620–624 Alexandra Parade, Glasgow, G31 3BT
  • Telephone 0141 554 0523
  • Food served Mon–Sat 8.15am–10pm; Sun 10am–10pm.
  • Pre-theatre times Sun–Sat 4pm–6.30pm and all day Thu
  • Pre-theatre price £9.95
  • Email
  • Website www.celinos.com
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Friendly and versatile time-honoured deli-restaurant, with options to sit in or take away from a large deli counter of Italian delights.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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Like so many of Glasgow’s Italian eating establishments, family-run Celino’s is a mainstay in the community. Regulars evidently make up the majority of clientele, and the deli-cum-trattoria is unpretentious with simple furnishings and cosy upholstered seating. Italian food aficionados will enjoy ogling the selection of cured meats, cheeses and pates, and poring over the extensive range of Italian wines. Its relaxed atmosphere, which is maintained into the evening, will make anyone feel welcome whether after a roll and tattie scone at breakfast or hearty Italian dishes in the evening. It’s a pleasure being presented with the deli produce in cooked form – the delicate fennel taste infusing the Italian sausage from Pozzilli is given simple treatment stirred through al dente penne (though you can choose your pasta) with a fresh and vibrant Napoli sauce. And while scallops and black pudding is a failsafe combination, the capesante alla Scozia is elevated thanks to the addition of fresh chicory and zesty white wine sauce.

  • High point: Quality ingredients
  • Low point: Evening service too informal for some tastes
  • Notable dish: Capesante alla Scozia – scallops with Stornaway black pudding
  • Average price: £12.95 (set lunch); £19 (dinner)
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  • 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
  • Live entertainment: Swing nights four of five times a year - set menu and dancing
  • Capacity: 52 (8 outdoors)
  • Largest group: 20
  • Open since: 1982
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 6
  • House wine: £14.95 per bottle

Reviews & features

Celino's Partick: making top-quality Italian dining accessible to everyone

23 Nov 2017

After decades satisfying diners in the East End, Celino's has headed west and opened a second deli-restaurant

There's more than a glimmer of the up-and-coming food scene in Partick and Thornwood right now. Organic food joints, craft beer bars, and coffee shops with gluten-free and vegan delicacies have been sprouting up among the betting shops, old-school…

Best ways to celebrate Scottish food and drink during the festivities

16 Nov 2017

Fred Berkmiller, Scott Smith, Paul Kitching and others share their tips on celebrating local produce

With such a rich larder right on our doorstep, we've asked nine local chefs how we can make the most of Scottish food and drink over the festive period. From whisky to salmon, here's what they recommend. Fred Berkmiller, l'escargot bleu and…

Breakfast ideas for New Year's Day

16 Nov 2017

Smoked salmon, french toast, haggis and Bloody Marys to help a sore head

If you've seen it through to the bells and partied until the wee hours, you'll be in need of a hearty breakfast for your first meal of 2018. Or if you've planned a quiet one, then even more reason to get up sharp and celebrate New Year's Day with a…

Christmas dinner: to turkey or not to turkey?

16 Nov 2017

Rib roasts, haggis and 'tofurkey' are great alternatives to Christmas Turkey, say these Scottish chefs

For some of us, Turkey will always be the centrepiece to our Christmas table. But, if tradition's never really been your thing then these tips from chefs across Edinburgh and Glasgow should help you find a tasty alternative to try out this year.