Tony Macaroni

Tony Macaroni
4 Byres Road, Glasgow, G11 5JY
  • Telephone 0141 334 5959
  • Bar open Mon–Sun noon–midnight
  • Food served Sun–Thu noon–10.30pm; Fri/Sat noon–11.30pm
  • Pre-theatre times Mon–Fri noon–6.30pm, Sun noon–5pm (not Sat)
  • Average price £4.95 (one-course); £18 (evening meal)
  • Pre-theatre price £4.95 (one-course)
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Eating & Drinking Guide

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Family-friendly chain Tony’s began in East Kilbride and is now spreading across Scotland, familiar through their regular ads and sponsorship of Livingston FC. But the vibe inside is purely Italian, with the Byres Road branch dominated by a huge screen showing classic movies like La Dolce Vita, while a shiny Vespa is positioned on a high ledge (don't ask how they got it up there – the staff shudder at the memory). The menu has all the usual fare and is quite extensive, but what’s impressive is the cooking of fairly simple dishes. For instance, fillets of sea bass are cooked only with lemon butter and herbs, letting the gentle flavour of the fish emerge, while the veal Milanese is crunchy and comes with spaghetti in a light sauce. Kids and large groups have their own menus, while the lunch/teatime Presto menu is good value. Excellent gelato and good quality, proper pizzas also add to the generally cheerful atmosphere, which is particularly popular with families on Sundays.

  • High point: Friendly, flexible service
  • Low point: Films can distract from conversation
  • Notable dish: Tony Macaroni pizza
  • 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 pop hits, Il Divo
  • Capacity: 80
  • Largest group: 40
  • Open since: 2009
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 8
  • 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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