Traditional trattoria bringing beautifully cooked Italian favourites to Dennistoun, with the option to take home treats from the deli counter.
Everything Celino's does looks so simple. It's just done to such an exceptionally high standard though that you'll leave with smile plastered on your face, planning your next visit already. The Alexandra Parade trattoria is a little off the beaten track if you're not an East End resident - but you'd be daft to write it off for distance - we're enthusiastically discussing the merits of our meal an hour after leaving. To start; the spicy sausage in the Polenta Salsiccia E Sagiolo is fiercely fiery - and there's a vegetarian version too, while the Cozze is positively luxurious - Shetland mussels in white wine and cream sauce. For pasta dishes you can choose from penne, linguine and spaghetti - waiting staff are happy to recommend the latter for the Vongole. The flavours; fresh clam, garlic and then chilli arrive in stages, reaching all four mortal limbs and shaking them alive. It's a showstopper, and the Parmigiana Di Melanzane isn't far behind, a beautifully cooked aubergine dish. Finish up with the Torta Della Nonna - sweet pastry topped with vanilla custard and roasted pine nuts - and take home a box of cannoli for those who weren't lucky enough to join you.
- Provides: Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: AOR and pop - Coldplay etc
- Live entertainment: Swing nights four of five times a year - set menu and dancing for £39.95
- Capacity: 52
- Largest group: 52
- Open since: 1982
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 11
- House wine: £17 per bottle
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