Cucina Rustica in Birmingham, nestled within the Jewellery Quarter, is flying the flag for authentic Italian cuisine made from the heart. This gourmet Italian restaurant is located on Ludgate Hill right on St Paul’s Square, the last remaining Georgian square in the city. Its location in such a stunning region only adds to the restaurant’s appeal as a perfect date spot, and the charming patio offers a sunny place to sit outside and while away summer hours with fine wine and great Italian food. Recommended dishes include the classic spaghetti carbonara, rigatoni vegetariana (vegetarian pasta in a creamy pecorino cheese sauce) and Cucina Rustica Restaurant’s vitello al porcini (pan-fried veal, porcini and oyster mushrooms in a cream sauce). Owing to Cucina Rustica Birmingham’s popularity, booking ahead is highly recommended.
Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter is brimming with a rich and vibrant culture, so it comes as no surprise that Cucina Rustica Restaurant has found its home there. Specialising in Italian cuisine, this cosy restaurant boasts all your favourites, alongside signature specials that will have your taste buds dancing. To begin, we recommend ordering Cucina Rustica Restaurant’s antipasto misto loaded with parma ham, salami, mortadella, rocket, cheese and olives; capesante king scallops cooked with parmesan, garlic butter and parsley and crispy squid served with chilli mayo and fresh lemon.
Then, get your stomach ready for a main to remember at Cucina Rustica Birmingham. Pasta fans should keep an eye out for the linguine with crab meat, sun-blushed tomatoes, garlic, chilli and tomato or the slow-cooked beef Bolognese with pappardelle pasta, while meat lovers shouldn’t miss the cosciotto d'agnello which consists of a succulent lamb shank cooked in a rosemary, tomato and red wine sauce and served with mashed potatoes. With plenty more besides including the much-loved Romana pizza topped with pecorino, mozzarella, rocket and mixed veggies, booking a table at Cucina Rustica Restaurant in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter is simply a must. You’ll find it on Ludgate Hill on St Paul’s Square. Buon Appetito!
GREAT STAFF GREAT FOOD GREAT VALUE , ABSOLUTELY NEVER FAILS , REALLY REALLY GOOD , FOOD WAS SO TASTY AND A VERY GOOD CHOICE OF WINES
Food very good quality and presented well and service very good no bad points at all, would recommend. Nice atmosphere busy without being too much.
Very good quality authentic Italian food with a warm classy atmosphere. I've been here a few times and it's reasonably priced for what your getting, and the rose is a nice touch.
My husband & I throughly enjoyed our meal, the food was excellent. I chose the rack of lamb as my main and there were three good size pieces of lamb and my husband chose pasta and spicy sausage which he said was certainly spicy but he enjoyed it a lot
Great drinks selection, Excellent food, kida catered for with high chairs etc. service with a smile would have been appreciated though as our waitress seemed to be very short of time, when taking orders, a member of our party was missed off altogether.
Great atmosphere attentive staff fab food worth paying that bit extra. Portion size is always generous the only change I noticed was the removal of the crab linguine and scallops on parsnip purée which was a favourite of mine.
Service and food was amazing , really nice and attentive waiter.restuarant itself is quite Modern and beautiful,ordered the sirloin steak which was cooked to perfection will definitely be dining there again
Good food, lovely atmosphere. A really enjoyable evening. Fritto Misto for starter was really delicious, as was the fillet steak. Would definitely return as the menu has lots more lovely sounding food I would like to try!!
Really smart italian but didn't feel too snobby, felt very relaxed. The food was served susprisingly quickly and was very fresh. Lamb shank was beautiful. And the free olives and bread were also a bonus..
Superb food and great service, just like it should be! A very rare gem! Just wish it was nearer our home because we'd love to try the whole menu!