own sundae” section for those ready to indulge.
The prosecco bar has over 30 prosecco, franciacorta, and sparkling wines and wines all available by the glass. Gino’s exclusive partnerships with producers in Italy offers a wide selection not available anywhere else in the UK and at great prices.
The menu is complemented by iconic Italian cocktails, artisan bottled beers and real Neapolitan coffee.
Superfast free WIFI, complimentary work stations and a games room are all available to diners.
My Pizza & Prosecco Bar by Gino D’Acampo is on the first floor of Next and can be accessed both from the store and a dedicated entrance on Corporation Street. It will be open from 10am until 11pm, seven days a week.