Salvi's Mozzarella Bar

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565 reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian
Our original Italian Mozzarella Bar based at the Corn Exchange.

Here you’ll find an authentic Italian Deli serving the very best produce from Naples and beyond, as well as an apperitivo bar, plus a restaurant downstairs!
Visit us for a glass of prosecco and some beautiful Italian nibbles (including our famous mozzarella boards) or a full dining experience!
What 565 People Are Saying
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LG
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Service, food & price were all good. Portion size was excellent.

SD
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and tasty food. Service was friendly and casual

LC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, but what really stood out was the fantastic service. The team decorated the table for us for my friend’s birthday without us even requesting it, and made the (slightly pathetic last minute M and yet the team couldn’t have been nicer about it and didn’t rush us at all. I will be recommending salvi’s highly to anyone looking for somewhere to celebrate a special occasion/work night out or similar and I can’t wait to return. Thanks everyone!

OT
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience4

Food was amazing. Service not so good...

Y
London
5 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Relaxed atmosphere, but could do with more attentive service - when people arrive, they want a drink!

NL
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

I googled child friendly restaurants as I was having a day out with my 2 year old. I noticed this restaurant as they did a kids Peppa pig Pizza, and could be made at the table. I booked for 12:15. I noticed on google it said it opened at 10am. I turned up at 11:55 and made my way through a queue of people at the deli counter when someone shouted to me ‘it’s closed’. I said I guess I’ll have to stand here holding my child at the top of the stairs. When I was allowed down there was wine boxes everywhere. I was about to turn around and leave when a nice waitress sat us down and entertained my son. I mentioned the peppa pizza and the waitress looked puzzled. I ordered my pizza and kids pizza. When they arrived it was 2 adult pizzas, no peppa, no prep at the table. My son was disappointed. The only child friendly part of this place was the waitress.

MM
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Salvis was recomnended to me so i was v disappointed. We were on a special family wkend in Manchester.
The waiter ( older man with grey beard) was dismissive when i told him the pasta was tough which my mum and myself had ordered . He told me it was al dente ! It clearly was not cooked properly. He did not apologise on behalf of chef and seemed ungracious when i asked if my mum cld have something else. I kept my tough pasta dish bevause of his attitude but left it on the plate.
My sister asked if she cld have a larger version of the goat cheese starter and he just said no without asking chef.
My sister later asked if she cld have the cheese starter as a dessert. He ssid no. Why not ?? Why couldnt she pay to have the cheese starter as a dessert ?? Ridiculous. Was he just having a bad night ? Who knows but he did not make our special sat night out a pleasant one and we will never return or recommend salvis restsurant.

T
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Have been to Salvi’s many times, best mozzarella I’ve ever tasted. Great atmosphere & authentic Italian food. During this visit we did have an issue with one of the dishes. We returned the dish, explaining the problem. Our waiter was not at all happy, didn’t offer an apology or replacement. On receiving the bill we noted that we had still been charged for the returned dish. The waitress apologised unreservedly & removed the dish from the bill. I would suggest that the young waiter is trained in customer service as Salvi’s is a lovely restaurant & this was the only thing that tainted our visit.

DB
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Authentic Italian in the heart of the city
Excellent
Thank you

LO
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Was easy to book online and also easy to amend the time for dining. Food was lovely and the service was good too, as were the staff who really work hard to make it a pleasurable meal. We have been a few times and have always been happy with the food. All cooked fresh no frozen rubbish here and cooked to perfection. Very tasty dishes. No doubt return soon....very soooon

GC
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good place for a lunch, especially with children. Friendly and attentive service.

OT
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fab food! Fab place! Very busy so service a little slow but expected due to how busy it was!
Would definitely be going back 😁

MT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit with a friend. Great lunch and service. Real Italian food at a very fair price . Thank you.

GF
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and excellent food served quickly and efficiently. We asked for something not on the menu and our request was provided. Will be going back soon.

s
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Good Italian food (and I'm Italian), good service, plentiful dishes.

B
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service efficient and helpful. Wine was changed without any quibble. Food exceptional quality and taste. Our starters of Mozzarella and bresaola and the interesting pasta sauces were particularly good.

l
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely pre concert meal, deli looked wonderful upstairs too

CH
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place to visit and sample the bess place to eat and buy.

C
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, we had a sharing platter for 2 and shared a pizza so full but so good, house wine (white) good to.

JD
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was a birthday celebration, the food was good the service was excellent. We had a lovely evening.

P
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing, the food was outstanding and the service was impeccable. Definitely coming back soon.

PM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This is the first time I have been and it will not be the last. The food was delicious and tasty.
We were left just to talk and we were not hurried out like some restaurants do.
It has a lovely friendly atmosphere .

RC
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food, great service. Nothing not to like.

E
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing, total gem to be discovered in Manchester! Honestly it was the best pizza and pasta that I've had in years... would fly back just for another slice.

L
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, great service & relaxed environment.
The house wine was fantastic

DJ
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably the best most tasty Pizza we have eaten in this country. The first time my wife had ever eaten a full pizza including the crust!
It was a cold afternoon so no one was sat outside and we entered the deli part of the restaurant and we were directed downstairs where it was like a different World. Lively, atmospheric, busy. We were directed to our pre-booked table and it was definitely a case that if you hadn't booked you weren't going to eat today!
Mixed starters, a pizza, a Calzone Pizza, a bottle of very nice house Rose wine, a Pana cotta desert and two coffees. We were were checked on regularly by the staff but never felt rushed or under pressure even though customers were queuing continually up the stairs.
We haven't visited Manchester city centre for a very long time but we were very impressed and Salvi's will inspire us to visit agin!

LF
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arrived 40 minutes early for our booking - we were seated straight away - excellent level of service, fantastic food and wine and the pistachio cannoli is just Devine!

DS
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A bustling and friendly Italian restaurant.
Food was very enjoyable and beautifully presented.
Quality and value for money
Certain to visit again!

JM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Comfy, rustic feel with delicious food and fantastic service. Superb quality for the price. Treated my friend for her birthday and they gave her a little cake with a candle and everyone sang Happy Birthday. She loved it!

E
London
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, great ambience, lovely food and wine!

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fabulous food lovely atmosphere

OT
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food wasn’t as good as previous visits, which was disappointing as we were so looking forward to the occasion.
The menu indicated Fior Di latte mozzarella had been used within the ingredients in lots of their dishes, and we were surprised when we couldn’t buy it over the counter, as part of the visit was also so I could purchase Fior Di latte from their to make my own lasagna.

JD
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really nice friendly atmosphere. Attentive but not overly fussy staff. Great food and great service.

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal and the staff really looked after us. We will definitely go there again!

SQ
Manchester
11 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We had visited the other Salvis on John Dalton Street a few weeks ago and found the food here very different. Recommended the bruschetta to my children, which we'd had at the other restaurant, but it was completely different. My pasta had prawns in but some of the shell was actually hidden in the pasta so i actually had to spit it into my serviette.

DW
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible rustic Italian food - full of flavour and beautifully presented. The shared meat and cheese board as a starter is a bit epic and spectacular and the buffalo mozzarella is the best I've tasted anywhere. Great ambience downstairs under the delicatessen and the service was attentive but not overpowering. Totally recommended.

MO
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pizza I've ever had. Staff are very polite and professional.

NO
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely anniversary meal here. Great food, a hidden gem in the city centre. Would definitely recommend to everyone!

CS
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great .food was excellent.we would have liked to have been seated a little away from the entrance ...but that is only a minor blip great night fantastic food ..thank you

MP
London
13 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Solid Italian food. Good value for the antipasti plates which had a nice selection of cheeses and meats. Good pasta portions and tasty. Ambiance was simple and service was efficient. Left satisfied and feeling a sense of warmth about the meal.