Rigatoni’s announces closure of another of its pasta restaurants

It used to be known as Sud.

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 20th March 2024

Rigatoni’s has announced the immediate closure of another one of its restaurants, just months after a huge rebrand.

The restaurant, formerly known as Sugo Pasta Kitchen (and latterly Sud), is bowing out of one its locations in the city centre.

They confirmed yesterday that their kitchen space at Exhibition, the beautiful food hall on Peter Street, is already closed.

The news comes just over a month since they announced they were shutting their restaurant in Sale.

Its restaurants in Ancoats and Altrincham remain open but it means that the number of locations has halved since the rebrand.


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 have created a menu of hearty pasta dishes which are priced from just £7.50, each featuring pasta made fresh on site daily.


But they have said that their site in Exhibition has ‘stretched us too thin’.

They also said that the food hall is a ‘great place’ and that they will ‘for sure continue to cheer them on from the sidelines’.

Speaking of closing their Exhibition pasta kitchen site, Rigatoni’s wrote: “Just so you know… It’s with a heavy heart that we need to tell you folks that we’ve closed our kitchen @exhibition.mcr in the city centre.


“We’ve thoroughly enjoyed our time there, but have come to realise that our Altrincham and Ancoats restaurants need our complete focus and attention with the recent launch of Rigatoni’s.

“Unfortunately in this regard our Exhibition kitchen has stretched us too thin meaning we’re not able to give it the all that we and they require.

“We’d like to thank the entire team at Exhibition and wish them nothing but the best moving forward. Great place and will for sure continue to cheer them on from the sidelines.”

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