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 £14.95
  • Email
  • Website www.osolemio-glasgow.com
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Food from the Italian peninsula; no matter the time of day or length of your visit

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Situated about as centrally as a Glasgow restaurant could be, seconds from Queen Street station and within a walk of several popular theatres, O Sole Mio has an obvious calling card. It’s an extremely convenient spot if you’re heading out to a show, a concert or the cinema, and want a good value pre-theatre menu. But what’s the rush? This long-established eatery has a veritable feast of dishes. To start, the arancini are delicious – mozzarella oozes from the centre, the accompanying chilli jam giving complementary kick. Served with saffron mayonnaise, the juicy polenta-coated calamari is served with an excessive mound of rocket, but tastes fantastic nonetheless. Seafood is a strength – fresh prawns and mussels adorn the linguini ai frutti da mare, a highlight. The pizza oven, an old, brick wood-fired stunner from 1965, was Scotland’s first, but time has caught up with it – the Neapolitan pizza trend has ushered in better value options with punchier flavours. Desserts, particularly the panacotta with raspberry and Amaretto, are strong, and the overall sense is O Sole Mio is a solid all-rounder, open for each meal of the day, and worth a quick stop or a more relaxed, prolonged visit.

The List's rating
6.4

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Craig Angus visited O Sole Mio on 7 December 2019
  • High point: Value for money and strong pre-theatre menu
  • Low point: Pizza not a strong point despite historic oven
  • Notable dish: Linguini ai frutti da mare
  • Average price: £7.95 (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: Contemporary Italian and Classical
  • Capacity: 60
  • Largest group: 50
  • Open since: 1965
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 10
  • House wine: £18.95 per bottle