Buonissimo Restaurant

4.6
544 reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
fresh modern italian cuisine with a strong mediterranean flair using organic and free-range produce wherever possible.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of Operation
lunch 12.00 to 2.15 ( last orders ) tuesday to saturday

dinner 6.00 pm to 10.15. pm (last orders ) monday to saturday

closed bank holydays
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Phone number
0121 426 2444
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Beer, Outdoor dining , Wine
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B
Birmingham
17 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply wonderful food and service from Matteo and the team. The Summer menu has been sublime. Can't wait for the autumn menu when we return.

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l
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

read reviews on tripadvisor, did not disappoint. value for money (early bird menu). tasty food, large portion. friendly staff and efficient service.

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MH
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food. Lovely friendly staff. Good value for money.

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NG
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am never disappointed when I visit Buonissimo! It was as excellent as ever but the food was particularly good on this occasion.

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R
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An excellent visit to Buonissimo yet again! Suberb food and wine with very friendly service. It never fails to impress, I can thoroughly recommend.

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S
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place to eat great food service was very good

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EA
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Had a nice meal with partner, food was nice, have had better there but maybe just a one off on this occasion. Pleasant evening, friendly staff and good attentive service.

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RG
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have never had a bad meal at Buonissimo and we have been coming for years. There is always a great welcome, the food is delicious and sensible portions. We love it!

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DB
Birmingham
27 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great service in an energetic ambience.

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YF
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Went there for an anniversary celebration. The staff were excellent. The starter was good but the bruschetta wasn’t very authentic. One of the two main meals was an Italian pasta but the sauce was black and tasted odd. The dessert was the best part and thoroughly enjoyed it.

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KL
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely the best Italian cucina in our neighbourhood. Have visited with special occasion or just for a regular lunch. Warm service and absolutely nice food every time. My humble recommendation.

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GE
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good food and great company what more do you need - Oh yes good service and the service was ok so the evening was a great success.

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HB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited for a special occasion, have eaten at Buonissimo a number of times in the past and always have a lovely experience. A warm welcome from Matteo and his staff started off the evening well. The summer menu had lots of choice, the crab cakes and black linguine were particularly tasty but it was hard to choose from the range on the menu. Great service along with wonderful food at realistic prices - a range of wines and other drinks are available. Great ambience. Can highly recommend a visit.

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DG
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Wanted to try this restaurant for some time and the reviews were very good. However, We were all disappointed. Ambience was pleasant and the staff very friendly but the food was not great. Crab cakes over cooked and bready, swordfish strange consistency, chicken quite dull and all "lumped" on the plates. No finesse and far too quick! Pannacotta and ice cream good! Arrived at 7.30 and out by 8.30. Felt rushed. Will not return.

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r
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A genuine taste of Italy in the centre of Harborne. Well presented restaurant, delightful upper room, well -presented food.
Only problem for the less mobile are toilets on the first floor - 19 steps.
Friendly attentive staff - all in all a lovely experience.

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RB
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The fish dish was excellent - cooked perfectly. Unfortunately the Risotto was a disappointment.
However a very pleasant evening al fresco.

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CC
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous will definitely be going back. Friendly staff great service excellent food

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KA
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food, excellent service and friendly relaxed ambience

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DB
Birmingham
27 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A pleasant lunch. Excellent service and food from the Lunch choices. Always good.

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GC
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and super service the small candle on table gives you that bit of romance for couples. Parking is available around restaurant area, staff polite and friendly would definitely come again and highly recommended.

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L
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was our wedding anniversary and we wanted to try somewhere different and this came recommended to us. I was a little disappointed as the menu on the website was for summer and looked very good. However the menu we were given was different.

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JB
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about here is brilliant. Superb choice of food on the menu. Really smooth service. Great atmosphere. We reasonably regularly come here, although we’d love to come more often!

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L
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a delightful restaurant. Matteo and the staff actually find the time to talk to you and the food is spot on - tasty, and well presented. Very polite service - it always feels special to go there. It was also a delightful early evening to eat outside which has an awning over.

The only thing that would improve it for me was the vegetarian pasta dish on the early diner menu was just on its own, it would have been nice to have just a little side salad with it. My meat eating friends, got salad, chips, veg as well as their chicken! Cheers!

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GG
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Reunion of school friends, this was just perfect for lunch.

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OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Fantastic food and service as always !!!
Excellent atmosphere and very reasonably priced, only negative was we could smell smoke from outside whilst we were eating due to them smoking right by the Bi-fold doors however this did not spoil the night and was inevitable due to the heat. Have used this restaurant for many years and will continue to do so.

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AD
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were hosting friends from Nottingham for a Midweek Lunch and we always try and visit a different venue each year. May we say that this restaurant was up there with the very best both in terms of menu choice, quality and service to match. We found the ambience buzzing and was surprised how busy the restaurant was considering it was Midweek. An indication of the success of this restaurant.

What impressed us the most was the excellent service by Matteo and his team, an element which is sadly lacking in the UK. All in all a thoroughly enjoyable lunch and highly recommended.

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VC
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent evening on Saturday. Very hot but sat by open window which was fine. Food and service was great . Staff all very pleasant and obliging. Not over priced too!! Would definitely return and recommend. Many thanks.

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SM
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Superb lunch for Graduation celebrations. We were given a very warm welcome and the team were attentive without being intrusive and the food was fresh and beautifully presented. Would definitely visit again and recommend without hesitation.

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TS
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Booked the table to celebrate my daughter’s birthday. We were seated in the upstairs dining area, and the new summer menu had just been introduced. Good choice of starters and mains. Like how you can choose half portion of some of the mains as your starter. Slightly spoilt by our waitress obviously knowing the (regular?) customers at the next table, so she spend more than 10 minutes taking to them, having forgotten to get my soft drink (I was the driver). This aside, we had an enjoyable evening, and at the end my daughter was given a complimentary desert, complete with a candle, and the staff sang happy birthday to her. Good experience, highly recommend this restaurant.

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SE
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been here several times and it never disappoints. Great food and lovely service.

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PW
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very pleasant restaurant, attentive welcome, good food and service. A very pleasant evening's dining.

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JR
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our early evening meal here. Very relaxed atmosphere although the service was friendly and attentive. We were the first customers of the evening but the restaurant soon filled up. The food was excellent and good sized portions.

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DB
Birmingham
27 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Met a Professor, visiting from Korea, for dinner. Food and service as splendid as ever, but particular attention paid to our visitor which made him feel very welcome.
Great new Summer menu, too

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KC
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food,nice relaxed atmosphere and friendly service made for an enjoyable family evening out.

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MK
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food (I had the duck) was ok, plenty, but on the bland side.

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DB
Birmingham
27 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A splendid dinner at this lovely neighbourhood restaurant. Great food and service.

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TB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great and friendly staff! My starter and my steak was perfect!

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j
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I visit this restaurant about 3 times a year, and have done so for many years. The food has always been very, very good, and the staff pleasant, efficient and accommodating. It is nice to visit somewhere that is not part of a chain. Only downside is that the only available parking is expensive as the restaurant does not have its own being just off a busy high street. The menu changes seasonally which is an added bonus.

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DB
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent quality food, really recommend the set menu (available before 7.30pm). Three delicious courses, and a very drinkable house white wine. Very friendly and accommodating staff too.

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DB
Birmingham
27 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A splendid place for lunch with friends, as we did last week. Great food and excellent service. The Italian member of our group thought it was very good too.

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