New pasta concept Rigatoni’s will replace Sud locations across Manchester

It's all change...

By Ben Arnold | 20 December 2023

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Manchester is getting a new pasta concept –  and it’s called Rigatoni’s.

It’ll be replacing the Sud locations across the city, from the original restaurant in Altrincham to Sale, Ancoats and its kitchen at Peter Street food hall Exhibition.

Alex de Martiis, co-founder said: “Change has been a regular thing for us recently – that stops with Rigatoni’s.

“We want to build a sustainable business that allows us to serve the customers in our communities for years to come.

“The next chapter in our journey is all about creating an accessible, uncomplicated menu that makes Rigatoni’s somewhere that people come to time and time again.


“Whether it’s a quick lunch on a Tuesday, or a Saturday night with mates, pasta shouldn’t just be for occasions.”

The restaurants will specialise in making their own rigatoni, made fresh at each restaurant daily, and forced through a traditional brass pasta ‘die’, which will give the pasta a rough surface for the sauce to cling better to.

Sauces on the menu will include ‘nduja meatballs in amatriciana sauce (£13.50), brown crab, vodka sauce and tarragon (£12.50), and a basic but classically made extra virgin oil, salt, pepper and parmesan (£7.50).

Smaller dishes will include a fried mozzarella and pesto sandwich (£6), salami and potato crocchette (£6) and chickpea fritters with parmesan (£4.50). 


There will also be a selection of focaccia toasts, with toppings including gorgonzola whip and hot honey (£6), grated tomato, garlic and salt (£5) and black olive and caper spread (£5).

The Manchester-born pasta restaurants, founded by brothers Mike and Alex de Martiis, started under the name Sugo in Altrincham in 2015, followed by locations in Ancoats and Sale.

They changed their name to Sud at the beginning of 2023, following a dispute with another restaurant brand also using the name Sugo in Scotland.

The brothers opened a further kitchen in the Peter Street bar and food hall Exhibition in the summer.

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