Welcome to Cielo Italian Birmingham
Located in Birmingham’s exclusive Brindleyplace leisure hub, the award-winning Cielo
is widely regarded as the finest Italian restaurant in the Midlands.
Exquisite, soul-stirring cuisine cooked with passion and served with pride in warm,
sumptuous surroundings makes for a truly memorable dining experience.
National honour for Cielo Italian
Birmingham Restaurant voted Best Italian in England!
Bellissimo! A top Birmingham restaurant is celebrating after being named the Best Italian Restaurant in England in a prestigious national competition.
Cielo Italian in Brindleyplace beat off competition from hundreds of other restaurants to lift the trophy at a glittering awards’ ceremony in Manchester after judges decided it was the finest in the country.
The awards, the first of their kind, aim to reward those making an outstanding contribution to the English-Italian food community and as a way of recognising top class Italian businesses here in the UK.
Cielo, a family run restaurant, which has been based in the city for 11 years, was singled out for its’ food, ambience, decor and high levels of service.
The winner was selected from a combination of votes from the public and the verdict of a panel of independent judges who visited restaurants and sampled a three course menu with wine. They scored each venue on its’ food, ambience, the decor and the level of service and cleanliness.
Cielo scored the highest mark in each section beating every other Italian restaurant in England to take the coveted crown.
Owners Costas and Chris Papachristoforou said the news that their family’s business had won had come as a “very pleasant surprise” also said that the award had been a well-deserved recognition of the hard work that the entire team had put in to establish the restaurant’s consistent reputation over the last decade.
They said: “Over the last 11 years we have worked tirelessly to constantly improve in all aspects of the operation, from the quality of the food to the service and the ambience.
“This award makes all of the effort and stress worthwhile. It is a difficult business to be in with so many new restaurants opening around us all the time but this now proves what we have long known – that our food and service is second to none.”
They added that the restaurant was going to continue to stay one step ahead of the competition – with plans for a new al fresco dining terrace providing outdoor dining all year round.
Michael McFarlane, spokesman for The Italian Awards, said: “This is the first year we have run the awards and Cielo did amazingly well as we had literally hundreds of entries from London, Manchester and beyond.
“In the end competition was so fierce that we drew up a Shortlist of 10 finalists because it was so hard just to pick five!
“Cielo can now enjoy their trophy but more importantly kudos of knowing they are the best Italian in England for the next 12 months!”