Contemporary Italian cuisine in a beloved restaurant run by three brothers whose culinary heritage stretches back to the Adriatic

Damo, 20 Ashley Rd, Altrincham,WA14 2DW

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 12-4pm
Wednesday: 12-9pm
Thursday: 12-9pm
Friday: 12-9.30pm
Saturday: 10am-9.30pm
Sunday: 10am-6pm

If you’re unsure of the name, allow us to explain. Damò is Roman slang for ‘something that just happened, or happened a while back’. When in Manchester, it’s also one of Altrincham’s most beloved Italian restaurants, which looks to create an elevated experience by offering diners a chance to really dive into a culinary journey through the Old Country’s authentic recipes, customs and flavours. Run by three brothers who hail from the Marche region, and specifically the Adriatic jewels Ancona and Macerata, the trio have brought their family traditions, vast culinary knowledge and extensive hospitality experience to Altrincham. And all the better for it. 

The team at Damò pride themselves on attention to detail, and this goes for everything from prep to picking the freshest possible ingredients. Only the best items are used, and this is clear in the flavours that come out of the kitchen, which offers two menus — Italian brunch, Tuesday to Friday 12 to 4pm, and Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm, and By Night evening dishes, from 5pm Wednesday to Saturday. Brunch is a hybrid of English and Italian staples, so expect to find artisanal croissants with Italian smoked cheese and scrambled eggs, or the utterly unmissable French Toast Tiramisu. 

In contrast, grab a table in the evening for more of a classic take on southern Mediterranean cuisine. Start with Suppli Zucca — fried rice balls with butternut squash, leek, and parmesan with truffle honey — or Beetroot Salad, savour homemade pasta via a plate of Signature Lasagna, Gnocchi Prawns, Pappardelle Porcini, or Tagliatelle alla Papera, share a House Pinsa (best described as a ‘cloud like pizza’), then move to dessert. Semifreddo Tiramisu, anyone? How about Tortino al Cioccolato, or Millefoglie? Finally, an excellent wine list is on offer, although given all the above that should probably go without saying.