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“Good but not great”
Review of Esca

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Ranked #167 of 2,413 Restaurants in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Wishaw, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Good but not great”
Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

My wife & I went for the first time to Esca for dinner and had heard positive things from others about the quality. I thought the menu offered a good range of choices. Of our starters the Shetland mussels in a chilli tomato broth were plentiful and tasty however the opposite could be said of the minestrone soup. Our mains consisted of veal Milanese and pollo zafforano - the veal was a bit tough and the chicken was uninspiring. Service was decent and the experience could best be rather blandly described as "nice".

Visited August 2014
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Auchinleck, Scotland
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fabulous”
Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

Went for a Groupon 2 course with large wine or beer. Good choice on menu service was excellent and food was devine. Will definitely be back and won't hesitate to recommend.

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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Lovely Italian restaurant”
Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

Myself husband and 4 yr old daughter popped in here for lunch. I used the itison voucher and swapped the wine choice for a soft drink. The food was lovely and service excellent. We had the pizza, risotto and the meatballs ( children's ) choices. There was no perceived negativity with using the voucher ( I have experienced this in other restaurants) all in all we really enjoyed lunch and will be back. Lovely little restaurant with good food and a nice comfortable atmosphere. We have been now a few times and would recommend it to others.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Ja14
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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169 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Nothing out of the ordinary”
Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

We used an itison voucher to visit here - pizza and a large glass of wine. We bought a starter at an additional charge. I chose the calamari , which to be frank, was rubbery. My wife had the mozzarella balls which were tasteless. The pizza was good , but nothing you couldn't buy elsewhere. I've tasted better. The wine was good. The atmosphere was good, decor above average and can't complain about the service.

Visited August 2014
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“One of my favourites”
Reviewed August 9, 2014

Esca is one of my favourite restaurants in Glasgow. I have been coming here for many years and the experience is always pleasant. The food is good, the staff are friendly, and the set menu is good value.

  • Visited August 2014
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