The Northern Quarter has a brand new restaurant this week in the shape of SoLIta which is opens on Friday 20th July in the ‘Margolis’ building, in the unit that was briefly Sole. Bringing the flavours and styles of New York, Italy and Manchester in a unique way to the Northern Quarter, the emphasis is on exciting taste and a warm and hospitable welcome as Dom Sotgiu and his team of young chefs open their doors for lunches, dinners and special occasion parties.
Dom, who hails from Bolton of Irish Italian heritage, brings influences from all areas of his lineage. Dom says “I am passionate about food and always have been. I cook with love and start everything from fresh, basic, organic and free range ingredients. My father taught me to cook at home and he inspired me to experiment with flavours and techniques.” This clear philosphy has inspired the venture that is SoLIta; “We are looking forward to creating exciting food, deliciously cooked and served with care.”
Dom has a clear idea of the kind of warm and personally welcoming restaurant the SoLIta will become and carefully chose the name as it refers to its location ‘South of Little Italy’ when the streets of Ancoats were the home to a thriving Italian community. Cabrelli’s, one of Ancoat’s original Italian ice cream families has re-created one of their original ice creams for SoLIta and Dom has given it a very modern twist with the addition of bacon candy!
Dom has invested in an uber-stylish Inka charcoal oven, the first in Manchester. These ovens are the ulitmate chef’s tool and use charcoal instead of gas or electricity to produce stunning barbecue flavours in a restaurant environment. These ovens are used in some of the world’s greatest grill rooms and Dom intends to make SoLIta a destination for meat lovers in the city.
SoLIta also boasts some of Manchester’s finest private dining rooms that offer excellent dining accommodation for tailor-made parties and celebrations and SoLIta‘s additional stylish basement can accommodate 75 diners or be used as a more informal bar or lounge.
This new restaurant is much about much more than just food though and has a great range of cocktails and drinks to compliment your dining experience. With good local parking (it’s opposite the entrance to the Church Street NCP, but take note this closes at 10pm), SoLIta looks set to appeal to locals, shoppers and diners from the suburbs looking for a unique experience.
Bookings are now being taken for parties of 6 or more, and to view the menu visit the website; Button Text