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2 Waterside Plaza, Sale M33 7BS, England
+44 161 962 6666
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good25%
  • Average20%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“duck pizza” (5 reviews)
“dough balls” (3 reviews)
“prawns” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
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2 Waterside Plaza, Sale M33 7BS, England
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Reviews (271)
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A great place to go for that special meal.Bright and roomy with a menu that has old school italian classics with a modern twist.

Thank wozza40
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visit Vao with the 50% voucher. We have not been for a while as our last visit was disappointing however we thought we would give it another go.Pizza was under cooked, the wrong garlic bread was delivered to the table and we had to ask...More

1  Thank helenr972016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Never been here before but definitely going back.. Had a family get together and decided on this restaurant,lovely set up and nice menu. Just fancied a beer and homemade burger and got everything asked.. Only moan thought beer was too expensive £11 for 2 lagers...More

Thank City4evr
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Great location, very roomy, good selection of background music (not the usual muzac) and nice food. Service was efficient and prompt. For a Saturday lunchtime with stacks of passing trade, I was amazed it was nearly empty. This is possibly because of the very high...More

Thank cleverclogscomputers
Reviewed 5 October 2017

This reataurant is next door to the Waterside theatre in Sale Manchester . It is a large Italian style with an open plan modern structure and ambiance . A shared meat platter of pork based delicacies was rapidly devoured followed by a freshly cooked tuna...More

Thank Jon S
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Vao has always been a favourite with our family for a weekend treat. We went on Saturday and it had a 50% off food offer. However, the pizza were not up to their usual standard, the pizza dough seemed very pale and under cooked. The...More

1  Thank Rusty2damax
Reviewed 2 September 2017

We decided to try here as they were offering a 50% discount, so worth trying. So glad, if we'd paid full price, would've been even more disappointed. Seated, with menus, drinks order placed and delivered. Then waited about 15 minutes before our food order taken....More

Thank MC71113
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Went with a small group for a meal. We were all disappointed in the quality of the food. I had the baked aubergine which was a small portion, tasteless and lacking cheese. Had the sticky toffee pudding, which had a dense consistency. I did wonder...More

Thank Barbara D
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Took son and grandchildren here for a meal but was very disappointed to say the least . The plates were cold so the meal was very cool ... my husbands pizza was more tomato than anything else and one of the grandsons asked for garlic...More

Thank Lesley S
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

I have visited Vao with friends but more often for a nice pizza tea. Regular offers make it good value and new additions to their menu have been a great improvement. Good bar area with cocktail menu.

Thank JHP_13
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Waterside Plaza, Sale M33 7BS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Sale
  • Phone Number: +44 161 962 6666
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VAO is a stylish a la carte restaurant in Sale delivering high standards of classic and seasonal dishes, coupled with attentive service in desirable, contemporary surroundings with affordable customer value in mind. Indoor and both covered and uncovered 'al-fresco' dining are available at our bustling waterside location.
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