Monday, 15 October 2018

Noi Quattro Pizzeria High Street Manchester 14th October 2018

Noi Quattro is a traditional Italian pizzeria, opened by four friends, hence its name which means 'The Four Of Us'.   The Northern Quarter, my favourite part of Manchester, known locally as the NQ is home to Noi Quattro, so they really were made for each other.   Noi Quattro's sister restaurant is The Pasta Factory at Shudehill which I reviewed here, so I knew there would be plenty vegan options and I was not wrong.



They have spent a long time getting Noi Quattro up and running, importing everything from Italy, including the two magnificent pizza ovens, handmade in Napoli.


The menu is concise, with the main event obviously being pizza and it is fabulous to see so many options for vegans and also vegetarians.





I love wine especially from Sicily, so I ordered a bottle of Zisola, made by the Mazzei family, in a vineyard dating back to 1435.   I emailed to say how wonderful the wine was and received this detailed reply and their thoughts on producing vegan friendly wines.




I ordered olives to share, with starters of Verde salad for me and Cuoppo for Steven and what fabulous dishes they proved to be, so colourful, fresh and tasty.




Then onto my favourite food of pizza, an Avezzanese and Tris di Funghi, so we could have half and half.   Noi Quattro are passionate about their pizza, the base is simply just flour, yeast, salt and passion, with the dough taking two days of slow fermentation to make, so easy to digest and cooked in ninety seconds, in those awesome pizza ovens.




There is no need to say anything really, that last photo says it all, the pizzas were scrumptious, just the right amount of toppings, a top notch base, slightly stretchy with a wonderful sourdough smell.  The base had risen around the edges, like soft pillows of dough, that melted in the mouth, with its characteristic leopard spot markings.   I was in pizza heaven literally, I could not fault it.

I finished with a Caffe Doppio, a double espresso, even though I do not drink caffeinated coffee normally, but the temptation was too much, it was gorgeous and powerful.


So did Noi Quattro meet my expectations, well it surpassed them, I am a pizza addict and know my pizza and the competition in Manchester is fierce, as to who makes the best pizza in the city.   I think I just found my number one spot and am already looking forward to my next visit.   Highly recommended.


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