Excellent Christmas meal
Went with some colleagues, and we had a thoroughly enjoyable evening. I think we were the first Christmas booking (being 2nd December), but felt very much in the Christmas spirit. The food was excellent all round, and I look forward to coming back!
Dining in the square
Lovely friendly atmosphere. Staff was very prompt and food was gorgeous
Friendly, Merchant City Italian
A family-friendly and extremely welcoming restaurant, Fanelli’s is in Merchant Square in the Merchant city. The interior features large leather booths and a light, bright decor. The Merchant Square location means that diners can eat on the cobbled courtyard of the covered square and watch the Merchant City life go by without risking the Scottish weather. The upstairs level has a terrace bar for private hire.
Classic Italian favourites
From the veal saltimbocca to the wild mushroom pizza and the meatballs in tomato sauce, the menu at Fanelli’s is packed with much loved, classic Italian options. The pizzas are stone baked; the risottos are made with Arborio rice and the house pâté is flavoured with Marsala.
Among the most popular dishes are the king prawns cooked with cherry tomatoes, butter, chilli, garlic and white wine plus the Rossini steak – steak medallions on garlic croutons with pâté. Lighter options include the salmon in a white wine sauce and the picante pollo – spicy, bread-crumbed chicken strips served with chips, salad and garlic mayo.
Merchant City transport and attractions
Arisaig is in the Merchant Square, part of Glasgow’s Merchant City. It is a brisk ten minute walk from both Central and Queen Street rail stations. Both bus stops and taxi ranks are plentiful in the area. There is pay parking at Ingram Street. St Enoch is the nearest subway. Local attractions include City Halls, Old Fruitmarket and the Tron Theatre.