Glasgow and Edinburgh may sometimes squabble like two toddlers going to war over a Transformer toy but, as well as more or less the same language, they also share a love of great Italian food.
Celebrate both cities by tucking into today’s Big Deal on a delicious three course meal at the Amarone restaurant in Glasgow or Edinburgh.
While Glasgow’s Amarone, on Nelson Mandela Place, has been wowing customers for years, Edinburgh’s branch is much more recent, having opened on St Andrews Square in the summer of 2011.
What they share is a cool sense of contemporary style which applies to the food as much as the menus.
This Big Deal is for one person to enjoy a fantastic three course meal from the 5pm Big Deal menu at either Amarone restaurant. Valid Sunday to Thursdays, 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 in white wine, flat leaf parsley, garlic and white wine
Bruschetta with fresh Mozzarella and courgette
Caesar salad: Romaine lettuce hearts, garlic croutons & Parmesan, tossed in a Caesar dressing with marinated anchovies
Roast fillet of cod with a basil and olive oil mash, salsa verde and seasonal vegetables
Penne pasta with mixed mushrooms and fresh peas in olive oil, garlic and basil
Chicken in a creamy porcini mushroom sauce with rice
Pizza Contadina: stone baked pizza with rosemary sautéed potato, onion, thyme and cherry tomatoes (v)
Linguine con polpette: linguine with meatballs, cherry tomatoes and a tomato and basil sauce
Bistecca di Manzo: an 8oz prime sirloin steak, served with chunky chips and a peppercorn sauce (£5 supplement)
Chef’s dessert of the day – please ask your server for today’s selection
Amarone cheese platter: a selection of Italian cheeses served with oatcakes and honey
Great customer reviews
Whichever restaurant you choose to eat in, you can be sure that lots and lots of 5pm customers have already given your Amarone the thumbs-up.
The Glasgow Amarone has been given a combined score of 4.3/5 by just under 1500 customers while the more recently established Edinburgh branch has a combined rating of 4.1/5 from 44 reviews.
This recent comment from a Glasgow Amarone customer is typical:
‘Great food, great service and great atmosphere. The food in Amarone is always delicious and very fresh. Staff very attentive but not intrusive. Great atmosphere for a Wednesday night. Would highly recommend.’ Rating 4.8/5