As the weather warms, we’re more inclined to ditch the big bowl of pasta and opt for a lighter bite that’s a little more refreshing. We’re here to point out our top summer picks from our menu, making the choice a little easier for your summer visits! If it’s a salad you’re after, do not fear for a plate of boring leaves. If something a little heavier takes your fancy, we have great dishes to compliment the tastes of summer. Our food will make you feel like you’re on holiday in Italy basking in the hot sun, only you’ll not even have to leave Birmingham! Listed below are a few of our summer favourites…


There’s no need to skip eating a starter during the summer months. Some dishes are just meant to be enjoyed in warmer weather! So, if you choose the right dish, you’ll have plenty of space left in your tummy to indulge in a delicious main course too!

Calamari Fritti

Lightly floured fried squid on a bed of salad served with tartare sauce and fresh lemon. Delightfully refreshing and perfect for a summer’s day. Like all our fish, it is sourced locally and bought fresh, meaning you can enjoy the best quality of fish!

Zucchine Al Caprese (V)

For a vegetarian option, we’d suggest this one. Grilled courgettes rolled with goats cheese, peppers and rocket, finished with extra virgin olive oil. Simple yet full of so much flavour! Perfect for those summer evenings. 


A salad could be the perfect go-to option for you this summer. At Pasta di Piazza, we don’t believe in boring salads, that’s why our Insalata dishes are just as exciting as everything else on our menu! Light and filling in perfect measures, our salads are made with flavour in mind. All salads can be adjusted to your tastes to create the perfect Insalata dish for you.

Sun-Dried Tomato Salad (V)

This one is for the veggies, and we promise it’ll go down a treat! Consisting of sun-dried tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, red onion, rocket and olives on a bed of beef tomatoes, with our delicious basil pesto dressing, this dish is perfect and doesn’t even seem like you’re eating a salad!

Insalata di Mare

This dish consists of beautifully smoked salmon, king prawns, crayfish tails and mixed salad with extra virgin olive oil dressing. Great if you’re a seafood lover! 


Whilst pasta may seem like the last thing you’d want for a light summer bite, a risotto or ravioli dish from our pasta menu could be the perfect fix. Lighter than the likes of our traditional Lasagne and full of refreshing and fresh ingredients, the dishes below seem like perfect summer options.

Risotto Con Gamberi Di Fiumi

Seafood is great in the summer and gives off those holiday vibes. This dish is made from Italian rice with tails of crayfish, and it’s flavoured with garlic, saffron and fresh rocket. Delicious! 

Tortellini Al Funghi Misti (V)

This one is creamy but is certainly an all-time favourite. Pasta parcels are filled with mixed mushrooms in a light, cream and tomato sauce. Gracing your tastebuds with a perfect combination of flavours, this dish is just a fun-guy!

Let us know what your favourite summery dishes are from our menu! We hope to see you all at some point in the coming months to indulge in a taste of Italy with us!


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