Go and join the family at Little Italy, a proper Italian restaurant that does Italian dining the right way. This place is proudly independent and does more than its bit when it comes to supporting the local suppliers of Solihull and, more specifically, Shirley. Nestled on Stratford Road, not far from Shirley Park, Little Italy makes a wonderful pit stop for lunch or for a long and relaxed meal in the evening. Not the case at some Italian restaurants, Little Italy opts for quality over quantity, hence the menu will not overwhelm. Just expect pleasing pizzas and pasta plates as well as prime meats and seafood. Marvellous.
The staff were brilliant. The lunchtime menu was absolutely scrummy. The House Red was top drawer. Booked to go again next month. Nuff said. Thank you 😎
Fantastic, food was out of this world. Great choice with good proportions. An authentic taste of Italy, with great service and attentive staff. . .
Second visit took family food very good staff very friendly. Tried a new fish pasta which I would recommend. Restaurant was packed by the time we left which is a good sign.
EXCELLANT MEAL staff very attentive and polite. Manager remembered us from our last visit which was a groupon .. Overall an excellant night out with friends
The waiters were absolutely very kind. But there was a misunderstanding. Because only one of us had ordered brushetta which appeared to have to be eaten for the main meal, and this person was eating very slowly because the brushetta was quite crusty, we kept waiting for the main meal for maybe one hour. The person who was eating felt awkward because she was the only one eating and we were given a place in the middle of the restaurant close to the bar, so she felt as if everyone was watching her. Also, I misunderstood the meal I ordered because I thought it was vegetarian and it turned out that there was meat in it. I read the ingredients and the ingredients that were mentioned on the menu were all vegetarian. It turned out that from the Italian name of the dishone could have known that it was not vegetarian and that from a V you could know if a dish was vegetarian or not. It was a bit confusing and we came in a bit tired so i just concluded from the ingredients that it was vegetarian and it did not occur to me to go looking for a letter V. Anyhow, the dish was taken off the bill which was very kind. The restauarnt seemed very clean and I liked the Italian pictures on the wall, which really contribured to the atmosphere. I would definitely like to come back.
Authentic Italian cuisine... clean and elegantly presented restaurant, with crisp white linen tablecloths, and romantic candles flickering on each table. Friendly, smiling staff, patient and helpful with menu choices. A pizza order was met with a cutlery change, to ensure a pizza knife for good cutting-slicing. Rustic pizza, just like in Italy (no added sugar like at other “chain” restaurants), with generous toppings (more generous than other “chain” pizza restaurants). Good quality Italian wine, and the owner-manager Leonardo made time to have a brief chat with the diners to make sure everything was satisfactory. If my only gripe was the stones missing from the olives, then what else can I say? For “real” authentic Italian food, sensibly priced, in a warm, friendly restaurant, look no further!
This is the second time I have been to this restaurant and I was not disappointed; it was a first time for my companion and he was very impressed. The service was faultless...all the staff were very welcoming, lovely smiles, and friendly throughout our visit. The food and wine was exactly as we hoped....and plentiful! We will definitely be returning.
I visited little Italy at the weekend and ordered lobster linguine which was absolutely delicious. My husband had lamb cutlets and wasn’t as happy with his choice. We also had cocktails and deserts that were very nice, although I did feel the cocktails could be a little cheaper at £9 each. Over all staff were very friendly and the atmosphere was nice. I would definitely return.
The food was First Class. The atmosphere, service & staff were brilliant. I would highly recommend Little Italy. One of the best places to eat in Shirley.
This was our first visit to Little Italy we enjoyed food very much. We also found the service was very good. We would definitely go again. Good value