Hands up if you’ve been craving a bowl of pasta or a cheesy slice of pizza all day. Us too. We’ve got all of your questions answered on the best Italian restaurants near you, so you can be feasting away in no time.
As a city with Italian heritage, Glasgow’s one of the best cities to chow down on gnocchi, pizza and pasta this side of Milan. We’ve cherry-picked the best Italian restaurants in the Scottish city, based on reviews from your fellow Weegies:
Esca is one of the highest-rated Italian restaurants in Glasgow. Located in Merchant City, right by the Tron Theatre, it offers an intimate escape from the hustle and bustle of the city – with candlelit tables, wooden furnishings and framed artwork.
From walking under the lights over Ashton Lane, to the walk in Kelvingrove Park on the first (and last) day of summer, the West End is a pretty magical place to be. But once in a while it’s important to get out of the bubble and explore the centre of town – and the fine Italian restaurants to be found along and between Sauchiehall Street, Buchanan Street and Argyle Streets are a damn fine excuse for doing so.
There are a whole host of Glasgow restaurants where you can enjoy deep dish pizza without digging deep into your pockets. Next time you’re in the West End, head to Po Boyz. It’s one of the highest-rated American-Italian restaurants in the whole of Glasgow, cooking up a storm with pulled pork, Cajun chicken and smoked pepperoni on the toppings list.
From handmade pasta to suave dishes like lobster linguini, either of these restaurants will give you a steaming bowl of carb-y goodness:
We all enjoy whipping up a good spag-bol at home, that’s why pasta has to be really good to order off the menu. The great thing about Glasgow is the array of Italian restaurants on offer, and you won’t be disappointed with the pasta. Pasta-la vista baby.
Chain restaurants are generally looked down upon by the food writing community, but I really like Zizzi. Glasgow has three Zizzi restaurants competing against the independent restaurants that are thriving in the city.
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For a long time, your options for Italian food in London fell along two main lines. Firstly there was your friendly local high-street Italian, called something like Mamma Mia or Don Luigi’s where you could get a plate of pasta penne or lasagne, a thin crust pizza or even a commodity steak if you were (un)lucky, and eat it by the light of a candle s