Pasta Di Piazza at Brook Street Birmingham has extended its available seating and is now double in size. The brand new upstairs dining area is a lovely addition. Gold and I were invited to dine here to experience the new space and it was a super night.
This pretty Victorian red brick building in the Jewellery quarter is a family run business that is friendly, cosy, rustic and charming in equal measures.
The food is so good, it was lovely to have whitebait as an option for my starter but oh my it was a big portion, I decided to leave half my starter as I knew I would be too full to enjoy my main otherwise but I still struggled with two courses.The calves liver and mash potato main was lovely, perfectly tender liver in a beautifully tasty gravy. Safe to say the portions are most definitely ‘mansized’ I can’t imagine many people leave Pasta Di piazza still feeling hungry. Now I realise liver is not to everyone’s taste, and the good old traditional Italian menu items still feature. Pizza, risotto and spaghetti are all there, alongside veal, shellfish, steaks and salads.
Gold chose the crab and avacado salad starter, probably a better option as it was much lighter, but she certainly didn’t go hungry. Her linguini with mussels was another generous portion.
Linguini with seafood
The new upstairs space is a lovely airy, open plan area which benefits from huge old windows, bare bricks and even a bit of stained glass in the back windows. It’s pretty and a great option for a date night, although don’t wear a tight fitted dress, portion sizes are gut busting!With some really nice wine from the well stocked bar to wash down our meal, our visit to Pasta Di piazza was certainly a calorific night, but we both really enjoyed the food and the lovely warm atmosphere here.