Salvi’s has unveiled its brand new site in Manchester as the family-run brand marks its 10th anniversary in the city.
The beloved Italian restaurant has now taken over a modern unit in the Deansgate Square development, which they’ve turned into an Italian food hub.
The new Salvi’s site features a weather-proof terrace, a private dining room, a deli, a bar, a restaurant, and an exhibition space.
This smart new location is a bit of a departure – though a beautiful one – from Salvi’s original home, a cosy space beneath the Corn Exchange.
Here you’ll find glossy tiles, natural wood, and brushed concrete instead of mismatched chairs, rustic tiles and olive trees.
Their Deansgate Square food hub spans 3,000 sq ft at the foot of one of the city’s new skyscrapers.
The family-run business wants to bring a taste of southern Italy to the southern end of Deansgate, through its sun-soaked terrace and Sorrento-style bar, and its menu of authentic Neapolitan food.
Recipes that have been passed down through generations include Pasta Nonna Teresa (with pistachio pesto and pancetta) and octopus and spicy sausage Pasta Polipo ‘Nduja, along with brand new Pasta Pesto Melanzane, combining sizzling aubergine and aromatic pesto.
Diners will also find dishes like lobster linguine, pasta al piennolo, ribeye steak, grilled tuna steak, and sea bass with cherry tomatoes.
There are handmade Neapolitan-style pizzas, too, such as classic margheritas and Naples-specialty calzone fritto.
Salvi’s at Deansgate Square will serve Limoncello Spritz alongside the crowd-favourite Aperol Spritz, alongside Italian beers and wines.
Private dining space The Amalfi Room will host VIP experiences, including owner Maurizio Cecco’s famous pasta classes.
Salvi’s was first launched by Maurizio and his wife Claire, who spotted a gap in the English market for authentic, high quality, Italian produce and opened their deli in the Corn Exchange and a restaurant in the Northern Quarter.
Managing director Maurizio said: “We worked so hard to bring Salvi’s Deansgate to life and we’re absolutely ecstatic to finally be able to share the simply stunning venue that we have created!
“Like many other businesses, we faced a lot of challenges during the pandemic, but we are proud to say we are still standing strong and growing.
“We took the best features of each of our venues and crafted the new Salvi’s brand for everyone as passionate about real Italian food as us. Manchester has been our home for years, and we’re dedicated to ‘serve’ back the love we receive!”
The new brand has been designed by Manchester’s Instruct studio, drawing inspiration from Italian street signage and mid-century Italian food packaging.
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