About The Italian Caffe
We had a lovely meal here, the choice of dishes on the pre-theatre menu was plentiful and everything met or exceeded out expectations The small dish concept seems to work very well here and a welcome change from more predictable Spanish tapas menus
I had a great meal, staff very pleasant.
Classic Italian restaurant in Merchant City
The Italian Caffe in Glasgow’s Merchant City offers a varied menu of classic Italian food but in a novel way, with an emphasis on unique, small plates dining. The perfect combination of chic and comfort, The Italian Caffe’s sage green leather booths, walnut furnishing and bright, modern dining room add to an enjoyable dining experience.
On sunnier days, guests can choose to dine al fresco, taking in the beautiful surroundings in the heart of Merchant City.
Extensive small plates menu & wine list
The small plates menu offered by The Italian Caffe allows diners to try a wide range of delicious dishes in one sitting, mixing original creations with classic Italian cuisine. Typical small plates include roast potatoes with fresh rosemary and sea salt; sardines grilled with sea salt and lemon, and king prawns in a spicy Siciliana sauce, served on a crostino. Combine these with the likes of chicken livers sautéed in a rich Marsala wine sauce and oysters rockafella baked with spinach, pancetta cream and parmesan and a meal at The Italian Caffe covers a wide range of different flavours and ingredients.
The Italian Caffe’s menu also includes antipasti, small Neapolitan pizzas, pasta and rice dishes and is available for lunch and pre-theatre, should guests have planned an afternoon or evening out nearby. These can be followed by numerous desserts which are all prepared in the restaurant.
With a list offering over 50 different wines, guests have no trouble in finding the perfect wine to accompany selected dishes, with around half of those wines available by the glass.
Child-friendly restaurant with ample parking
The Italian Caffe is happy to accommodate children, with smaller portions available for the younger generation. In addition, wheelchair access and an outside heated smoking area is available.
Ideally located on Albion Street, The Italian Caffe is a short distance from Ingram Street and High Street, where bus links and taxi points are available. It is walking distance from George Square and Glasgow shopping mainstays Buchanan Street and Argyle Street.
Easily accessible from the Queen Street, Central, Argyle Street and High Street train stations, diners have no shortage of trains out of the area, however car parks on Glassford Street and Candleriggs provide ample parking for those with cars.