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“Great Value Tasty Italian!”
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Ranked #167 of 2,413 Restaurants in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great Value Tasty Italian!”
Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

Enjoyed a tasty pre-theatre dinner with a friend here recently. We booked through 5pm and got a 2 course meal with a glass of wine for £10.95.
The menu had a good choice of dishes - we had minestrone and bruschetta for starters, followed by chicken milanese and a pizza for main. The food was all lovely and plentiful - perhaps too much topping on the pizza!
The wine was a bit too sweet for my taste but still drinkable!
Great value, in a lovely setting.
Recommended!

  • Visited September 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great internet deal”
Reviewed September 5, 2013

Second visit to this restaurant using a pre-purchase internet coupon. £14 for two main courses and a bottle of house wine. Terrific choice of pizza, pasta and risotto. Wine choice (for the offer) was limited but adequate and surprisingly good! Agree with some earlier comments that at the full price, I might choose to visit other nearby establishments. However, this is a well positioned restaurant with friendly and efficient staff and a really pleasant ambiance (although the restaurant does get very hot!). Good selection of wines, spirits and liqueurs and relaxing background music which proved no competition for intimate chat. Never felt rushed, even when the restaurant busied up. Special deal definitely worth the money but prepared to pay the full price for an all over good dining experience. Would recommend.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank WFT149
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Glasgow,Scotland
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88 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great value and Pescatore was yumptious!”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Nice restaurant down at the Trongate, service was very good and smiley. My Pescatore with mussels,squid and large prawns on a nice pile of fresh spaghetti was special. The house red was more than adequate and all in all I would recommend this restaurant to anyone passing by.

MM

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank MysticMilo
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Scotland
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248 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“Nice restaurant. Deal made it great value for money”
Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

As with a lot of the other reviews I went clutching on of the Internet deals. At £16 for 2 mains and a bottle of wine it was really good value. I would go back with another deal but there was nothing really special to entice me to spend the full menu and wine list prices. I would not put anyone off going the food was nice enough and the ambiance is nice but at £34 actual price not really worth the money.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Royalscott
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Airdrie, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Lunch party”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

We visited on 22nd August with a party of friends for lunch. Staff very attentive. Good surroundings
And atmosphere. Food was very good. Choices excellent. Value for money was also very good.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank William W
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