A La Carte Winter Menu

A La Carte Winter Menu


(from October 2018-February 2019)

At Buonissimo

We aim to produce a new menu for each season providing fresh, modern Italian cuisine with a strong Mediterranean flair using organic and free-range produce wherever possible. Children are most welcome. We offer dishes marked with a smiling face at half price for a child’s portion . Vegetarian dishes are marked with a V. Some dishes may contain nuts.

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Some of our dishes may contain nuts.We have gluten-free pasta available on request. Many of our menu dishes can be amended for people with allergies. Please inform your waiter if you have any allergies or intolerances and we will try our very best to create a dish to your specific requirements. We also have a list of allergens contained in our menu dishes which is available on request. We take allergies very seriously, and if informed we will do all we can to ensure you have a wonderful and safe dining experience.


Pane Rustico con Aglio al Forno V £3.95
Crusty rustic bread, served with a whole bulb of slowly baked fresh garlic.
A must for garlic lovers!

Bruschetta con Funghi e Dolcelatte V £3.95
Toasted artisan bread topped with mushroom pâté and creamy dolcelatte.

Bruschetta alla Romana V £3.95
Toasted artisan bread topped with fresh tomato, garlic, basil and red onion.

Misto Di Bruschette alla Buonissimo  £7.95
A selection of the above breads, for two to share.
V  A vegetarian option is available on request, please ask.


Zuppa Fatta in Casa V £4.50
Freshly made soup of the day, served with warm rustic bread.

Antipasto Rustic £6.95 starter £13.95 for two to share
A selection of cured meats, accompanied by Italian speciality ‘street food’ nibbles.

Cozze alla Tarantina £6.95 starter  £13.95 for two to share
Fresh mussels sautéed in garlic, chilli and white wine. Tossed with fresh tomato and capers.

Insalata di Pere con Dolcelatte e Noci V   £5.95
Pear slices stuffed with Dolcelatte cheese, with honey mustard dressed salad leaves. Sprinkled with walnuts.

Carpaccio di Salmone Affumicato con Patate e Capperi £7.95
Carpaccio of smoked salmon. Served with a garlic potato, capers and dill. Drizzled with extra virgin olive oil.


Orecchiette con Mortadella e Pistacchio £5.95 starter  £10.50 main
Artisan pasta in a cream and tomato sauce with mortadella, red onions and peas. Sprinkled with pistachio nuts and parmesan.
V for our vegetarian guests we can omit the mortadella and replace with mushrooms

Penne alla Scarpara V £5.95 starter £10.50 main
A typical Tuscan pasta dish with parmesan and pecorino cheese, melted into a spicy tomato, garlic and basil sauce.

Ravioli N`duja e Pecorino con Pomodorini Cipolla al Balsamico e Mascarpone £6.95 starter  £13.95 main
Handmade, artisan filled pasta with N`duja (a fiery calabrese salami) and pecorino cheese. Tossed with chilli, garlic, olive oil and balsamic roast red onion, cherry tomatoes and mascarpone. Topped with rocket leaves and pecorino.

Spaghetti alla Chitarra con Cozze Gamberetti Acciughe e Pangrattato £6.95 starter £13.95 main
Spaghetti pasta `in Bianco` (olive oil, chilli, and garlic). Sautéed with mussels, prawns and anchovies. Sprinkled with toasted breadcrumbs and herbs.Traditionally Italians do not serve cheese on fish pasta – but if you like it please ask!

Risotto al Nero di Seppia £6.95 starter  £13.95 main 
Arborio rice with black cuttlefish ink, garlic, fennel seeds and chilli. Tossed with king prawns, fresh salmon and baby spinach. Traditionally Italians do not serve cheese on fish risotto – but if you like it please ask! We can omit the cuttlefish ink if you would prefer. V for our vegetarian guests we can prepare a vegetarian risotto if you would like


Coscia d`Anatra con Prugne al Vino Rosso £14.95
Duck leg, slow roast with prunes, bay leaves and red wine. Served with garlic potatoes and cavolo nero (Italian black cabbage).

Lasagna con Coniglio Funghi e Spinaci £6.95 starter £13.95 main
Homemade rabbit lasagne with mushrooms and spinach, served in a rich tomato sauce and topped with parmesan.

Salmone con Senape e Porri £15.95
Fillet of fresh salmon poached in a cream, leek and wholegrain mustard sauce. Accompanied by potato wedges, broccoli and peas.

Pollo con Provolone Zucchine e Pomodoro £12.95
Free range chicken breast topped with Provolone Piccante cheese and grilled courgette. Served in a tomato, garlic and basil sauce. Accompanied with potato wedges, carrots and cavolo nero (Italian black cabbage).

Spadellata di Pesce alla Pugliese  £16.50
A typical fish stew from Puglia to include mixed diced fish, king prawns and mussels in a rustic white wine and tomato sauce. Served with a timbale of rice and broccoli florets.

Filetto con Salsa Piccante alla N’duja £22.95
Grilled prime fillet steak in a red wine, onion and fiery N’duja (spicy Calabrian pork salami) which melts into the sauce. Served with garlic potatoes, carrots and peas. If you prefer you can have the fillet plain grilled, just ask.

Crespelle al Forno con Caprino e Cipolle V £10.50
Oven baked crepes filled with goats cheese, slow roast tomatoes, balsamic red onion and spinach. Served in a tomato and cream sauce.


Potato wedges   £2.95

Cavolo Nero - Italian black cabbage.  £2.95

Carrots   £2.95

Mixed Side Salad with Grilled Vegetables   £4.50

Opening Times

Lunch 12pm to 2.15pm (Last orders) Tue-Sat
Dinner 6pm to 10.15pm (Last orders) Mon-Sat
Closed Bank Holidays

To book, please call 0121 426 2444 (booking essential)

Buonissimo was named one of the Top 50 restaurants in the UK for service in the 2018 Top Table Diners' Choice Awards.