About Raffaelle's Italian Kitchen & Bar
We enjoyed our meal. It would be good if the special menu also included the gluten free options. Not much in the way of starters. But we were able to transfer from the other menu.
Have been in a number of times and the food is always top class, I rank it the best Italian in Glasgow.
Side note was my wife and I had to wait 15 mins between desert being served and the bill coming. In that time other tables were attended to and staff walked past us a number of times with nobody asking if we either a) wanted anything else b) wanted the bill or c) had asked for the bill. We waited a long time and after nearly 15 mins decided to just go pay at the counter. Not a great ending as normally the service is v good here. Possibly the management need to let staff work their jobs and direct them a bit less?
Still recommended anyway.
Italian restaurant and bar in Bearsden
Opened in 2015, Raffaelle’s Italian Kitchen and Bar offers Bearsden and Milngavie diners a traditional taste of the old country. Mixing sleek, contemporary design with the occasional rustic feature – check the antler light fittings – Raffaelle’s is an appealing spot for morning coffee and cake, lunch, dinner, brunch or a Sunday roast. The outside tables are popular when the sun puts in an appearance.
From bar snacks and brunch dishes, such as porridge with Nutella, to lunch specials and a la carte favourites, Raffaelle’s Italian Kitchen and Bar offers a wide range of Italian classics. Diners could start their meal with a range of focaccia and bruschetta, calamari, minestrone soup or the restaurant’s own version of a prawn cocktail.
Alternatively, there is the option of a starter portion of pasta. Options include seafood linguine, handmade ravioli stuffed with pumpkin and pecorino or spaghetti with meatballs. There are also ten different pizza available – all stone-baked – alongside three calzone and a range of risotto and gnocchi.
Carne and pesce choices range from Aberdeen Angus steaks and classic veal dishes to sea bass and mussels steamed in white wine and , of course, fritto misto, the much loved Italian dish of fried seafood.
Local attractions and transport links
Raffaelle’s Italian Kitchen and Bar is on Milngavie Road. The nearest train station is at Hillfoot. There is on-street parking and several bus route run to and from the city centre. Local attractions include Douglas Park Golf Club.