Il Cappuccino

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Il Cappuccino
491 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G12 8HL
  • Telephone 0141 337 3001
  • Opening times Mon–Sat 7.30am–5.30pm; Sunday 10am–4pm.
  • Average price £6.50 (lunch)
  • Typical order Clatty Pat: peppered ham, tomatoes, smoked applewood cheese and coleslaw on ciabatta (£2.80)
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An affectionately viewed staple of the West End’s takeaway scene for over a decade and renowned for its grilled ciabattas and paninis, Il Cappuccino is often queued down the street during weekday lunchtimes. As such, the service is friendly but efficient, with a variety of cakes and tuck shop treats filling the counters. To enjoy Il Cappuccino at its finest moment, grab a Dan’s Special (a toasted ciabatta packed with peppered ham, optional spicy mayo, fresh tomatoes and cheddar) and a pleasantly sweet chai latte, and head to Kelvingrove Park on a sunny day. Bliss.

  • High point: No-nonsense sandwich service
  • Low point: The eponymous cappuccino is nothing special
  • Notable dish: Italian Stallion
  • Average price: £6.50 (lunch)
  • Provides: Halal options, Children's portions, Free wi-fi
  • Capacity: 6
  • Open since: 1989

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