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Buonissimo Restaurant

4.8
4.8
929 Reviews
£25 and under
Italian

fresh modern italian cuisine with a strong mediterranean flair using organic and free-range produce wherever possible.

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Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00–13:45 Dinner Mon–Sat 18:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    0121 426 2444

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

What 929 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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    Best Overall

  • Birmingham

    Best Food

  • Birmingham

    Best Service

  • Birmingham

    Best Ambience

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  1. PB

    PennyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Beautiful, tasty food and excellent service. Would recommend this restaurant and will definitely be returning to eat there.

  2. CB

    CarolynB

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lived up to expectations as ever!! Sea bass cooked to perfection. Relaxed mid week lunch out.

  3. r

    robc

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Probably the best service I've ever received anywhere. The early dining menu is great value and simple well presented fresh food. The seafood couscous, for example was beautiful.

  4. KS

    KatieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A beautiful meal outside. The lunch menu was great value and the food was just delicious.

  5. JP

    JohnP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good food friendly staff and not too expensive, parking can be a challenge

  6. DB

    DoctorBob

    Birmingham

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Visited twice this week for lunch, catching up with friends. Excellent service and food with some interesting Venetian dishes available as specials. The food here is always good and the service charming and efficient - watching staff assisting a customer with mobility issues demsonstrates their level of care and helpfulness. Highly recommended.

  7. B

    Bluesboy

    Birmingham

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, wine. ambience and service. What's not to love. Highly recommended.

  8. D

    Dickiebow

    Birmingham

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We are regulars and use Buonissimo several times a year for family celebrations, on this occasion a birthday. We were a party of six and found the menu varied and seasonal. Highlights were the mussels and sea bream but we all felt that there were several other choices we could have gone for. We all drank the Pinot blush which was delicious. The pricing for food of this quality is very reasonable and the portion size well-judged. The service is always friendly and attentive. We are fortunate to have a restaurant of this quality in South Birmingham.

  9. SW

    SharonW

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We booked a table for 7pm and took advantage of the Early Dining Menu, good value at £21.95 for 3 courses. The staff were welcoming as always and we couldn’t fault the food, portion size was good and the wine excellent. Finished with a coffee as we were enjoying the evening. We have been coming here for a number of years and are never disappointed. We will be back!

  10. SC

    StevenC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Apart from the great standard of food, the service provided by Roisin was exemplary and we couldn't have asked for a friendlier and knowledgeable person to provide recommendations on wine and food. We will be returning again!

  11. C

    Clockwino

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Attended early evening to make use of the attractive early diners menu, service and meal were excellent. With an early booking we were advised in advance the table was ours for as long as required and unlike many other restaurents we never felt under any pressure to vacate the table as the evening progressed. Highlight for me was the cod and seafood couscous delicious Thanks to all the team for making our evening thoroughly enjoyable

  12. RP

    RachelP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very authentic experience. Excellent staff, food, wine, and service! Could not ask for much better! Loved it!

  13. RW

    RayW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent food matched by very friendly service. We’ve already booked our next visit.

  14. KM

    KarenM

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service lovely setting. Have eaten here many times and would highly recommend it. Nothing is too much trouble.

  15. d

    denisew

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a treat to be back at Buonissimo with friends .The varied three course lunch menu including a choice of soup and pasta of the day was good value. We had the baby Prosecco’s which we’re just enough for us as at lunch time. The usual high standards of cleanliness and a warm welcome from Sylvia and staff reminded us just how much we appreciate this gem on our doorstep. See you soon

  16. TM

    TomM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Matteo and The Team were were brilliant as ever - and lovely atmosphere, great food!

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2

    Very small restaurant. Tables quite close together. Food was nice but not exceptional. Service was good but we felt it was overpriced and you were upsold items. For example do you want water for the table was actually bottled mineral water which we were later charged for. Wouldn’t go again.

  18. DS

    DawnS

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such a wonderful gem of a restaurant. Truly delicious, well prepared and presented food….authentic and excellent ingredients. Friendly, happy staff..welcoming and accommodating without being over table all of the time. Helpful and knowledgeable advice on wine. This is a firm favourite place for 2 fussy foodies!!

  19. N

    Nickname

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service..........................................

  20. ND

    NicolaD

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Went for a double birthday celebration and we were not disappointed. Menu was great, drinks choice was good, staff were superb. They were great at at changing one of the dishes to accommodate one of our guests. Have been many time before for various occasions for the last 20 years and are now bringing my daughter who is 11. Will be back x

  21. GB

    GloriaBastianelli

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing experience and as an Italian happy that I have found a traditional Italian restaurant to go eat when I miss home ❤️

  22. RM

    RogerM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Each course was just enough on the plate to make the whole meal very satisfying. Staff were very pleasant and friendly. Good value.

  23. CR

    ClareR

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A fabulous meal with immaculate service. Thank you.

  24. FM

    FrancesM

    Birmingham

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Top class all round! Fabulous service, fabulous food and very reasonable price. Absolutely recommend Buonissimo to everyone.

  25. AC

    AleksandraC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We always have great time in Buonissimo. Food is excellent and staff is great.

  26. PB

    PaulB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Although this has been our regular restaurant for many years, it never fails to deliver a top quality, relaxed evening out. Perfect.

  27. M

    Meals4fun

    Manchester

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely meal ! Staff all very friendly ! We will be back soon !

  28. SL

    SophieL

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A wonderful restaurant with excellent service. I didn’t want to leave. Great food, attentive hosts who were considered in all that they did. Thank you. I’ll be back!

  29. d

    davidw

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, great service contributed to a marvellous experience

  30. TK

    TimeaK

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    For us, Buonissimo is the best restaurant in Birmingham. Such a lovely place, where you feel you're not just in Italy, but you are a part of a nice famiglia italiana.

  31. JS

    JamesS

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A very good evening out. We received a cheerful welcome, seated at a pleasant table in the corner window and so good to see smiling restaurant staff who clearly enjoyed their job and their customers company. All splendid

  32. LW

    LynW

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous, good food and service will differently be paying another visit.

  33. MH

    MargotH

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a good atmosphere and friendly service. Lovely food and a menu that changes with the seasons. Our favourite local restaurant!

  34. CB

    CarB

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    As nice a visit as always but surprised at the huge increase in prices. I know about inflation! But over 14%?

  35. GL

    GailL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice friendly welcome. Good food in pleasant surroundings.

  36. TP

    ThePope

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Homely and fun atmosphere. Friendly and attentive staff. Good wholesome food - we had the pork - delicious and plenty of it! Good pauses between ordering and receiving. Relaxed feel which we enjoyed. Enjoyed the red wine. Unfortunately they ran out of steak so my wife couldn’t have that. And they ran out of croquette potatoes so it was roasties. That was ok but we actually wanted to try the croquettes. We booked for 8pm and our table was ready at 8.15pm (drink in mini-bar whilst we waited) And as we we seated, we were told we were by the radiator (it was a chilly old night!) but the radiator wasn’t on. We weren’t cold but we thought that was amusing. All in all we enjoyed it.

  37. L

    Land

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1

    The food was really poor quality. I think the chef needs to think really hard about presentation. In addition the food was like warm and burnt. We did share this with the staff however noone seemed to care. Perhaps it was because it was a Saturday on it was busy. In terms of sitting we we all crammed in with no social distancing observed. Really sad that this was such a bad experience however there are other resturants in Harborne thank god.

  38. MW

    MartinW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My wife uses this restaurant quite regularly and it never disappoints. Food and service impeccable.

  39. A

    Andy

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent freshly cooked food & friendly service. Great value for money.

  40. JL

    JessicaL

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic place to visit for any occasion. Can’t wait to go back! Thank you for a super night

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Buonissimo Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 929 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 8 times today
Google Map for Buonissimo Restaurant

1 Albany Road Harborne Birmingham, West Midlands B17 9JX

Additional information

  • Area

    Birmingham

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00–13:45 Dinner Mon–Sat 18:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

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