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.
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.
ome 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.
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.
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.
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!
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,
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.