Saturday 24 Aug 2019
[@]Lunch and a friendly chat at Per Tutti
Recently I met an old friend for lunch who suggested that we try Per Tutti as she was recommended it by friends, but just hadn’t got around to visiting.
This proved to be a perfect place for a chatty catch up over lunch, especially as she had a meeting at The Museum Science and Industry (MOSI) just slightly further down the street. My friend was already there when I arrived and had been settled in nicely with a lovely glass of Rose and my Pinot Grigio quickly followed.
Being a lovely day, the large central windows had been opened, giving this usually light and airy venue an even more 'indoor outdoor feel'.
Our host Chris escorted us to our table and we were invited to glance at the specials board in addition to the extensive menu of pizza's, pasta's, risottos and selections from the grill.
We choose a mushroom risotto which is served with rocket and shaved parmesan and the daily sausage special dish, with pork sausages settled on a bed of mixed beans. Both were delicious and thoroughly enjoyed.
With good conversation and food more wine was ordered. By now we were full into our overdue catch up including houses, theatre, gardens and other mutual friends dominated the discussion.
Sadly we were unable to take advantage of the dessert offerings as time was an issue for us both. A second visit was required to experience the desserts.
The service throughout was friendly and efficient without being over present, something I personally don’t appreciate anywhere.
We both also agreed that it was a shame that more outdoor space didn’t exist as our lunch could have been enjoyed alfresco. A similar problem affects so many other great restaurants across the city centre. This, of course, is only an issue in the summer months.
The decor is light, modern and very comfortable, catering for intimate 2's and 4's right through to larger group tables, one of which seemed also to enjoy themselves behind us, read loud.
If your time is limited then the Cafe Menu is full of tasty choices, is quickly served and offers great value for money. Online booking is also an option for you out there familiar with the use of modern technology.
The bill, at just £45, was very reasonable indeed, for a delightful lunch and a classic chatty catch up.
Per Tutti, on Liverpool Rd, is literally opposite the iconic Beetham Tower, the home to The Hilton Hotel, and is within easy walking distance of Castlefield just around the corner. Handily placed too for a visit to The Castlefield Market, again just across the road.
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