The Italian Caffè

92 Albion Street, Merchant City, Glasgow, United Kingdom, G1 1NY
Critics Review 8.5/10
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Opening Information

Open daily for Lunch and Dinner

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Bar
  • Easy Access
  • Gluten Free Available
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Free WiFi
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About The Italian Caffè

The Italian Caffe is the first enoteca restaurant in Glasgow. It's a place to come and enjoy fine wine by the glass accompanied by mangiare al forno – food straight from the oven. And it's right in the heart of the Merchant City.

Cuisine: Italian, Tapas
Dress Code: Smart Casual,Dressed for Dining
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Critics Review
Italian Cafe review
8.5/10
Gathering a squad of twenty five women together for a birthday celebration can be tough. But not when you have the help of the team at the Italian Caffe on hand. We were looking for a lively casual place that would cater to most, and that’s exactly what we got. Our interaction with the staff started before the day of the meal, with multiple calls to organise decorations and a cake that was to be delivered before hand. The initial calls through to the reception on the night were friendly and welcoming and the staff were superefficient. During our meal we were entertained by a few colourful characters who waited our table. The staff were only too happy to add banter to the evening’s proceedings, while orchestrating a smooth service that helped us have a great time...
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Visited On Friday, 20 November 2020

Food was amazing, but it was meant to be an express lunch, and we were there 1hr15. It seemed likely that it just got unexpectedly busy! Although it was the last Friday before the second lockdown, they should have prepared. There was one member of staff on the floor and 1 chef, so they probably felt overwhelmed. Still great food, will have to order myself a pizza sometime as take away!

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Visited On Sunday, 15 November 2020

Food superb. Excellent value. Service a little slow. Great experience, nonetheless.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 November 2020

In these difficult times lunch here still feels like an event. Excellent food and choice. Missed the wine but the quality of ingredients has been maintained.

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 November 2020

Food was fantastic, server was engaging and very polite. Would return.

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 November 2020

The food is delicious would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for lunch in the centre of Glasgow,also the service is first class.Looking forward to returning with a glass of wine in my hand.

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Visited On Tuesday, 03 November 2020

Amazing food and fabulous, friendly service! Thank you for opening - a lovely bit of normality in these strange times!

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Visited On Sunday, 01 November 2020

Booked a table on Resdiary only to receive a text message as I was arriving at the restaurant to say it was closed... Why trust Resdiary or the restaurant when they take bookings for closed restaurants?

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Visited On Tuesday, 27 October 2020

Booked for lunch for Tuesday 27th on line got a reply to confirm.Got there and the bloody place was closed!!!! Get your act together,stop confirming bookings when you are closed.

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Visited On Monday, 10 August 2020

excellent food, good sized portions,

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Visited On Tuesday, 20 October 2020

Would have been nice if the restaurant was actually open. Turn up to a reservation with partner and daughter to a closed restaurant.

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Visited On Thursday, 08 October 2020

Lovely evening.. staff were fab .. food and wine amazing, will definitely be returning once we can thank you

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Visited On Friday, 09 October 2020

Had a lovely lunch, food was excellent as always, staff personable and attentive and atmosphere relaxed and easy it was a lovely lunch

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Visited On Wednesday, 07 October 2020

Lack of atmosphere due to Covid restrictions and nothing to do with any failing of restaurant.

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Visited On Saturday, 03 October 2020

Amazing food and service.

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Visited On Friday, 02 October 2020

Delightful lunch while getting the benefit of the sun. Always a pleasure thank you.

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Visited On Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Excellent authentic Italian food and friendly service

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Visited On Tuesday, 29 September 2020

We really enjoyed our lunch on the 29th. The food and drink were lovely and our waiter was very friendly and helpful.

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Visited On Saturday, 26 September 2020

Brilliant as usual.

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Visited On Friday, 25 September 2020

Great venue, food and service. The only reason for marking down on atmosphere is purely because of Covid restrictions on customer volume and no music.

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Visited On Friday, 25 September 2020

Excellent service and great food

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Visited On Thursday, 24 September 2020

Fresh cooked food to order and lovely staff. Just what was needed in these uncertain times.

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Visited On Wednesday, 23 September 2020

This was my second visit will definitely be back

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Visited On Saturday, 19 September 2020

The food was amazing and service was great. Had not been out for a meal for a while due to the current circumstances but enjoyed our experience and was very relaxing and enjoyable.

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Visited On Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Food was excellent, and excellent value, We had the sirloin for two offer, good quality steak cooked to perfection. And the crepe from the lunch menu was also great, fresh with simple, quality ingredients cooked well. Interesting wine list, and house wine was very decent. Staff were attentive and friendly.

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Visited On Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Had a lovely lunch with excellent service.

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