Great news for those who lamented the loss of Lupo Caffe Italiano from Chapel Street, Salford, after their landlord served them notice on their original site. Owner, Nico Pasquali, bounced back on the banks of the River Irwell in a radically transformed Nineties office block within easy reach of MediaCIty. They still serve arguably the best coffee in town using selected Arabica beans which they hand-roast in 9kg batches using a manual Petronicini machine.
They also make a range of Italian cakes and are famous for their creamy tiramisu.
This daytime cafe (closed Sundays) cooks simple but homely dishes on the premises that might include lasagne, pasta and pizza.
Over lockdown, Lupo Caffe Italiano traded from a unit near Prestwich, north Manchester (Unit 65 Mountheath trading estate, M25 9WE) which has a shop selling Italian dry and deli goods, and a restaurant (open Thurs-Sun) for coffee and Italian pastries as well as Roman dishes like lasagna and parmigiana. It's licensed so you can also enjoy an excellent negroni or an Aperol spritz.