Food and drink
Thin-crusted pizza bases are topped imaginatively and sit on the menu alongside salads and a few pasta dishes. I was sceptical about the Inglese pizza (topped with bacon, egg, sausage and Worcester sauce; £6.75) when I first saw it on the menu but friends love it. Other quirky choices include Tandoori Chicken (indulging Mancunians’ love of curry; £7.45) and Chicken Caesar Salad (£7.65). More traditional options such as Margherita and Parma are also on offer for those with more conservative taste.
Despite the imaginative range of options, I am yet to try a pizza that beats my favourite topping of Florentina (fresh spinach, free range egg, olives, garlic, parmesan, mozzarella and tomato; £6.95).
Food is served in stylish surroundings – think crisp white table cloths and brown leather seats – but the atmosphere is laid back.
Friendly staff serve pizzas efficiently in this busy restaurant. The speedy service makes this a good choice for a pre-theatre or night out meal.
Smack in the centre of Manchester, next to the Town Hall and within walking distance of the main shopping areas, Croma is a great option for a post-shopping or pre-night-out meal.
Pizzas range from £4.95 for a Margherita to around £7.95. House wine is £12.95 a bottle and look out for some great offers such as a free bottle of wine when you dine.
Tables to book
It is not possible to book unless you are part of a group of six or more diners.
There are other branches of Croma in south Manchester (Chorlton) and north Manchester (Prestwich) - see the website below for details.
- Families with teenagers
- Families with younger children
- First-time travellers
- No fuss