Salvi's Mozzarella Bar


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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.

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Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Cosy, Fun, Lively
Food Occasions
All day dining
Special Features
Vegetarian options
Birthdays, Celebrations


Salvi’s Mozzarella Bar and Restaurant is a traditional Italian deli and eatery located in Manchester’s historic and striking Corn Exchange building. It is open Sunday and Monday from 10am to 11pm. In the deli you will find a selection of meats, cheeses and pastries, plus pasta, sauces and Italian desserts. There is also a selection of fruit and veg.

The decor is simple and inviting, with pretty wooden chairs and tables dotted around the main serving area. Dishes have a generous and authentic appeal, they are bright, vibrant and freshly made.

You will find plenty of pasta dishes on the menu at Salvi’s, such as their beloved Pasta Nonna Teresa, a dish served with pistachio pesto and pancetta, plus plenty of classic favourites such as spaghetti carbonara, seafood risotto and pasta primavera.

There is a good selection of pizza available which can be served to share, plus a selection of delicious sounding topped breads, ciabatta and focaccia which make great sharing starters. You will also find other tempting starters such as fresh figs and parma ham, and juicy tomatoes simply served with olives and Italian mozzarella.

Desserts vary depending on fresh ingredients and produce, look out for the pistachio tiramisu or the torta al limone served with fresh cream.

All produce and ingredients at Salvi’s Mozzarella Bar are imported from Italy, each dish has been thoughtfully made and sourced to ensure the best flavour and quality.

If you’re looking for drinks and light bites you will find a good selection of small plates, wines and cocktails. Look out for their seasonal dishes and special recipes, such as their mint chocolate Aero cocktail made with vodka and Malibu, or their fresh summer Granitas.

The restaurant also has its very own beer – Birra Salvi’s, which is available at their Mozzarella bar and their Northern Quarter restaurant.


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Unit 22b The Corn Exchange, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M4 3TR

0161 222 8021 0161 222 8021


Opening Times

All day
Mon 12:00-23:00
Tue 12:00-23:00
Wed 12:00-23:00
Thu 12:00-23:00
Fri 12:00-23:00
Sat 12:00-23:00
Sun 12:00-22:00


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Mary E

25 September 2023   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
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