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San Carlo Bottega: The place for sophisticated Italian cicchetti, cocktails and city views

Located on the second floor of Selfridges in Exchange Square, San Carlo Bottega is the perfect place to relax with a summer cocktail and some elegant Italian food. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows look out over Manchester so you can take in the city’s comings and goings, the impressive architecture of the Corn Exchange and the historic buildings of Shambles Square. There’s nowhere like it.

Part sophisticated cocktail lounge and Champagne bar, part cool, contemporary Italian restaurant, San Carlo Bottega combines the two to create an oasis of calm amid one of the city centre’s most vibrant shopping districts.

Our spectacular solid marble bar provides the ideal spot for a glass of Champagne or Italian wine, accompanied by a plate or two of cicchetti. Or take a table with a view and share fresh seafood, pasta, meat, pizza, salads and plant-based dishes, all made specially to order.

The Bottega menu showcases the best in cicchetti-style dishes – medium-sized plates which are smaller than a main course but bigger than a starter, all infused with the unmistakeable flavours of Italy. These dishes are designed for sharing which makes San Carlo Bottega such a sociable place – just right for intimate dates and lazy lunches with your closest friends.

San Carlo Bottega is one of the most popular lunch restaurants in Manchester and it’s also a desirable destination for drinks, light evening snacks, or a full meal. Located just a five-minute walk from Manchester Arena, it’s also a popular venue for pre-show drinks and dining.