Salvi's Northern Quarter

4.5
191 Reviews
£26 to £40
Italian
Salvi's NQ is an independent, family run restaurant serving authentic Neapolitan food in the heart of Manchester City Centre.

Offers

  • 40% off all food every Sunday-Thursday!

    Jan 9 - Jan 31, 2022

    Wanting to enjoy a restaurant cooked meal to try and diminish those January blues but left yourself skint after all your Christmas and New Years spending? Then please enjoy an extra 40% off all food every single week from Sunday-Thursday in January on us! Bellissimo! T&C's: Max group of 6 people Food only Only available Sunday-Thursday

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 191 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Love the Limoncello spritz! I’ve not had one since a visit to Sorrento a few years ago! 🇮🇹

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HelenM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious aranchini starter and fillet steak, mixed seafood mains. Large portion size.

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Emily
Manchester
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was delicious and well presented. Ambience was great - not too many tables and not too noisy. Service was fine, not bad but not exceptional.

"Optional" (but already added to the bill) service charge added for a small table which I dislike, as I prefer to tip cash for above average service. No mention of this on website or menu.

I dislike the move towards American tipping culture. Please pay your staff well enough to not rely on automatically adding service charge to the bill.

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Denzil
Manchester
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Limited choice on the menu for my liking and the meal I did order prawn resotto only had two prawns.

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julesM
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic services, very helpful all round ! Great food, fresh cooked to order, Garlic Tomatoe Octopus ! So delicious and mains sea food pizza, no scrimping on portions. Fantastic experience. Great food and service !! Well done

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Anon
Manchester
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall3food2service1ambience2

Food was alright, not a fan of the service and servers on the evening. Came off as rude and standoff-ish
Didn't guide us to the table
Giving us side eye when we couldn't hear, serve was mumbling
Reaching across the table for bottle of vinegar without asking or any warning. Just went straight for it
Hand written service charge which seems suspicious... Didn't tell us that card machine was 'broken:' and had no WiFi. Saw them use it with another table prior. But only accepted cash and didn't mention when we were seated - gave us a dirty look when we paid and left as if saying did you even pay? Also service was extremely slow

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StephenD
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great Italian food that never lets down, even after a long journey to get there. Tables are quite close together and it was busy and loud in our arrival but more than made up with by the food.

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Edelhei
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a lovely experience, nice service and delicious food :)

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LaurenM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food came cold, service was slow even though it was empty.

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AdyG
Manchester
8 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food x

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vipIanM
London
26 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Very authentic Italian restaurant. The service was excellent, the food was good and house wine was very good for the price. Unfortunately, because the floors are tiled and ceiling high, it was very loud and difficult to hear what our friends were saying across the table. I like the ambience of a busy restaurant but some noise dampening would really help at this establishment.

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PMac
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal at Salvis, always quality, delicious food. Great staff!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was delicious and the ambiance was very nice. The restaurant was a little busy, which I think had a knock in effect to the service being rather slow.

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Belle1
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place me and my family come here everytime we want an Italian chefs are Italian and also the waiters so you no your getting the proper food (as we are half Italian) so we no what good food is amazing everytime, Nonna missed the manager loved the chat with him last time we came in thankyou!!!

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DamianP
Cheshire
5 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Italian food I’ve had outside Italy. Wide ranging menu to cater for the family and incredible fresh ingredients. Thank you!

JB
JobB
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience3

Definitely going back the food was off great quality.

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GaryH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely little restaurant. Great food and excellent service.

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MiriamR
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service. Nothing too much trouble. Offered a choice of table. Mum loved that they remembered us from our first visit in October. Highly recommend a visit!

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Hannw
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an absolutely fantastic evening at Salvi’s. The food was remarkable, very authentic home cooked Italian. The restaurant has a really nice atmosphere and the prices were great. We’ll definitely come back again!

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StephenB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We really enjoyed our lunch. The pizzas are outstanding and the service was very friendly! We will definitely go back next time we are in Manchester.

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RichardB
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First visit to Salvis NQ. Good food, polite staff, nice environment. I would go again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely casual Italian restaurant in the city center! Food was delicious. We had the burrata and calamari for appetizers and the shrimp and asparagus risotto, as well as the pizza as entrees. All the dishes were great!! The restaurant was busy and the 2 waitresses could have had more help. Overall , would def recommend this restaurant for a lively night out !

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stevew
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food and staff where excellent, even house wines were really good. Only problem was sitting at the bottom table, the windows are not double glazed so it was a little cold on your back, so uncomfortable. Toilets need checking more frequently especially as there is only one shared toilet. Felt it let down the whole experience.
For me the lighting was way too bright which made the place feel more like a cafe than a resturaunt. Hasn't got the same cosy feel as John Dalton St. Although the food was good.....doubt I'd go again.

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GILLIANK
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything was perfect apart from the restaurant was a little cold inside

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NicholasO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

A great little place that oozed authentic Italian atmosphere. So much so that when people on the next table said something in English my initial reaction was surprise. Great food and generous portions. I would definitely go again and try some of the different menu options

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Grublover
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good Italian restaurant with plenty of choice on the menu. Our first time to eat in Salvi's and it seems a popular place.

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anon
Dorset
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, the drinks including cocktails and wine were great. The service team were welcoming and lovely. A brilliant restaurant, will definitely go back.

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bibini
London
6 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Extremely generous and tasty portions but the space wasn’t quite warm enough on such a cold day.

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PaulM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, great portion sizes & the staff were very friendly and helpful. Will definitely revisit when we are next in Manchester.

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MrsH
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We had bruschetta to start and felt it lacked flavour. We both had pasta dishes for the main course and they were nice and tasty. The wine was probably the most enjoyable part of the meal, a white Pinot Grigio that was delicious. The staff were friendly and efficient. We sat at a table near the bar and it was absolutely freezing. It was so cold that all the staff were wearing fleece jackets. Would go again but only on a warm day!

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Sharon
Manchester
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Service was slow and the room was draughty a bit nippy but the food was nice although the Bruchetta lacked garlic and Basil

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Very chaotic. Had to ask to move tables as bitterly cold were they seated us. Food took over an hour to arrive. Then we were told they needed our table. Very small portions for the price. Ravioli was luke warm. Service charge added without authorisation. Waiting for the loo, which is next to the kitchen I observed a gentleman take rubbish out then on his return without washing his hands began filling up what looked like herb and spice containers.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing experience! Garlic pizza bread with cheese was huge and delicious. Ragu arancini to die for. Pasta was incredible, huge portion sizes too 😍 Service was good & nice cozy atmosphere. Authentic italian feel. Will definitely return!

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JoanneB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was lovely I had the Ragu pasta, the portion was massive. The wine that was recommended was really nice too and the service was spot on. Would definitely go back, we went in the day for lunch, would like to go back on the evening for the ambiance. Would definitely recommend.

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Kris
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Fantastic food. Simple but very well prepared. My go-to Italian in Manchester.
Bit echoey because there are so many hard surfaces, so conversation can be a little awkward. Gets better the more people there are.

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SteveH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Food was fine with a good choice however the service was poor perhaps it covid !!

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MikeW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Delightful food
Engaging staff
More like a cafe than restaurant
Will go back

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Jabs
Manchester
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wasn't too busy in the restaurant. Service was good. Food was delicious. Looking forward to going back soon.

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mrsb
London
6 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Excellent service, varied menu, rather loud so my party of 4 could not hear each other, menu doesn’t describe fully the accompaniments so we ended up with too much potatoes, portion sizes good, overall good but not great

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TonyL
Cheshire
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice authentic food in a relaxed environment. Friendly staff and reasonably priced. The only thing that lets the venue down is that it only has one toilet. People queuing near the kitchen to pay a visit.

FAQs

Salvi's Northern Quarter is rated 4.5 stars by 191 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.