The Lowry is a theatre that I frequently visit for shows and musicals and Italian is one of my favourite cuisines, I wanted to find somewhere in Salford that would cover both needs. And then I found Vero Moderno.
After passing this restaurant nearly every day on my journey to work, I knew I needed to try this place out.
The basis of the restaurant and inspiration for owner Beppe is delivering classic, fresh, real food with a modern twist.
Starting off with a cocktail from Vero’s signature cocktail menu, which are all cert reasonably priced at only £6 each! I chose Cupido which involved ingredients that I never thought was go well together. It was a mix of strawberry, basis and Absolut Vodka, with a gentle touch of sweet balsamic vinegar syrup. Fresh, sweet and very pretty.
For starters, I couldn’t visit an Italian restaurant without sampling their focaccia and mozzarella, so opted for the parma ham, buffalo mozzarella and Italian focaccia bread (£8.95).
This starter is more than enough for two to share, or if you were only looking to eat a small dish, try this one! The mozzarella was so smooth and rich that I think it was the freshest and tastiest mozzarella I’ve ever tried (and I’ve eaten a lot in my 21 years on this earth!)
The parma ham was salty yet had a slight sweet touch it, and the focaccia was crispy on the outside, yet springy and soft on the inside! The simple ingredients all served together creates something really special.
From my main course, I went for a gorgeous pasta dish called Cavatielli con salsiccia italiana e funghi Porcini. Basically, for those non-Italian speakers like myself, it was fresh shell pasta with authentic Italian sausage, cherry tomatoes & Italian Porcini mushrooms. Heaven in a bowl for only £14.25.
The mushrooms were so full of flavour that made the dish better than any other pasta I’ve had before. I will be trying to recreate this dish at home when I get the chance!
Finally, and as everyone knows my favourite course, for dessert I chose the three cannolini shells, filled with lemon cream, chocolate and sweet ricotta. You can not really go wrong with cannolini, but these were so tasty and won’t break the bank, costing only £4.50!
If you are on your way to Salford Quays, or just around the Salford area and looking for somewhere new to try, then head down to Vero Moderno. They will look after you very well. Not only was the food delicious and fresh, the service I received was second to none!
Vero Moderno, Chapel Street, Salford