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BrumHour was invited to The Relationship to experience Rudy’s Pizza. We did not pay for food or drink. We did leave a tip.
By Dave Massey twitter.com/BrumHour
Experience: Rudy’s Pizza at Brindleyplace Birmingham
Rudy’s Pizza has opened their second branch in central Birmingham, after the first in Bennett’s Hill, this second branch is in Brindleyplace.
We’ve booked a table for two at 1pm but we are early, and hungry. Luckily our table is ready for our arrival. I’d have been prepared to wait until our booked time. The restaurant is busy considering it is the day after Valentine’s Day but not overly full.
I know the score here, but I’m with my dad and it is his first time at Rudy’s. He orders a beer and I get a Sanpellegrino Aranciata Rossa (blood orange) which despite my dad’s jokes contains no blood.
Normally at Rudy’s I just buy a pizza and a drink before theatre and I’m pretty done, but we’ve also been invited to try a starter each, we order a Tomato and Garlic – Garlic Bread, I’m not sure if that’s garlic twice. But at the same time, we order our pizzas. Our waitress Sarah (who gave me permission to publish her name) seems to be having a pretty decent day considering how stressful this industry seems to be.
Dad orders a Porchetta (on a tomato base rather than the “white base” of the menu), he saw it in a Birmingham Live/Mail feature and spotted it had sage roast potatoes on!, it comes with fior di latte (a semi-soft cheese!), pork, mozzarella, onion, black pepper and rosemary oil.
I’ve ordered an Almost Carbonara, from the dailies chalkboard, which is guanciale (cured pork?), fior di latte, at least three types of cheese, egg yolk and cracked black pepper.
Sarah asked if we wanted the food as it comes rather than in split courses. I’d not 100% realised what we’d agreed to in terms of amounts of food. The garlic bread and the two pizzas all arrived within moments of each other and they were MASSIVE! and I mean huge. My dad thought there had been some error. He was expecting a sliced garlic baguette for the garlic bread. Which I’m pretty sure isn’t an authentic Napoletana style. In a reversal of roles, I sliced his pizza for him using the pizza cutter.
My pizza was great, very cheesy and quite eggy! I ate about 3/4 of it before having to admit defeat. And my dad really enjoyed his pizza. He asked for a box for the leftovers and carried it carefully to the bus.
Decor wise this is a relaxed space and everything feels like it is made right before you as the kitchen is off to the side of the restaurant and there’s a quite open feeling. It’s no wonder this is high in the Tripadvisor Birmingham listings.
If I’m in this part of town before theatre I’d return. We were in and out within an hour at lunchtime.
Find out more about Rudy’s here: rudyspizza.co.uk