Salvi’s opens a new Italian food center with restaurant, bar, delicatessen and sunny terrace
Over a decade ago, Maurizio Cecco and his wife Claire spotted a gap in the English market for authentic, high-quality Italian produce and opened their grocery store Salvi’s in the Corn Exchange and a restaurant in the Northern Quarter.
Now they have opened a brand new center for eclectic Italian cuisine in the city, offering a restaurant with private dining room, as well as a Sorrento-style bar with a heated terrace sheltered from the weather offering indoor and outdoor seating outdoors all year round.
There are also fully stocked deli shelves with DOP stamped and verified products for purchase, as well as display space.
Housed in a 3,000 square foot unit within the luxury Deansgate Square development, the latest opening features a menu of Much-loved authentic Neapolitan cuisine with recipes passed down from generation to generation.
Diners can expect Nonna Teresa Pasta with Pistachio Pesto and Pancetta, and Polipo ‘Nduja Pasta with Octopus and Spicy Sausage, as well as brand new Melanzane Pesto Pasta, combining sizzling eggplant and aromatic pesto.
Also on the menu are Pasta al Piennolo, with piennolo tomatoes grown in Naples, and Linguine al Aragosta – lobster linguini in a tangy tomato sauce.
Main courses include the tender rib eye steak Costata di Manzo Piemontese, along with the latest additions of grilled tuna steak with Sorrento lemons, Tonno Amalfi, and sea bass with cherry tomatoes in a white wine sauce, Branzino Sorrento.
Pizza lovers will also be spoiled with a variety of Neapolitan-style handmade offerings, including the recently added Vegan Vegano.
The range also includes classics like Margherita and the Naples specialty, Calzone Fritto, a street pizza with San Marzano tomatoes, DOP mozzarella, ricotta and parmesan cheese.
As well as serving a selection of Italian beers, the bar also offers wines straight from Italy, as well as light, summery Limoncello Spritz and Aperol Spritz.
The food center also offers a Neapolitan-style quick lunch with daily offerings of freshly made panini and delicious cannoli treats.
The Amalfi Room, meanwhile, is the first private dining room of its kind in the city and promises unforgettable VIP experiences, while also hosting owner Maurizio Cecco’s famous pasta courses later in the year – so watch this space.
“We have worked so hard to bring Salvi’s Deansgate to life and we are absolutely thrilled to finally be able to share the simply stunning place we have created!” Maurizio said.
“Like many other businesses, we have faced many challenges during the pandemic, but we are proud to say that we are still strong and growing.
“We’ve taken the best features of each of our locations and created the new Salvi’s brand for anyone who is as passionate about real Italian food as we are.
“Manchester has been our home for years, and we are committed to ‘returning’ the love we receive!”.