Tropea, which is pronounced Tro — Pey — Ah, mirrors the charm of a quaint Calabrian coastal town in Italy, bringing forward its allure within the heart of Harborne. Ben and Kasia, the driving forces behind Tropea, embarked on a journey together that began at University College Birmingham in 2010. Their shared passion for food and wine evolved as they travelled around the globe, honing their skills in diverse culinary talents.
On returning to Birmingham in 2016, Ben and Kasia continued their culinary pursuits, drawing inspiration from their experiences in various acclaimed establishments. The transformative pause of the 2020 lockdown provided the opportune moment for reflection, where they crystalised their shared dream — the creation of Tropea, a restaurant that embodies the spirit of the enchanting Italian town. Now, supported by a dedicated and passionate team, Tropea in Harborne stands as a testament to Ben and Kasia's unwavering commitment to bringing the essence of Tropea to the heart of Birmingham.
Discover a dynamic array of Italian cuisine at this establishment, featuring an ever-evolving selection of antipasti, fresh pastas, seafood, and regional specialties, all presented with a modern flair. The team’s commitment lies in sourcing the finest quality ingredients, whether from the vibrant markets of Milan or through their trusted local suppliers. Embrace a culinary journey where each dish reflects a dedication to seasonality and an unwavering pursuit of excellence.
At Tropea, indulge in the authentic flavours of Italy with delectable aperitivos like the Blackberry Daiquiri and Olive Leaf Gin Martini. Antipasti delights feature burrata with roasted sweet red peppers, hazelnuts, and basil oil, while carne cruda crostinis boast aged beef fillet tartare. Then enjoy pasta perfection with the black Cornish squid risotto or explore an array of meat and fish dishes, including the irresistible shell-on baked wild red prawns. For a taste of vegetarian excellence, try the chickpea stew with cavolo nero, delicia squash, and sage crumb. Tropea, where Italian culinary magic comes alive in Harborne.