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“old fashioned” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Di Maggio's - City Centre

Di Maggio's - City Centre
21 Royal Exchange, Square, Glasgow G1 3AJ, Scotland (City Centre)
+44 141 248 2111
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Ranked #345 of 1,722 restaurants in Glasgow
Price range: $22 - $82
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: City Centre
Description: Our Royal Exchange Square restaurant is located in the heart of Glasgow City Centre, adjacent to the Gallery of Modern Art. The largest of our Italian Restaurants, Royal Exchange Square is a perfect spot for a business lunch, a welcome break from a hard day shopping, or to kick start a night out in the city centre. In the summer months its extensive sun terrace is a magnet for people watchers and sun-worshippers. Royal Exchange Square has private dining facilities which can cater for parties of up to 50, perfect for family gatherings, office parties and conference catering.
glasgow
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“old fashioned”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

menu was abit old fashioned,could do with redoing,leaving maybe few dishes ,but adding alot more new ones

Visited September 2012
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Di Maggio's G, Social Media Assistant at Di Maggio's - City Centre, responded to this review, February 5, 2013
Thank you for your recent review. We're sorry to hear that you were not impressed with our menu, however having been established for over 25 years, we have built up a large following of regular customers in all our restaurants with generations returning to dine in Di Maggio's again and again over the years. One of the main reasons for this is the choices we offer on our menus. We ensure that there is a wide variety of dishes offering something for every member of the family and all our customers with many of our regular and new guests praising us on our menu options. However your comments have been taken on board and we hope you will dine with us again in the future.
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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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“Family friendly eating”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Went here last Saturday with our two grandchildren and their mum. It was busy and we hadn't booked, but after only 5 minutes we were shown to a table with ample room for a high chair if we'd needed it. (We didn't - the two-year-old copes fine on a bench seat). We were given plenty of time and assistance to dispose of buggy and outdoor clothes, then brought wine to warm us while we waited for our food.

The meal was tasty and warming, and there was considerable variety on the menu. The children were able to have the combinations of food that would suit them, and at no time did we feel that they were an imposition. Indeed, there were several groups with young children, and such was the layout of the restaurant and the general buzz that we were not aware of them at all. The staff were helpful, friendly and attentive. We were not pushed to go, although the queue at the door as we left seemed not to be having to wait too long to be seated.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Di Maggio's G, Social Media Assistant at Di Maggio's - City Centre, responded to this review, February 5, 2013
Christine, many thanks for your review. Catering for all members of the family is something we have kept at the core of Di Maggio's for many years and we will continue to for many more to come. We're really pleased to hear that you all thoroughly enjoyed and hope to see you and the family again back at Di Maggio's in the near future. Many thanks.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Good Value Lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Ate here many times over the years and still a good choice in the heart of Glasgow, just off Buchanan St. Has outside seating in a great little square (although maybe NOT in Glasgow in January - a bit cold). Very busy - best to book but can walk in if willing to wait for a table. Very friendly and efficient staff. Good choice of food and good value for money. Half portion of pasta can be ordered for a main, if like me you do not like to large a portion, this then lets you have salad, bread and a Sweet & Coffee. Will be back.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Di Maggio's G, Social Media Assistant at Di Maggio's - City Centre, responded to this review, March 27, 2013
Many thanks for your lovely review. It's great to hear that you continue to enjoy dining with us and we hope to welcome you back here soon. Many thanks.
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“Great Place Great Deal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We booked a table for 5.45 and when we arrived minutes before, the table was ready! No hassle on a VERY busy saturday night. It is true to say I am a Di Maggio fan but if you go to Glasgow.....go Di Maggio! Service is superb, menu is wide and varied, quality is excellent and an all round good bsh! Dont believe?....try it!...but book. Great friendly and polite staff where nothing is a problem.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Di Maggio's G, Social Media Assistant at Di Maggio's - City Centre, responded to this review, February 5, 2013
Thank you for your review, Rennie. It's lovely to hear that you are such a big Di Maggio's fan and we come highly recommended by yourself. Thank you again for your kind words and we look forward to many more visits from you. Thank you.
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“If you must eat Ameri-Italian-Scots hybrid food in a chain setting...”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

...head to the west end branch on Ruthven Lane, just off Byres Road and give the city centre sausage machine churning tables a massive body swerve.

Their constant volume and apparent inability of the front of house staff and operations team either shows they don't predict tables properly or simply cannot cope - which is surprising as the operation is set up for volume, not quality.

And now, to our food. If the croutons in the ceasar salad were indeed home-made (and not out a packet), I can do better at home. The other starters were deemed to be "just about ok". Whatever you do, don't order a steak here - my specific example was not great and at a £20 cost too! I thought they might have got it at Hamilton Racecourse...

All in all, a pretty bad visit with amateur service and pretty rubbish chain food. Tony Macaroni does it better - and cheaper too. As I say, if you must eat this stuff (I was taken there, not by choice), the west-end branch seems to do it much better - with staff who engage.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Di Maggio's G, Social Media Assistant at Di Maggio's - City Centre, responded to this review, February 5, 2013
Ian, thank you for taking the time to review our City Centre Restaurant. All reviews, positive or negative, are read by our staff and management team to ensure that we maintain consistently good food and service for all our customers. We're sorry that your recent experience of our City Centre restaurant was not so and can only apologise for this. It is a very busy restaurant due to it's location and our staff strive to ensure each customer leaves having enjoyed their Di Maggio's meal.
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