Best Italian restaurants in Glasgow
The tastiest pasta, pizza and more authentic Italian food in Glasgow
The last year has seen a number of remarkably popular artisanal pizzerias arrive on the city's Italian dining scene. Their success has challenged the traditional restaurants and cafés – in response, some have rebranded and enhanced their menus, others have joined the pizza fray with vigour. Yet it is the range of Italian options that is particularly striking – from vibrant neighbourhood cafés and family-friendly diners to family-run trattoria and sophisticated fine-dining restaurants. There is no doubt that eating Italian remains a top option for Glaswegians. To cap it all, some have attached delicatessens where popular dishes and seasonal treats along with meats, cheeses, salads and sweet confections cry out to be carried home by delighted customers.
1377 Argyle Street, Finnieston, G3 8AF
A contemporary pizzeria opposite Kelvingrove Art Gallery, combining style with tradition to maximum effect.
facebook.com/PizzaBaffoBirra | read our review of Baffo
35 Hope Street, City Centre, G2 6AE
Family-run Italian restaurant with delicious, skilfully prepared food that is by turns traditional and inventive.
lalanterna-glasgow.co.uk | read our review of La Lanterna
9 Helena Place, Busby Road, Clarkson, G76 7RB
Tucked away in Clarkston, Michaelangelo's authentic cuisine and delicious seafood is worth travelling for.
michaelangelosglasgow.co.uk | read our review of Michaelangelo's
Mora Bar & Kitchen
1166–1170 Argyle Street, West End, G3 8TE
Casual Italian bar and restaurant in Finnieston, with classy cocktails and a menu offering tapas-style or traditional dining.
morabarandkitchen.com | read our review of Mora Bar & Kitchen
447 Great Western Road, Hillhead, G12 8HH
Delicious and authentic, Paesano's bustling tables and open kitchen play host to incredibly affordable Neapolitan artisan pizza.
laparmigiana.co.uk | read our review of La Parmigiana
914–916 Sauchiehall Street, Finnieston, G3 7TF
A stylish niche restaurant specialising in southern Italian dishes crafted from the best of local and Italian ingredients.
tarantinoristorante.co.uk | read our review of Tarantino Ristorante