Tony Macaroni

Tony Macaroni
4 Byres Road, Glasgow, G11 5JY
  • Telephone 0141 334 5959
  • Food served Sun–Thu noon–10pm; Fri/Sat noon–10.30pm
  • Pre-theatre times Mon–Fri noon–6.30pm; Sun noon–5pm (not Sat)
  • Pre-theatre price £10.95
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Combining genuine Italian service with the convenience of a chain, Tony Macaroni offers a reliable choice for a meal in the West End.

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A trusted choice for families, groups and couples seeking no-fuss Italian cooking, Tony Macaroni’s small Scottish chain is a tried and tested option. There are over 20 starter options, double that for mains plus pizzas, bread and a mozzarella bar – it is an eye-boggling, somewhat overwhelming menu. Dishes arrive in quick succession from the busy kitchen, the stretched waiting team struggling at times, though never losing their smiles. Parmigiana di melanzane is a tasty aubergine dish layered with tomato sugo, little bursts of basil and pungent parmesan dotted throughout. Focaccia formaggio caprino is huge and crisp, scattered with creamy goat’s cheese, sweet caramelised onions and a peppery finish from rocket piled high on top. Linguine allo scoglio is excellent, fresh with king prawns, mussels, clams and squid bound in a delicate white wine sauce – it may be the star of the show. Having bought over Nardini’s some time ago, ice-cream sundaes are a speciality – try the raspberry snowball delight, crammed with mini snowballs, raspberry sauce, whipped cream, wafers, chocolate curls and Nardini’s vanilla and strawberry ice-cream – delicious for anyone with a super sweet tooth.

  • High point: Something to suit everyone with good value deals
  • Low point: Gigantic menu could do with being refined
  • Notable dish: Linguine allo scoglio
  • Average price: £10.95 (set lunch); £18 (dinner)
  • Private dining: Up to 50 covers
  • Provides: Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Pop
  • Capacity: 125
  • Largest group: 50
  • Open since: 2009
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 7
  • House wine: £14.45 per bottle