A few weeks ago, Jordan and I were invited for dinner at Tre Ciccio, which opened in Altrincham in February. It was my second visit to the restaurant, but I was eager to go back as it impressed me last time I was there for the launch.
I’m Altrincham born and bred, so when anything new opens up in my hometown, I’m always excited to go and try it. Altrincham has had a massive influx of restaurants, cafes and bars since the market re-opened back in 2014 and it doesn’t show any signs of slowing down – which is great for me as I love going back to my little hometown.
Tre Ciccio was recently voted the Best in Manchester at the recent Lovin Manchester awards, so they must be doing something right! Since the last time I went, they have opened their terrace at the back of the restaurant, which is a great addition and doubled the number of tables they have. We visited on a very sunny Thursday evening so it was the perfect place to be seated and watch the world go by.
We were greeted by a lovely waitress and shown downstairs to our booth by the window on the terrace. We had a little read of the menu and ordered some drinks (San Pelligrino for me as I was driving, and a Moretti for Jordan) and had a peruse of the menu.
Last time I was there, the group I was with all shared a few different bits, so I was intrigued to have a main to myself. We decided to share the schiacciata (warm stretched pizza dough with garlic, rosemary, olive oil and sea salt) and the bocconcini fritti (lightly fried and breaded mozzarella bites with crispy basil and San Marzano tomato sauce) and both were incredible – anything deep fried and cheesy is always up my street!
For the main, I went for the classic Caprese pizza (buffalo mozzarella, Campania, cherry vine tomatoes, tomato sauce and basil) whilst Jordan went for the chicken and potatoes. Although chicken and potatoes might not seem like the obvious choice when dining at an Italian restaurant, the dish is renowned in the town where the owners are from and I was advised that it was delicious (I tried a potato too and they were so well seasoned).
To finish the meal off, we shared the chocolate torte with pistachio ice cream, which was incredibly rich and chocolatey, but also the kind of dessert I always go for. The last time I was there I opted for the tiramisu which is also a firm favourite and was just as delicious.
If you’re in the Altrincham area, or don’t mind getting the tram out of the city centre, I would 100% recommend giving Tre Ciccio a visit. It’s such a lovely space, the staff are great and the food are some of the best Italian dishes I’ve ever tried outside of Italy – you definitely can’t go wrong.
Have you been to Tre Ciccio?
Our meal at Tre Ciccio was complimentary in exchange for an honest review. All views are my own.