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“Nice vibe, average food .” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Pasta Di Piazza

Pasta Di Piazza
11 Brook street, Birmingham B3 1SA, England (Ladywood)
0121236 5858
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Ranked #194 of 1,443 restaurants in Birmingham
Price range: $25 - $61
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Ladywood
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Nice vibe, average food .”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Service was very good with food and drinks brought over to the table quickly. The food however had some issues. Portion sizes are on the small size. The prawns and chicken in my linguine dish were very chewy, nowhere near acceptable standard for a restaurant, it's not rocket science to get them right, in fact its harder to get them wrong.

The salmon goujons were ok, the breadcrumb coating was a bit soft for me. The crab ravioli was tasteless, no crab taste at all, which is quite strange as crab has quite a strong flavour.

The cheese cake and the tiramisu were standard off the shelve affairs, not bad, just not that good.

The service charge was added to the bill, which is a poor show from where I stand, they may as well add the 10% to the food prices and have done with it.

Menu was extensive which I would guess is part of the problem on busy nights, perhaps they should keep it simple but get the dishes they serve spot on, rather than a vaste choice of average food.

The toilets were also very messy, for a restaurant, paper hand towels is a nice touch but they can end up on the floor, which isn't a good look .

I would not go back on a busy night, maybe at a quieter time as the atmosphere is nice and the interior is welcoming, love the big windows.

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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Rome
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014 via mobile

Got treated to a wonderful lunch, everything was lovely, fresh and very well seasoned. The king prawns where to die for...thank you for a lovely lunch and see you again soon

Visited February 2014
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
“Consistently good food, sensibly priced”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Having eaten here several times in the past 6 months I have never had a bad meal.

Italian staples of pizza & pasta are beautiful, the pizza's are the best I have tried outside if Italy, and better than many I've had in Italy.

The chianti Classico reserva is worth every penny at under £27 a bottle.

Lunch meetings have never been so good!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Good food slack service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Table of six food was excellent but when the starter came only two meals come out and it was about another ten minutes before the other four appeared and it was exactly the same for the main so there where two cold meals , restaurant was not what i would call busy so i wouldn't like to go when they are!! Food quality was good

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“Heartwarming staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

3 of us students were satisfied with our choice as they offered Pakistani and Italian food. Service there was excellent. A member of the staff, Mourad, was very charming and entertained us with philosophical snippets and a few jokes here and there. The rest of the staff was just as nice and welcoming. The food was quite promptly served and was very delicious. Having had a lot of Italian and Asian food, we could judge it quite well and we must say that it really did hit the spot. The desserts are on display in a corner and we expected them to just hand us one from the display, however before serving it to us, they decorate the dish very well. It is definitely a top notch restaurant with a meal for per person (starter, main, dessert and drink) to be about 25 pounds. Definitely worth the good time.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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