Review Summary

9.1 based on 37 reviews
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    Great pre theatre venue.

    Enjoyed the chicken, the potatoes were really nice too.

    Very good.

    Very below average food

    The meal was very good with ample proportions. We liked it here very much but thought that it could be in a better location.

    Visiting Leicester to see a show at the Curve and so glad we chose Altro Mondo for our post show restaurant. The pre Theatre crowd had all left at the same time when we arrived so the Restaurant was in a bit of a mess. We were greeted with warm smiles an apology at the state of the place and assurance to get a drink at the bar and our table would be ready in 5 mins. With their confident and friendly approach, We just knew we were in for a good dining experience and our high expectations were more than delivered. Our minor issue was that the starter portions of pasta dishes were like mains. However, our son who was performing at the show was delighted at the "doggy bag" of pizza he received after his evening performance.
    When we next return to Leicester we will definitely be back to this excellent, friendly, family restaurant.

    Great place. Excellent food great service.

    Fantastic food and lovely service from staff. Highly recommend.

    Excellent, food is fantastic staff are very attentive and professional.

    This was our first visit to this restaurant, I must say the food and service were excellent, The cheesecake is to die for. I will definitely be visiting again soon.

    I booked for 35, but only 30 of us could make it in the end.
    Everyone had such a FANTASTIC night. The staff gave amazing service and were really friendly. The atmosphere was absolutely spot on and the food was AMAZING. I couldn't recommend them more. Thank you to Carlos & his team. xxx

    Perfect authentic food for a pre-theatre meal, excellent value and service.

    I would definitely come again, the food was very good, it would be perfect before theatre meal, although I would say the portions are huge! Which is great if you have a big appetite, we had to leave some of our dinners despite it being tasty, and we were too full to manage dessert, so we had a cheeky shot of limoncello instead! The waitress was superb, she was very knowledgeable and attentive despite being on the only waitress. Other waiters/waitress could learn a lot from her! I would say it is authentic Italian cooking, not the usual chain restaurant, a cosy restaurant. I would recommend to friends.

    Altro Mondo is in a very down at heel part of the city, but from the moment we walked through the door, we were made very welcome. The pre theatre menu was varied and incredibly reasonably priced, including a glass of wine. Sea bass with prawns in a tomato based sauce was excellent, humorous banter with staff. Our group of 5 thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would thoroughly recommend.

    Meal was excellent and came very quickly. Good size portion. Very reasonably priced. The only criticism I would have would be that there was karaoke on which we didn’t know about, as me an my wife just wanted a quiet meal

    Restaurant was everything I would have hoped it would be. They even managed to fit us in when the go dine booking system failed and didn’t send the booking on to the restaurant.
    Food was excellent, service was superb, attentive but not oppressive and the cost was very reasonable. A place I will definitely go to again. Don’t be put off by the surrounding area, this place is worth the little extra walk out of town.

    Great Meal, good service. The only downside was "cash only"
    Fortunately one of our party had enough cash to pay, otherwise would have been a problem.
    There was a notice on the bar.

    My husband and I enjoyed the pre-theatre menu on Saturday evening and it was very good indeed. The starters were generous portions, we had the bruschetta and homemade meatballs which were very tasty. These were followed by the pasta and fish dish of the day, sea bass with king prawns which came with potato wedges and a side salad. All in all a lovely meal, friendly service and excellent value. We will definitely return next time we go to the theatre in Leicester.

    Four of us had a pre-dinner meal and the value was outstanding. Meatballs followed by fillet steak, fresh bread and olives, peppers etc, and all for less than a tenner!!! Attentive service too

    Birthday celebration for 10
    Service was excellent, lovely friendly and welcoming staff.
    Enjoyed the food , nice wine and fantastic fun eve of singing and dancing. Wasn’t keen on calzone being fried and menu could improve by adding a pizza option.
    Thanks we will be back

    I will definitely be coming back here again! We came for my friends hen night, great food great service. Great atmosphere! The bar staff joined in on our celebrations in great spirit! 10/10 for everything!

    What can I say yet another brilliant night was had here this was our third time as we was celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary, staff are all lovely and nothing is to much trouble. Food is always lovely and hot, asked for extra bread and potatoes which they got for us straight away. Karaoke is always fun we have booked up for December while we was there can't wait!

    Good location for pre theatre meal. Excellent value for money. Good service. Will definitely return for "proper meal".

    Went to Altro Mondo with friends for a pre theatre meal,
    on arriving and until leaving the service was excellent and we were made to feel very welcome. The food was plentiful and enjoyable. Will definitely be booking again. Thank you for a lovely experience.

    Pre-theatre menu was a very pleasant surprise. Great value and excellent food with even a choice of nice desert, (not just ice cream!)

    Nice simplistic decor and friendly atmosphere. The food was expertly prepared, portions are more than ample and great value for money!

    First booking at Altro Mondo was great. Food was excellent, well presented and well flavoured. Happy to adjust to needs of individual, which allows for more variety for vegetarians and people with individual tastes. Portions were large, good value for money. Service was great, with smile and very friendly. Will go again!

    Fantastic food and exceptional service, will definitely be back soon!

    Food and service very good, however would appear early bookings were tucked away in a far corner, reason being a large party of guests expected, however restaurant still empty on leaving? Furthermore when we came to pay we were expecting to pay by card, however we were asked to pay with cash which we weren't told at the start and no notification on the door etc, needless to say we were taken aback by this as we were going to theatre after, which then meant we had no cash left for theatre. As a result although the meal was lovely the experience was somewhat spoilt and not sure would return as a result sorry to say.

    First visit here but thoroughly recommended. Really nicely presented meals and very good value for a special menu - I booked the pre theatre 2 course special. Good and varied choice. I will definitely be back

    Nice dining area, very pleasant staff and excellent service. Wide range of food to meet all tastes and very competitively priced.
    Well done.

    I have eaten here with friends on a number of occasions and have always been pleased with all aspects of the venue, the food is delicious and the service is fantastic.

    We enjoyed our lovely meal. Food was tasty, service was great. Good value for money!

    We had a fabulous pre theatre dinner. Menu is super, the quality of the food is amazing, staff are friendly, welcoming and can't do enough to ensure you enjoy your visit. It is fantastic value for money and we will definitely be returning to Altro Mondo.

    Wow, what a find! Went to the curve and found this to book nearby. Nothing much from the road but the food and service at Altro Mondo were amazing. Real Italian trattoria style food, wonderful value! Can't recommend enough. Thank you!

    We had dinner here for my partner's birthday on the Saturday. The food was magnificent and well presented. We've always loved Italian food an Altro Mondo was certainly one of the best Italian restaurants we've been to! The staff were excellent and did everything to make our evening extra special. I'm very glad we chose this venue and we wil certainly be visiting again for another lovely dinner!

    It was our first time visiting Altro Mondo and we are already in love with the place! The atmosphere was quiet, though we couldn't understand why, because the food was absolutely outstanding. I had the steak topped with mozzarella and the flavours melted beautifully in my mouth. My partner had the chicken and mushroom pizza which she said was cooked to perfection! We will definitely visit again.

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  • Ranked #3 of 205
  • Avg. main course: £10
  • 0.56 miles from Leicester
  • Italian

We say…

Situated on Humberstone Road in Leicester city centre, Altro Mondo is a family-run restaurant that specialises in original homemade Italian cooking. Due to its central location, it is the ideal venue for both locals and visitors to the city.

Owned by the Torre family, Altro Mondo boasts a warm and homely dining experience with a menu that dedicates itself to serving fantastic and wholesome food. The kitchen team consists of expert Italian chefs, who know the secrets to rustling up authentic Italian cooking like they know the backs of their hands. The front-of-house staff are just as passionate, with an outstanding customer service that guarantees a brilliant meal for every customer, whether coming for a quick spot of lunch, a party, or a luxurious evening meal.

At Altro Mondo you can enjoy Italian favourites, as well as unique recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation. Tuck into a tremendous Linguini Carbonara heated in a rich cream sauce with onions, pancetta and fresh eggs. Or the Chicken Parmigiana topped with mozzarella cheese, Parma ham and baked in the oven with a light tomato sauce. Pizzas at Altro Mondo come with a delicious assortment of toppings including marinara, al pollo e funghi, margherita and calzone vegetariano – all baked to absolute perfection. The restaurant also provides a pre-theatre menu with a sophisticated selection of appetisers, main courses and desserts. Diners can complete their meals with a glass of rich ‘vino’, sparkling champagne, beer or Italian coffee.

In order to keep things fresh, Altro Mondo are constantly updating their menu with exclusive deals and discounts that allows guests to make the most of all the fabulous dishes the restaurant has to offer.

One visit to Altro Mondo will make you realise why it has become such a well-loved establishment in the heart of Leicester. If you’re looking for an intimate fine dining experience at prices that won’t break your bank, then look no further than Altro Mondo in Leicester; one of the finest Italian restaurants in town.

last updated: 05 Oct 2016

last updated: 18 Oct 2018

last updated: 19 Oct 2018
10-12 Humberstone Road, Leicester, LE5 0AR
0116 253 7567