Everything you see here, spaghetti gave me

On Monday, after a horrible day at work I called my Grandma for a moan, and she gave me a good bit of advice (she usually does). She said: “Go brush your hair, put something nice on and go out for dinner.”

So I did. Mr B and I took a stroll into Moseley Village to the well known and much raved about Italian, Ponti di Legno.

It’s a BYO, so we stopped off for a bottle of red at the off licence on the way, then followed the delicious garlicky smells to the front door. For a Monday night, the place was full to the brim, but we got a little table by the window and stuck our noses in the menu.

Enticed by the garlic smells, we went for this to start us off.

Ponti-Di-Legno

Ponti

For starter, I went for chilli mussels. They were delicious, and had come from the Birmingham Fish Markets that morning. I’m not going to lie though, I always feel weird having seafood when I live in landlocked Birmingham.

ponti-mussles

Mr B went for roasted veg, which was an unusual choice for him but he’d just come back from a weekend from the boys so was obviously detoxing!

ponti-grilled-veg

In between courses, Mr B filled me in on his adventures in Croatia. Then our mains arrived in a flurry of hot plates, spaghetti and peppercorn grinders.

ponti-meals

ponti-pepper

Spaghetti is my go-to dish of choice, for eating, for cooking, for entertaining…it’s just perfect for me. And if i’m feeling a bit sad, I always make sure it’s got plenty of chilli in it to perk me up.

I went for one with king prawns, scallops, chilli and rocket.  Plenty of fish is hiding under there, promise!

ponti-spag-claire

Mr B had seafood spaghetti.

Ponti-spag-del-mar

With each twirl and slurp, my mood improved.

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ponti-spag-2

ponti-spag-twirl

ponti-spag-5

The food was very good and the waiters friendly. The decor is simple, but generally everyone in there is in  good mood – obviously, they are eating spaghetti – so the atmosphere is good.

Sadly, I stuffed myself with too much bread and couldn’t finish my huge plate of pasta, but luckily they don’t mind giving out doggy bags!

ponti-bag

If you’d like to try out Ponti di Legno, i’d recommend you book a table in advance.

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