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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
“tapas” (63 reviews)
“crab risotto” (16 reviews)
“apple tart” (6 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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92 Albion Street | Merchant City, Glasgow G1 1NY, Scotland
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Reviews (405)
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1 - 10 of 405 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The food is good here, no doubt about it. I enjoyed my meal - crispy squid to start; mixture of small tapas dishes for main of steak & chips, tomato pasta with tiger prawns and baked aubergines covered with parmesan; for dessert I had a...More

Thank Martin R
Reviewed 6 days ago

Love the tapas menu here and have been many times but if you are thinking of going make sure you make it clear at to what wine you order. We ordered the Soave at around 12 pound a bottle ... had dinner again which was...More

Thank Camboy12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So love this place .service and food do good and tapas amazing .calamari and mussels fab and try the aubergines tomato and cheese to die for ! Been going for 5 years and service can be a bit slow but food so worth waiting for...More

Thank Jane M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We used to lunch here regularly a couple of years ago and always liked it. We visited for a late lunch/early dinner on Sunday. Oh dear! The waitress was sullen, the food average, the service slow and it wasn't that busy. We were sitting outside...More

2  Thank john71
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the Italian Caffe a few times years ago and the food and service where both fab! The duck ragu was always a favourite! However on our most recent visit the service was terrible - dirty table cloth wasn't changed, long wait to get drinks,...More

Thank Anthony7428
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely starter but unfortunately the main course looked like it had reminants of someone else's meal on the plate. My partner ordered a crab risotto and there was spaghetti and spicy sausage mixed in on the plate.

Thank shankdubs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Sunday evening for my Mum's 60th, really busy place and still managed to still have very quick service and all the staff was great under pressure. The meal was outstanding also! Will definitely be back!!

Thank karenshirley59
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Saturday evening...I still can't decide whether the place was understaffed or the waiting staff were just bad. The staff were not attentive and we had to constantly ask to order drinks and even to pay the bill. Looking around I spotted lots of frustrated...More

Thank Murray S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Faultless Italian tapas and main courses , for our taste the menu was limited. Very reasonable wine list. Pleasant staff in a modern restaurant clean toilets etc. Very busy at or near capacity, service suffered noticeably. Found the experience like eating very nice food in...More

Thank oweninscotland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Terrible Service, waited 10 minutes for a table that was pre booked and no apology from staff. staff very unfriendly and got orders wrong- food was very nice however

Thank amybartle
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 38
Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, 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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