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)
  • Average price £4.95 (one-course); £15 (evening meal)
  • Pre-theatre price £4.95 (one-course)
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Eating & Drinking Guide

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Friendly, relaxed and professional in equal measure is what any diner can expect of a Tony Macaroni restaurant. Whether you are a student filling up on the Presto menu, a couple sampling the à la carte or a child having fun with the very good-value children’s menu, the food is always freshly prepared and served in generous portions. Special set-menu fare is drawn from the main menu and changes regularly. The piquant salsiccia pepper and mushroom risotto is a true taste and texture feast with a perfectly al dente tomato-infused rice base complemented by large slices of spicy sausage, succulent chunks of mushroom and juicy sweet red pepper. A starter such as the meat antipasti is big enough to share while the impossibly tempting range of ice-creams and sundaes acknowledges this restaurant’s roots in the traditions of the West of Scotland Italian café scene. The Byers Road branch has an interesting layout with an elevated section for people watching while the all-day buzz generated by a cosmopolitan group of diners bears witness to the success of a chain that now has branches across central Scotland from Edinburgh to Largs.

  • High point: Generous portions of real Italian fare
  • Low point: Unprepossessing outside entrance cluttered with chairs and tables
  • Notable dish: Mussels in a spicy tomato sauce with olives,capers and anchovies served as a main or starter with crunchy garlic bread
  • Private dining: Up to 40 covers
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Italian classics ,easy listening lots of favourite and pleasurably corny tunes such as Volare
  • Capacity: 125
  • Largest group: 40
  • Open since: 2009
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 8 including prossecco
  • House wine: £14.25 per bottle

Comments & ratings

1. cjack16 Mar 2011, 3:28pm2 stars Tony Macaroni Report

the food is not consistently at a high standard, ok for taking the kids out for lunch but don't expect anything particularly amazing.

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