Be transported to Cefalu, the Italian island of Sicily, when you step into this Ask Italian. With décor inspired by the historical city, can enjoy everything the Italian cuisine has to offer while admiring the indoor pergola, intricate tiling and (ahem) disco ball. Not quite what you’d expect to see in an Italian restaurant, but an interesting touch all the same.
The menu keeps things simple, though. All the usual Italian dishes feature on this menu, so your pizza, pasta and calzone. There are also some exciting takes on the classics; try the asparagus and pancetta carbonara for a lighter take on the cream-laden favourite, or try the pea and prosciutto risotto. Using simple ingredients and traditional Italian cooking methods, Ask has managed to bring some subtle but intriguing twists to the cuisine.
For all the plant-eaters out there desperately missing a slice of pizza or a big old bowl of pasta, the vegan menu will sort you out. Try the hearty spaghetti lentil ragu for a meat-free take on the traditional Bolognese, have the arrabiata without chicken or create your own pizza with a list of toppings and vegan mozzarella.
When it comes to desserts, Italians know what they are doing. You’ll find tiramisu, gelato and a yoghurt panna cotta on this menu. Don’t forget to give the baked chocolate Nutella gnocchi a try, though. This sweet take on a savoury pasta dish is super intriguing and well worth a try.
Lastly, we can’t forget drinks. Treat yourself to a glass of Prosecco to accompany your meal. Or as you’re eating in an Italian restaurant, why not go for one of the country’s signature cocktails – Negroni or an Aperol Spritz? Ask is great if you are looking for a quick lunch or dinner after a busy day in Birmingham,