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Sunday, May 12th, 2019
Noi Quattro

Noi Quattro, 120 High St, Manchester, M4 1HQ – Visit Now

Noi Quattro is a stylish, modern Italian pizzeria in the Northern Quarter. Very convenient for tram and bus transport, it is also nicely set off around a corner, making for a relaxing and intimate spot ideal for dates and well-earned lunch-breaks.

The Cuoppo di Mare was like fish and chips, but fresh and light

As well as serving fabulous, authentic pizza, Noi Quattro also specialises in Cuoppi, a street food consisting of fried pieces served in a paper cone. I went for the Cuoppo di Mare, the seafood version. This was like fish and chips, but fresh and light, served in a crisp batter. The portion was also extremely generous. In fact, the cone was a cornucopia of delight which kept on giving: here was a giant prawn, here was a squid, a school of whitebait fillets … the sea gave up its treasures and this diner was very happy.

Noi Quattro

The beer was also excellent, an Amarcord lager called Gradisca, vitalising and easy to drink.

A wonderful aroma came up to me from the moment the plate was set down on the table

Then came the pizza itself. This was the Vesuvio, a warm and friendly pizza of broccoli and sausage and chili served on a creamy bed of mozzarella. A wonderful aroma came up to me from the moment the plate was set down on the table. In all honesty, I’d have paid good money just for the dough. It’s a stretched, friendly dough; the kind of dough that makes normal bread seem boring and sad.

And somehow, despite the pizza being huge, this diner never felt stuffed. A spike of nice espresso at the end was it all took to stir me.

Read full article HERE.

Thinking pizza, wanting pizza, dreaming of pizza – try Noi Quattro and this will never go away :)

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

Noi Quattro Pizzeria was our venue of choice last week and we could happily eat it again, and again… give us more pizza! Such subtle marketing that we didn’t even realise that Noi Quattro’s initials are NQ. Guess where they’re based, in Northern Quarter. Nicely played guys!

Yes, we do realise that it means ‘the four of us’, so well played the four of you 🙂

It’s such an authentic place with proper Italian waiters and chefs, all with the lovely accent and attentiveness you would want. It even has Italian music in the background bringing back all the memories of Rome brb – off reminiscing

Ok, we’re back to tell you what we had, and it was all so amazing that they’re all our favourites. Even more so on the plus side, it caters to different dietary requirements of Vegetarians and Vegan;

Cuoppo Di Patate – A complete mix of potatoes, which is perfect for those of us that can never pick which to get. It had potato fries, potato slices, sweet potato fries and a dough ball – Bravissimo👌

Dall’orto Bio (with Mozzarella) – Fresh veggie frenzy pizza with a tomato base all made in a proper woodfire oven adding the right level of crispiness – Highly recommended!

Bufala & Pomodorini – If you don’t want a tomato base, not a problem. Just try the ‘Bianche’ options for which we got mozzarella and cherry tomatoes. Personally prefer a tomato base but we finished this off because it was so good and fresh
As much as it was fresh, it was fast providing the right level of service for our empty bellies. Love this place and am definitely going back

Recommendation Rating: HIGH
Price: ££
Service: 10/10

Noi Quattro – Pizzeria
120 High Street
Manchester
M4 1HQ
www.noiquattro.co.uk/
@noiquattrouk

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Pizza treats without the meat at Noi Quattro

Sunday, March 24th, 2019

Vegan pizzas are go at Northern Quarter favourite

PLENTY of plant-based pizzas are on the menu at Noi Quattro, where authentic Neapolitan bases meet tasty toppings. It’s the place to head in the Northern Quarter for meat-free treats without lacking in authentic Italian taste.

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Noi Quattro show latest vegan special ‘Superga’

Choices at Noi Quattro are updated regularly to get the best out of seasonal ingredients, and right now there are four vegan options on the main menu, and another one on the specials board. The Superga was the special when we last popped in – seeing a super-healthy combination of juicy portobello mushrooms, red radicchio leaves and mixed seeds added to the overnight-proved, Naples-style oven-fired dough, then drizzled with a truffle sauce and sprinkled with freshly chopped parsley.

Sticking with the mushrooms, we’re fans of the Tris di Funghi – porcinis, chestnuts and portobellos are teamed with garlic, extra virgin olive oil and genuine San Marzano DOP tomatoes, which crop up again on the Marinara alongside aromatic fresh basil and oregano. The Dall’orto Bio brings together organic grilled peppers, courgettes, aubergine and tomatoes for a bit of a Mediterranean vibe, and Avezzanese has roasted potatoes, roasted onions and rosemary.

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There’s also lots to pick without meat or dairy from the piccoli antipastistarter choices. From the “Cuoppi” section of the menu, the Cuoppo di Terra is a streetfood-inspired vegetables, courgette flowers and zeppoline fritter dish, and the Cuoppo di Patate is a paper cone filled with chips, skin-on fries and sweet potato fries. From the “Stuzzichini” section, the Scugnizzielli and Verdure is a snack of bite-sized fried doughballs served with mixed grilled vegetables.

Read full article HERE.

Manchester’s best pizza restaurants and bars – by Manchester Evening News

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

The Italian pals behind Shudehill pasta restaurant The Pasta Factory know their dough – and now they’re proving it with their new pizzeria, Noi Quattro.

The Smithfield Square site serves a simple menu of Neapolitan pizza and cuoppi – cones full of fried street snacks found in the south of Italy.

Two giant, dual wood and gas fired ovens take pride of place in the open kitchen, blasting the slow-proved dough at 400°C for 60 to 90 seconds to give a chewy, charred crust.

The menu features a range of rosse (tomato-based) and bianche (white) pizzas, with toppings ranging from simple marinara and margherita to tris di funghi (San Marzano tomatoes, garlic, porcini, chestnut and portobello mushrooms) and montanara (mozzarella fior di latte, Italian sausage, wild broccoli and smoked scamorza cheese), plus plenty of vegan options.

Diners can sit at the ceramic-tiled counter to watch the pizzaioli at work or test their balance after a glass of wine on the swing-seat table at the centre of the restaurant – the most sought-after spot in the house.

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Noi Quattro – A Review by Daisy Grey

Sunday, February 24th, 2019

Manchester is slowly becoming renown for its Pizza. Whether you love classic Neapolitan pizza or pizza with a modern twist, Manchester has it all. The most infamous being Rudy’s Pizzeria. For a while they have been the kings of pizza in Manchester, but I’ve found somewhere, that definitely gives them a run for their money!

Noi Quattro is one of the newest additions to the Northern Quarter. It’s tucked away on High Street in between the Cat Cafe and Mackie Mayor in the modern part of the NQ.

Don’t let the modern outside fool you, inside they have managed to create a paired back and simple pizzeria with the concentration on good food. The menu is exactly what you would want from a Napoli style pizzeria, Cuoppi, Scugnizzielli and of course …Pizza!

Over the past couple of years my boyfriend and I have been lucky enough to try nearly all the pizza on offer in Manchester from Honest Crust, Purely Pizza to Rudy’s and I can safely say that Noi Quattro is one of the best!

Whilst it does offer classic Neapolitan pizza, one thing about Noi Quattro that gives them an edge over the rest is that they actually cater to Vegetarians. My boyfriend recently became a vegetarian and this unfortunately means that Rudy’s is no longer somewhere we can eat tougher, as they no longer offer the option of vegetarian mozzarella. Well, Noi Quattro thankfully does!

So, if your looking for a beautiful place to eat in the city centre, which is relaxed, affordable & delicious then make sure you stop by this gorgeous pizzeria.

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Where to find the best pizza in and around Manchester

Saturday, February 9th, 2019

It’s National Pizza Day – although surely every day is Pizza Day….

NEVER mind Valentine’s day, it seems to be pizza that we’ve all really fallen for. A recent survey has revealed that almost half UK take-away orders are pizza. But what is it about the relatively simple discs of dough, tomato sauce and mozzarella that make us so very happy?

Below we’ve put together a handy guide on where to find the best pizzas in and around town. Many have won awards, some have trained with the finest pizza chefs in Naples, and all are guaranteed to give carb-fuelled satisfaction.

NOI QUATTRO

This pizzeria, slightly hidden away in Northern Quarter, was opened last August by four young Italians – Elisa, Alberto, Paolo and Daniele. Having already carved out a reputation for hand making the city centre’s finest fresh pasta at The Pasta Factory, the four amici (Noi Quattro translates as ‘we four’) have turned their hands to Italy’s other main culinary export in a 100-cover restaurant space a short burrata throw from their original in Shudehill. “We were all missing the feel, the buzz of a true Italian pizzeria – so we thought ‘let’s just open our own’,” says Elisa.

Read full article HERE.

DOVE MANGIARE PIZZA – Pizza Locator – Blog

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

MANCHESTER
Noi Quattro – Pizzeria
120 HIGH ST, MANCHESTER M4 1HQ, REGNO UNITO
Dal sito web:

“NOI QUATTRO simply means “the four of us”. Noi Quattro will be the first traditional PIZZERIA ITALIANA in Manchester owned and run by Italians. Four friends: Elisa, Alberto, Daniele and Paolo – hence the name.

The initials NQ is also a play on the name of the location of the restaurant; the Northern Quarter, a lovely area in Manchester city centre where we all live, and wanted to open our pizzeria.

Our goal is to bring the tradition and atmosphere of an authentic Italian pizzeria to Manchester! We strive to provide excellent service and have great communication with our customers. This is fundamental to us and forms an integral part of our daily procedures. We love high quality food and drinks. We love sharing stories about the people who produce food, beers and wine, and about where these products come from.“

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Noi Quattro – Pizzeria si trova in 120 High St, Manchester M4 1HQ, Regno Unito

Go to Website: DOVEMANGIAREPIZZA

Contemporary Drawing with Jasmine Walne by Galleria Quattro

Thursday, January 3rd, 2019

Explore your creativity and learn a new skill with mcr based artists in our new evening classes.

After work art school is for everyone who wants to get creative in a relaxed and sociable atmosphere.

Our winter programme presents collage, textiles, printing and drawing sessions with 4 different professional artists.

The 2 hours workshop class includes all materials, a pizza and a glass of wine or beer to get your creativity flowing.
£25 per person for a max 20 people per session.

To book your place in advance:
online@eventbrite.com
Group bookings are welcome.
Drop in is possible and payable on the night if places still available.

EVENT LINK: CLICK HERE

For more info galleriaquattro-ash@yahoo.com

PIZZA DELIZIOSA AT NOI QUATTRO – OUR ONLY INDIE ITALIAN

Friday, December 7th, 2018
Amy Cully Steele
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Amy has a penchant for words, grammar and sounds. She is blissful when immersed by the city, and enthuses about mixology, culture and travel. She integrates her passions to produce and organise content across hospitality and current affairs.

Sometimes it’s OK to believe the hype. Noi Quattro is the perfect example of when high expectations are exceeded by the kind of reality that doesn’t actually feel real.

If you live in or around Manchester, you’ll have heard about the new pizza place opening in the Northern Quarter. You’ll have heard how it’s Manchester’s first independent pizzeria. You’ll know it’s run by four actual Italians (The name translates to ‘The Four Of Us). You’ll have heard all about its authentic pizza ovens.

It’s all fabulous stuff, but have you heard how good the pizzas actually are? Most of us claim to be Italian at least in part. So I implore you to think of your ancestors next time you sit down to the kind of doughy deep dish, mass topping, mozzarella/cheddar overload monster that we Mancunians have been forced to accept over the years.

Don’t get me wrong…sometimes, you need to do it American style. (We love you Crazy Pedros)

But don’t fool yourself into thinking that this is the true pizza experience in the glory with which it was intended by the Neapolitans all those years ago. Only when you bite into that first slice of Spinata and experience the bite of the spicy salami and fresh chilli, somewhat evened out by the crispness of the base and sweetness of the tomato, will you experience pizza how it was intended to be.

Gone are the days of the pizza belly. Noi Quattro specifically mix their dough so that it is easy to digest. In their words, it’s ‘Good ingredients on good dough.’

Read More: One Manchester

Noi Quattro Pizzeria Vegan Review

Friday, November 16th, 2018

Noi Quattro is a traditional Italian pizzeria, opened by four friends, hence its name which means ‘The Four Of Us’.   The Northern Quarter, my favourite part of Manchester, known locally as the NQ is home to Noi Quattro, so they really were made for each other.   Noi Quattro’s sister restaurant is The Pasta Factory at Shudehill which I reviewed here, so I knew there would be plenty vegan options and I was not wrong.

 

 

They have spent a long time getting Noi Quattro up and running, importing everything from Italy, including the two magnificent pizza ovens, handmade in Napoli.

 

The menu is concise, with the main event obviously being pizza and it is fabulous to see so many options for vegans and also vegetarians.

 

 

 

 

I love wine especially from Sicily, so I ordered a bottle of Zisola, made by the Mazzei family, in a vineyard dating back to 1435.   I emailed to say how wonderful the wine was and received this detailed reply and their thoughts on producing vegan friendly wines.

 

 

I ordered olives to share, with starters of Verde salad for me and Cuoppo for Steven and what fabulous dishes they proved to be, so colourful, fresh and tasty.

 

 

 

Then onto my favourite food of pizza, an Avezzanese and Tris di Funghi, so we could have half and half.   Noi Quattro are passionate about their pizza, the base is simply just flour, yeast, salt and passion, with the dough taking two days of slow fermentation to make, so easy to digest and cooked in ninety seconds, in those awesome pizza ovens.

 

 

 

There is no need to say anything really, that last photo says it all, the pizzas were scrumptious, just the right amount of toppings, a top notch base, slightly stretchy with a wonderful sourdough smell.  The base had risen around the edges, like soft pillows of dough, that melted in the mouth, with its characteristic leopard spot markings.   I was in pizza heaven literally, I could not fault it.

I finished with a Caffe Doppio, a double espresso, even though I do not drink caffeinated coffee normally, but the temptation was too much, it was gorgeous and powerful.

 

So did Noi Quattro meet my expectations, well it surpassed them, I am a pizza addict and know my pizza and the competition in Manchester is fierce, as to who makes the best pizza in the city.   I think I just found my number one spot and am already looking forward to my next visit.   Highly recommended.
Read more: Vegan Olive
Noi Quattro, 120 High Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester, M4 1HQ