Half close your eyes and you really could be in Italy, but its Liverpool! Truly wonderful, mouth-wateringly authentic dishes and plenty of impressive awards and recommendations too.
London Carriage Works
Work up an appetite, dress up, and then hotfoot it to this jewel in Liverpool's crown of eateries. Originally a carriage works, as its name suggests, it's now pure heaven for foodies.
Aaah! Who says we don't do food like our nearest continental neighbours? Here's a proper pub in Liverpool serving proper, fresh British food the way it ought to be served. What a treat.
60 Hope Street
Oh so unselfconsciously sophisticated! Choose from the relaxed basement bistro or the more formal restaurant, and if you're lucky you might catch an exhibition from an up and coming artists adorning the walls.
Nestled comfortably in Liverpool's vibrant Chinatown, Yuet Ben - meaning 'Welcome honoured guest' - has been dishing up exquisite meaty and veggie fare since 1968.