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 (2014) edition.

Day or night, midweek or weekend, Amarone is constantly busy. Its combination of warm service, simple but contemporary surroundings, and eclectic menus, ensures it remains popular throughout the year. Set across two levels, this large restaurant is divided into more intimate sections by a central island. One quickly gains a sense that Amarone is efficiently run, as staff buzz about, polite and cheerful. The lunch and pre-theatre menu offers good value and a reasonable range of dishes, including a number with supplements allowing diners to sample premium options without switching to à la carte. Risotto with duck, red wine, savoy cabbage and peas, is more subtle than expected, but has a pleasingly peppery aftertaste. Like many options, this dish has a rustic aesthetic, which contrasts with the modern surroundings. Baked cod is delicately seasoned and accompanied by an an über-fresh salsa of bell peppers, olives, carrots and capers. Roast potatoes and broccoli complete this light but hearty feast. Amarone offers reliable and comfortable Italian dining in the heart of the city, and its popularity shows no signs of fading.

  • High point: Great for any occasion
  • Low point: Some dishes are under-seasoned
  • Notable dish: Scallops in pancetta
  • 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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