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The Italian Caffe

92 Albion Street | Merchant City, Glasgow G1 1NY, Scotland
+44 141 552 3186
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (61 reviews)
“crab risotto” (16 reviews)
“spicy sausage” (7 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 22:00 Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
92 Albion Street | Merchant City, Glasgow G1 1NY, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Stumbled on this restaurant on our first night in Glasgow. Great food, Great wine and great atmosphere. The staff were really nice and friendly. Highly recommend

Thank globe_trotter2484
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having visited numerous times as a group of 4 and choosing from the 'tapas' style dishes (great idea - means you can try so much more), we decided to book here for a group of 12 to eat from the graduation menu last weekend. As...More

Thank Caitlin H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Paid an impromptu visit here with my father. We were the only guests when we arrived as it was early and sat outside. The pleasant waiter took our order which arrived promptly. We had risotto but the highlight was the mushroom crostini, worth returning just...More

Thank AndyCM
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to the Italian Café a few weeks back after getting a voucher on Itison for a glass of wine each along with 4 dishes to share. The meal was lovely and very fresh. The meatballs and prawns were particularly tasty. Overall it was very...More

Thank Gillian P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fantastic lunch here on the Pre Theatre menu I had mussels (note cost extra £2.50). For starters which were a meal on there own. Then I had penne spicy sausage which was yum. I recommend this place for lunch which cost £8.95 per...More

Thank Derek M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the fourth time we have had lunch here and have always gone for the tapas style selections. Really enjoyed these small dishes and the diverse tastes they purvey. In general our service has always been polite and efficient apart from one occasion when...More

Thank Ret40
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

My husband and I had lunch today at the Italian Caffe, a good deal through It Is On. We chose a number of tapas dishes - roasted pepper baked with goats cheese and served with basil pesto, two pizzettes (one Parma ham, the other one...More

Thank JamesMAlexander
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Had an mid week early evening meal so the restaurant was quietish. Had excellent service, authentic cooking, great taste. (Haddock in parmessan with mash needs a crisp white wine for balance). Restaurant is bright and pleasant with booth and table seating. Well worth a visit.

Thank j0hnmac1314
Reviewed 14 May 2018

I used to be a regular at The Italian Caffe but hadn't visited for good while. The management and staff have changed. The food was not quite as good but, to be fair, not far behind. The service and the ambience were the problem for...More

1  Thank Johnnie R
Reviewed 9 May 2018

A contemporary styled restaurant offering authentic Italian/Mediterranean type cuisine. There was the main menu, 2 course lunch menu and pre-theatre tapas style menu to select from. We were a table of 4 and made selections from across the menus. I had the bruschetta minus the...More

Thank rebus10
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 92 Albion Street | Merchant City, Glasgow G1 1NY, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow>  > City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: City Centre
  • Phone Number: +44 141 552 3186
  • E-mail
Glasgow's first enoteca, The Italian Caffe is situated right in the very centre of Merchant City, offering fine dining and fine wines in a sleek and contemporary atmosphere. Intended to be a bit of a home from home, The Italian Caffe may be modern and upmarket but it's nonetheless cosy and welcoming, a place to relax and unwind after a hard day in the office. Take your pick from comfortable deep green banquettes, window side seating or a perch at the bar and settle in for an evening of chilled indulgence courtesy of your choice from The Italian Caffe's fifty-odd excellent and carefully chosen wines, both Italian and international. And though those fantastic wines form the backbone of the enoteca approach don't think for a moment that food has been neglected.
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