Piccolo Mondo

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Piccolo Mondo
344 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G2 8LY
  • Telephone 0141 248 2481
  • Food served Mon–Thu noon–2:15pm, 5.30–10pm; Fri/Sat noon–10pm. Closed Sun.
  • Pre-theatre times Available Mon–Thu all evening, must be booked, Fri/Sat sittings at 5.30, 6 and 6.30pm
  • Pre-theatre price £17.50
  • Email
  • Website www.piccolomondo.co.uk
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Tuscan dishes and fine wines in elegant surroundings in this traditional family-run city centre restaurant, with set deals aplenty.

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Piccolo Mondo is run by a family with a long history of Italian restaurants in Glasgow and their experience shows. The dining room feels old-school classy with its linen-draped tables, cloth napkins, padded menu books and smartly liveried waiting staff. The menu leans towards the traditional, with Tuscan-style cuisine taking centre stage. Expect dishes such as farmhouse vegetable, pasta and bean soup, risotto with Italian sausage and wild mushroom, and seafood stew packed with langoustines, calamari, prawns and monkfish. It’s all presented with old-fashioned care; a slab of smooth housemade pate is adorned with a carrot rose and a flourish of balsalmic drizzle, vegetables accompanying a main course are spooned onto the plate from a metal serving tray. There is a plethora of special menus, including the excellent value celebration menu at just £30 for three courses plus aperitif, digestif, coffee and half a bottle of wine. Its town centre location, just a short stroll from Central Station, means it’s popular with visitors from nearby hotels, but locals looking for old world charm at good value prices would do equally well to pay a visit.

The List's rating






Bronwen Livingstone visited Piccolo Mondo on 14 March 2019
  • High point: Great value special menus
  • Low point: Few surprises
  • Notable dish: Seafood croquette
  • Average price: £14.50 (set lunch); £21 (dinner)

For style, quality and service, Piccolo Mondo is a perfect place to enjoy traditional and contemporary Italian specialities. Priding themselves on their hedonistic menus of superb choice and quality at genuine value for money prices, the restaurant offers a style full of flair and with an enthusiasm like no other. The cuisine is presented to you in a warm and relaxing ambience. The delicacy of the the culinary techniques, the luxury of the composition and the finest of wines are all complemented by the friendly nature of Piccolo Mondo's staff. You can expect to dine in comfortable surroundings and a very convivial atmosphere. The team will take care of you in every possible way and they look forward to seeing you.

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  • Delivery: Deliveroo
  • Private dining: Up to 18 covers
  • Provides: Halal options, Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: piano instrumental covers of pop hits
  • Live entertainment: occasional live acoustic guitar
  • Capacity: 80
  • Largest group: 80
  • Open since: 2006
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 15
  • House wine: £17.50 per bottle

Reviews & features

Best restaurants in Glasgow for good pre-theatre deals

31 May 2018

Including fine dining and small boutique style restaurants

Whether you're after a quick pre-show drink and a bite to eat or three courses at a price that won't break the bank, Glasgow has plenty of pre-show dining deals so you don't have to go to the theatre on an empty stomach.