When Jamie’s Italian was first conceived, the starting point was to re-create what Italians are most proud of – fantastic, rustic dishes, using recipes that have been tried, tested and loved! Jamie talks about “feeling Italian” and in Gennaro Contaldo, we can tap into real thing. A great mentor for our young chefs and someone who, as a boy growing up in a tiny fishing village on the Amalfi coast, learned how simple, fresh ingredients, prepared and cooked with love and passion (a phrase he uses every day – and means!) become truly great dishes.
So of course we wanted to serve exceptional food. But our aim was also to create an environment with a “neighbourhood” feel, inspired by the “Italian table” where people relax, share, and enjoy each other’s company. Jamie’s Italian was designed to be accessible and affordable, a place where anyone is welcome and everyone will feel comfortable, no matter how much you spend or how long you stay.
Set in the heart of the city, Jamie’s Italian restaurant in Manchester occupies a magnificent grade II listed building dubbed the ‘King of King Street’. With room for up to 240 people on the ground floor and mezzanine of this old bank, many of the original features and fittings have been kept, making it the perfect spot for a really unique dining experience. It’s worth a visit just to see the huge windows and stately pillars – and, of course, for our delicious food!
Private Dining If you’re looking for something a little bit different, our restaurant in Manchester city centre has several unique private dining rooms for up to 18 guests, including our famous bank vault – perfect for dining in style.
To enquire about booking one of our private dining rooms please email firstname.lastname@example.org.