What happens when you’ve got no idea what to get someone for a gift?
We suggest an indulgent meal. Like this Big Deal on a three course meal for two at Alla Locanta Mediterranean in Glasgow city centre.
This offer is available until mid-April and each guest will get a Prosecco cocktail as well.
Dine on Turkish and Italian cuisine
Alla Locanta is a welcome fusion of what was previously two city centre restaurants (a Turkish and an Italian) in the same premises: Alla Turca and Alla Italia.
Now diners can enjoy tucking into Mediterranean and mezze cuisine in one combined, family-run dining spot of smart white banquette seating and rustic exposed brickwork.
Option one on this Big Deal is for a three course meal for two with a Prosecco cocktail each, available Sunday to Thursday (excluding Mondays).
Option 2 is for all of the above for Friday and Saturday dining.
As up to twenty people can dine together on this offer, why not buy multiples and make it a family treat?
Prosecco cocktails can be exchanged for a tea or coffee.
Sample the market menu
Menus can shift with the seasons, but here is a taster of what diners can expect from Alla Locanta’s market menu:
Starters might include the minestrone soup with Italian bread, the mozzarella & mushroom arancini, and the bruschetta with Parma ham and tomato.
Mains could feature the classic lasagne, the spaghetti & meatballs and the pizza Palermo with daily roast vegetables.
Or, for a supplement, guests could opt for a BBQ item such as the sword fish or signature 7oz fillet steak.
Desserts are to be selected from the restaurant’s dessert menu, with options such as the signature chocolate mousse with vanilla ice cream, sultac (oven-baked Turkish rice pudding), and the baklava and ice cream usually available.
Guests can upgrade to the Locanta set menu for an extra £2.95 per person, payable directly to restaurant.
Combine with a theatre trip
Alla Locanta is on Pitt Street, close to the King’s Theatre, Theatre Royal and plenty of gig venues, making it an ideal pre-show dining option.
The main city centre shops are nearby as well, so this would be a great place to stop-off for lunch after a retail splurge.
There are numerous taxi stands on Sauchiehall Street, plus Queen Street and Central stations are both under a fifteen minute walk away.
Pay parking is close by at Charing Cross car park.
Alla Locanta has been earning very enthusiastic reviews on TripAdvisor. Here are a few, edited for shortness:
‘Don’t miss out on this gem!! Fantastic food in a friendly, relaxing atmosphere!! Staff excellent – prices very reasonable – room for big groups.’
‘Great food. We visited on a Friday evening and the restaurant was surprisingly quiet. Great meal and we enjoyed the greek mixed starter – superb selection and flavours, well presented. We both had the mixed kebabs for our main course which was again tasty and filling, so no room for any desert! Drinks a reasonable price. Would definitely visit again. Thank you.’
‘Excellent! This is my 2nd visit to this restaurant and I was not disappointed. The food is excellent and the staff are very helpful… will certainly be back…’
Perfect gift for dining lovers
As mentioned, a meal for two with added fizz always makes a fantastic gift . Plus Alla Locanta is a particularly unique choice as guests can tuck into both Italian and Turkish cuisine.
That said, if you fancy having a dining treat lined up for yourself (maybe combined with a trip to the theatre), then this would make a great city centre option.