Pictured: Owner Michele Pucci ( foreground ) with his manager Michael Scala
Swinton is packed with independent, family run businesses and we’ve been chatting to a long standing favourite….
Puccini’s is a well established family restaurant with a wealth of Italian cooking know how and technique added to every meal. Why not pay them a visit for some al fresco dining on the patio for pizza in the sunshine? But fear not, there’s not long to wait for a comfy chair in the restaurant very soon!
You can reserve a table from 17th May!
How far back does Puccini’s go?
Puccini’s has been established since 1982. Michele the current owner has had the restaurant since 1990. Puccini’s was originally where the Halifax is, but in 1993 the restaurant moved to its current location. Over the years Michele has extended the restaurant in size and invited more and more diners to enjoy antipasto to share, perfect pizza and other amazing Italian delights.
What made you set up the restaurant?
Puccini’s was the first of the Italian restaurants to be established outside of the city centre, offering a comfortable dining experience with great food and perfect service, to residents. As Italian food became more accessible and popular, the restaurant became busier and busier and renowned for its choice and standards.
What’s your favourite dish?
A firm favourite dish which customers particularly enjoy is Penne Giggs. It’s named after the local footballer Ryan Giggs. The famous sportsman has dined in the restaurant many times and always enjoys family celebrations at the restaurant.
Where do you source your ingredients from?
All the ingredients we use are fresh and genuine Italian products sourced from established Italian wholesale importers. This makes our dishes the tastiest they can be, with the best pasta and pizza in town!
What’s it like to be located at Swinton Square?
Swinton has changed greatly over the years, especially Swinton Square, but Puccini’s has been a constant for over 30 years and remains a popular destination for diners from near and far. We are looking forward to seeing everyone return very soon.
Don’t forget that Puccini’s offer a takeaway menu with lots of favourites on the menu or a choice of specials which changes regularly. Take a look at their facebook page for up to date information or call on 0161 7941847.
From 17th May the long awaited option to book a table at the restaurant is possible!