Already established in Manchester’s Arndale Centre, Wolf has now opened a new outlet on The Avenue in Spinningfields.
Open from 7am on weekdays, the new branch serves a range of fast Italian street food prepared as you wait.
As well as 11″ stone-baked pizzas (from £5.95), their signature dish is the burrito-like piada – a warm Italian flatbread containing a range of Italian fillings.
Typically found in in the Romagna region in north east Italy, a piada (or piadina) is a thin, Italian flatbread used for sandwiches – typically various meats and cheeses – and served folded.
Wolf offers a twist on this traditional dish, rolling it burrito-style.
You can choose a base of piada, salad or pasta, then add a choice of protein: deli meats, hot and spicy chicken, roasted Mediterranean vegetables, Italian pork, marinated grilled salmon or garlic rosemary steak.
Then there’s a range of sauces, from pomodoro (tomato) and basil or sun-dried tomato pesto to spicy diavolo or creamy Parmesan alfredo. It all starts from around £5.50.
And you can start the day with a visit to the egg station for omelette, scrambled or poached eggs with a range of toppings and fillings – or try the traditional breakfast rolls which start at £2.45.
The Spinningfields branch is the eighth UK site for the expanding restaurant brand.
“Wolf was created out of a passion for Italian food and we wanted to do something genuinely different,” said Wolf’s founder Tim Entwistle, who is originally from Bolton.
“And that’s just what Wolf offers – a great value, over the counter offer bursting with freshly made Italian food.
“Whatever our customers want is created right in front of them – to eat in or take away.”
Wolf Italian Street Food Spinningfields is open from 7am-7pm Monday to Friday and 10am-5pm on Saturday.