Tony Macaroni

Tony Macaroni
4 Byres Road, Glasgow, G11 5JY
  • Telephone 0141 334 5959
  • Bar open Mon–Sun noon–midnight
  • Food served Sun–Thu noon–10.30pm; Fri/Sat noon–11.30pm
  • Pre-theatre times Mon–Fri noon–6.30pm, Sun noon–5pm (not Sat)
  • Average price £4.95 (one-course); £18 (evening meal)
  • Pre-theatre price £4.95 (one-course)
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Eating & Drinking Guide

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This review is taken from the 2013 edition.

Prior to Tony Macaroni’s arrival, successive operations have failed to find the correct formula for a tricky spot at the bottom of Byres Road. Affordable dining, coupled with the quality concurrent in its five other restaurants across Scotland, has ensured the location’s most recent incumbent is likely in for the long haul. As the name suggests, the menu is somewhat of a hybrid, mixing the familiar (pizza, pasta) with the new (Italian tapas) and American (barbecue ribs). While an all-inclusive approach can be detrimental, the kitchen certainly has a strong grasp of Italian cuisine with classics well executed. A starter portion of seafood linguine teems with prawn and mussels, and is bound with a delicate white wine sauce. Pizza capricciosa, topped with ham, artichokes, olives and wild mushrooms, is crowned by a perfectly baked egg. Mains generally teeter around mid-teens, with veal saltimbocca, salty and rich with its encasing of Parma ham, is paired well with a butter and sage sauce. Towering sundaes live up to their description – a favourite being Vesuvius – and are well worth the spectacle.

  • High point: Presto menu, until 6.30pm, at £4.95
  • Low point: Imposing widescreen TV
  • Private dining: Up to 40 covers
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Italian pop hits, Il Divo
  • Capacity: 80
  • Largest group: 40
  • Open since: 2009
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 8
  • House wine: £14.25 per bottle

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1. cjack16 Mar 2011, 3:28pm2 stars Tony Macaroni Report

the food is not consistently at a high standard, ok for taking the kids out for lunch but don't expect anything particularly amazing.

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