Salvo’s, Leeds’ longest running family-run restaurant and a personal favourite, has announced a £250,000 refurbishment this month. The investment will refresh the popular Headingley Italian first opened by Salvatore Dammone in 1976.

The award-winning eatery now run by Mr Dammone’s sons John and Gip, will close on 21st February for 9 days. The biggest refurbishment in the venue’s history will include a new walnut interior and intimate lighting and the vibrant open kitchen will be home to a new Italian coal fired pizza oven.  Looking forward to trying those pizza!


The investment, which comes as the family celebrates the restaurant’s 40th anniversary, also includes a contemporary bar area serving a wide range of craft beers, great Italian wines and classic cocktails where guests will be welcome to relax before their meal or just for a drink and a bite from the new bar menu.

Known as one of the most innovative Italian restaurants in the Yorkshire region, Salvo’s serve contemporary Italian food in an informal atmosphere, a simple formula which has kept thousands of customers coming back for more. The restaurant has been the only one listed consistently in The Good Food Guide since 1985 and holds an AA Rosette amongst a collection of national accolades.

“When my father opened Salvo’s in 1976 he had a vision of bringing a piece of his beloved Italy to Leeds,” said John Dammone. “Five decades later, we’re proud to be committed to upholding our family’s ethos of serving authentic southern Italian food.”

Gip added: “In order to create something lasting we know that you must adapt and grow and our investment is testament to our belief in providing the best possible experience for our guests, old and new. We’re excited to be firing up our new pizza oven for the first time and welcoming all our friends to the newly refurbished Salvos on 3rd March.”

Salvo’s restaurant will be closed from 21st February until 2nd March but the neighbouring Salumeria will be open as a café and delicatessen offering daily pasta dishes and other specials as well as artisan Italian ingredients and fresh produce as normal.

Bookings are now being taken for 3rd March onwards. Call 0113 2755017 or book online

About cwildman

Local Food Evangelist, 5th Generation Butcher based in the Yorkshire Dales, England. Town End Farm Shop, Artisan Butchery & Charcuterie, Home of The Yorkshire Chorizo.
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