O Sole Mio

O Sole Mio
34–36 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 1HG
  • Telephone 0141 331 1397
  • Food served Sun–Wed 9am–10pm; Thu–Sat 9am–10.30pm
  • Pre-theatre times Mon–Sun 4–7pm
  • Pre-theatre price £12.95
  • Email
  • Website www.osolemio-glasgow.com
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A friendly Italian with a cafe-by-day, restaurant-by-night feel.

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The clever design and ethos of O Sole Mio makes it a great anytime-of-day hangout. In the morning, or for an afternoon pick-me-up, its small tables and booths make a great stop for coffees with croissants or panettone while catching up on emails or pausing between shop visits, then at lunch and dinner, the wood-fired pizza oven and cocktail bar provide a more substantial focus. The pizza oven, installed in a ground-breaking move as the city’s first in 1965, is still going strong but the kitchen’s strengths lie now elsewhere. Risottos are great, perfectly cooked and delicately flavoured – an arancini starter comes with a fantastic homemade chilli jam. Pastas are all made to order and can be gluten-free. The enthusiasm of host and proprietor Djamel Benouari is quite infectious. There is a pre-theatre menu (it is minutes from the Royal Concert Hall) but to rush would be a mistake … try to build in time for an espresso martini at least.

The List's rating
7

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Andrea Pearson visited O Sole Mio on 25 January 2018
  • High point: Welcoming at any time of day
  • Low point: Pizzas are not a strength despite the wood-fired oven
  • Notable dish: Arancini con mozzarella
  • Average price: £9.95 (set lunch); £18 (dinner)
  • Private dining: Up to 12 covers
  • Provides: Halal options, Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Current Italian hits
  • Capacity: 60
  • Largest group: 50
  • Open since: 1965
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 10
  • House wine: £18.95 per bottle