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Esca

) #161 of 1,942 Restaurants in Glasgow ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Italian, Pizza, European
27 Chisholm Street | G1 5HA, Glasgow G1 5HA, Scotland
+44 141 553 0880
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Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (100 reviews)
“risotto” (42 reviews)
“tiramisu” (10 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
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LOCATION
27 Chisholm Street | G1 5HA, Glasgow G1 5HA, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 589 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was a last minute visit for us as a friend realises that their Groupon voucher was expiring that day and offered is it instead of it going to waste (thanks carol!). As the voucher was expiring that day we thought we would have trouble...More

Thank GreigsGlasgowGrub
Reviewed 1 week ago

Been here a few times now and while the food has been good, the service has been unbelievably slow on each occasion. The staff are pleasant enough but there never seems to be enough of them working. It's a shame because I like the place,...More

1  Thank x-jenni-the-pink-x
Reviewed 1 week ago

Used a voucher and the choice of food was poor and the actual food was awful. Really bad pasta and chicken dish. Could not eat it and staff were so aggressive that they would not move us to a decent seat despite being empty. No...More

2  Thank chilec666
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Esca is tucked away down Chisholm Street (off Trongate) but has not managed to stay hidden - it seems a very popular venue, and well-deservedly so. As well as the a la carte, there's a good value pre-theatre menu, and dish of the day. Waiting...More

Thank DrMedieval
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I purchased this meal from an online site, and was open about what we would actually get for our money. On the face of it the deal was a half price main meal with a bottle of house wine included. The main course was a...More

Thank GerryUK1947
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been back to this wee gem of a restaurant several times since I last reviewed it! What can I say - never had a poor meal, service is always spot on, table servers always quick, pleasant & efficient! Can't praise enough! And to top it...More

Thank Margaret B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I visited Esca on a Saturday lunchtime.We made a 3 course choice from their lunch menu, we were not impressed as we found especially the main courses( rissoto con polo & carbonara) tasteless, but the size portion was pretty enough to satisfy...More

Thank Eirini K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good local Trattoria Italian family fayre very reasonably priced lunch menu. Packed at Lunch, Only one member of staff, " Laura" a incredibly competent waitress, greeter, bartender,cashier who ran the room with professional flair and a big smile. hope your appreciated Laura.! Well worth a...More

Thank Fjhamp
Reviewed 21 May 2017

My wife and I ate here last night and thoroughly enjoyed it. We were on a deal but I paid extra for a starter and a fillet steak. My starter was mussels, which were very enjoyable. My fillet steak was wonderful, cooked to perfection but...More

Thank Alex_Andraya
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed 2 courses here. First visit. Good choice on menu and specials. Everyone enjoyed their food. Very good prices. Worth a visit.

Thank ejcunninghame
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hellotasty
i notice quite a few people talking about your gluten free extra charge...some restaurants do charge maybe an extra £1 or so occasionally and state on the menu...but you charge £3 supplement which is an insult to us coeliacs who, through no fault of their own have to eat gf food. My question is why a supplement added on at the end for being GF?
14 April 2017|
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Response from Esca E | Property representative |
Hi, We have lots of options that are gluten free with no charge as certain ingredients are simply omitted when cooking- which is no problem as the majority of our items are cooked from fresh. The charge only applies to... More
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Jonathan B
Hi, I was wondering whether you'd ever considered that being a cheap out and using Groupon vouchers had automatically invalidated your pseudo secret diner/ shopper persona?
27 March 2017|
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Response from Esca E | Property representative |
Hi Johnathan, are you a secret diner? We always strive to give the best service and provide fresh quality food regardless of dinning with a voucher offer or not. Thanks. Esca
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Jim C
Do you have a Christmas lunch menu and do you cater for Vegetarians?
11 November 2016|
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Response from Archie M | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a Xmas lunch menu.they also do cater for vegetarians. would recommend
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 22:00
Thursday
10:00 - 22:00
Friday
10:00 - 22:00
Saturday
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27 Chisholm Street | G1 5HA, Glasgow G1 5HA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow
  • Phone Number: +44 141 553 0880
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