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We have three glorious words for you: Italian Small Plates.

Small plates are having a moment and we love it. Whilst we still love a traditional menu, small plates is our favourite way to dine at the moment. It offers the perfect way to sample a great number of dishes from a menu packed with amazing dishes, and it means every time you visit you can try a new combination of mouth-watering bites to eat. To share, or not to share, that is the question…

Introducing Stu Deeley At Laghi’s.

Located on Islington Row (just off Five Ways island), Laghi’s is an independent, family-run Italian restaurant offering high-quality, freshly-prepared food in a warm and welcoming setting.

If there’s one thing we can say about the Italians, they know their food. Pasta, fresh breads, incredible cheeses, meats and oils. So many of our favourite foods come from Italy. Italians also know that the very best food is made from the very best ingredients. If you want your food to taste incredible, you need to use the highest quality ingredients you can afford and make it fresh from scratch. No cutting corners, only the best.

This is exactly what you can expect from Laghi’s. Every ingredient and product in the restaurant is chosen for its impeccable quality. Luca, owner of Laghi’s, takes great pride in his Italian heritage and coming from Bologna (one of the foodie capitals of Italy) he is passionate about serving authentic Italian cuisine to the people of Birmingham.

Laghi’s has been serving some of the very best Italian dishes in the city for years, and this looks set to continue with newly appointed executive chef Stu Deeley (winner of Masterchef: The Professionals 2019) designing their new menus. Stu has designed a mouth-watering menu of Italian small plates with huge flavours. Expect dishes such as Barbecued Isle of Man Queenie Scallops with Espelette Sauce, Courgette and Ricotta Fritters, Fried Pannetone Bread and Butter Pudding, and more (with Stu’s love of cooking over coals and smoke set to be prominent features on the menu).

The menu, consisting of small plates, shareable pasta dishes, and delicious barbecued meats (as well as some mouth-watering desserts of course) changes with the seasons and is both accessible and insanely delicious. This is a place to embrace the Italian way of life and share a meal with family and friends. From the moment you step through the door, you are welcomed in with open arms, as part of the Laghi’s family.

This new era for this wonderful Italian restaurant is bringing about more exciting changes too. Stu Deeley at Laghi’s isn’t the only change here, as the restaurant is partnering up with a selection of incredible Brum independents to provide customers with an even more awesome experience. One of these is the brilliant LA-POP! (who reside next door to Laghi’s) who will be supplying a selection of their most popular handcrafted gelato lollies, made from locally sourced organic milk. If you’ve ever had the pleasure of enjoying one of these lollies, you’ll know just how tasty they are.  

If you are looking for the perfect wine to go with your meal, ask the friendly staff to help you choose. In a previous job, Luca selected wines for a big wine festival, so he really knows his stuff and takes pride in his staff having a vast wine knowledge too. The brand new wine menu has been curated by none other than the legends at Wine Freedom too, so you know it’s really good. With a selection of sparkling, rose, orange, white and red wines to choose from, there’s something for every palate.

For the cocktail fans, the awesome Passing Fancies (voted 3rd best bar in the UK) will be bringing a number of their delicious cocktails from their menu to the menu at Laghi’s. What a thrilling combination and the perfect accompaniment to your delicious meal at Laghi’s – we love indies teaming up with other indies too!

So, if you’re looking for the freshest, most authentic Italian cuisine in the city, you love a restaurant with a rustic, laid-back vibe or you simply LOVE small plates, you must, must, MUST make a pilgrimage to Laghi’s. It’s a little slice of Italy in Birmingham. 

Now offering Independent Birmingham Members: A FREE glass of sparkling wine when dining