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Salvi's Cucina

4.7
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630 reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian
Salvis Manchester is an independent, family-run delicatessen and eatery. We are purveyors of only the finest Italian fare, bringing a little bit of sunny Italy to the city of Manchester. We established Salvi's Mozzarella Bar in 2011 and we are situated in the Corn Exchange, in Exchange Square in Manchester city centre. We are extremely passionate about our food and source all of our products from Italy, to ensure the highest quality possible. At Salvi's Mozzarella Bar we love what we do and strive to create an excellent atmosphere with a warm feeling.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 630 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.6
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4.6
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ElaineB
Manchester
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming place will be returning if you love good Italian food you will love this place

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LizM
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely beautiful as always!! Service brilliant and good by far the best in Manchester!

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IanC
Manchester
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian in Manchester. Food and ambience excellent.

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AlisonM
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been going to Salvi's for a while and made it our first "meal out" in Manchester since lockdown-because, the food, the wine, staff and the ambiance are all great,

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AmandaH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always very friendly and welcoming. The food is lovely.

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AnnetteS
Manchester
6 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious
Staff very attentive
A lovely restaurant that I would definitely recommend and not too pricey

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Amazing food; very impressed. Pizzas were to a very high standard and possibly one of the best I’ve had, definitely recommend. Deserts were great too.

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KellyP
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sister recommended Salvi’s. We were not disappointed! Superb food. One of the best Italian restaurants we have been to. Brilliant service. We will be back. Thank you

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Edelhei
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff and great pizza every time we go! :)

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PhilO
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Really lovely food here, plenty of seafood and vegetarian options.

Would highly recommend.

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GP1991
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a wonderful experience! From the service to the food! My partner said the sauce used with the gnocchi was the best thing he has ever eaten - still hasn’t stopped talking about it!
Cannot wait to return again soon.

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KarenR
Miami
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food. The Mozerella was amazing. Authentic and delicious

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charlie
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Great choice. I will be back. The staff were friendly and the place was spotless.

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SalfordGal
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely meal on Saturday. The food was delicious and the staff were excellent particularly when my toddler did not want to sit in her high chair, the staff couldn’t have been better !

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MartinG
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best Italian food In Manchester. Feels like we are in Italy.

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Local
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Pasta and pizza good but as one of us is GF there wasn’t much choice of anything other than GF pasta/pizza or buffalo mozzarella starter - a few more GF choices and we would return

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Emily
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food and wine. Good value for money. Excellent service.

JP
JessicaP
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Good food, nice vibe. Enjoyed our meal here. Will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was authentic and fresh! Very impressed and will recommend this for a relaxing meal

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AnnaT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Salvis and it really didn’t disappoint. The cappuccino was particularly memorable as it had chocolate and pistachio syrup which I really enjoyed

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LinkG
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Staff are extremely helpful, and the food was nice.

The biggest sin they made is that they have the audacity to charge me £3 for "Water" but instead of bringing it to me in a closed bottle (so I can inspect the quality of what I'm paying for), they bring it in an open jug. This implies it's either cheap water, or worse, tap water.

My only other "issues" small but worth noting.

1) English seems like it's not the first language of certain staff members and while this adds to the "traditional Italian restaurant" vibe that they're going for, it caused me to have to repeat myself several times which detracted (ever so slightly) from my dining experience.

2) it is frustrating when menu lists "Pasta" next to every main. Again, I'm sure this is to add to the rustic feel of the restaurant, and when it's "Pasta carbonara", you pretty much know you're getting spaghetti. But "what pasta does it come with" is not a phrase anyone should have to say at a restaurant.

3) I like my pasta al dente, but my partner (for their sins) does not. Asking the option of "how do you like your pasta" does not detract from your vision of the food...it only enhances it (as more people are able to enjoy it how they like it).

4) Not putting salt and pepper on a table is, again, another basic missed amenity. You may think your food is seasoned to perfection, but (as everyone has a different salt tolerance) I may not. And as I always taste my food first, I do not like having my food go cold, whilst I wait for you to come to my table, I ask you, and then wait for you to come back and bring me salt (with a puzzled, and often offended look on your face).

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SudipG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Food was appalling
Not fresh
Over priced for the quality and quantity

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OpenTable Diner
Nottingham
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely waiter

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DamianP
Cheshire
4 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic evening for our Wedding Anniversary. A very warm welcome and attentive and friendly service throughout. Food was easily the best I’ve eaten outside of Italy, great quality cheeses and prosciutto to start. My wife had asparagus and prawn pasta, wow so full of flavour, and I had a great pizza. Couldn’t have enjoyed our evening more, and we will definitely be back 😁👍

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LizM
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful family cosy restaurant with the best food around, glad to be back with you!

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Mmmmmm
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best ever Italian I have tried in the North West. 100% recommend it!

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JanetW
Manchester
9 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Awful. We were invisible to the waitress whose focus was on the 6 young men seated next to us. The menu was limited and nothing like advertised on open table.

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Aimee
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian Restaurant in Manchester! Great service and Great food!

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LisaC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing service!
Will definitely be back again

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Rebecca
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food and the servers were so friendly and attentive.

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EmmaC
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, perfect place for date night!

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AngelaB
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service warm, friendly and attentive. Lovely food at very reasonable price

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wadders
Cambridge
4 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Salvis and this visit did not disappoint. Wonderful food and the staff couldn't have been more helpful or accommodating. Our favourite restaurant in Manchester.

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SaulO
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was absolutely lovely the food was great and it was cooked really quick we wasn’t waiting long what so ever the drinks where lovely and the staff and service was amazing thank you I will definitely be going there again

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LouiseO
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Each course was delicious. Ricotta Cannoli was the highlight. Hard to find this desert at other restaurants.

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GeorgieR
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute favourite place in the city. The food is delicious but the service is why I go back time and time again. Just purely lovely people.

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SimonO
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Authentic neapolitan restaurant, great atmosphere, little expensive but excellent food and service.

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Anthony
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very lovely restaurant. Chilled out atmosphere and good service From the staff too. Will definitely be visiting again!

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Tone
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent authentic food with friendly and knowledgeable service.

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coco
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10 food, 10/10 service, lovely little place to eat PERFECT for date nights, gives of a big feeling of being on holiday in the summer nights, new fav Italian

FAQs

Salvi's Cucina does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Salvi's Cucina is rated 4.7 stars by 630 OpenTable diners.

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