SquareMeal Review of
Salvi's Mozzarella Bar
A ground-floor deli displays colourful Italian produce – hams, salami, cheeses – drawing in customers to the newly renovated Salvi’s in the Corn Exchange. In the basement, the intimate, inviting restaurant includes a handsome bottle-lined private dining space at the rear. Cheeseboards contain exquisite DOP specimens imported weekly from Italy: snowy-white, deliciously mild mozzarella di bufala; creamy, buttery-soft burrata; and a smoked provola with terrific depth of flavour. Mains are equally appetising: homemade pasta con salsiccia with rich pork sausage and a sweet, slow-cooked tomato sauce; and tonno alla paesana (perfectly cooked fresh tuna steak with tomatoes, sharp capers and salty olives). Dishes are big, rustic and hearty, and owner Maurizio Cecco lets the quality of the well-sourced ingredients shine. Alfresco seating on Exchange Square, and an aperitivo bar, mean you can either pop by for antipasti and a glass of Prosecco, or settle in to the restaurant for a three-courser.
Weekday Lunch Offer: 2 Courses £12.95 per person
Starter: Salvi's Sharing Platter
Main: Any Pizza or Pasta
Plus, add a glass of prosecco for £2
Maximum of 20 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.