• Salvi’s to open new Italian food hub, restaurant, deli and bar at Deansgate Square

Salvi’s to open new Italian food hub, restaurant, deli and bar at Deansgate Square

20 September 2021 by Deanna Thomas

The owner of popular Italian restaurant Salvi’s has announced they are to open a new eclectic Italian food hub within luxury development, Deansgate Square, this winter. Salvi’s is planning to bring an authentic slice of southern Italy to the southern end of Deansgate.

The new 3,000 sq ft unit within the flagship scheme will incorporate a restaurant, bar, deli and exhibition space. A weather protected and heated terrace will provide all year-round outdoor and indoor dining.

2021 marks 10 years since Maurizio Cecco and his wife Claire spotted a gap in the market for authentic, high quality Italian produce and opened their deli in Manchester’s Corn Exchange which has a mozzarella bar and restaurant downstairs. In 2020, Salvi’s opened Salvi’s NQ on High Street in the Northern Quarter.

The Italian food hub at Deansgate Square will draw upon generations of culinary knowledge as it takes inspiration from each of its existing sites, as well as Naples, where owner Maurizio Cecco is from. Many dishes will be based on original family recipes created by his mother, Nonna Teresa, that have helped make the well-loved restaurant group a Manchester institution.

Designed in collaboration with AXI Studio, the space will create a ‘third place’ for residents and guests who will be welcomed with Salvi’s now famous Italian-Mancunian warmth. Salvi’s will also reveal a whole new look and feel as it launches its newest venue.


The menu at Salvi’s Deansgate Square will offer up a variety of cuisine, including gelato, pizza, pasta and cicchetti, alongside Italian wines, beers and spritzers. A deli will offer takeaway ‘sfizio’, a special little treat, along with authentic, high quality Italian produce to take home.

The dining area will feature an outdoor private dining room - the first of its kind in the city - which will be available to book for events, private dinners and Maurizio’s ever-popular pasta making classes.

“Manchester is our home and we’re always looking for new potential sites so this seemed too good to miss,” says Maurizio Cecco. “Deansgate Square gives us the opportunity to bring together all the best aspects of Salvi’s, plus we can now roll out some new ideas that we’re really excited about.”

The announcement follows the successful openings of Atomeca (read more HERE) and General Stores (read more HERE) at Deansgate Square.

Comprising 1,508 spacious apartments across four enormous towers, Deansgate Square delivers another level of city centre living to Manchester. In 2020, it launched ‘The Club’, the first of its kind for a residential development in the UK, where residents are able to enjoy their own private pool, spa, gym and fitness studios and sports hall - with The Gallery business and lounge spaces now open to residents too.

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