Food Blog: The BEST Italian in Birmingham

This isn’t the first time I’m writing about The Restaurant at Broadway Casino…. and since the first blog post featuring this hidden treasure, I’ve been back twice since.
After visiting again last weekend, I simply cannot fault the service and quality they provide. I’ve mentioned before that I used to really avoid Italian restaurants, as I always thought the food was a bit… meh. But that was when I was uneducated with regards to what Italian food actually was, due to only experiencing the big chain establishments in the past.
The Restaurant in Broadway Casino is not only independent, but also provides an authentic Italian experience of hospitality from start to finish. With Italian chefs in the kitchen, and what is seemingly a full team of Italians fronting the waiting on staff. With our ‘host with the most’ Roberto, once again, providing a full explanation and background of the menu, complete with perfect recommendations for wine to compliment the food.  

Despite trying a few things on the menu now, my favourite will also be the Goats Cheese Salad for starter and fillet steak for main. 
The main reason I enjoy the Goats Cheese Salad is due to the ‘salad’ part simply being a few leaves to compliment the MASSIVE round of goats cheese on the plate. Teamed with caramelized walnuts, prepared to the chefs top secret recipe, I could eat plate after plate of this dish! Even writing about it is making me crave it again.

On this visit, I also tried the vegetarian cannelloni, which was the creamiest, most satisfying dish I’ve had for a while and the perfect comfort food the season. I love how the pasta was the perfect amount of bite, which can be quite hard to achieve in a baked dish. With a range of texture and flavours, it was the perfect option for meat-free diners.

As mentioned, I simply love the fillet steak for main. Served rare, with peppercorn sauce – how can you go wrong? 
Unfortunately, they’re taking it off the menu soon though, which is an utter shame. I know I’m saying this place is my favourite Italian, ever. But can you really have an Italian restaurant without fillet steak?! I can only hope that this is a seasonal move to make way for the Christmas menu and it will be back in the new year.

And speaking of Christmas, I’m already planning my next trip to Birmingham to experience some of the delights on the festive menu….

You can find Broadway Casino tucked down at the bottom of Broad Street in Birmingham. Yes, it’s off the beaten track from the city centre, but it’s also worth the jaunt. Especially for lovers of authentic Italian food.