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“Cosy restaurant” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Italian Kitchen

Italian Kitchen
Ranked #138 of 2,387 Restaurants in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $54
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: City Centre
Description: We aim to bring our customers good Italian cooking at competitive prices. That's a simple idea. Taking the freshest produce available we create incredible pizzas and pasta dishes. Alongside our meat, fish and chicken the choice is wide but carefully chosen to present authentic Italian cuisine. Take a look at the menu on this site. There are also daily specials to choose from. Plus the wine list; don't forget the wine, and the spirits, and the beers.
Deal, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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“Cosy restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2013

Glad we booked, it was full on a Sunday evening, our waiter was a bit slow blameing new bar staff on our long wait for a very well earned drink, it came in the end with a smile and a big sorry.
The rest of the evening went without any waiting and exellent service.
The food was vey good and i would visit again, a lovely atmosphere and no background music which was nice. Close to the city centre

Visited October 2013
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Everything as it should be”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2013

This is exactly what I look for in an Italian restaurant - great food cooked from quality ingredients, fantastic setting with lots of space and friendly staff who couldn't be more helpful. Their pizzas are amongst the best I think I have ever had and the pasta dishes I have had have always been amazing. One thing that I love about the food here is often in 'Italian' restaurants if you order something with eg: a cream sauce, the pasta is swimming in about a half pint of double cream making it too rich to enjoy. I have had pasta in here cooked with a cream sauce that has just enough butter/cream to enrich it and cling to the pasta but not so much you feel like you are on the verge of a heart attack when you have finished. I cannot recommend this place highly enough.

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Newtonmore, United Kingdom
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“Brilliant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013

We ate here on Saturday 19th October 2013. Our experience was five star all the way. We had one of the set meals. The choice of both the set menus were excellent as was the a la carte menu. We have been to Italy many times and the quality and taste of our food was comparable if not better. We would definitely be back the next time we are in Glasgow. We have already shared our experience on Facebook.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Italian family favourite”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2013

A familiar Italian restaurant for those that know the Merchant City in Glasgow and a family favourite of ours. I have been a few times now, the most recent visit after completing the Great Scottish Run with my sister. The restaurant is a perfect place to get together with family and friends, which on this occasion we did, six of us to a booth. Plenty of room for our young son in his pram. Equally as popular for couples, once the lights are dimmed and the wine flows, the place transforms into a romantic hot spot.


The standard of food in the Italian Kitchen is excellent and you can rely on great service from the friendly staff. No matter how busy it gets, the staff buzzing around are always attentive and there is never a wait for food.


A traditional menu we always go for the Antipasti to share on starts which always goes down well. Fresh, tasty and plentiful. It’s nice to see them bake their own breads in the oven and Focaccia s fine and tasty. No complains on our choices and yet again we all had really good meals. My choice the Risotto with spicy Tuscan sausage, which was well earned and scoffed after the hard run.

Book at weekends, it gets busy and for good reason. The right mix of a great restaurant buzz, amazing Italian food, with efficient service and at decent prices, for me make this one of Glasgow’s best Italian eateries.

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London, United Kingdom
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“Still the go to place for Italian in the city centre”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Went speculatively late on a on Saturday night and The Italian Kitchen was still busy with a buzz. Had bread with oil and vinegar and then a tasty well cooked pasta. Service friendly and efficient.

Visited October 2013
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