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 Monday, 10 May 2021

Chilly in restaurant even when sittung over close to toikets. Service fair and food OK we both had veg risotto far too much rice not enough lovely green veg but disappointed

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Visited On Sunday, 09 May 2021

Franco and staff looked after us very well really enjoyed our first time here that we have booked to go back next week .

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Visited On Saturday, 08 May 2021

I’ve eaten here many times but this time was so disappointed in my food . My friend and I used a voucher for two courses . My friend’s pollo milanese was over cooked and came with penne not spaghetti ? My aubergine parmigiana was tiny and smothered in sauce . No one asked us how it was nor seemed very interested. We asked if we could have a drink outside and then when our coffee and aperol arrived so did our bill ! There were two very drunk young lads sitting next to us who cursed and shouted and no one challenged them and in fact they were served more alcohol. We weren’t asked If we wanted more drinks and paid up and left. . Was so disappointed overall and won’t be rushing back to what was my favourite restaurant in Glasgow. Not sure if it’s under new management or there’s a change of chefs but was not up to the same standard as before sadly.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 May 2021

Fantastic food and service

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Visited On Saturday, 08 May 2021

1st time there and won’t be the last, couldn’t fault it! Thanks for a lovely meal.

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Visited On Friday, 07 May 2021

Very pleasant evening with a couple of friends. Managed to sit outside and enjoy wine with our food. Service was superb and there was a lovely atmosphere despite the chilly weather. I had tagliatelle with salmon which was really tasty and the portion was very generous. I look forward to going back and dining inside. The Restaurant had a very authentic Italian Caffè vibe.

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Visited On Friday, 07 May 2021

We had a wonderful evening at the Italian Caffè. There is a fabulous variety of food on the menu with generous portions and SO SO tasty! The staff are FABULOUS. So welcoming, helpful and friendly. A really great, comfortable and enjoyable atmosphere. We will most definitely be back.

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Visited On Thursday, 06 May 2021

Food was awesome. Soft drinks were a little expensive. It’s one of my absolute favourite restaurants though and the food is the best around!

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Visited On Monday, 03 May 2021

We had a lovely meal. The food was very good from a varied menu. The restaurant was very quiet so the atmosphere was not as lovely as it would normally be. The staff were attentive and pleasant.

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Visited On Monday, 03 May 2021

A lovely visit for myself, my husband and my 2, 13 year old sons. Ordered from both the pre-theatre and the ala carte menus, which was no trouble for the staff or the kitchen.

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Visited On Sunday, 02 May 2021

Food and service is amazing, thanks again

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Visited On Sunday, 02 May 2021

Food and staff were great as always

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Visited On Sunday, 02 May 2021

All staff were extremely friendly, creating a warm and welcoming environment. Food was lovely and reasonably priced for the quality.

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Visited On Sunday, 02 May 2021

Negatives - No kitchen staff wearing masks/had it under their chin Certain management weren’t wearing masks or had it under their chin Our female waitress - incorrectly dressed. Had white denim jacket on taking orders, appreciate it’s cold as the door has to be kept open, however work appropriate uniform is needed. Everytime she went to the till to put order through she would pull mask down and speak to other colleagues. Each course was atleast a 25 minute wait. Too short staffed. Positives - The 2 courses for 9.95 was good value for money Our older waiter who was Scottish but born in Italy was very good and knew how interact with the customers.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 May 2021

Can’t fault the food as it’s always amazing but lot of tapas options now took off the menu. Basically only tapas option is pizza/ pasta and the steak medallions. Used to love coming here for the tapas but now would probably need to order 1 main meal as not much variety since lot of things have been removed. Also online menu still needs to be updated as that looks like the older menu.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 May 2021

My favourite Italian in Glasgow and was so delighted to be back!!

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Visited On Saturday, 01 May 2021

Food was excellent and we were able to sit outside and enjoy the atmosphere.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 May 2021

Nice to be back

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Visited On Saturday, 01 May 2021

Lovely food, and great customer service. A pleasure to dine here.

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Visited On Friday, 30 April 2021

My husband and I had an excellent meal and lovely service. I have also added a review on trip advisor. Thank you all so much for a lovely day x

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Visited On Monday, 26 April 2021

My 1st choice for a good value tasty evening meal in the centre of Glasgow.

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Visited On Wednesday, 28 April 2021

Really outstanding food! Thank you

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Visited On Tuesday, 27 April 2021

A little sterile due to COVID adherence but food and service was lovely and we’ll be back

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Visited On Monday, 26 April 2021

Great food and friendly staff.

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Visited On Monday, 26 April 2021

First meal out of lockdown. Ate from set menu at lunch time . We had the lasagne and chocolate fudge cake which were both good portions and very tasty . Great value for city centre at just under ten pounds for two courses . Service was personable and relaxed. We will visit again x

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