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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%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (61 reviews)
“crab risotto” (16 reviews)
“spicy sausage” (6 reviews)
Open Now
00:00 - 22:30 Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
92 Albion Street | Merchant City, Glasgow G1 1NY, Scotland
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Second time visiting Glasgow, third time in the Italian Caffè! First time we came to the Italian Caffè In November we loved it so much, We loved how we could have different options of Italian food as we didnt know what we fancied so it...More

Thank carollevving
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter bought us a voucher for eight small plates and a bottle of wine for four. Unfortunately our guests were unable to manage so we had booked our table for 1.45pm yesterday. We arrived to be told that as the voucher was for four...More

1  Thank chakawesley
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here yesterday with my grandpa(Vincenzo) , And the decor was amazing and so welcoming , Paul ,The manager looked after us more than extraordinary , And was funny & Polite , The service over all was Fantastic! We had the tapas menu which was...More

Thank nathan p
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had not been to Italian Cafe for quite a while so when a friend suggested we meet there for lunch I thought it a good idea. We opted for the set lunch menu and had two courses. We both had the bruschetta which was...More

Thank Scotishgirl
Reviewed 16 March 2018

First class menu, and good selection of wines.Excellent food, service and prices. Not so sure about the mirrors in the booths though!

Thank Norman M
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Had dinner here with my wife on Saturday night. It was a cold night and the merchant city was very quiet, so the restaurant was rather empty. First time here but was impressed with the food and staff. They do Italian tapas or small plates...More

Thank mjlove
Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

Had a business lunch at the Italian Caffe, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Nice selection of small plates, good atmosphere and helpful staff. My guest was thoroughly impressed.

Thank Andy K
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

4pm early dinner, so service was excellent. Great drink options, nice surroundings and good price point. Nice to have a bigger booth to accommodate all our small plates! Most of the food was really lovely-pizza, smoked salmon spaghetti, goats cheese red peppers, haddock in Parmesan...More

Thank Nicola S
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

My family and children came up from London, they booked the table for 10 people. Firstly we were all squeezed into a table that was for 8 with two chairs placed at each end!! We were seated and told that we had to wait for...More

Thank Kathleen M
Reviewed 15 February 2018

Every time we travel to Glasgow for Celtic Connections, we visit this restaurant multiple times. The tapas dishes are delicious, the wine is good, and the service is first rate. Favorite dishes? Easy. All of them. We've tried most of what's on the extensive menu...More

Thank Catherine K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$42
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
00:00 - 22:30
00:00 - 22:30
00:00 - 22:30
00:00 - 22:30
00:00 - 22:30
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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