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The Italian Caffe

92 Albion Street | Merchant City, Glasgow G1 1NY, Scotland
+44 141 552 3186
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“crab risotto” (16 reviews)
“tapas” (57 reviews)
“apple tart” (6 reviews)
Open Now
00:00 - 22:30All hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
92 Albion Street | Merchant City, Glasgow G1 1NY, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Hadn't been in The Italian Caffe for years, we bought an It Is On voucher to go this evening. Rainy late September evening, was quiet but a really comfortable restaurant, seating lovely. Great where we were seated, big windows. Food was excellent - I had...More

Thank JamesMAlexander
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Would have scored 5 but.... Was told 15-30 minutes wait for table (we waited more than an hour). Drinks order took 2 mins. Food was great but waited 30 mins between courses. There was a 40th birthday party in, by the time they left the...More

Thank diana t
Reviewed 1 week ago

We shared a wonderful seafood platter, roast pepper and cheese, aubergine, sardines, excellent olives with a nice Sardinian red. A good place to meet friends and chat over a leisurely meal in a relaxed and quiet setting.

Thank DocCitron
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was given a birthday voucher for here so was looking forward to my visit, th place seems nice enough but the service was appalling in every respect. Took ages to get an order taken, miserable portion arrived as a starter, no black pepper or...More

Thank stuart w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visit the Italian Caffe several times a year either before a concert at Glasgow City Halls (very convenient) or for lunch. This time it was for lunch with a small group of colleagues. The tapas style Italian menu is ideal for a tasty light...More

Thank Colin S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment we walked in we were looked after. We chose here for a relaxed birthday afternoon meal as there was a mixture of ages in our party and some had travelled on the train from Aberdeen so the location was perfect. My daughter...More

1  Thank KARAE73
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After confirming an 'It Is On' voucher booking for 3pm on a Saturday, the staff at the Italian Caffe refused to accept the booking. This booking was paid for by myself, and was a gift to my parents. Said parents were told on arrival, "there...More

3  Thank Johnny C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited with two friends last Wednesday on a lovely warm day and sat outside. Service was poor, though the food was tasty. Yet again however, I have been subjected to the "small portions" epidemic currently sweeping the country. Three meatballs in a small bowl with...More

1  Thank Michael19824
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited here on our first date since we got married. We've visited many times previously and love the tapas style of dining. Sadly, this restaurant has taken a decidedly downward turn since we last visited. My food was acceptable but my...More

Thank lovely_lotty
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely Italian tapas restaurant and one I have been to a number of times. We had a lovely family meal here today - we had a mixture of tapas dishes between us all. I really recommend the haddock gratinati, the carpaccio and...More

1  Thank travellinscot
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$41
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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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