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The Italian Caffè

92 Albion Street, Merchant City, Glasgow, United Kingdom, G1 1NY
Critics Review 8.5/10
Restaurant info
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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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, 19 April 2019

NICE PLACE TO EAT AND RELAX. GREAT SERVICE AND WELCOMING STAFF

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Visited On Saturday, 13 April 2019

I had a fantastic lunch with great service.

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Visited On Thursday, 04 April 2019

Always lovely food and excellent service.

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Visited On Saturday, 30 March 2019

Excellent as usual

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Visited On Friday, 29 March 2019

Lovely food and service.

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Visited On Saturday, 23 March 2019

Had to wait 45 minutes for the small plates food that we ordered. No real apology forthcoming and service staff had no confidence and lacked experience. Look forward to eating out at the weekend - Italian Cafe was very disappointing and would not go back

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Visited On Saturday, 23 March 2019

Always enjoy the tapas style plates. Liked the fact that we weren't rushed out the door but able to relax with a drink after the meal.

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Visited On Sunday, 17 March 2019

Excellent

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Visited On Friday, 15 March 2019

Everything was lovely apart from the music on a loop with periodic and annoying adverts. Why? Please either just have music or silence.

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Visited On Friday, 15 March 2019

Given a warm greeting. Service excellent. Large portions of delicious food Good gluten free options although gluten free pizza as an option would be good Overall very good restaurant

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Visited On Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Excellent food. Great choice of dishes and always something a little bit different.

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Visited On Sunday, 10 March 2019

The restaurant was cold. We had to sit with our jackets over our knees. Our waiter was very helpful and nice.

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Visited On Saturday, 02 March 2019

Hard to fault. A little pricey but worth it. Some special offers would be great!

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Visited On Friday, 01 March 2019

My daughter and I really enjoyed our meal . Staff were friendly and efficient and the food was excellent.

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Visited On Thursday, 28 February 2019

Fantastic meal with my family, we all enjoyed the excellent food. Exceptionally large portions for “small plates” and very attentive service as always. The restaurant is one of my favourites in the city, we’re looking forward to our next visit.

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Visited On Thursday, 21 February 2019

Delicious food served by excellent staff. Left to enjoy an overdue catch up with an old friend without being interrupted or hurried. Provided with a box to take home leftovers. Will definitely return and recommend to friends.

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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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