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Salvi's Cucina

4.7
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586 reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian

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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
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • 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 586 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.8
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.7
Value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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coco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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

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HannahM
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It’s been a while since we’ve eaten out at an Italian and Salvi’s did not disappoint! Delicious food, full of flavour, highly recommend the pasta vongole! We will definitely be back!

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vandlcurtis
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and fantastic food. Lovely little restaurant would highly recommend

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Stephen
Manchester
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is one of our favourite restaurants and never disappoints. Each course was delicious.

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Martin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and restaurant. Will definitely return soon.

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JohnH
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great pasta, great wine, great Italian restaurant. Nothing more to say 👍

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RebeccaT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely restaurant and the food is amazing! Despite the restrictions it didn't feel that way and nobody was rushing us out.

The pasta and pizza is fantastic (I'm sure everything else is too but we didn't try it). I feel like this place is a little hidden gem.

Staff were amazing despite having to wear a mask I'm sure was uncomfortable and they did everything they could to provide a great level of service.

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LaurenC
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best carbonara in Manchester. Been thinking about it since lockdown began and it was lovely to be back, thank you!

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MarcB
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always- top draw food and service, never fails to deliver!!

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Beelinda
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always amazing. Feels like we are eating with family ❤

LD
LydiaD
Manchester
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant service, quality food and an overall lovely experience! Will definitely be returning.

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DuncanP
Manchester
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Despite the restrictions in place the feel of the restaurant was very relaxing and the staff were very friendly. The pasta was excellent.

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SundayRoastLover
Manchester
8 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always amazing. Food, wine and the team are excellent every time. See you again soon guys

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Emmy
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was delicious - especially the sharing platter which we had to start. We also thought the service was spot on, friendly and attentive. Will definitely be returning.

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RikCurtis
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love this place. It's the best Italian in Manchester.

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HelenS
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

It was our first time at Salvi's and we enjoyed the food, we will definitely be back.

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LukeL
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Authentic Italian food, great value, can’t beat it

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MichaelS
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I must have visited Salvi's Cucina about 30 or 40 times over the years and watched them develop into other areas of the city. For me though the Cucina spot remains their best and most authentic venue and Italian dining experience.

The food never misses a beat with several dishes and wine options taking their influence from the Neapolitan region of Italy, which I know is close to the heart of the restaurant team.

Whether you're looking for a meal with friends, with family, or for a romantic meal with that special someone, this is the place. It's a restaurant with unique charm that lends itself to absolutely any occasion.

If you're looking for recommendations, you couldn't go far wrong with a Salvi's sharing platter for the starter - if there's just two of you the platter for one will be more than enough - the Gnocchi Sorrentina or the Salsiccia and Friarielli for main, and the pistachio tiramisu for dessert. To be honest though, I'm yet to have anything that even resembles a poor meal here, so whatever you choose, I have high hopes that you'll enjoy it!

Of course there are plenty of Italian eateries in Manchester - many of them priced significantly higher - but are any better than Salvi's? I'm yet to find one.

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Brownie
London
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience from start to finish.

Fabulous food and excellent service.

I’ll definitely be back!

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Isabelle
London
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and service! I would certainly recommend.

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GaryH
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Service was great but I've has better pasta dishes. I ordered the ragu and it turned out to be too salty. Sharing platter to start was good though.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely food and very good service, I would definitely recommend this Italian restaurant

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RichardW
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Overnight in Manchester and wanted to avoid a chain restaurant.
Stumbled across Salvi's and had some of the best anti pasti, pizza and pasta we've had in a long time.
Would definitely recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely place for a meal. Celebrated last night of being 60 there. Nailed government guidance without being too upfront

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AndrzejK
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, very good quality of ingredients, friendly staff.

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ClaudiaS
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really nice, would return and recommend. Very peaceful and really cute place

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TomG
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved it, beautiful food, the essence of Italy 🇮🇹 was right the way through the resturant, from the decor, the vibe and most importantly the food.

We want to go back.

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DanielleB
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely wonderful.
I was running 20 minutes late due to traffic.
I made the tests aware and they accommodated us a party of 6 with no problem.
The service was outstanding with staff being polite and attentive but still keeping to the government advice with regards to Covid.
Our whole party was really impressed.
My sister ordered the special of the day Beef Ravioli and it was amazing.
Would definitely recommend and return as soon as possible.
A great team and wonderful dining experience.

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MartinG
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Best Italian food in Manchester. Maybe not the fanciest environment but streets ahead of the overpriced footballer’s wives establishments.

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RickM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best authentic Italian in Manchester. Great service and food is always perfect

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JeanL
London
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first meal out after easing of lockdown and we had a fabulous meal. Staff , food, safety measures excellent

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall1Food4Service3Ambience1

The service was good (waitresses) but there was inconsistencies in wearing a mask - the waitresses did, but the manager didn't.
Would have been nice to see more measures in place in the toilets too, as its a bit cramped.

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Chloe
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was perfect and the service was amazing, will be returning again. Thank you

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sallyb
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

1st restaurant booked after lockdown! Beautiful food, lovely staff, great prices, its a must 👍🏼

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just the best italian you’ll ever have outside of Italy (maybe)

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Northernbloke
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was the first time we had visited. Absolutely loved it. The service could not have been better and the food was gorgeous. We will be regular visitors now.

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EllieH
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and nice service! Will definitely go back :)

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LianneM
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

It may not be the fanciest restaurant in Manchester but it has absolutely gorgeous food and lovely staff plus great value for money, recommended!

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AnnaM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Authentic Italian food and friendly service before going to Royal Exchange theatre.

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AndrewW
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Authentic Italian, great fresh food, one of the finest carbonara. Staff a delight.

FAQs

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

Salvi's Cucina is rated 4.7 stars by 586 OpenTable diners.

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