Salvi's Mozzarella Bar

4.5
817 reviews
£25 and under
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!

Support Salvi's Mozzarella Bar during COVID-19

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
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 817 People Are Saying
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KimberleyY
Manchester
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Really nice location especially outside when sunny would really recommend sitting outside. All COVID restrictions/rules were in place and the staff made sure they were all abided by.

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Travellerh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Been many times before always good on this occasion very limited menu and disappointing service will not be returning.

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DavidP
Cheshire
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service. Lovely spot for watching the world go by!

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AlanH
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Not as god as last time
Limited menu
Sure it will be better next time

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, the staff were so professional and personable. We had to purchase some desserts to take home as they were magnificent!

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RachelC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was absolutely gorgeous the atmosphere was great the staff were a good help over all good visit

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CathrynH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant food, service and overall experience. Helped by amazing weather which meant the staff were very busy but even though we stayed longer than they probably expected - helped by their delicious espresso martinis we never felt rushed.

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krisfk
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value, great atmosphere, friendly staff, would come again

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Nadia
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salvi’s is the best Italian restaurant in Manchester, and the only one worth going to.

Myself and my partner have been to Salvi’s multiple times with each other and with friends. Each time we have been the service has been brilliant. The wait staff are very friendly and helpful, happy to describe any dish on the menu and make sure you are looked after with drinks.

The restaurant itself is decorated beautifully, giving customers a really authentic Italian feel.

Now let’s talk about the food - oh my goodness the food is amazing. Every dish looks incredible, tastes even better and the portions are massive. I always come away feeling like I might explode but the food is so incredible I want every mouthful on my plate. Authentic Italian food from an authentic Italian restaurant, what more could I ask for?

I’d definitely recommend the Focaccia with stracciatella, rocket and cherry tomatoes. It’s absolutely huge so could definitely be shared as a starter and so so yummy. Another fabulous starter is the Calamari e Zucchine - if you want fresh crisp calamari this is the dish to get. The battered courgette brings some freshness and as a starter it is a good sized portion. None of this fancy few-pieces-of-food-on-a-plate with purées and foam and all that nonsense. This is just good, fresh, Italian food in portions that don’t leave you needing a snack when you get home.

The mains are even better. I have only had pasta dishes each time I have been but they also do pizza and other mains. The pasta though... I couldn’t make anything close to the dishes they create in my own kitchen. That’s what you want out of a restaurant though. I don’t want to go to a restaurant knowing I could have made something better at home. The pasta is all fresh (and you can tell) and recommendations of mine are the pasta vongole (clams and tomato), pasta mare (seafood and tomato), pasta salsiccia (fennel sausage) and the pasta Norma (aubergine and cheese).

Get the cannoli. Do it.

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BenT
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good experience. I would highly recommend you gove it a go!

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OpenTable Diner
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service and experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Italian food made the Italian way. Love this place

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My and my partner went here for a date and it was lovely the food the workers the place itself was perfect

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alison
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time eating out after nearly 9 months lock-down . Was very apprehensive , but no need to be worried . Covid measures put in place , 1 way system, sanitizers on tables ,social distancing in place .Varied menu ,excellent food ,friendly helpful service. reasonable price for city center location . Will be recommending to family & friends & booking again.

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JessicaA
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really lovely place to eat, the pizza is glorious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We came to celebrate my partners birthday and it was our first time out since the pandemic.
The food was very tasty except my partner ordered a Carbonara with spaghetti, yet it came to the table with Penne pasta. When we said this was the wrong meal- we ordered spaghetti, we were told they had ran out. This would have been acceptable if we had been informed of the supply problem before the food arrived, as my partner would have changed his meal. We thoroughly enjoyed the food but disappointed with the lack of communication.
We did not receive and discount for this.

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Hardisty617
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely family meal at my favourite Italian. Food was excellent once again.

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LyndseyS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely little night spent at a really good restaurant. Food was beautiful and staff were amazing. Would definitely visit again and recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service great food cant go wrong!

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Bradders
Manchester
7 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I ate here on Saturday afternoon
The food was lovely and the staff friendly
We will be back

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JulieM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and exceptional service, will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, all the staff is friendly and nice

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing venue, staff & food!
I can’t believe I’ve never been here before, it’s literally the best food I’ve had in Manchester in a very very long time. So fresh and tasted great! The atmosphere was amazing and the staff was wonderful. I highly recommend and I will definitely be dining here more in the future!

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing , beautiful food , beautiful outdoor shelter , lovely place overall service was amazing !

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most wonderful waiter, he dealt with my grandads difficult sense of humour in the best way! It was my family’s friends 80th and he made sure she had the best time and arranged the whole restaurant to sing happy birthday! I cannot complain about a thing! Thank you so much x

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LucaF
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Real Italian, products are good and prices are fair.

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Lja93
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Really nice evening but our pasta portions were really small, we had to get extra pizza for the table. The pasta dishes on other tables seemed much bigger weirdly. Lots of the dessert had run out. Otherwise, nice service and food was delicious.

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Steve
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great, really felt welcomed by all the staff and the price was very reasonable.

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Tommo
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food here is so incredible! There's a lovely casual atmosphere and the servers are very friendly and happy to help. It's not cheap but not unreasonable either and the food is absolutely worth it.

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PrivateDiner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They don't really cater for allergies which is a shame. An allergy isn't a choice. They also missed chips off our order.. It wasnt charged for, but was asked for.

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EllieW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a good experience, service and energy from all the wait staff was incredible!

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Better than any pasta I had in Milan !

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KL19
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Very friendly staff, who cannot do enough for you. Great service, I didn't have to wait long after being seated to place my order and then receive my food.
Pizza was very tasty, just very wet in the center and the base was soggy. The canolini was beautiful & the cappuccinos were heavenly.
They provided sheltered outdoor seating, and blankets. Perfect for cold nights dining!
Will definitely be returning.

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JoJo
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a brilliant time! It was so nice to be out for lunch again. The food was delicious and the service was friendly and helpful. We felt really welcome. Very happy! Thank you

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JuliaR
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good overall. Outside area could do with some heaters. Enjoyed experience overall, service a little slow at times, but it was quite busy. Felt safe.

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OpenTable Diner
Cheshire
3 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Terrible service and terrible food. We had to wait 90minutes for our food after ordering - we saw people giving up waiting for their food and leaving without eating. Our drinks were taken to the wrong table and we had to reorder drinks. When my starter arrived it wasn’t what I ordered and they later tried to charge us for the more expensive starter I had originally ordered. In the end I was were sick of waiting and ate the wrong starter. Both starter and main course were tasteless, so the food wasn’t even worth waiting for. Won’t eat here again!! So much for OpenTable ratings, this restaurant sucks..

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SusanC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience1

It was freezing out side portions small and expensive not impressed

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AnthonyF
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was outstanding, would have been nice if they had some heaters

JM
JulieMc
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I think this was my 4th visit to this restaurant because it never disappoints. The food is amazing, the staff are really friendly and the new outdoor seating is great. I recommend the Koko Bellini cocktail, delicious!

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EmmaK
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Service staff run ragged with the amount of table. Waited a while to be seated then took a long time for anyone to take our order and to even someone to ask a question. Took 10 mins between getting the bill to being able to pay.
Not staff's fault, needed more staff on shift. Food was great.

FAQs

Salvi's Mozzarella Bar does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Salvi's Mozzarella Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 817 OpenTable diners.

Salvi's Mozzarella Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://salvismanchester.co.uk/shop/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.