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Boozy pasta pop-up Nonna’s announces permanent restaurant at Deansgate Square

With a new menu featuring lobster carbonara and a fried chicken 'pizza' comprised of buttermilk fried chicken, marinara, mozzarella and pesto.

Georgina Pellant Georgina Pellant - 20th April 2023

Boozy pasta pop-up Nonna’s Pasta has announced it will be taking on a permanent restaurant space at Deansgate Square.

Bringing wine-infused dishes to Deansgate Square, Nonna’s initially moved into the kitchen of The Green Lab on Owen Street in October as a short-term pop-up before Christmas.

Six months on and it’s still as popular ever, leading bosses to decide that the restaurant will stay on as a permanent fixture in Manchester.

Serving a specially curated menu serving Italian food with an American influence, Nonna’s has become famous for its legendary ‘Nonna Hadid’ Rigatoni Alla Vodka.

Now, as the restaurant moves into a new season it has released a new menu to celebrate the return of warmer weather and, with it, warmer ingredients.

Image: The Manc Eats
Image: The Manc Eats

As part of this new menu, diners can expect to find the likes of lobster carbonara sitting alongside a chicken parm-inspired pizza, comprised of buttermilk fried chicken coated in marinara, topped with melted mozzarella and pesto.

Elsewhere on the menu diners will find ‘Papa’s Pasta’, a slow braised short rib ragu pappardelle with truffle and mushroom, alongside a summery pesto-infused burrata.


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The new menu also features some sharing options including ‘lasagne spirali’, a perfectly-baked spiralled lasagne for two people as well as a ‘tear & share garlic bread’ with melted mozzarella. 

Image: The Manc Eats
Image: Nonna’s

This week will also see the launch of a new cocktail menu with £6 negronis all week as well as other cocktails including tequila sunset and a delicious peach-based cocktail, peach please.


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Nonna’s Pasta also offers a vegan menu and a children’s menu. The vegan menu boasts dishes such as Vegan Pesto Infused Burrata, Pomodoro Pasta as well as a Creamy Pesto Linguine. 

Tables can be booked here.

Featured image – The Manc Eats