You simply can’t beat a mid afternoon dinner date. Especially when it’s with your best friend in a city you absolutely adore! Earlier this week I was invited to the wonderful Don Giovanni
restaurant in Manchester, just on Oxford Road to feast on some seriously wonderful Italian food along with a glass (or two) of vino… happy days!
Having been to Manchester a whole heap of times before for work and to visit my best friends who both live here, I’d often heard of Don Giovanni’s but never ventured in so I was really excited to browse the menu and finally try it out for myself.
On arrival myself and Lee where seated on a gorgeous corner booth table and welcomed by the lovely Enzo – maître d of the restaurant who went out of his way to make our visit extra special. First up we ordered some wine, a zesty sauvignon blanc as we set to task in attempt to choose what to eat. The menu is quite extensive, with everything sounding mouth wateringly good. In the end we opted for a starter of Caprese salad, Pâté and a side dish of olives….mmmmmmmm
Both starters where soooooo good! My Caprese salad was dreamy! The buffalo mozzarella went down a treat along side the sweet cherry tomato’s. Lee polished off his pâté, whilst we both tucked into the olives.
For the mains we were really spoilt for choice – pizza, pasta, fish…. I wanted to try everything! After another glass of wine we made our choices. For me, Sogliola Grigliata – grilled wild Devon Dover sole served with butter and lemon sauce (which Enzo de-boned in front of my eyes) with a side of fries. For Lee, Pappardelle Polpette – pappardelle pasta with hand made meatballs.
Absolutely stuffed, Lee and I had a break (aka more wine) whilst we looked at the dessert menu. We decided on sorbet for me and ice Cream with an espresso shot poured over the top for Lee.
It was perfect end to a truly stunning meal.
Don Giovanni is the perfect
place for lunch with a friend or a dinner date with that special someone. The prices are reasonable and the restaurant is bright and super welcoming, with the staff being incredibly friendly and helpful!
So next time you’re in Manchester why not pay them a visit.