Popular Manchester Italian restaurant launches great-value express menu and mouth-watering new dishes

Get yourself to Italiana Fifty Five

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 5th April 2024

One of Manchester’s best Italian restaurants is ready to launch a brand new menu – with a top-value express deal too. 

Italiana Fifty-Five, formerly known as the foodie favourite Cibo, is expanding its offering with even more authentic pastas, pizzas, salads and seafood dishes. 

The restaurant has sites across Greater Manchester, including in the Great Northern, on Liverpool Road, and in Didsbury, all serving up authentic Italian food. 

And now the family-friendly eatery is ready for a new season, with a whole host of new dishes to sink your teeth in to. 

Italiana Fifty-Five’s new menu features a brand new Rigatoni Italiana, a spicy and rich pasta dish that’s baked so that it becomes a bubbling bowl of molten cheese and creamy tomato sauce. 


They also have a new Risotto Zafferano, a risotto cooked in saffron and pecorino cheese so that it arrives glowing a healthy yellow, with the option to add king prawns on top. 

For starters, there are new dishes like a mozzarella, avocado and tomato salad, meatballs swimming in a hearty tomato sauce, and a seafood stew with gigantic prawns and mussels. 


You can also order huge tiger prawns cooked in garlic and chilli, their tender meat served still in their shells, or a roasted tomato bruschetta topped with fresh burrata. 

All these new menu items (and more) are available at Italiana Fifty-Five now, along with a brand new Italian Express set menu. 

If you dine from the Express menu, you can get a delicious Italian dish served with a tea, coffee or soft drink, for only £14.75. 


Choose from a creamy mushroom risotto funghi, the aforementioned Rigatoni Italiana, a classic chicken Caesar salad, pan-fried seabass with parsley, lemon and spinach, or a fiery Diavola pizza covered in spicy salami and red onion. 

To find out more about Italiana Fifty-Five and to book your table, click here

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