Salvi's Mozzarella Bar

4.4
884 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!

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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 884 People Are Saying
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AndyP
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great team, great food really spoilt us. This was our 2nd visit after almost 2 years due to COVID restrictions etc. Even better now!

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ShalinaM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It is one of the best Italian restaurants in town hands down.

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EdFa
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Really good food and generous portions. Very hot and stuffy downstairs though.
Wine choice initially seems good but the quality was average.
Overall a good authentic Italian restaurant. Needs a better wine list though and possibly (somehow) some ventilation.

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EmmaK
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience3

The food was lovely, but unfortunately, the service really let it down for us. We were given disapproving looks by the waiting staff when we asked for a few more minutes to decide on our food order. The food was brought out in less than 10 minutes after ordering and the whole experience just felt very rushed - so much that we felt we had to eat really slowly to buy ourselves some more time! After we’d eaten, we ordered more drinks however the manager then informed us that he needed the table back in the next two minutes and so we were rushed into leaving, being told to just pay on the way out. Whilst I understand that many restaurants allocate a set amount of time for each table, we had been in the restaurant for less than 2 hours, and there was no mention on our booking or when we entered the restaurant that our table would be required back within a certain time (I expected that this might be the case although I would have expected to be given at least 2 hours for a table of 4). I think it would have been courteous to inform us at least 15 minutes ahead of needing the table back so that we had a bit of warning. All in all, due to the service we received, I wouldn’t plan on returning here.

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vandlcurtis
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food. Shared a mixed platter and pizza and both were delicious. Nice selection of wines too

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MichelleH
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous food, great smiley staff and great company. Highly recommended. Will be back ♥️

HB
HeatherB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazingly attentive staff, couldn’t do enough for you. Food was fantastic, much more genuine than other Italian restaurants we have been to. You could really taste the quality. Felt really special.

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lorrained
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked our table a week ahead.
Party of 4 for afternoon drinks and canapés.
Walked through an amazing Italian deli to get to the restaurant. Greeting was lovely and felt very welcomed.
Ice water on the table and drinks ordered almost immediately. Time given to peruse the menu. Ordered mixed hors d'oeurvres with bread and extra olives. It was absolutely delicious.
All in all a great start to our day out in Manchester. Cannot wait to return. Ooh and bought some mixed cannoli on the way out, chocolate filled ones were amazing ❤️

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LuigiP
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Italian restaurant in the North West. From an Italian.

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Guest
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Service was slow. WiFi password not known by anyone. Limited menu and starters over priced.
Pizza was ok but again limited choice.

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DonnaT
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic time, we sat outside and the atmosphere was comparable to being in any Italian city, the food was amazing and the produce of high quality, at a very reasonable price.
The service was with a big smile and we where made to feel extremely welcome. Lovely place in the heart of Manchester.

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Portiarw
London
7 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Vongole pasta was amazing. Really authentic. Restaurant was busy and the service was good. I will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Sat downstairs on a small table, dirty menu, average food at best. I expected more but looking around it just seemed the norm.
In my opinion there are better restaurants around. Service was good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible Service.
Ignored by multiple members of staff when we arrived. Only realised we had to go downstairs when another group arrived and walked straight in. When we got downstairs a waiter showed us to our seats and left us with no menus for 5 minutes. Once we had received menus we tried twice to get two different waiters attention to order drinks and was ignored on both occasion. Another waiter then started taking the order of the table next to us who arrived 10 minutes after us. We left before ordering and did not receive an apology from any of the waiting staff. The manager tried to speak to us on the way out to get us to stay, however, by then we had had enough. Will not be returning any time soon. Such a shame as the food looked unbelievable.

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AndreaR
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We've been to Salvi's a few times and its always been enjoyable. The food and wine were good, but the service left a little to be desired, with a alot of waiting between courses. It is a good job we weren't in a hurry as our meal lasted for over 2 hours and was only 2 courses plus coffee.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is definitely our favourite restaurant now! Love coming back here again. Had a brilliant experience :)

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ShawnJ
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Amazing food. Really nice service. Love the place

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DayleD1888
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I went to the Mozzarella Bar for some lunch, wow. Easily some of the best food I’ve had. The flavours are unbelievable. Presentation is outstanding as well. We’ll definitely be back!

I recommend a shot of Limoncello after your food, goes down a treat.

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SofiaB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was lovely as always. Excellent service and quality xx

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DovileV
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place, great food, good service.Definitely recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

As enjoyable as ever. Dropped stars because portion sizes are v big, so it’s hard to have more than 1 course!!

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KateM
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, unreal service and drinks true Italian - 10 out of 10 x

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hong Kong
3 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Traditional Italian food
Super yum carbonara

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SahraS
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, I grew up in Italy and was so nice to revisit the coulture.They even have a shop where you can buy Italian products, amazing. Keep up the good work. Complimenti.

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MSalvi
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely time. The food was incredible wine was gorgeous.
Was told there would be a hold on food but the service was fantastic and quick. Loved every minute of my time here

OT
OpenTable Diner
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was amazing, place was lovely. However. When we got there we were waiting an hour and half for food. Understandable that it was busy but tables sat an hour before us recieved food first. Good if you don’t mind waiting for a bit.

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vipSmanchester
Manchester
22 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Good food, excellent service. We enjoyed our lunch.

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Maddie
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely evening with friends. Food was delicious and the staff were very friendly

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great staff and excellent quality price ratio

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PeterG
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very enjoyable. Lovely food in a nice place. Friendly staff and very good value for money

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SarahR
Lancashire
5 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is our favourite Italian in Manchester and we had a fab night once again - thank you SALVI’S

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were offered outside terrace but opted for inside to
Unpredictable weather. Lovely quirky restaurant, we went in basement to eat. Staff were lovely, all had seafood mains that were gorgeous.

Be back soon hopefully to sit on the lovely terrace.

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KellieS
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would definitely recommend to others we arrived early so was able to sit outside for a drink first the atmosphere was lovely then went inside the staff were very helpful and friendly and the food was lovely a nice cozy restaurant with a real Italian vibe we will most definitely be going again

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Staff were very welcoming on arrival, seating area was lovely, I accidentally ordered red wine instead if white, my error due to not checking the menu correctly (Silly me) staff were very helpful and quickly rectified this, food was very tasty. Our only downfall was we’d asked for a dessert menu, after waiting 20 minutes we decided to leave it and asked for the bill. However that was only minor and we would definitely return!!

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maureenw
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor gazebo was ideal, and kept us warm, dry and Covid safe. Service was excellent and the food was amazing with very generous portion sizes, excellent flavours and presentation. The experience was very authentic, just like a little piece of Italy - in the centre of a very wet Manchester!

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KS94
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant food. Helpful friendly staff who were very welcoming. Will definitely pay another visit

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Sammi
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service is amazing and food is delicious. I could go here every week:)

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vipdazzabailey
Manchester
8 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food, very quickly made and a decent choice of drinks. Slightly expensive but location may determine that.

MB
MargaretB
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Visited for lunch, very good food and excellent service

DC
DavidC
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a fabulous place to eat, and lovely 😊 lovely staff.
The portions are great and food incredible

FAQs

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

Salvi's Mozzarella Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 884 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.