Our language skills may be a little rusty but we don’t need to be fluent in Italian to know that Glasgow’s Amarone restaurant could be described as ‘assolutamente fantastico’.
Get to grips with the international language of fine food with today’s Big Deal on an excellent meal at Amarone in the heart of Glasgow.
A former winner of the Restaurant of the Year prize at the Glasgow Restaurant Awards, Amarone has a cool sense of contemporary style which applies to the food as much as the decor.
This Big Deal is for one person to enjoy a fantastic three course meal from the 5pm Big Deal menu at Amarone.
With five starters, six main courses and four desserts, there is plenty to choose from.
Valid all day, Sunday to Thursday, the offer is for a starter, main course and dessert from the following:
Minestrone – homemade vegetable and tomato soup served with crusty bread (v)
Zuppa del giorno – homemade soup of the day served with crusty bread
Cozze con il pomodoro – steamed Scottish mussels with tomato, garlic and chilli
Crostini con verdure miste – toasted Italian bread topped with roast vegetables finished with a balsamic jus (v)
Insalata Cesare – hearts of romaine, garlic croutons & Parmesan, tossed in a Caesar dressing with marinated anchovies
Merluzzo alla Genovese – fillet of cod served with croutons, pine nuts, basil mash and salsa verde
Risotto funghi – creamy Arborio rice with sautéed mushrooms in white wine and garlic finished with Parmesan shavings and a drizzle of truffle oil (v)
Pollo peperonata – roast breast of chicken with a caponata of roast pepper, onion and courgette in a rich garlic and tomato sauce served with sautéed rosemary potatoes
Pizza contadina – stone baked pizza with rosemary sautéed potato, onion, thyme and cherry tomatoes (v)
Linguine con pollo e pancetta – flat spaghetti with sauté chicken, diced pancetta and a pesto cream sauce
Bistecca alla pepe – prime 8oz prime sirloin steak, served with chunky chips & a peppercorn sauce (£5 supplement)
Semi-freddo al ciocolato – iced chocolate & praline cream
Tiramisu classico – Savoiardi sponge fingers soaked in coffee liqueur, layered in a light Marsala & mascarpone Zabaglione cream
Pannacotta con lamponi – vanilla pannacotta served with raspberry compote
Amarone cheese platter – a selection of Italian cheeses served with oatcakes & honey (£2 supplement)
Great customer reviews
Amarone is one of the most popular restaurants on 5pm Dining. Here is what a couple of recent diners had to say about the Glasgow restaurant. We liked this one for being short and sweet:
‘Excellent all round as always.’
This review comes to the same conclusion but goes into more detail:
‘Excellent. Visited with friends for pre-theatre on Saturday. The staff were friendly, helpful, attentive. The food was good with large portions. Would definitely recommend and will be returning.’
Got a craving for great Italian food? Say ‘Buongiorno’ to today’s Big Deal with Amarone.