About Osteria Del Tempo Perso - Glasgow
Food and service
Food was good, service was excellent, great value for money
A very pleasant surprise.
Didn't know what to expect and was very pleasantly surprised.
Family-run Italian in Glasgow city centre
Osteria del Tempo Perso is an Italian restaurant in the Italian Centre on Glasgow’s John Street. Run by two Italian brothers, the name translates as the Inn of Lost Time. The name is echoed in the several clocks which decorate the restaurant. During the warmer months, the outside dining area is a popular place to while away a couple of hours dining or enjoying a snack and a couple of after work drinks.
Authentic culinary experience
Freshly prepared ingredients and time-served recipes are the driving forces behind the several menus produced by the cucina at Osteria del Tempo Perso. Diners are invited to nibble on bruschetta, eat a warming bowl of minestrone or tuck into other starters such as the mussels in a white wine sauce, figs and Parma ham or the burratina cheese with beef tomatoes, peppers, olives and red pesto.
There is a good selection of pasta, pizza and risotto alongside steaks and chicken dishes like the Milano which features a breaded chicken breast on arrabiata penne. Of course, there are seafood options like the seafood platter and frittura mista as well as a number of variations on the classic burger.
Tiramisu, cheesecakes, chocolate tarts and a number of sundaes, knickerbocker glories and other ice cream treats bring things to a sweet conclusion.
Local attractions and transport
Osteria del Tempo Perso is on John Street, less than ten minutes from the train and subway hubs at Queen Street and Central Station. There is pay parking at Ingram and Montrose Street. Nearby attractions include the Fruitmarket and City Halls; the Gallery of Modern Art and the shops of Argyle and Buchanan Street.