Best Italian restaurants in Glasgow

  • Di Maggio's (Theatreland)

    163 West Nile Street, G1 2RL

    City Centre, Glasgow

    Cuisine: Italian

    About Di Maggio's (Theatreland)

    Di Maggio’s Theatreland is close to Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall and is popular with audience members and performers alike. The restaurant’s proximity to other venues also make Di Maggio’s Theatreland a magnet for cinema and theatre-goers looking to enjoy a pre- or post-show meal.

  • Verona

    88 West Regent Street, G2 2QZ

    City Centre, Glasgow

    Cuisine: Italian

    About Verona

    Verona, in Glasgow’s city centre, is a romantic Romeo and Juliet themed Italian restaurant.

  • The Italian Kitchen

    64 Ingram Street, G1 1EX

    Merchant City, Glasgow

    Cuisine: Italian

    About The Italian Kitchen

    The Italian Kitchen is a classic Italian restaurant on Ingram Street in Glasgow’s Merchant City. Wheelchair accessible and child-friendly, the restaurant is both stylish and classic with rich red leather seats and booths providing comfort as well as elegance.

  • Il Pavone

    Princes Square, G1 3JN

    City Centre, Glasgow

    Cuisine: Italian

    About Il Pavone

    Il Pavone is stylish Italian restaurant set in Princes Square on Buchanan Street in Glasgow’s city centre. The restaurant’s classic dark wood decor is balanced by its well-lit and spacious layout, with an atmosphere that is relaxed but also vibrant. The restaurant is passionate about providing guests with carefully prepared, superior food.

  • Alla Italia Ristorante Italiano

    194 Pitt Street, G2 4DY

    City Centre, Glasgow

    Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Pizza

    About Alla Italia Ristorante Italiano

    Alla Italia is an Italian restaurant on Pitt Street in Glasgow city centre. As well as the welcoming dining room, it has a cocktail bar where guests can enjoy drinks while listening to the live background music played at weekends. It is very handy for the nearby King’s Theatre but just as popular with lunching office workers, shoppers, parties and dining couples.

  • Osteria Italiana

    17 John Street, G1 1HP

    City Centre, Glasgow

    Cuisine: Italian, Vegetarian/Vegan, Pizza

    About Osteria Italiana

    Osteria Italiana is an Italian restaurant in the Italian Centre on Glasgow’s John Street. ‘There is no rush’ is the motto around here and the emphasis is on enjoying the warm, Italian hospitality and traditional decor. During the warmer months, the outside dining area is a popular place to sit while away for a couple of hours, dining or enjoying a snack and a couple of after-work drinks.

  • The Italian Caffe

    92 Albion Street, G1 1NY

    Merchant City, Glasgow

    Cuisine: Italian

    About The Italian Caffe

    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.

  • Raffaelle's Italian Kitchen & Bar

    151-155 Milngavie Road, G61 3DY

    Bearsden & Milngavie, Glasgow

    Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

    About Raffaelle's Italian Kitchen & Bar

    Opened in 2015, Raffaelle’s Italian Kitchen and Bar offers Bearsden and Milngavie diners a traditional taste of the old country. Mixing sleek, contemporary design with the occasional rustic feature – check the antler light fittings – Raffaelle’s is an appealing spot for morning coffee and cake, lunch, dinner, brunch or a Sunday roast. The outside tables are popular when the sun puts in an appearance.

  • Fanelli's

    Unit 4 Merchant Square, G1 1LE

    Merchant City, Glasgow

    Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Pizza

    About Fanelli's

    A family-friendly and extremely welcoming restaurant, Fanelli’s is in Merchant Square in the Merchant city.

  • Zambretto Italian - Old Sneddon

    42-46 Old Sneddon Street, PA3 2AP

    Paisley, Renfrewshire

    Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

    About Zambretto Italian - Old Sneddon

    Zambretto Italian – Old Sneddon is, as the name indicates, on Old Sneddon Street. A welcoming bar and casual dining room, it is open for everything from midweek lunch to weekend cocktails and dinner with friends and family.

  • Mahony's Steakhouse

    181-183 Kirkintilloch Road, G64 2LS

    near Glasgow, Glasgow

    Cuisine: Italian, Steaks & Grill, Pizza

    About Mahony's Steakhouse

    Mahony’s Steakhouse is a stylish Bishopbriggs restaurant specialising in high quality meats. It was opened with the aim of revolutionising the steak experience in Glasgow by offering memorable flavours, painstaking preparation and precision cuts. Led by a master chef, all steaks are taken care of in-house and are aged to improve flavour. The restaurant itself is a casually chic dining spot to enjoy a relaxing meal.

  • Little SoHo Jordanhill

    512 Crow Road, G13 1NU

    West End, Glasgow

    Cuisine: Italian, Pasta

    About Little SoHo Jordanhill

    Little SoHo is a family-owned pizzeria and cocktail bar in Jordanhill near Scotstoun. Located on the Crow Road, Little SoHo Jordanhill is the offspring of the well-established SoHo in the city centre. Friendly service, authentic antipasti, great cocktails and crispy, stone-baked pizza keep pulling in the customers at Little SoHo Jordanhill.

  • Alla Locanta Mediterranean

    192 Pitt Street, G2 4DY

    City Centre, Glasgow

    Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Turkish

    About Alla Locanta Mediterranean

    Locanta is a welcome fusion of what was previously two restaurants (a Turkish and an Italian) housed in the same premises: Alla Turca and Alla Italia. Now diners can enjoy tucking into Mediterranean and meze cuisine in one combined, family-run dining spot of chic white banquette seating and exposed brickwork.

  • Romans

    26 Candleriggs, G1 1LD

    Merchant City, Glasgow

    Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

    About Romans

    Romans Pizzeria & Bar is a rustic-chic dining spot in the Merchant City. Minimalist decor and Italian wall murals create the perfect setting for enjoying Roman-style pizzas cooked in a wood-burning oven. This would be a great spot for a quick bite to eat before an event at the Tron or Old Fruitmarket.

  • La Vita Spuntini - City Centre

    40 Gordon Street, G1 3PU

    City Centre, Glasgow

    Cuisine: Italian

    About La Vita Spuntini - City Centre

    Move over dim sum and tapas, Spuntini is the hearty Italian version of small plate dining. And following the success of its West End venue, La Vita Spuntini has opened a second branch on Gordon Street. The restaurant aims to conjure up the atmosphere of a cosy Italian family meal where dishes are placed at the centre of the table for everyone to share. All food is crafted with passion, love and attention to detail, with candlelight and friendly staff adding to the atmosphere. The menu is massive and includes sharing portions of fresh pasta, mini pizzas, seafood, meat and salads, complemented by an extensive selection of fine wines.

  • F Pizza

    14 Stewart Street, G62 6BY

    Bearsden & Milngavie, Glasgow

    Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

    About F Pizza

    Brought to you by the winning team behind the Finsbay and Flatiron restaurants, F Pizza is a gourmet pizza spot just off Main Street. It started life as a pop-up but proved to be so successful that it’s now there to stay. Diners can sample a selection of sourdough pizzas and focaccias accompanied by cocktails, beer and wine. There is also a children’s menu available, should you want to introduce younger gourmets to pizza prepared with love.

  • La Lanterna West End

    447 Great Western Road, G12 8HH

    West End, Glasgow

    Cuisine: Italian

    About La Lanterna West End

    A city centre institution for two decades, La Lanterna’s fairly recent arrival on Great Western Road has been a welcome addition to the West End. Decorated in soft whites and pale greys, the cosy stripped wood interior has an airy, rustic chic vibe. Classic and classy Italian might be the best way to describe the extensive menus, with fresh, quality cuisine being the focus.

  • Basta

    561 Dumbarton Road, G11 6HU

    West End, Glasgow

    Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

    About Basta

    Laidback Partick pizza bar

    With its tiled walls and stripped floors, BASTA’s fashionably low-key decor keeps the focus firmly on the gourmet pizzas on offer. Authenticity is a core value, with various ingredients being imported directly from Italy, including Polselli flour, Strianese tomatoes and extra virgin olive oil. Otherwise, much of the fresh produce is sourced as close to home as possible, including from the Sandy Road Community Garden around the corner.

  • LL Italiano

    108 Ayr Road, G77 6EG

    South Side, Glasgow

    Cuisine: Italian

    About LL Italiano

    LL Italiano promises an ‘authentic taste of Italy that will transport you to a sunny day’. The restaurant has been serving the local Newton Mearns community for many years and gets great reviews. Inside, the decor is relaxed and rustic, with old black & white photos of Hollywood movie stars on the walls. The menu features a range of Italian favourites as well as unique dishes that you won’t find anywhere else.

  • Ristorante Pieno

    311-313 Hope Street, G2 3PT

    City Centre, Glasgow

    Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

    About Ristorante Pieno

    Ristorante Pieno is a cosy Italian eating spot on Hope Street, right in the heart of Glasgow city centre. Opened in 2020, it offers lively vibes and delicious Italian aromas. Diners can choose from a range of dishes, from firm favourites to house specials.