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Pasta Di Piazza Birmingham | Review

September 18, 2017

Nestled away from the hustle and bustle of the city is Pasta Di Piazza. The restaurant is situated in St Paul’s Square, a short walk from Snow Hill station.

Pasta Di Piazza pride themselves on using fresh ingredients and cooking all their food to family recipes. After checking out the menu ahead of my visit (and still being unable to decide what I wanted) I was quite excited to be heading down to check out their menu.

Pasta di Piazza Birmingham Review - Calamari

Pasta di Piazza Birmingham Review - Crespelle

Starters

We did actually start with a couple of Aperol Spritz’ but the lighting was being annoying (who ever thought it could be too sunny?!) I didn’t capture them well. On this warm evening they were rather welcome and finished quite quickly! For starters I chose the Calamari Fritti (£7.25). It’s always a fear that the squid rings will be chewy but these weren’t. Delicate and lightly spiced, they were really quite delicious.

My dinner date for the evening picked a new dish to both of us Crespelle (£6.95). These are home made pancakes filled with rich ricotta cheese and spinach. Which are then baked in the oven with tomato sauce topped with a creamy parmesan sauce. I got to try a bit of this and it was down right delicious! A dish I’d never seen before, but one I would happily pick again. My dinner date was equally happy here.

Pasta di Piazza Birmingham Review - Involtino Pollo

Pasta di Piazza Birmingham Review - Side

Pasta di Piazza Birmingham Review - Casarecce al Salmone

Mains

Next up my main, the Involtino Pollo (£15.95). This is chicken filled with ham and provolone cheese with a breaded herby cheese crust. It was topped with an incredible cheese sauce, which I really enjoyed. With it I got some cooked vegetables, including sauted potato. Given that the chicken was very rich, this was actually a really good accompaniment.

My dinner date went with the Casarecce al Salmone (£11.19). This was a wonderful pasta dish of smoked salmon, mascarpone and homemade pesto. I got to try a bit and it was seriously tasty. If you want a comforting pasta dish, then this is the one. 

Pasta di Piazza Birmingham Review - Tiramisu

Pasta di Piazza Birmingham Review - Gelato

Dessert

As it was a toasty warm day we had to both go with dessert. I picked Tiramisu (£6.50). Unlike some tiramisu’s, this was wonderfully boozy and more-ish. The slice was huge, but I probably could’ve had more! My dinner date went with the Gelato (£5.50). She picked three Italian ice creams; vanilla, strawberry and pistachio. I got to sample these as well, the gelato was wonderfully creamy and perfect for the hot weather!

Overall

The food at Pasta Di Piazza was fantastic, we couldn’t fault our choices. You could tell a lot of care goes into these authentic dishes. The service was also tip top, nothing was too much and the server was able to help us with our menu choices (we were very indecisive). They were very knowledgeable about all aspects of the menu from wine to the cheese used in the sauces! Good service adds to good food.

Have you been to Pasta Di Piazza? What would you choose? Let me know in the comments,

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P.S. Dinner was on the house in return for an honest review. As ever all words, photos and opinions are my own.

P.P.S. Pasta Di Piazza is located at 11 Brook St, Birmingham B3 1SA.

12 Comments

  • Reply Nayna Kanabar September 19, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    I love Italian food especially when it’s cooked the authentic Italian way. All these dishes look delicious and really well presented. It looks like a great place to visit for dinner.

  • Reply Laura September 19, 2017 at 10:34 am

    Oh wow all this food looks absolutely fantastic – what a wonderful place to have a nice meal or date night.

    Laura x

  • Reply Emmalene September 18, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    I think we were really unlucky with Pasta di Piazza; I went for my birthday last year and while the food was fantastic we found the service to be terrible. They focused on the larger groups, left us sitting for half an hour without even offering to take a drinks order and it was another half an hour before they came back to take a food order. We would have got up and left had it not been a Saturday night and we were starving… Everyone seems to rave about the service so I think we must have caught them on a particularly bad night…

    • Reply MissPond September 18, 2017 at 10:01 pm

      This is such a shame. They were slow with the bill but the restaurant was pretty much empty when we were there, so no issues. It was a Wednesday evening and probably the hottest day this summer! Will have to go back at a busier time and see if it’s the same. Hopefully they’ve learnt through previous feedback though…

  • Reply Laura September 18, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    Ooh all the food looks so amazing! Especially that pasta – just looking at it is making me so hungry haha! I’m really craving some Italian food & aperol spritzes right now.. xx

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

    • Reply MissPond September 18, 2017 at 10:02 pm

      I love a good Aperol Spritz! We had pasta this evening, I do love Italian food 🙂

  • Reply Lacey September 18, 2017 at 9:59 am

    Oh wow, that crespelli looks amaaaazing! I’ll have to attempt a vegan version at home now I have seen that!!!

    • Reply MissPond September 18, 2017 at 10:04 pm

      It really was incredible. I’m sure a vegan version would be easy to make 🙂

  • Reply Madeline Ralph September 18, 2017 at 9:04 am

    I love finding a good authentic Italian place. Aperol Spritz are a must and I would definitely struggle to decide between gelato and tiramsu for dessert- both the photos look fab!!

    • Reply MissPond September 18, 2017 at 10:05 pm

      Me too! Much better than chains! Glad you like my photos – I can definitely recommend both of the desserts 🙂

  • Reply Eve September 18, 2017 at 8:01 am

    I love calamari but it’s always a toss-up between over-chewy salty mess and the perfect texture- I’ve only liked the ones in Carluccios and Busaba so far. I might make a stop when I’m in Birmingham later this year x

    • Reply MissPond September 18, 2017 at 10:08 pm

      I’m really not a fan of Carluccio’s but definitely agree about Busaba. I find independents tend to get it better than chains though, this calamari was delicious 🙂

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