The city of Glasgow, on Scotland’s west coast, is a buzzing hub of art and culture. The beautiful streets of the city’s West End, with their regency era architecture and the stunning university campus, make this Scottish treasure one of our favourite places to visit.
However, we also love Glasgow’s thriving foodie scene and so we’ve rounded up some of our favourite Italian restaurants to give you a flavour of what the city has to offer and where you can find the best pasta.
Or, if you’d rather enjoy restaurant-quality pasta in the comfort of your own home, why not check out our delivery service? We deliver recipe kits to postcodes across Scotland if you fancy having a go yourself in the kitchen. Buon appetito!
Our Top 5 Italian Restaurants in Glasgow
393-395 Great Western Rd, Kelvinbridge, G4 9HY
A stone’s throw from Kelvinbridge underground station, Te Seba is a small family-run Italian restaurant specialising in deliciously fresh pasta and bright, bubbly Prosecco. Two of our favourite Italian commodities, both pasta and Prosecco capture the charming essence of the italianità that we know and love and so te Seba is one of our all time favourite restaurants to visit. We particularly love their fresh strands of pappardelle paired with olive, walnut and sun blushed tomato sauce and enjoyed alongside a refreshing blood orange bellini: deliziosa!
Photo credit: te Seba, Glasgow
152 Park Road, Glasgow, G4 9HB
The motto at the heart of Eusebi is ‘food, family, life & passion’ and this shines through in everything they do. Giovanna was inspired by her childhood memories of mealtimes spent gathered around her grandparents dinner table, and she brings a true flavour of southern Italy to the heart of Glasgow. Sourcing high-quality, authentic ingredients from small-scale producers is part of the allure of Eusebi, and this attention to detail enriches the experience of dining at this charming little restaurant and deli. From the menu our go-to favourite is the crab ravioli, which encapsulates all the joy of a day spent at the Italian seaside.
Photo credit: Eusebi, Glasgow
2 Nelson Mandela Place, Glasgow, G2 1BT
For a modern take on traditional Italian cuisine we have fallen in love with Amarone, a trio of restaurants based in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen, though the Glasgow branch is where it all began. Located just off Buchanan Street this central eatery is the place to be and their extensive menu is packed with wonderful Italian delicacies made with the finest quality, locally-sourced ingredients. We recommend diving straight in with a delicious stone-baked focaccia before sampling Amarone’s wonderful pasta. In our humble opinion, their linguine alle vongole - packed with clams and fiery red chilli - is utterly irresistible. Round off your meal with a decadent affogato, the perfect dolce.
Photo credit: Amarone, Glasgow
35 Hope Street, Glasgow, G2 6AE
With over fifty years of history, La Lanterna is Glasgow’s oldest family-run Italian restaurant and this charming eatery offers a warm and cozy atmosphere inside and serves up deliciously authentic Italian cuisine. You can’t go wrong with their tasty rigatoni amatriciana, a tasty twist on the classic dish of Amatrice, or their linguine pescatora made with monkfish and calamari as well as fresh tomatoes and a dash of Italian white wine. We also love their vibrant ravioli verdi filled with fresh spinach and Italian ricotta. With an extensive selection of wines to choose from, arranged by region, you can choose the perfect wine to accompany your dish with help from la Lanterna’s knowledgeable staff.
133 Wellington St, Glasgow, G2 2XD
Sarti, now boasting three restaurants in Glasgow, is one of our favourite places to enjoy an informal Italian lunchtime meal or even just to grab our morning espresso. The relaxed atmosphere provides the perfect respite from the hustle and bustle of the city and the combination of authentic Italian recipes and local Scottish produce means the menu at Sarti is simple and delightful. The iconic spaghetti allo scoglio, a zingy seafood pasta dish is unmissable whilst the tortelli al cinghiale, made with wild boar and rich red wine, will transport you to the heart of Tuscany.
Photo credit: Sarti, Glasgow