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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
  • Outside Seating Area
  • 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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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 Saturday, 16 February 2019

Great choice of menu Good value for money

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Visited On Thursday, 14 February 2019

Once again we have had an wonderful meal at the Italian Caffe. We have eaten Italian in many parts of Italy and Sicily,it is lovely to go into this restaurant and have the same amazing standard of Italian food which we love. The staff and service are wonderful, I would go as far to say it is one of the best Italian restaurants in Glasgow.

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Visited On Sunday, 10 February 2019

Lovely meal and great service

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Visited On Tuesday, 05 February 2019

Excellent food as always

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Visited On Tuesday, 05 February 2019

A nice lunch with friendly service.

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Visited On Monday, 28 January 2019

Always good food and service! Friendly waiters . Service only ever an issue when really really busy and even then still good

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Visited On Saturday, 26 January 2019

Food was great but service wasn’t great sat with no drink and menu in front of us for 35 minutes! Also everyone around us was given bread before their starters and we seem to get forgotten being pregnant and hungry I would have appreciated the gesture.

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Visited On Saturday, 26 January 2019

The service was shockingly bad and barely deserved 1 star. We had to wait 25 minutes just to ASK if we could order drinks and then a further 20 minutes to physically leave our table to find a member of staff, who I might add looked completely unwelcoming and miserable, to ask one more to order our our food. The restaurant was full but one member of staff predominantly taking orders and then making the drinks was absolutely ridiculous. Had the service been better this would have been a very different review

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Visited On Monday, 21 January 2019

Excellent concept of Italian food and drink culture,well done.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 January 2019

As always great tapas allowing to taste from a wide range of beautifully cooked dishes.

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Visited On Sunday, 13 January 2019

We had table boooked for 3 people for 6pm, one friend was flying into Glasgow to join us and the plane was delayed by 1.5 hrs. The waiter was so understanding and told us not to worry to take as long as we needed. We had lovely evening, food was amazing and we had a lot of fun with the staff. My two friends hadn’t eaten in restaurant before and were so impressed,we will all be back in the future.The staff really made our evening a great one.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 January 2019

Great food. Wine costs reasonable and very enjoyable. Service excellent. We enjoyed the atmosphere and layout of the restaurant.

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Visited On Saturday, 05 January 2019

Had tapas & the pasta dishes weren’t very tasty. The seafood pasta dish looked like it had just been tossed onto the plate with no thought gone into it. Used to enjoy going here as the food was really nice but last few times it’s not been the best.

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Visited On Friday, 04 January 2019

Good value for money and great location

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Visited On Saturday, 29 December 2018

Excellent food, lovely atmosphere and great service.

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Visited On Sunday, 30 December 2018

Food was ok at best .Nice wine . Good service .

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Visited On Sunday, 30 December 2018

Delicious lunch! And very good value for money ... service was excellent- thank you !

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Visited On Friday, 28 December 2018

What had happened here. ? This is not the place it was. It is not really tapas menu and the food is of inferior quality compared to 2015-2017.. the chicken was dried out. The roast potatoes were huge. The risotto was poor. New ownership ? Or management

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Visited On Friday, 28 December 2018

Fav place and highly recommend

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Visited On Monday, 24 December 2018

Felt the sirloin steak(tapas) was very overpriced and didnt taste great The pork and potatoes with gravy was nice but i found a hair in it Service was excellent ans the armosphere was poor felt song choices were bizzare

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Visited On Sunday, 23 December 2018

We come here every year and are never disappointed. The team is always fabulous - would highly recommend!

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Visited On Sunday, 23 December 2018

Always a great experience dining here. This was my 3rd visit and I look forward to returning. Great food, great service. And friendly staff. My fav place to come to eat.

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Visited On Saturday, 22 December 2018

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Visited On Saturday, 15 December 2018

Great service and delicious food - we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and felt very well looked after. Will definitely recommend.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 December 2018

I always thought it was a formal restaurant which meant I was not minded to visit. I had a great lunch, very tasty from very welcoming staff.

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