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 Saturday, 17 August 2019

Food was excellent as usual. Staff very friendly.

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Visited On Sunday, 11 August 2019

Always a great experience and the staff always get to know you and make you feel very welcome. Food is amazing all round

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Visited On Saturday, 10 August 2019

Superb meal

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Visited On Sunday, 28 July 2019

Food was outstanding

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Visited On Saturday, 27 July 2019

Everything was very good. The only disappointment was my glass of white wine at start was rather warm. Not enough to complain but just to mention.

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Visited On Friday, 26 July 2019

Always a good experience

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Visited On Friday, 26 July 2019

We all enjoyed our lunch and time spent there and would highly recommend the caffe

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Visited On Thursday, 25 July 2019

I couldn’t possibly rate anything but service as nobody served us for half an hour so we were forced to leave without having been offered a drink. It was incredibly hot and we didn’t even have water at the table. My friend went to the bar to ask if the waitress would tend to our table, to which the man at the bar just shrugged and went about his business. Very disappointing.

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Visited On Saturday, 20 July 2019

Great lunch all dishes were delicious especially the crab risotto.

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Visited On Saturday, 20 July 2019

Great wee place, loved the small plates menu, food excellent, wine lovely, cocktails nice, service superb..will return

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Visited On Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Most inattentive staff we had ever came across. Food was average. Pasta/pizza ok. Crab cakes awful..no fennel anywhere near as claimed on menu.

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Visited On Friday, 05 July 2019

The food was once again outstanding and great service

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Visited On Saturday, 29 June 2019

The food was incredible as always - particularly the haddock gratinato! We love it here and it is one of our favourite restaurants in Glasgow.

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Visited On Friday, 28 June 2019

Good service and the food was delightful. Have already booked to return. Many thanks.

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Visited On Friday, 24 May 2019

I love it here! One of my favourite places in Glasgow.

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Visited On Saturday, 22 June 2019

Enjoyable day food lovely

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Visited On Saturday, 22 June 2019

This is without doubt the best Italian in Glasgow. Food was cooked to perfection and full of taste. Highly recommend a visit.

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Visited On Sunday, 16 June 2019

We enjoyed the Father’s Day special menu. However service was slow and I didn’t receive the correct dessert.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 June 2019

I’m really sorry but we actually left as no one came to our table to take an order from us and the restaurant was quiet so it was not that the servers were overly busy. It just gave us a really bad impression so we left. No one even noticed us leaving and that was servers who were just standing near the till and the bar

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Visited On Saturday, 08 June 2019

Lovely food and great atmosphere for my birthday dinner with friends, will definately be back.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 June 2019

Superb as usual.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 June 2019

Lovely food and great service will definitely go back.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 June 2019

There are lots of Italian restaurant in Glasgow, however I love Italian Cafe best. Because each dish is small portion, so we can select many types of dish and enjoy.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 June 2019

Outstanding! Food was delicious. Tapas portions generous and great service.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 June 2019

Quality food, great service. Just a bit noisy and background music does not help if you want to have a conversation. Very handy for City Halls. I am sure that we will be back.

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