Salvi’s Italian restaurant was honoured at the recent ‘Marchio Ospitalita’ Italiana’ awards that acknowledge the most authentic and best Italian restaurants in the world.  The award recognised the standard of the dishes on Salvi’s menu and the high quality genuine Italian ingredients and recipes used.

To receive the Marchio Ospitalita’ Italiana, restaurants must meet certain criteria that covers:

Identity and Italian Distinctiveness
Gourmet offer
Wine list
Use of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Experience and Competence
PDO and PGI Products

The event took place during the first day of Welcome Italia which was organised by the Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the UK and was dedicated to food lovers who wanted to discover and explore the best of Italian Food and Drinks.

The award ceremony was held in London and Salvi’s was the only Italian restaurant in Manchester to receive the prestigious accolade.  The awards are organised by Unioncamere in collaboration with F.I.P.E. – Federazione Italiana Pubblici Esercizi – and with the support of IS.NA.R.T. – Istituto Nazionale Ricerche Turistiche.  They are designed to celebrate the history, culture, quality and authenticity of Italian Food.

The success comes on the back of the restaurant winning the best food and drink retailer at the Manchester Food and Drink Festival.

Maurizio Cecco, owner of Salvi’s, has been bringing stunning cuisine and produce of Naples and the Campania region to Manchester for over four years. Commenting on the award he said: “It’s a real honour to receive the award and is testament to the high quality, genuine Italian food that we serve every day here at Salvi’s.  We import a large proportion of our ingredients from Italy and pride ourselves on the quality of the produce authenticity of the dishes we serve.  Our menu takes inspiration from my childhood growing up in Naples, and the food my family still eats every day.”

Lucrezia Chiapparino, North West Branch Manager of the Italian Chamber of Commerce said:

“From the time the customer enters into Salvi’s restaurant they begin a true sensory journey to discover the pleasures of Il Bel Paese.

In Salvi’s everything is ITALIAN and we, the Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the UK wanted to recognise the passion with which after so many years of living abroad Maurizio and his team continue to be ambassadors of the culture of Italian cuisine always one of the main distinctive features of the Made in Italy in the world”