Reliable reports of paradise are understandably few and far between.
However, we’re pretty sure that whatever form the afterlife takes, Italian food will certainly be available.
Celebrate divine Italian cooking with today’s Big Deal at the ever popular Esca restaurant on Chisholm Street in the Merchant City.
Esca is a firm favourite with 5pm Dining customers. Over 1700 people have booked meals at Esca through 5pm and, between them, they have given the restaurant a brilliant combined score of 4.3/5.
A cosy, candle-lit space, Esca has been making its customers very happy for well over a decade and they know exactly what sort of dishes make their customers smile.
Freshly prepared on the premises each day, their dishes showcase genuine, rustic and regional Italian cuisine.
Esca’s greatest hits
With today’s offer, two people can each enjoy a large glass of house wine each plus a starter and main course from the Big Deal menu below.
From the arancini to the king prawn spaghetti, this Big Deal menu reads like Esca’s greatest hits:
Minestrone – classic vegetable soup
Bruschetta pate – chicken liver paté with caramelised red onion chutney
Bruschetta pomodoro – toasted Italian bread, with fresh, chopped tomatoes, onions and basil
Arancini – cheese-stuffed rice balls coated in breadcrumbs
Mozzarella fritto – breaded mozzarella, fried and served with spicy tomato salsa
Penne Alfredo – marinated spicy chicken, garlic, peppers with cream and rosemary
Risotto salsiccia – spicy Italian sausage and peppers
Penne arrabiata – spicy chilli, tomato, garlic and basil sauce
Spaghetti meatballs – handmade meatballs in a rich, tomato sauce
Risotto funghi – wild mushrooms with garlic and Parmesan
Spaghetti gamberoni – king prawns, cherry tomatoes in a chilli and white wine sauce (£2 supplement)
Pizza Norcina – topped with spicy Italian sausage and red onion
Pizza Mediterranean – topped with peppers, onions, mushrooms and olives
Pizza Tirolese – topped with pepperoni and French fries
Great night out
Available seven days a week from noon to 9pm, this offer is incredibly flexible. You could use it for a night out with friends or family; a working lunch; a shopping trip break or for a romantic evening with someone special.
Of course, with the Tron theatre just across the road, Esca is also perfectly located for a pre-show meal.
Esca just keeps on attracting glowing reviews from 5pm Dining customers. This recent review says it all:
‘Always lovely. Great food, nice atmosphere, attentive service.’ Rating 4.6/5
Need to brush up your Italian? Pick up today’s Big Deal with Esca and get your tongue around some of Glasgow’s finest Italian cooking