2 Nelson Mandela Place, Glasgow, G2 1BT
  • Telephone 0141 333 1122
  • Food served Mon–Fri noon–10.30pm; Sat 10am–10.30pm; Sun 10am–10.30pm.
  • Pre-theatre times Sun–Fri noon–7pm; Sat noon–3pm.
  • Average price £13.95 (set lunch); £20 (evening meal)
  • Pre-theatre price £13.95
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Eating & Drinking Guide

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This review is taken from the current (2015) edition.

To the uninitiated, Amarone might seem like a restaurant which comes alive in the summer. An outdoor terrace on Nelson Mandela Place means that it almost doubles in size during those months. Located just a stone’s throw from swarms of shoppers on Buchanan Street, it is always easy to be drawn in by those enjoying pizza and Pinot Grigio al fresco. Even in the colder seasons, Amarone is constantly busy. Black leather booth seating and dark wood interiors set the tone for the contemporary but traditional menu. Familiar Italian favourites join more adventurous creations, including a commendable use of seafood, both in pastas and as standalone mains. Sea bass arrives accompanied by saffron arborio rice, nicely seasoned, with chives and orange zest. The quality is extremely high across the board, with simple choices such as pizza from an extensive list or mozzarella fritta starter more than justifying their place. Amarone is a well-oiled machine, dishes arrive in a timely fashion and it never feels rushed. Efficient staff are warm and well informed, happy to go off-menu and mix up aperitifs to your specifications.

  • High point: High-quality ingredients, well cooked
  • Low point: Pre-theatre menu has limited vegetarian options
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Live entertainment: No
  • Capacity: 125
  • Largest group: 125
  • Open since: 2006
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 10
  • House wine: £16.95 per bottle

Comments & ratings

4. Jun 2012, 4:04pm2 stars Amarone Report

Child waitress forgot to mention that two large glasses of House Red (Chianti) would cost £9.25 each. Also forgot to mention the cheaper option of Merlot.
£19.50 for two glasses of wine is a disgrace, and rather a bombshell when we had explicitly requested House Red.
Staff training urgently required!
Food good, but left with extremely nasty taste over this extortionate and devious sales ploy.

3. astigirl28 May 2011, 9:33pm2 stars Amarone Report

Dissappointing. Founded complaint by several tables ignored regarding poor hygiene, disturbing odours,. almost damp like presence when dining.
No matter how good food was going to be the surrounding odours wera always going to overpower, the same could be said of the lack of concern/reaction from the waiting staff and indeed the management team.
Overpriced pasta with poor service = no return to this establishment, even after many years of loyalty I am afraid

2. cjack27 Aug 2009, 10:51am5 stars Amarone Report

Perhaps the best Italian in Glasgow. The restaurant is beautiful, the service attentive and the food is wonderful. The fritto misto is a lovely dish which I find myself re-ordering frequently. Also enjoyed the meatballs with tomato sugo, as well as the pizzas, calzone and panacotta for desert. The gamberoni diavola starter is exquisite. Cannot recommend this restaurant enough, the standard of cooking is excellent.

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Average rating 3/5 from 3 reviews of Amarone.

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