From the tenor Pavarotti to the footballer Francesco Totti, Italians know how to put on a great performance.
Watch the curtain go up on a great Italian meal with this Big Deal at Alla Italia on Pitt Street.
Just around the corner from the King’s Theatre and a brisk five minute walk from the Theatre Royal, it’s not hard to see how the Pitt Street restaurant gained the reputation for being the ‘show before the show’.
Of course, it is not just the proximity to two of Glasgow’s theatres which makes Alla Italia popular.
It’s also the authentic Italian dishes which are cooked fresh, using seasonal, locally sourced ingredients as well as speciality products imported from Italy.
The Big Deal is a great way to see what the Alla Italia chefs are capable of.
As well as three courses from the Winter menu, this Big Deal includes a Champagne cocktail, served with dessert.
In addition to a tasty, rustic minestrone soup, the starters on offer include a classic Caprese salad, made with buffalo mozzarella, tomato and basil; a choice of brushcetta plus arancini – rice balls flavoured with wild mushrooms and mozzarella.
The selection of main courses is packed with classic dishes like the traditional lasagne; spaghetti carbonara and pizza topped with roasted Mediterranean vegetables.
A popular dish is the pollo alla pepe – breast of chicken with black pepper, brandy, fresh cream and a glossy demi-glace sauce.
The choice of desserts includes a rich Italian chocolate pot; vanilla panna cotta with fresh winter berries and Italian ice cream.
There are supplements for specials like the mixed antipasto, the sea bass and the fillet steak.
Alla Italia has been a success with 5pm diners. The Italian has a combined score of 4/5.
This is what a recent diner had to say:
‘Lovely meal. Good choice. The one staff member on duty on the evening of our visit was helpful, polite and very efficient. Surroundings were lovely and impeccably clean. Also great value for money.’ 5/5
We have run similar deals with Alla Italia before and they have always prompted an encore.
Take your seats for this Big Deal with Alla Italia and settle in for a tasty culinary performance.