2016 marks a landmark for Bella Italia in Manchester. The popular italian chain restaurant have been serving diners in the city for 15 years and invited a few bloggers and journos to their restaurants to try some of the food on their menu whilst learning a thing or two about the italian history of Manchester.
We started our journey at the Arndale restaurant. The team at Bella Italia have revamped their menu in recent years using ingredients sourced directly from Italy for many of the dishes served at their restaurants. The sharing platters we were served perfectly highlights this. The cured meats on their calabrese antipasto board includes cured meats from the San Vincenzo family from Calabria (famous for their Nduja spicy salami) which was absolutely delicious paired with sundried tomatoes and Buffalo bocconcini mozzarella balls.
A selection of starters
How about a “Penny Lick”?