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Coias Cafe

473-477 Duke Street Glasgow, Glasgow G31 1RD, Scotland
+44 141 554 3822
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“pasta” (58 reviews)
“ice cream” (53 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
473-477 Duke Street Glasgow, Glasgow G31 1RD, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Booked a table here as my parents were up from Yorkshire visiting. Never tried Coia's before but after staying in Dennistoun for several years my husband and I thought it was about time! My mum is a vegetarian who doesn't particularly like mushrooms or goats'...More

Thank AikaterineXXVI
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Boyfriend and I went came here celebrate. The food was lovely, both of us had mozzarella dips and I had spaghetti carbonara and my boyfriend and pizza inferno. Drink selection was good too. Service was quick even though it was really busy and people were...More

Thank lauren_riddell
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had a quick business lunch with a colleague both dined of the lunch special menu and can only say amazing value for the money the New York pasta was tremendous will return again but this time will book ahead as was busy busy

Thank shaun d
Reviewed 4 days ago

We've been here for breakfast, lunch and dinner and it's always good. The breakfasts are good and no matter what you want it's available. The service is always excellent and lovely staff. Good quality food always.

Thank sandralowe028
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great wee family owned Italian restaurant. Probably had the best atmosphere of any restaurant I've been in, and I've been in a few globally. The food is brill and plentiful. With the owner running the restaurant and someone who clearly knows his regulars the...More

Thank Mike W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Coia's Café , its been in Glasgow for a long time , a long time ..... would it be dated , will it be able to compete with the newer modern cafe's .... Wife was in Glasgow for an eye appointment , she needs to...More

Thank Les W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very happy with our meal but were very disappointed and shocked to hear the tip we left for the waiters who served us does not go to them direct but to the management..

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Thank katemcfadden172
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting family in Glasgow and Coia's was recommended. Authentic Italian restaurant, lovely staff excellent service lovely ambiance good food and wine. The white Gavi de Gavi is lovely. Going back again in days.

Thank Lynne A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'd taken a friend for a birthday lunch which she loved and naturally I felt delighted. Pouring outside but great indoors.

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Thank margaretneely
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excelent food staff were very friendly decor was very nice relaxed atmosphere had a lovely afternoon

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Thank lucywatt
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joseph c c
15 July 2017|
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Response from Alfredo C | Property representative |
Hi Joseph, all staff receive a share of the tips and it's always been that way, thanks for your concern.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 473-477 Duke Street Glasgow, Glasgow G31 1RD, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow
  • Phone Number: +44 141 554 3822
  • E-mail
The Coia family opened their first cafe in Dennistoun in 1928, and ever since then Coia's Cafe has been a favourite meeting place for local people, both young and old. The very first Coia's Cafe, originally on the corner of Duke Street, was owned by Carmine and Amalia Coia. Nicky and Ena Coia took over in the 1950's. In that time they took the business to the next level by introducing confectionery and a larger menu. During the 1980's the ownership transferred to the current owners - Alfredo and Antonia Coia, the third generation of the family to run the business. In 2006, the well known local landmark entered a new era by expanding into the newly built premises next door and by extensively refurbishing the existing cafe. This now includes the new takeaway food section and excellent delicatessen. Coia's Delicatessen is always worth a visit, offering a full off-licence with a large choice of imported wines. The new space also allowed the expansions of the ice cream section, selling Coia's famous homemade Italian ice cream. Coia's Cafe today provides it's loyal customers with an extensive menu to accommodate every occasion and satisfy every taste. We've worked hard to ensure that every dish on the menu is a dish that we are proud of. To mention the great selection of pastas and pizzas, fresh seafood and mouthwatering meat dishes is to only to scratch the surface. We also takes great pride in offering many fantastic 'chef's specials' every single day for you to try. We also recommend that you take advantage of our extensive and unique range of wines, selected personally by Alfredo. To this day, we still pride ourselves in four basics:- friendly attitude, politeness, cleanliness and high quality food. We promise an experience the whole family can enjoy.
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