Buonissimo Restaurant

4.6
594 reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Authentic
fresh modern italian cuisine with a strong mediterranean flair using organic and free-range produce wherever possible.
What 594 People Are Saying
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LD
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff and service are excellent a lovely Italian restaurant full of character and charm.

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B
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Price was fine
Food was a tad bland
Staff were excellent

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RW
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

A little disappointed with the extent of the menu, however the food I chose was very good,

Service good

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JB
Northampton
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have dined at Buonissimo’s on many occasions and it lived up to outstanding service and food again.
Staff very welcoming, food as always excellent.

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MC
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Smaller restaurant than I expected,food was good and so was the service and made to feel very welcome.

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M
Birmingham
9 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Buonissimo is a favourite local restaurant. Great atmosphere and food. Very friendly and welcoming staff. Clean and comfy interior.

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IS
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very cosy restaurant with exceptional service. The dishes were delicious and the ambiance well remembered. My partner had her birthday that day and the staff sang to her, which was a welcoming surprise. On top of that we got a complimentary glass of dessert wine each to end the night in the best way possible.

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DB
Birmingham
31 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Continues to please. Tasty food in pleasant surroundings. Good service and great ambiance.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The restaurant has stood the test of time and there’s a reason for that, consistent quality food, seasonal menus, excellent service, lovely ambience, a place that always makes you feel special.

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JC
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We visited as a party of four for a quiet meal. It was a very cold night and we did feel the draft from the door, particularly as several diners kept going outside for cigarettes as well as those arriving and leaving. Food was well cooked and enjoyable and arrived in good time. We had a sharing starter and there was plenty. Our individual main courses were very nice and we all enjoyed them. One person had the cheese platter for dessert and we also had coffees.

We did have to ask again for one of our drinks as only three arrived. After waiting about fifteen minutes we realised that they had forgotten the fourth drink so asked the waitress for it. It was then brought quickly with apologies for the delay.

A nice meal out and we are likely to visit again.

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DO
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My second visit and it was as lovely as I remember, really child friendly, lovely staff, tasty food, delicious wine - absolutely love this place! Thank you all for making it a wonderful visit again! X

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k
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

always an enjoyable visit and the service and food superb

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OT
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The seafood risotto was nothing special not much seafood in it and lukewarm. Gelato disappointing and not good quality. Seafood stew and Lasagne ok

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our second visit to this restaurant &, as previously, it didn't disappoint.
Great food (with very generous proportions) & friendly efficient service.

Highly recommended.

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OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A Christmas meal out with colleagues at a lovely friendly restaurant. Staff were friendly and extremely attentive. I’m sure we will be back 😀

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SZ
Shropshire
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were a university student, mother and grandmother celebrating our reunion and hoped to avoid drunken big City pre-Christmas parties by going to this small local restaurant. We could not have been luckier - it has a wonderful cosy ambience, the decor is simple but appealing and the service is charming. The food is excellent - generous but not over-large portions of interesting and delicious dishes and the wines are a little out of the ordinary. The food was good value and we will definitely be heading back there. It would be the sort of local where you would be warmly welcomed.

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DB
Birmingham
31 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An excellent dinner at this (deservedly) popular restaurant. Busy. Noisy. Wonderful!

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VW
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We wanted to eat in Harborne for a friends' get together and found this restaurant on Google. Reviews were good. Chose the early bird menu and expected small portions. Not many choices - 3 or 4 but what we picked was substantial and very tasty. Wine was very reasonably priced. The staff were friendly and attentive. A great find and will be revisiting.

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OM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, very nice staff and great experience

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B
London
32 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I took my brother for lunch today - had a lovely time. Staff were very welcoming and attentive and the food was fantastic- great flavours!
Haven’t been here since last year but will definitely make another trip soon!

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S
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely food, very friendly efficient staff. Nothing was too much trouble for them. Staff added the personal touch to our whole evening. Thank you.

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AW
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attractive restaurant. Very welcoming staff who were attentive and efficient. Delicious food and good wine list. I telephoned ahead to ask for a quiet table and the manager couldn't have been more accommodating. Would definitely recommend this restaurant and when I'm next in Birmingham I hope to go there again.

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g
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have lived round here for years and didn't realize this restaurant was here well worth a visit. we will defiantly be going back soon.would recommend it to anyone.After actually been to Italy you can quite imaging you are there

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AH
Wales
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Booked , never having been before but on the basis of good reviews and it didn’t disappoint. The food and service were very good and I would definitely return when visiting Birmingham. The fact that it is in Harbourne, outside the hustle and bustle of the City Centre, was a bonus with decent pubs available for a pre dinner drink.

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OT
Berkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was nice and the service was good. Would recommend.

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EM
London
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our evening. Great food, great service.

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P
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been going here for years, which is testament in its self. They find that place between friendly family room and style effortlessly. The food is always fist class and in Birmingham I am yet to find and equal in Italian cooking.

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MA
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely meal was enjoyed, all aspects of the restaurant srvice were outstanding and the food was of an exceptional quality.

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AB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit. Loved it. Food some of the best I've eaten in a restaurant. Will be going back.

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MM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant. Gorgeous food, lovely atmosphere and great service.

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DB
Birmingham
31 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

A pleasant lunch. Good value with great service and very good food ...

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LA
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant. They have a varied menu of great dishes. All fresh and cooked to perfection. The service is really good and the food is reasonably priced. I would recommend this lovely restaurant to anyone who appreciates good quality food.

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MA
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been to Buonissimo's several times over quite a few years and have always enjoyed the experience of dining there. Staff are friendly and always go out of their way to make your experience there the best it could be. Food is always of a high standard. Love Buonissimo's .

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i
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A lovely place with a nice friendly family appeal serving genuine Italian dishes at reasonable prices

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GS
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The host was great - directed straight to our table upstairs, even though it was busy, we didn't feel squashed in. The waitresses were great and knowledgeable, suggested an Italian wine 'Serre' which was fantastic. Great food at great prices. They even sung happy birthday to my Mother in Law.

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AJ
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely restaurant will definitely go back again. Only downfall tables are quite close to each other. Food was delicious. Service impeccable. Definitely worth a visit.

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T
Birmingham
12 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb family restaurant with great atmosphere, excellent food and a really warm welcome. Small but superb wine list. Great for birthday and anniversary celebrations

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MS
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday meal for our student daughter, booked based on previous reviews. We weren’t disappointed: authentically Italian, great service, lovely food, not fancy, just delicious.

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PR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I had the oxtail ragu with gluten free pasta and no cheese. The ragu was rich and tasty, I added more seasoning. The dish however was not hot enough. I do appreciate the staff making sure with me about my dietary requirements.

I also had the grilled vegetable side as a starter which was fine though the leaves were bitter which is not to my taste and I added balsamico for better flavour.

The service was attentive and quick at 6pm on Sat. The chairs are a bit hard and a bit cold sitting near window - not cosy in cold weather but I imagine lovely in warmer weather.

But I think it is a good independent Italian restaurant to visit in Birmingham.

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SJ
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Staff were friendly and attentive throughout. Fabulous choice of food.

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