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“Still fabulous despite change of location.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Don Costanzo

Don Costanzo
Ranked #278 of 2,393 Restaurants in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Don Costanzo is an Italian Restaurant located in the basement of 13 Woodside Crescent, Glasgow G3. Formerly the location of Nick Nairn's restaurant, it has been transformed into a warm, homely welcoming restaurant where you can enjoy the best of authentic, home cooked Italian cuisine. Don Costanzo was opened after the closure of The Caprese in Buchanan Street, a long established restaurant of 26 years, owned and run by Costanzo Cacace and his family. Costanzo gained the reputation of offering the best of the best to the best of the best. Clientèle from across the globe, famous and not so famous, enjoyed what Costanzo offered in the Caprese - fantastic food in a great atmosphere - and those people have returned to Don Costanzo for more of the same. Using only the best ingredients and produce, and with an impressive wine list to suit every taste, a trip to Costanzo's will not disappoint. Easily reached from both the city centre and west end with plentiful street parking and good transport links.
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“Still fabulous despite change of location.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2013

I was visiting Scotland and wanted to seek out a favourite restaurant that I had not visited for a number of years. Don Costanzo's, formerly Caprese Restaurant in Buchanan St Glasgow, has re-located to Woodside Crescent and has been re-named Don Costanzo's in recognition of its inimitable and rambunctious owner and host.
To eat here is about more than just food, it is a total enjoyable experience. Costanzo is a superb host and with his daughter Ilia provides excellent and 'entertaining' service.
The food is European but specialising in Italian dishes. Try the mouthwatering veal T-bone and the fish is always fresh, superbly cooked and presented with style.
I was delighted to discover that Don Costanzo's is back in a great new location and offers a wonderful taste of Italy in the heart of Glasgow.

  • Visited June 2013
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“How Italian food should be”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2013

We use this restaurant regularly for business and would come here personally if I lived in Glasgow. Costanzo is a great host and the food is always excellent. I like the real family feel of the place. Its not what I would describe as fine dining - its simply great Italian food. They used to be on Buchanan street and the new place is more upmarket but hasn't lost any of its charm.

  • Visited June 2013
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Cumbernauld, United Kingdom
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“The best Italian food ever.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2013

This has to be my favorite Italian restaurant now. The staff are very friendly, felt as if I had known them all my life.
The ambiance was just perfect and the food was really amazing, great choice on the menu.
This was my first time there tonight, and will certainly not be the last.

  • Visited June 2013
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“An Italian gem in the heart in Glasgow.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2013

The ingredients on the menu here are hand chosen every day and its clear to see this devotion continues until the food is delivered to the table. Phenomenal food and service to match.

  • Visited June 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Excellence”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2013

Authentic Italian food .place has a lovely warm feel to it .staff excellent .price very reasonable .best Italian food I have tasted in Edinburgh and Glasgow .chef great host

  • Visited June 2013
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