San Carlo opens in Alderley Edge

By Glossy Magazine

San Carlo Alderley Edge Garden Terrace Dining featured

San Carlo opens in Alderley Edge

San Carlo Alderley Edge Garden Terrace Dining featured

San Carlo Alderley Edge will open today (17th August). It follows a dramatic £3 million renovation of the site. 

Located on London Road, in the heart of Alderley Edge, the stunning transformation offers an opulent, contemporary take on traditional Italian dining with interiors inspired by Grand Milanese villas and gardens, creating a space that has a captivating ambiance and a timeless sophistication.

San Carlo Alderley Edge The Bar
San Carlo Alderley Edge Dining Room
San Carlo Alderley Edge View from dining room into garden terrace dining area

The 164 cover restaurant includes a spacious dining area, thanks to the relocation of the former kitchen and a Venetian inspired beautifully patterned terrazzo floor throughout. A stunning terrace with retractable roof features a white interior pergola strung with Italian crystal pendant lights, a bespoke Moroccan plaster and marble open flame fireplace, and an abundance of verdant planting creates a captivating dining terrace, reminiscent of a chic Italian garden restaurant. 

The marble bar is trimmed with brass and rich high gloss marine wood, typically found on luxury yachts, here customers will be able to enjoy post dinner drinks and late lounge music on Friday and Saturday nights.

A rich and dramatic palette of marble, high gloss timber and brass detailing throughout San Carlo has been softened by layered leather and patterned fabric upholstery; whilst marble and timber tables, fluted oak bar stools with brass bases and green leather seats, elegant curved legged dining chairs and burnt orange leather and velvet banquette seating add opulence and sophistication throughout. 

Work is also underway on a luxurious first floor private dining and event space complete with marble and brass detailed feature bar, chandelier, terrazzo patterned flooring and a range of tables and luxurious seating – creating an agile, elegant space which can be configured to suit any occasion. 

San Carlo’s ever popular traditional Italian menu will be on offer, including signature favourite – tagliolini lobster. 

New summer dishes have also been added to the menu including Baccalà e Patate – salt cooked cod served with potato and Taggiasche olives dressed with lemon oil; Insalata Finocchio and Formaggio Caprino- a fresh summer salad served with broad beans, fennel and goats cheese dressed with extra virgin olive oil and lime; Risotto capesante e piselli – Carnaroli rice risotto with garden peas, broad beans and cream, served with pan fried scallops; and Grilled lamb cutlets marinated in sundried tomato and thyme. A showstopping grand sharing pasta for two, Paccheri con coda di rospo e gamberi – large tube pasta served with San Marzano tomatoes, monkfish and prawns also makes an appearance on the new menu. 

Commenting on the news, Managing Director Marcello Distefano said: 

“This marks a significant personal milestone in our family’s journey as we venture into this vibrant and thriving community – it’s where my siblings and I grew up and went to school; it feels like coming home. It’s also a perfect location for us as many of our loyal customers in Manchester reside in and around the area.  As we gear up for the opening, we wanted to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the Alderley Edge community for the overwhelming support and enthusiasm – we’ve taken our time with the remodelling and design; we wanted to ensure we did this great location justice and deliver a destination we feel has been sought after for some time. We cannot wait to open the doors and welcome in our regular and new diners.”

Located in the picturesque setting of Alderley Edge, the new restaurant promises to captivate the senses with its authentic Italian charm, embracing the traditions that have made San Carlo such a firm favourite for more than 30 years. 

With a curated menu featuring time-honoured classics and innovative delights, complemented by a carefully curated wine selection, San Carlo Alderley Edge is set to become a culinary destination for locals and visitors alike. Advance bookings are strongly advised and are open now at

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