The original, much expanded, site of Maurizio Cecco's small family empire began in The Corn Exchange - leading the way for the other food & beverage outlets that subsequently set up shop there.
On the ground floor is the deli selling top class tinned and dry Italian products as well as an abundant refrigerated unit where you can find piles of filled Sicilian cannoli and other pastries, Italian cured meats and salamis and, of course, fresh mozzarella. One of the things that makes this independent Italian so successful is the canny sourcing of ingredients - notably the buffalo mozzarella and burrata Maurizio imports from his native Naples.
A staircase at the back of the deli will lead you into the basement restaurant where you'll discover the kind of pizza, pasta, salads and street food you would find on a trip to Naples.
The strong flavours of the Mezzorgiorne (olives, capers, tomatoes) are a constant, particularly suited to the fish dishes and matched by a fine Italian (naturally) wine list. You can discover more about the wine selection by booking into the 'secret' eight-cover wine room at the back with hundreds of bottles lining the walls.
You'll also find Salvi's Cucina restaurant and the more suited to take out Rosticceria, both on John Dalton Street.
In 2020, Salvi's opened their latest restaurant High Street in Manchester's Northern Quarter.