'Merchant city meal'
Helen Glen - 21/09/2014
Good selection on 5pm menu and good quality. Glass of wine as part of the deal was very palatable. Worthwhile choice!
'Esca wins again'
Grace Sherlock - 27/08/2014
Fabulous food in relaxing surroundings. Staff are friendly and helpful. You can't beat Esca for value. My favourite after work eatery.
Welcoming Merchant City Italian restaurant
Esca is a warm and welcoming restaurant in the Merchant City, and serves traditional Italian food with a twist. Directly across from the Tron theatre, Esca is in the heart of Glasgow’s artistic quarter and enjoys a keen following of pre-theatre diners as well as couples, family groups and large parties – a particular speciality. Romantically lit by candles at night, the popular Italian offers and intimate dining experience and has an eye-catching interior which reflect the Tuscan influences.
Traditional Italian cuisine
The rustic cuisine with the occasional contemporary flourish has built a glowing reputation for Esca since the restaurant first opened in 2000. Some classic dishes such as the hearty Minestrone soup, traditional spaghetti and meatballs and the popular pizza margherita feature on the menu. Other options include Esca’s take on stuffed mushrooms with cured ham and mozzarella and served with a garlic and coriander mayonnaise, along with their speciality lasagna dish. Tempted in by the kitchen’s creative take on Italian cuisine, the restaurant remains popular with shoppers looking to lunch, couples having a romantic meal, or friends enjoying a catch up.
Close to Glasgow city centre transport links
Esca is wheelchair accessible and located on Chisholm Street across from the Tron theatre. A brisk fifteen minute walk from Central and Queen Street train stations, there are also bus stops and taxi ranks nearby.