PLY

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£25 and under
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Pizzeria

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About

PLY lies in the heart of the Northern Quarter on the corner of Lever Street and Stevenson Square. A bustling bar and pizza hangout with a mirror tiled, woodfired oven.
Our Neapolitan, sourdough pizzas are served up alongside a carefully selected and regularly refreshed range of craft beer, fine wine and twists on classic cocktails.
We have curated a programme of exhibitions and events delivered by artists from all over the world, alongside a doodle wall and our book exchange – where you can spend a good few hours with a book and your favourite bottle.
Drink, doodle, work, eat, look, read, relax.
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.3
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ClarisseH
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tried the beetroot carpacco, which was very suprising but also very tasty!
I had the Rustica pizza and it was very nice too.
Very good value for money!
Would recommend

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DamianoM
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

They couldn't find the open table reservation in their system. The quality of the dough has gone down. I used to compare it with Rudy's, but not anymore.

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DonnaC
London
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was a real find! Had lunch here on Xmas eve and the food was delicious! We ate from the pizza and small plates menu and everything was spot on! Great service too. Def worth a visit!

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MathewA
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Food was decent
Music was loud
Beer ok
Service very good

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KatyS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great pizzas and perfect atmosphere for catchup with friends. I would definitely go back again

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EveG
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good atmosphere, food was really nice and came out quick as well, service really good, would definitely go again.

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NickM
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

it is a must do experience! The team are great, friendly and nothing is too difficult for them to help with.
top marks guys, see you again soon!

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MaxineD
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always excellent. Lovely food and wine and the right amount of noisy music.

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SianL
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best vegan pizza ever! Staff were lovely and ambience was great. Music was sometimes a bit too loud but other than that is was perfect.

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JohnE
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience2

The band was extremely loud and a very odd choice. Conversation was virtually impossible. Shame as everything was very good.

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KarenC
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious pizza’s excellent food, wonderful service. Thank you

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Brad
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Lovely pizza and nice beer, just the service was a little slow when it wasn’t that busy.

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YvonneC
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Liked the pizza base but no vegetarian cheese only vegan cheese which was awful- can you get vegetarian cheese?
Didn’t really like the bread with dip

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Justin125
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Enjoyable meal with good service and a decent selection of drinks available, bonus was have live music on at the time of the meal.

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Alistair
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Amazing food and good craft beer. Real causal type atmosphere could imagine it being a really good place to just drink when it’s busy. They allow dogs which makes it even better, bringing a bowl of water over for her.

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Bellechique
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

Went there for pizza . This is the kind of pizza I like, nice crispy crust and fresh ingredients. (Not that soggy stuff you get at Rudy’s and noi Quattro.)
Gabriel was very informative and during service was looking if all was fine . And it was .
Left happy and well fed. Thank you. A

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Jacob
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loud and ‘cool’. There was a band finishing up playing as we started our 9pm dinner res.

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HelenW
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were late (sorry) due to taxi taking us wrong place but we were welcomed nicely. Loved the live band, great ambiance, service too was great. Enjoyed food. Have pizza oven envy! (I should explain hubby has one in the garden so it’s a real quest to find great pizza!) Definitely recommend.

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KateD
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

I went with a friend who is vegetarian and struggled to find anything on the menu as all you cheese was either none vegetarian or straight to vegan cheese that she did not like and does not melt well on pizza. It would be good if you found a happy medium.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always amazing food - pizza is the best in Manchester!! Lovely service as well!

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ElizabethN
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic, great food as always, service fantastic and they made any cocktail we asked for if they had the right ingredients. Also had a band on which were entertaining and not too loud.

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KatA
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good pizza only issue was the center of both pizzas were soggy which meant having to eat with a knife and fork.

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LucyW
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is amazing. A very limited menu based around pizza but they are the best pizzas you will have. Great drinks menu and great atmosphere. The food was a little slow on the most recent visit, but our wonderful waiter took a couple of drinks off the bill, unprompted. Love this place.

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IoanaG
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice ambience, cool vibe, and nice staff. They had a live band playing which kept it interesting. A little too loud for talking (but that's just like any other city centre restaurant really), but we managed to find a table by the windows which was fine.

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LouiseI
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love it here. We live in Shropshire but I am from Manchester so when we were visiting for the weekend decided to bring my partner who is from London, to Ply. He has quite the discerning palate when it comes to eating out, in particular with pizza!!! His opinion was that Ply was wonderful. From the food to the decor and artwork, we are hooked! He even thinks that it gives the London chain Franco Manca a run for its money!!! High praise indeed. Well done....keep it going x

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RobW
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Nice enough place, good drinks selection and OK pizza. Pizza let down by a substandard tomato sauce - no depth of flavour.

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ChrisE
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Was recommended to me by a friend and it didn't disappoint! Fantastic friendly service, although a little pricey it was worth it. Will be back!

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NatalieB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience1

Great pizza, service a bit slap dash and the noise levels are unbelievable! Live singer that had no mic control, so wailed at full pelt and a dj who played the loudest music. A rowdy after work crowd who were drunk by 6pm but also had to shout at each other over the noise. This is no place to catch up with friends!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience2

Music is too loud

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GabrielG
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing pizzas particularly the Vulcano. We all had a great time.

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KatieM
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely loved my pizza, each member of staff who served us was excellent, down to earth and just cool!

Would go again and would recommend Ply to anyone.

Plenty of big tables and booths, great selection of drinks and the menu was varied in terms of ingredients and flavours which gave it that extra quality - as a veggie I didn't feel too limited. Keep it up.

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HeatherB
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Service was great and the atmosphere was really nice. Couldn't hear and wasn't bothered by the happy hour crowds from our table. However, one of the pizzas went cold really fast!

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall4Food5Service1Ambience4

This is somewhere we frequent when we visit Manchester and somewhere we love coming to. The food was as always lovely. The original server who took our order was helpful and polite and we discussed vegetarian options. On arrival of our food he’d unfortunately got the order wrong however this was swiftly acted on and despite waiting 10mins for the pizza to return we had started our meals. The end of the meal however was nothing sort of rude!! The young waitress came to get our payment and one of the party asked that the tip we wanted to give went to the original server and not herself! To then have this young lady snatch the payment card and be abrupt was quite astonishing. I proceeded to tell her this after we’d got our coats to leave to which I was replied a ‘bye then. Never in all my times of dining out have I been spoken to so rudely!! A course on customer service wouldn’t go a miss with this arrogant and rude young lady After parting with £80, that will be the last of our hard earned money going to Ply. Shane because we love it but as a customer that level of service is unacceptable.

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PhillipM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Superb place with lovely staff and ambience, most likely in double figures with the amount of times I’ve visited now and it’s not dropped it’s standard once. Superb

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OliverB
London
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Good food, beer slightly expensive...................

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KatherineT
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall4Food5Service1Ambience3

The food was great, the service was poor. We were waiting by the sign when we arrived (having pre booked) for 5 minutes and weren't acknowledged by anyone, I then went to the bar to be told to wait by the sign. Finally got seated and the first person was great at keeping on top of drinks orders. Then when it came to the food order, the staff didn't know how to use the ipad. It finally got ordered (even though we had an extra pizza added to our bill!). Food was great and arrived in good time. We were then waiting around an hour with no drinks, when we wanted to get the bill. We finally received this and after 10 minutes I had to go up to someone and explain it was wrong, we then waited another 10 minutes to get a new one and finally paid. It's a shame as the food really is great, but this put me right off.

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Suzy
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

The food was delicious however the service was appalling. The time it took to even get our order in of a drink was far too long. Once we eventually got an order in and some food arrive the plates took so long to be cleared following our starters that we had to stack up the plates and move them to the end of the table. In addition to this when trying to order a second bottle of wine it took over 15minutes before we were able to ask our hostess despite making many attempts to catch her attention. The service ruined a potentially very good and enjoyable meal.

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CharlotteM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing and quick service.
We will definitiv be back.

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FayeH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant. I love to visit when I'm in Manchester!

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IanP
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

First time in Ply and was very very happy with the amazing food
Will definitely be back very soon

FAQs

PLY offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0161 711 0401.

PLY is rated 4.5 stars by 66 OpenTable diners.