Food & Drink

San Carlo Fumo ‘reborn as Bar & Grill’ with new menu from May 17

The St Peter's Square restaurant is mixing things up following the installation of a new robata charcoal flaming grill.

The Manc The Manc - 12th May 2021

San Carlo is set to change things up at its St Peter’s Square venue from May 17 by rebranding as a ‘Bar & Grill’.

The Fumo restaurant – which used to specialise in small cicchetti-style dishes – is turning its attention towards bigger, classic Italian plates from this month; having installed a brand new robata charcoal flaming grill during lockdown.

As first reported by Taste of Manchester, Fumo’s fresh menu will feature some mouth-watering meat mains – including Tomahawk Steak; charcoal-grilled Whole Seabass; Tuscan Fennel Sausage; Grilled Lobster; and Ribeye on the Bone.

San Carlo chefs have also creating their very own Aberdeen Angus Burger with burrata, balsamic onions & grilled Parma ham, as well as serving up a massive Mixed Grill starring steak, lamb cutlets, chicken breast & Tuscan sausage.

San Carlo’s St Peter’s Square site is rebranding as a ‘Bar & Grill’ from May 17 / Image: San Carlo

A huge range of pasta dishes are also ready to order – from Ravioli Spinach & Ricotta and Ravioli Lobster to Strozzapreti e Polpette slow cooked beef meatballs and Spaghetti Vongole with clams, garlic, chilli & white wine.


The dish that Fumo is particularly proud of, however, is its Fumo Porcini Risotto – a black truffle risotto with mushrooms served in a whole Parmesan cheese bowl.

Antipasto, pizzas, calzones and side dishes bulk out the new menu – alongside a dazzling wine list with more than three-dozen bottles to choose from.

San Carlo Fumo first opened in St Peter’s Square in 2014 / Image: Wikimedia Commons

San Carlo has six sites across the Manchester region including King St West and Exchange Square (as well as an upcoming restaurant at Manchester Airport’s newly-renovated Terminal 2 overlooking the runway). The Fumo venue opened in 2014 and has proven a hugely popular to St Peter’s Square ever since – with staff preparing to reopen from Monday when restrictions ease on indoor hospitality.

Check out the full menu for the new-style San Carlo Fumo Bar & Grill and book a table online.