Best pasta in Glasgow

Zopaash Iqbal | Date posted - 26 Oct 2018
Who doesn’t love pasta? There are tonnes of pasta places popping up in town ready to cater to your carb needs, that you need to know about. So, put down the packet pasta, we’re taking you on a tour to help you find the best pasta in Glasgow, just like nonna used to make.

La Lanterna

Our search for the best pasta in Glasgow leads us to Glasgow’s oldest family-run Italian restaurant, La Lanterna. They’ve been flying the flag for Italy in Glasgow for 42 years, with delicious food that’s not only traditional but inventive. The pasta dishes here are made from scratch and you can treat yourself to dishes like the pepper and goats cheese ravioli or seafood linguini.


A cool and vibrant neighbourhood, Finnieston is home to plenty of hip bars and restaurants, one of which is Mora Bar and Kitchen. Specialising in fresh, handmade pasta, and modern Italian dishes this place is a must if you’re looking for some of the tastiest pasta in town. With fan favourites such as lobster ravioli, seafood linguine, and the mushroom agnolotti with sage butter on the menu, we’re sure you'll be left wanting ‘mora’.

Tony Macaroni

They opened their first restaurant back in 2007 in East Kilbride, and they’ve come a long way since. Not only has their menu grown, they’ve expanded with sites all around Scotland and earned a reputation for some of the best pizza and pasta in town. The atmosphere here is casual and the portions are enormous, perfect if you’ve worked up an appetite traipsing around Glasgow.


Formerly known as Bella Napoli, Southside favourite ORO, is winning awards left right and centre for its stellar food. With an award from the Italian government for serving some of the best pizza in the world, they’ve also been named as one of the top 100 Italians in the world by the Melius awards (basically the Italian food Oscars). We digress, you want to know about the pasta. The owner/chef Domenico Crolla, is an award-winning pasta chef so you know you’re in for a treat here. Enjoy a range of veggie friendly pastas including our personal fave, mac and cheese with truffle oil, or for you carnivorous bunch, there’s an array of meat filled pastas.

Di Maggios

Di Maggio’s, a Glasgow institution that first opened its doors in 1985 in the West End, is next on our list if you’re looking for the best pasta in town. A family business, Di Maggios continues to deliver authentic Italian food to the masses and has become a firm favourite with families.

Eusebi Deli

Eusebi Deli is quite simply one of the best places to eat in the city. Don’t believe us? Check the Times Top 100 Best places to eat list that validates our claim. With a tasty, rustic menu with sharing boards, handmade pastas, and slow cooked stews, these guys are going from strength to strength. If you do decide to venture here, make sure you save room for some delectable desserts; from nutella filled doughnuts to crispy cannoli.


You can find Viva Ristorante in the heart of the city centre on Glasgow’s Bothwell Street. A great setting for a casual lunch or a dinner date, this place is relaxed with dark wood interiors, high ceilings, and candle-lit tables. There's a lengthy menu of fresh fare, including delicious spaghetti in a rich tomato sauce or a seafood filled linguine: enough pasta here to fill you for a week.

La Vita

Situated directly across from George Square, La Vita is ideal for an authentic Italian dining experience in Glasgow. Grab a glass of wine and pair with your perfect pasta dish as this place uses the finest ingredients that will satisfy you carb cravings.
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