A La Carte Winter Menu

A La Carte Winter Menu


(from October 2019-February 2020)

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 £4.95
Crusty rustic bread, served with a whole bulb of slowly baked fresh garlic.
A must for garlic lovers!

Bruschetta con Melanzane Caprino e Pomodoro V £4.95
Toasted artisan bread topped with tomato, aubergine and goat’s cheese.

Bruschetta con Funghi Gorgonzola e Noci V £4.95
Toasted artisan bread topped with mushroom pâté, creamy gorgonzola, finished with crushed walnuts.

Misto di Bruschette alla Buonissimo V£9.95
A selection of the above breads, for two to share.


Zuppa Fatta in Casa V £5.50
Freshly made soup of the day, served with warm rustic bread.

Cozze alla Puttanesca £7.95 starter £15.95 main
Fresh mussels sautéed in garlic, chilli and white wine. Tossed with anchovies, fresh tomato and capers.

Involtini di Prosciutto con Scamorza e Olio di Tartufo £7.95
Grilled, smoked scamorza cheese wrapped with Parma ham. Served with rocket and drizzled with truffle oil.

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

Sfogliatina di Caprino con Cipolle al Balsamico V£6.95
Deep fried goat’s cheese filo pastry parcel. Accompanied with a sautéed balsamic red onions and slow roast tomatoes.


Spaghetti al Nero di Seppia £7.95 starter  £15.95 main
Spaghetti with black cuttlefish ink, garlic, fennel seeds and chilli. Tossed with salmon, king prawns and baby spinach.
We can omit the cuttlefish ink if you would prefer. Traditionally Italians do not serve cheese on fish pasta – but if you would like it please ask!

Ravioli al Brasato £7.95 starter £15.95 main
Artisan ravioli filled with red wine braised beef, cooked in a vegetable brodo. Finished with
pecorino cheese.

Mafaldine Salsiccia e Friarielli £7.25 starter  £14.50 main
Ribbons of pasta with Italian sausage meat and friarielli, tossed in a creamy parmesan sauce.

Gemelli con Aglio al Forno e Funghi V £6.95 starter £13.95 main
Pasta twists with roast garlic, chilli, olive oil and oyster mushroom. Topped with rocket, truffle oil and vegetarian parmesan shavings.

Risotto cozze Gamberoni e Zucchine £7.95 starter  £15.95 main 
Arborio rice cooked with fresh mussels, king prawns and courgette.
Traditionally Italians do not serve cheese on fish pasta – but if you would like it please ask

Risotto Primavera V £6.95 starter  £13.95 main 
Arborio rice cooked with mixed green vegetables and gorgonzola cheese.


Filetto ai Funghi N’duja e Vino Rosso £24.95
Grilled prime fillet steak cooked with spicy n’duja (hot Calabrian pork salami) and oyster mushrooms
in a rich red wine sauce. Served with roast new potatoes and broccoli florets.
If you prefer you can have the fillet plain grilled with rocket and truffle oil, just ask!

Stufato di Cervo Manzo e Lenticchie£18.95
Slow braised diced venison and beef, winter vegetables, lentils and pearl barley in a rich red
wine sauce. Served with mashed potato.

Spadellata di Pesce alla Pugliese £17.95
A typical fish stew from Puglia to include mixed diced fish and king prawns in a rustic white wine and tomato sauce. Served with a timbale of rice.

Salmone con Gamberetti in Salsa di Zafferano  £16.95
Fillet of fresh salmon cooked in a cream and saffron sauce with baby spinach leaves. Topped with crayfish tails. Served with rice and broccoli florets.

Coscia d’Anatra con Prugne e Marsala £16.50
Slow roast duck leg served in a marsala wine and prune sauce. Served with mashed potato and braised red cabbage.

Pollo con Aparagi e Panna £14.95
Free range chicken breast with white asparagus and onion in a creamy parmesan sauce. Topped with rocket and truffle oil. Served with roast new potatoes, carrots and friarielli.

Gnocchi alla Sorrentina V £13.95
Gnocchi filled with tomato and mozzarella, in a rich spicy arrabbiata sauce, topped with melted scarmorza cheese.


Roast new potatoes £3.95

Asparagus, butter and parmesan £4.95

Sautéed oyster mushroom with rocket and parmesan £4.50

Mixed leaf salad with apple and walnuts. Tossed with honey and mustard dressing. £4.95

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.