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 on Nelson Mandela Place, right 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 soup – delicious vegetable and tomato soup served with crusty bread (v)
Soup of the day served with crusty bread
Steamed Scottish mussels with tomato, garlic and chilli
Bruschetta with roasted vegetables finished with a balsamic jus (v)
Caesar salad – Romaine lettuce hearts, garlic croutons & Parmesan, tossed in a Caesar dressing with marinated anchovies
Sea bream pan-fried in paprika & chilli oil with basil and olive oil mash & seasonal vegetables served with a tarragon & mint yoghurt
Risotto funghi – creamy Arborio rice with sautéed mushrooms in white wine & garlic, finished with Parmesan shavings & a drizzle of truffle oil (v)
Linguine con pollo e pancetta – flat spaghetti with chicken, pancetta & a pesto cream sauce
Roast breast of chicken with a mushroom Marsala sauce served with sautéed rosemary potatoes
Pizza contadina – stone baked pizza with rosemary sautéed potato, onion, thyme & cherry tomatoes (v)
Bistecca alla Pepe – an 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
Glasgow’s Amarone is one of the most popular restaurants on 5pm Dining. Over 1700 5pm customers have eaten there and given the restaurant a tremendous combined score of 4.3/5.
This is what a couple of recent diners had to say. 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.