Salvi's Mozzarella Bar

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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!

Special Offers

Manchester Restaurant week: 2 Courses £13.95 per person

...starter Salvi's sharing platter, main any pizza or pasta. Plus add a glass of prosecco for £2

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 20 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 11 February 2019

Ends: 30 November 2019

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-17:00

What 519 People Are Saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Manchester
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I came with my daughter for a late sutshe had to drive in from the hospital in Blackbutn after finishing a long shift. My first time to Manchester in many years and her first time to the restaurant. Extremely friendly and considerate, all staff so welcoming food lovely and advice good on choices we made. We will come again. Thank you

SD
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Came for my birthday meal, and it was just brilliant super friendly staff and amazing food can’t ask for anything more!

GM
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent pasta and great and very pleasant service.

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a afternoon lunch at Salvi’s on our tenth anniversary. Neither of us are into grand occasions, but we were married in Italy and I wanted to keep that part.
Small and authentic is what I wanted, and got.
Amazing food, we ate, then bought the ingredients from upstairs.
Will definitely return regularly.

EY
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great time. Fab food Had to ask for water 3 times it everything else was perfect.

MT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited for friends birthday.lovely meal,atmosphere was relaxed chilled comfortable staff seem to be happy doing their job I will be coming back,

B
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great hidden gem. It was great food and overall really enjoyed it.

C
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Visited for first time while staying in Manchester. Food was of a very good standard. Very welcoming. My daughter and husband have eaten here on several previous occasions and recommended it. Pasta was cooked to perfection . My dessert was huge and couldn’t quite eat it all. Loved the limoncello you are given at the end. Only negative thought the wine was a bit overpriced. Thank you Again. We will return.

TN
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The food is lovely, but not great for what is charged.
The service is very slow, we and several customers around us had to ask the same thing more than once, and had trouble getting some waiters' attention. Having said that, our online booking apparently hadn't come through and they still offered us a table so that was kind of them (but we booked through their own website and had 2 confirmation emails so how this happened is still strange...)
When trying to pay they put the wrong amount on the card machine, though to be fair this could have been an innocent miscommunication.

JH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and good vibes with attentive staff. The service was good and the setting was warm, relaxed and comfortable.

FC
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is what I went for and was not disappointed. The place is rustic and spacious and the food is of an exceptional standard not only for presentation but quality products cooked to perfection.
So if you want authentic no frill's Italian food Salvi's is the place to go.

CO
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Pasta was hard and not a dining experience were dissapointed as it scores well

JG
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Relaxed traditional Italian excellent authentic food

A
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food. Wonderful Parmigiana and really nice sharing Charcuterie, nice pizza and fantastic focaccia buffala bread. Gnocchi were wonderful but the other pasta dishes needed little bit more. The sausage Salsiccia dish was really good.

w
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not our first visit and certainly not our last always great service and food highly recommend

CH
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Almost don't want to review as we might not get a seat next time!!! Oh my goodness the food is just DELICIOUS and the staff are just perfect to make your night pleasant - they really listen and advise you but I genuinely don't think there is an item on the menu that isn't delicious. We were a party of six and nothing was too much trouble for all members of staff - we ranged from 19yr old to 70 yr old and it was just the ticket for ALL of us - HIGHLY recommend!

S
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food at great prices lovely staff would definitely go back.

PM
Manchester
20 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Salvi's is very welcoming, food is always good and great value. I would recommend it to anyone.

c
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Disappointed, service was very slow, missed a meal, pizzas looked good, I had seafood risotto and had a funny tummy for 2 days. They tried to cram people outside so little room to move between tables.

D
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was amazing as always. We did have a few issues with items that we’d ordered being missed but they were eventually brought out to us and taken off the bill. Best Italian in Manchester easily, and one of the best in the UK

DH
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely restaurant, great location. Food was excellent and a different menu from other Italian restaurants I have been to. The real beauty was each course was delivered and there was no rush to complete before the next one - you could enjoy both the food and your company - in short the service was as good as the food.

OT
Lancashire
5 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Time and time again they deliver. Its just like a bit of Italy in the UK. Superb

OT
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere, food on the pricier side but as it was so good it’s fair. However waiters overlooked us and it took us 50 mins to get the bill but this was not too bad due to the pleasant environment. Definitely would go again.

KD
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Service was the only thing that let it down. Waited 25 minutes to order our drinks, I had to go up to the counter and ask for drinks.
Once we got our food no one came and asked if everything was ok.
Luckily the food was outstanding and we all enjoyed what we ordered

CB
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food great, but waiters understanding of the menu not great. Also service not great, had to ask for water 3 times etc.

R
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We had a very enjoyable meal prior to going to the Arena. The restaurant was very busy but the staff did their best to provide good service and the kitchen worked tirelessly to get the food out for everyone within a reasonable timeframe
We will certainly return next time we are in Manchester

VW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Service was poor and food poorly presented and Luke warm

CH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian food we've eaten outside Italy. Friendly polite efficient service. I almost felt I should be speaking Italian as the atmosphere was very authentic. I just wish we lived nearby.

O
London
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had a most enjoyable evening. We were served by a lovely young woman, Frederica, who was very helpful and even assisted me to choose dishes when I told her I wanted to try something new. She was genuinely kind, friendly and excellent at her job. The evening was a gift from our son, for Father's Day - I am only glad that I had the chance to enjoy his choice too!
Thank you to Frederica's boss who showed kindness to us at the end of the evening. We shall be back and will definitely recommend friends.
Delicious food, great atmosphere and lovely, lovely service - what more could anyone want?

E
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place to eat qnd meet friends for a relaxing time. Lovely food. Excellent wine and the desserts were delicious.

MC
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Just love this place. The sharing boards are wonderful, mozzarellas are so good. The seafood risotto was full of flavour and my friends pasta was spicy and cooked to perfection. Great service and wine.

JN
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

After having a fantastic experience at the restaurant before with a friend, I visited again but was very disappointed. Waiters were not particularly attentive. I ordered a drink which never came and had to ask for it again. Our table water was not refilled and we had to ask for it. We had spaghetti carbonara which came lukewarm and pasta with Italian sausage. Both dishes came on cold plates which made the food go cold within minutes.
Very disappointing especially that I was highly recommending the place after my first visit which was on a Friday night so very busy, comparing to my last visit where we were the only table to start with! Sadly not good enough :-( so unsure if I want to go back.

DS
Oxford
4 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal, great surroundings, great pleasant team, vet helpful would recommend highly for an authentic Italian experience

d
London
27 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Delightful and authentic Italian restaurant with delicious food and attentive service

LP
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed our meal. We were half an hour early for our table but they accommodated us with no problem. Service was excellent and the food was delicious, would definitely recommend.

OT
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had lunch with my family (we were total of 6 people) the food was outstanding. We waited a bit too long for our mains after they provided the starters but when it arrived it was worth the wait. Service is great and the staff are so friendly. My son has a nut allergy and the staff called us to let us know risks / contamination and they were professional - we ended up bringing his own meal from home. Overall I will def come here again.

k
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent, authentic Italian food served with a smile and excellent cocktails!! Great value for money would come again

M
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Service poor. Booked table for 6.15pm. Arrive 10 mins early. Ignored for 10 mins. Complimentary drinks given, but felt rushed & not welcome. 2nd visit, probably will not go again.

OT
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Starter was lovely. Main courses of pizza were disappointing and soggy. Wouldn’t go back.

HR
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quick friendly service.Delicious Risotto and pasta as good as food I have eaten in Italy.will definitely return

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