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Al Fresco

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162 London Road | Hazel Grove, Hazel Grove, Stockport SK7 4DJ, England
+44 161 483 5511
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Pleasant enough restaurant serving average Italian food Expensive !!!! The pizza was small and boring nearly £9 for that !!!!! Lasagne small portion Calizone pizza was lovely but again expensive nearly £10 !!!! no garnish Very boring food !!!! The view from window onto A6 depressing as shops on other side all up for sale/to let Restaurant needs a make... More 

Thank Louise R
Manchester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Just had a take away from here. We took the garlic bread back straight away. It was disgusting. Over cooked , rock hard and tasted awful. They changed and gave us back £5 apologising. We ordered pizza, calzone, ribs and cabonara. All of it was awful. Calzone was thick pastry , dry had spaghetti in it. Have eaten in a... More 

Thank cbibs
Manchester, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This local restaurant that has served its visitors for years- seemed as if it was fulfilling its role but the joy, passion, ambience was missing from the whole experience. Food was OK - lacks the Italian freshness & flavours.....

Thank angela k
Hazel Grove, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bare with me for this review but my wife and I last visited this place a few years ago. Last time we weren't sure about the whole experience be it the food or the service. So tonight we decided to give the place another go, if only alcohol hadn't influenced our decision! We ordered starters followed by the usual main... More 

1 Thank Darren I
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59 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Been to this place twice for business lunches. Really good old school Italian bistro - proper pasta and great service. An authentic Italian that has clearly been doing this for years. Well worth a visit!

1 Thank Alidas
Buxton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

I take issue with the “terrible” review Feb 2017. I’m surprised to see anyone write about a desperately bad meal and slow service at Al Fresco, sounds like trolling to me, and if a group of 9 are “constantly” ordering drinks, I would prefer not to be sitting anywhere near! Al Fresco is not a fast food outlet, it is... More 

1 Thank Phil B
Stockport, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Tried this restaurant again after a 20 year gap to see if it had improved since my last visit, alas it hadn't. Restaurant was only half full (21 diners including our party of 9). Service exceptionally slow with food order taken 35-40 minutes after we sat down. Starters arrived after a further considerable amount of time. I ordered a selection... More 

6 Thank Paul R
Management response:

Al Fresco is a small restaurant with seating downstairs for 30 and a further 20 upstairs. 8pm on a Saturday night can be busy. All meals are individually cooked and prepared at the time of ordering and our policy is that "we do not serve fast food but good food as fast as we can". As a good will gesture... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Great quality food, lovely decor, authentic food and service. Coupled with the super value lunch deal was faultless. See you again soon!

1 Thank Tom B
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

We have eaten at Al Fresco on a few occasions recently, never been disappointed. We ate again on Sunday evening, we had not booked and although the restaurant was very busy, we were able to find a table. My partner had King Prawns from the specials board, he said they were the best he had ever eaten. I choose pasta,... More 

Thank stansnana22
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We were the only table in the restaurant-passed by at lunchtime,thought the lunch special looked good - any pizza or pasta with wine for £7.50 each. Thought we would also purchase soft drinks before ordering the main - (one calzone and one pizza) the calzone arrived (cold in the middle) and a chicken pasta dish (bit different to my ordered... More 

4 Thank Cockpitqueen747

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 162 London Road | Hazel Grove, Hazel Grove, Stockport SK7 4DJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Stockport  >  Hazel Grove
  • Phone Number: +44 161 483 5511

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?