Rigatoni’s has announced the closure of one of its Greater Manchester restaurants, less than a month after relaunch

Even that fancy rebrand couldn't help them through the current economic climate.

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 5th February 2024

Rigatoni’s, the new pasta restaurants born from the Sud rebrand, has announced the closure of one of its sites.

The business formerly known as Sugo, and latterly as Sud, confirmed today that its Sale restaurant is closing with immediate effect.

Sud Pasta founders Michael and Alex de Martiis decided to rebrand the restaurants as Rigatoni’s in a bid to create a ‘sustainable business’ that would stand the test of time.

With Rigatoni’s, they created a menu of hearty pasta dishes which were priced from just £7.50, each featuring pasta made fresh on site daily.

All four Sud Pasta sites – Ancoats, Altrincham, Sale and Exhibition, took on the new brand at the start of this year.


But already, and sadly, the Sale restaurant is no more.

Rigatoni’s wrote that they had been unable to ‘navigate our way through those financial challenges’ that are facing the entire hospitality industry.


In their statement they also urged customers to continue supporting the other local independents that are still trading from Stanley Square.

Rigatoni’s Sale posted today: “Dear valued customers and community. It is with a genuinely heavy heart that we announce the closure of our restaurant in Sale with immediate effect.

“We want to express our deepest gratitude for your support in Sale since 2022. This decision we hope you will understand, was not an easy one.


“It is no secret that the hospitality industry, like many others, has faced huge challenges in recent times. Sadly, specifically in Sale and despite our best efforts, we haven’t been able to navigate our way through those financial challenges. Please continue to support your local businesses!

“As we say goodbye to Sale, we want to take a moment to acknowledge our dedicated staff, who have worked tirelessly. Their passion and hard work have been the backbone of our restaurant in Sale.

“You can continue to enjoy Rigatoni’s at our restaurants in Altrincham & Ancoats, as well as our kitchen at Exhibition in the city centre. And you don’t need us to tell you there’s a cracking set of shops, bars and restaurants in Stanley Square that we will continue to support.

“Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts for being a part of our journey; we will greatly miss serving the Sale community.

“Please divert any enquiries to [email protected]

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