Red’s not really our colour as it clashes with our noses. However team Big Deal look great with beards so we are relishing the role of playing Santa in the run-up to the festive season.
For today’s Big Deal, we are not so much Santa Claus as Babbo Natale, Italy’s answer to Father Christmas.
Today’s Christmas cracker is for one person to enjoy a two course lunch or dinner at the highly rated Massimo restaurant on Elmbank Street in Glasgow city centre.
Located opposite the King’s Theatre, this recently refurbished and expanded Italian has been thrilling diners since 1996.
Seasonal produce, freshly cooked to order and served with a smile is the dish of the day at this modern Italian.
Christmas shopping lunch
Perfect for lunch during a Christmas shopping spree or a festive night out with friends, the offer is for one person to have a starter and main course or main course and dessert from the extensive a la carte menu at Massimo.
The kitchen at Massimo prepares a fantastic range of authentic Italian starters such as mussels in white wine; king prawn skewers and wild mushroom crostini.
The a la carte has a wide range of delicious pasta and pizza dishes. From classic pasta choices such as spaghetti carbonara to more adventurous choices such as the king prawn and chorizo linguine, there is a lot of choice.
The ten pizzas on offer include the simple pleasures of a Margherita and the ever popular Parma ham and rocket.
In addition to fish dishes like the pan-fried seabass, there is a choice of chicken dishes such as the breast of chicken served with onion, chorizo, roasted peppers and sautéed potatoes in a spicy tomato sauce.
For a £5 supplement, diners could also choose the 10 oz fillet steak. There is also a £2 supplement on the salmon salad.
Massimo on Elmbank Street is rated a splendid 4.3/5 by 5pm Dining customers. This is what a couple of recent reviewers had to say of their experiences:
‘Lunch time dining. Very nice restaurant, well looked after and food was great. Will look forward to returning soon.’ Rating 4.8/5
‘Excellent. Excellent service, excellent food. Highly recommend visiting Massimo’s, we will definitely be back.’ Rating 5/5