A taste of Italy at Del Villaggio
Situated in the heart of Birmingham, Del Villaggio is located in the bustling Bullring Shopping Centre.
Set over a huge area it offers seating on three levels, including an outdoor terrace. Del Villaggio is passionate about food and only sources the finest meats, poultry and fish, using local farmers and authentic Italian suppliers. There is also a fine range of Italian wines which adds to the distinctive Italian dining experience.
After a busy day shopping, I popped into the restaurant for a spot of lunch. The staff are always beaming with smiles and seem more than happy to be at work. After being seated and being offered drinks, I quickly scanned the menu for a dish I had eaten there before. I soon discovered that there was a new chef and with that a revamped menu and as much as I tried to dodge the carbs, the menu was too enticing.
I skipped the Antipasto and headed straight for a mains and I opted for the Penne con pollo e fungi – penne pasta cooked with chicken, garlic and mushrooms in a creamy sauce. The waiter kindly offered us some parmesan cheese (who was I to say no) and the only thing I found disappointing was there was no room for dessert.
After being gently persuaded to at least try something sweet, we decided to share the White and Brown profiteroles which were divine. We shared what could only be described as a great Del Villaggio twist on a classic dessert that was light, fluffy and sumptuous all at the same time.
Over the year, the restaurant is available as venue for social, fundraising and networking events. The central location and large space that the restaurant offers makes it a perfect location to hold an event.
Through holding regular food events, the restaurant’s aim is to showcase fine Italian produce to the people of Birmingham. Last summer, the ‘Taste of Med’ event saw Del Villaggio collaborate with their supplier Mediter Food to give visitors the opportunity to taste a wide range of authentic Italian cheeses and a variety of wines.
The brand new menu is prepared with only the freshest ingredients and packed full of taste, the new dishes on the menu will remain true to Del Villaggio tradition; big in portion and big in flavour! The restaurant is famed for its “Pavarotti Portions”, with many hungry shoppers choosing to fuel up after shopping in the Bullring. The restaurant is family friendly and is perfect for holding children’s birthday parties.
At Del Villaggio, enjoy true Italian food in a friendly and relaxed environment www.del-villaggio.co.uk