Birmingham may not be short of coffee shops to choose from but for a quieter, more relaxed environment to enjoy a delicious Italian coffee, Cucina Rustica is your perfect spot.
Renowned for some of the best desserts, Italians know how to make a pudding! In Italy, ‘il dolce’ is not only a sweet way to end a lunch or dinner, it’s also the way many Italians start their day.
Sweet treats and desserts are a part of the history of Italian food. And even for the most disciplined traveller, it is hard to say no to all the delicious temptations that await once in Italy. You will find that every bar, café or patisserie will offer an endless display of cookies, chocolates or some other sweet enticement. Italian desserts range in flavour from slightly bitter to sweet – usually not overwhelmingly sweet, and they are often best served with wine.
Here at Cucina Rustica, located just off the leafy St Pauls Square in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter, our Dolci menu offers an array of delicious traditional Italian sweet treats. We obviously love all of them but here are a few of our favourites…
We serve up great modern Italian food, but we’re all about the cocktails, too! Enjoyed out on our terrace on a sunny day against the beautiful backdrop of St Paul’s Church in the Jewellery Quarter, or in our stylish restaurant, you’ll love these fine Italian cocktails at Cucina Rustica.
There’s no better way to take advantage of great weather than to dine al fresco. To us, Summer is all about enjoying delicious food and drink whilst soaking up the sun in a beautiful location. With one of Birmingham’s prettiest spots as our home, Cucina Rustica is the perfect restaurant for an al fresco lunch or dinner.
Have you ever admired the glass painting on the windows at Cucina Rustica? The ones that set a pretty scene and catch the light beautifully through those earthy colours? Or the many paintings decorating the walls of our restaurant? You’ll be impressed to know that they were created by Cucina Rustica’s very own Violetta Brandys. Violetta is our Restaurant Manager, but she’s also a wonderfully talented painter and a Vedic art teacher. From paintings to decor, we’ve been lucky to have Violetta’s artistic eye bring style, creativity and atmosphere to Cucina Rustica over the years. This month, very excitingly, Violetta will be showcasing her amazing work in an art exhibition at Frederick’s Coffee Lounge & Bar, also in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. We highly recommend you visit!
We know that he always shows appreciation for that Father’s Day card with a vintage sports car on the front. And he thanks you politely when he unwraps yet another pair of socks. But if you want to go the extra mile and take your dad somewhere special this Sunday 17th June, then look no further. Cucina Rustica is the perfect setting for a hearty meal for dad in the picturesque St Paul’s Square in Birmingham.
Whether it’s a leisurely lunch date or a business meeting, Cucina Rustica, situated in the heart of St Pauls Square in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter, is the perfect place to enjoy authentic Italian food at lunchtime. And on those glorious summer days, we have the option of dining al fresco from our Summer Lunch Special Menu with views of the leafy square and Cathedral in the distance.
Who said vegetarian food has to be boring? This week is National Vegetarian Week which takes place between 14th – 20th May this year. It highlights that eating veggie food can be exciting and delicious despite all the myths. And if you’re a big fan of Italian food, there’s lots of exciting vegetarian Italian food for you to try at Cucina Rustica in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter.