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Our Story

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{ve-ro} adj.

true, authentic, genuine

{mo-der-no} adj.

modern, contemporary

Over the past decade we have looked on as the North West and Greater Manchester has become crowded with Italian style restaurants, serving very typical dishes such as Bolognese, Carbonara and lasagne. There's nothing wrong with these classics, we love them too. But we wanted to offer a completely new approach to Italian dining, in a modern way, and true to our roots. 


At Vero Moderno, we aim to deliver fresh, incredible food in warm & friendly surroundings at our Chapel Street restaurant in Salford. Since opening our doors in 2016, we have been proud to play our part in the area's growth into a fantastic neighbourhood, welcoming lovers of great food from Manchester and beyond.

We are happy to be described as 'one of the top three modern Italian restaurants in the UK' by the Sunday Times, and to feature in the Waitrose Good Food Guide!

We look forward to welcoming you.

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Food markets in Rome
Where it started

The Vero Moderno story starts in the bustling city of Rome, birthplace of owner Giuseppe Piccoli - affectionately known to friends and guests as Beppe!

With a lifelong passion for fantastic food and service derived from his experience of Rome's incredible eateries as a child, Beppe has worked in the restaurant & bar industry since the age of seventeen - and upon arrival to the UK gained extensive experience in the industry, opening and managing sites for various companies successfully across Manchester.


It's this lifelong experience, and the memories of the fresh produce on offer around Rome's food markets, that led Beppe to take the jump and open his very own restaurant based on the principles of fantastic service, fresh ingredients, and authentic Italian food - with a contemporary twist. 

Chapel Street

Earmarked for a multi-million pound redevelopment project by our friends at Muse Developments, the Chapel Street area of Salford had laid derelict and neglected for a number of years.

Steeped in a rich local history of Marxism, ground-breaking physicians and L.S Lowry, the area's regeneration was an opportunity that couldn't be missed by Beppe, who was living in the area at the time.

Being the first commercial business to open here was no doubt a huge risk that required determination, vision, and belief that the area would in time flourish as a bustling new Salford neighbourhood on the border of the Irwell and Manchester city centre.

That belief paid off - and after a slow and uncertain start, Vero Moderno has gone from strength to strength, attracting increasing curiosity for the concept as the neighbourhood grew to the bustling food and independent business district it is today!

Vero Moderno, Italian restaurant on Chapel Street in Salford, Manchester
Italian restaurant, Vero Moderno, Salford, Manchester
The concept

The concept is simple, and true to the restaurant's name; Vero Moderno means 'true and modern'.

Using the freshest ingredients available to us, the kitchen work as a team to produce exceptional dishes that are based on ideas and influences from regional Italy - taking classic local dishes and giving them a contemporary twist. 


The key is in the detail; from interesting veloutés, reductions and sauces that compliment popular and lesser-known pasta varieties, to fresh fish and steak. Our homemade ravioli changes every month, as do our special starter and main course dishes. There's always something new to try!

Exceptional service is at the core of what we do. You will always be welcomed with warmth, and our knowledgeable staff are ever keen to advise on dishes and potential wine pairings.

Pizza Romana

Our pizzeria proudly produces Roman-style pizza, with a thin but firm base for the fresh toppings and our in-house homemade tomato sauce.

Our dough is proven for a total of 72 hours, which gives it a fantastic elasticity and easily digestible finish. Cooked to perfection in our high-temperature pizza oven to give it that final crisp, we believe our Roman-style pizza offers a unique pizza experience not found elsewhere locally.

We have a sizable selection of pizzas available, including vegan and vegetarian options, and also a 'pizza blanca' section of white pizzas without tomato sauce.

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Restaurant events at Italian restaurant, Vero Moderno, Salford, Manchester

At Vero Moderno we love to keep things moving, keep things interesting and exciting. 

We put on regular events, the main one being our popular 'Taste of Italy' events where we focus on the particular food and wine of Italy's various regions, with a five course meal and paired wines.

Hosted personally by Beppe giving a little background to each course, these are always really fun nights!

We recently put on a vegan night which we also plan to do more of, focusing on the possibilities of vegan Italian cuisine.


Be sure to follow our socials @veromoderno or join our mailing list to keep up to date with future planned events.


Meet the Team

Beppe at Vero Moderno restaurant, Salford


Ciao, I'm Beppe, born and bred in beautiful Rome and proud owner of the restaurant.

Huge AS Roma fan, with a soft spot for Man City - many of whom we call friends here at Vero Moderno.

Captain of my wonderful crew, who help me deliver our core principals of fresh, modern Italian food and exceptional service.

I'm sure you'll appreciate my unique Roman sense of humour!
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Ciao guys!

Originally born in Poland, I was raised in Italy in the beautiful Marche region, where I grew up and developed my love and passion for the Italian cuisine.

This love found it's perfect match at Vero Moderno, where I not only feel at home, but I also feel free to shape this passion into great food!
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An ever-present face of Vero Moderno!

I'm from Salerno, a splendid town on the beautiful Amalfi Coast.

As restaurant manager, I work closely with Beppe to ensure we as a team are the best we can be. Sometimes stressful, but always a pleasure with such an amazing team.

I'm fascinated by Japanese Manga, let me know if you have any suggestions!



Born and bred in the Tuscany hills, I moved to Manchester 10 years ago bringing with me the passion and traditions of my homeland for food and wine. 

At Vero Moderno I'm able to honour this passion given the authenticity of the restaurant, and the people here are like family!
Alberto at Vero Moderno restaurant, Salford


Your resident bartender and cocktail supremo.

My nickname is Vapore - there is a funny story behind it, but I'll just say it was painful!

I'm from Vicenza, and now enjoying life in sunny Manchester. I love working here as the team really are a family, and very professional.

In my spare time I have a deep passion for music, writing, producing and singing - ask me to link you my music!
Gianluca at Vero Moderno restaurant, Salford


The only Neapolitan pizza chef  obliged to make 'Romana' style pizza dough! That said, I'm very proud of the pizzas we produce here in the restaurant, very tasty, a little crunch and fresh toppings that stick beautifully.

Champion of the 72hr proven pizza dough.

Married with a daughter, I love my family - and the Vero Moderno team is my extended family also.

Comedian of the kitchen!

Alam at Vero Moderno restaurant, Salford


I'm originally from Bangladesh, living and working as a chef in Rome for twenty years before coming to Manchester.

I have a passion for great dishes and enjoy the creative freedom here to contribute ideas and flavours from my South Asian roots.

I have a beautiful wife and child who I love dearly. You might be interested to know I often do 'after-hours' curry nights for the team which the Italians secretly enjoy! 
Meet the Team
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