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The Italian Caffe

92 Albion Street | Merchant City, Glasgow G1 1NY, Scotland
+44 141 552 3186
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (60 reviews)
“crab risotto” (16 reviews)
“mini pizza” (5 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 AM - 10:30 PM Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
92 Albion Street | Merchant City, Glasgow G1 1NY, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

First class menu, and good selection of wines.Excellent food, service and prices. Not so sure about the mirrors in the booths though!

Thank Norman M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner here with my wife on Saturday night. It was a cold night and the merchant city was very quiet, so the restaurant was rather empty. First time here but was impressed with the food and staff. They do Italian tapas or small plates...More

Thank mjlove
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a business lunch at the Italian Caffe, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Nice selection of small plates, good atmosphere and helpful staff. My guest was thoroughly impressed.

Thank Andy K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

4pm early dinner, so service was excellent. Great drink options, nice surroundings and good price point. Nice to have a bigger booth to accommodate all our small plates! Most of the food was really lovely-pizza, smoked salmon spaghetti, goats cheese red peppers, haddock in Parmesan...More

Thank Nicola S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and children came up from London, they booked the table for 10 people. Firstly we were all squeezed into a table that was for 8 with two chairs placed at each end!! We were seated and told that we had to wait for...More

Thank Kathleen M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every time we travel to Glasgow for Celtic Connections, we visit this restaurant multiple times. The tapas dishes are delicious, the wine is good, and the service is first rate. Favorite dishes? Easy. All of them. We've tried most of what's on the extensive menu...More

Thank Catherine K
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

We went here for lunch and had the express menu. Both of us had the pork medallions with one haddock and the other a prawn dish. All were superb and the service was first class. I would most defiantly visit again.

Thank yorkshirebhoy
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

This is a must , made very welcome from the first minute . Food was great and wine was excellent even had a taster before buying Will definitely be back 👍

Thank Lesley A
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

We live nearby and the Italian caffe is our favourite! The food is excellent and very reasonably priced. There’s lots of Italian restaurants in the area, but anyone visiting the area should pick this one as it’s head and shoulders above the rest.

Thank Scott G
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

Lovely food , great service ! Had a lovely afternoon . Relaxing friendly Atmosphere. Franco the manager not only is an amazing chef , really welcoming too xx

Thank Tricia W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$42
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 AM - 10:30 PM
12:00 AM - 10:30 PM
12:00 AM - 10:30 PM
12:00 AM - 10:30 PM
12:00 AM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 92 Albion Street | Merchant City, Glasgow G1 1NY, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow>  > City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: City Centre
  • Phone Number: +44 141 552 3186
  • E-mail
Glasgow's first enoteca, The Italian Caffe is situated right in the very centre of Merchant City, offering fine dining and fine wines in a sleek and contemporary atmosphere. Intended to be a bit of a home from home, The Italian Caffe may be modern and upmarket but it's nonetheless cosy and welcoming, a place to relax and unwind after a hard day in the office. Take your pick from comfortable deep green banquettes, window side seating or a perch at the bar and settle in for an evening of chilled indulgence courtesy of your choice from The Italian Caffe's fifty-odd excellent and carefully chosen wines, both Italian and international. And though those fantastic wines form the backbone of the enoteca approach don't think for a moment that food has been neglected.
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