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.
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The food was good and the atmosphere was good too
Excellent service & amazing food. It was also very reasonably priced for Birmingham city centre 👍🏻
Good food, service a little slow given it was not busy
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!