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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” (4 reviews)
“prawns” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2 Waterside Plaza, Sale M33 7BS, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had such a lovely evening last night at VAO! My first time, although our family go there all the time and what a great evening we all had. Food was excellent and superb quality. The staff were amazing! So helpful & friendly and made our...More

Thank Suzanne B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Really hot evening but place was cool enough. Food was good for the price but service was not the fastest it could have been.

Thank Kenmac2256
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Having previous poor experience when this restaurant was Oca we decided to give it another try and went for my husband and sons birthdays. It was a Tuesday night and not very busy. We were greeted by a lovely waitress who announced most of menu...More

Thank Cwestxx
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at 6.30pm and left at 8.20pm having not been fed. The restaurant was not busy at all, finally after waiting for such a long time my family and I left. The staff were exceptionally pleasant, however.

1  Thank David B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Vao is a nice little canal-side restaurant offering delicious (and quirky) pizzas for fair prices. We were fortunate to visit on a glorious Friday evening and were seated immediately and enjoyed a Hoisin Duck Pizza with a couple of beers and got change out of...More

Thank Phil_Clamp
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Great visit today. Super waiter Max looked after us, dashing back and forth to keep us all fed, watered and content. Fully recommend for family celebrations. Visit when you can.

Thank Shane
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Visited here with friends and family including 2 babies. The staff were very helpful, providing water to heat babies food. Food was nice but the lasagna portion was on the small side, though the pizzas looked a good size and my pasta was plenty big...More

Thank Louise E
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Roasted red pepper ,and the sweet .Apple sultana rum crumble delicious I belong to a social group .that has just started up in Sale and they meet there regularly ..what an excellent place they have chosen ,I really enjoyed the meal ,the staff were very...More

Thank anne pan
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Booked a table at 3pm on a bank holiday Sunday, the food was served really quickly and tasted nice. However, we felt so rushed during our time even though the restaurant was completely dead. All of our plates were collected even though we were never...More

Thank alixberry2
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

We went on the 50% off deal Glad didn't pay full price - some of the menu choices didn't work Overpriced at full price Food arrived lukewarm Staff were arguing with another table over an incorrect bill not a great experience

Thank Angela G
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Romantic, 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
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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