Romans Pizzeria

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Romans Pizzeria
26 Candleriggs, Glasgow, G1 1LD
  • Telephone 0141 548 8859
  • Food served Sun–Thu noon–10pm; Fri/Sat noon–11pm
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Merchant City pizzeria with a heavy Roman theme doing classic and inventive toppings.

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We’ve the ancient Romans to thank for revolutionising concrete – without which this place wouldn’t exist. The stuff is everywhere – the drinks bar, the block walls, the ceiling, even the menu has a concrete look that blends into the tabletops made from, yep, concrete. Add in industrial steel ducting and it’s getting a bit future dystopian correctional facility. What saves it are huge, all-encompassing murals of Rome in its pomp. The Colosseum, seen through mock stone walls and arches, looms impressively; elsewhere Roman-style inscriptions are writ large. What could easily have been really naff, somehow manages to work. The huge gas pizza oven fires out a tight menu of twelve (sorry, XII) options mixing familiar – pepperoni (has a nice kick), barbecue chicken, prosciutto – with quirkier numbers such as smashed beefburger with mac and cheese. Numeral X is enjoyably pungent – shredded garlic chicken, chorizo, roasted peppers, garlic olive oil. The bases, made with Caputo flour, are crisp-bottomed with a satisfying chew; toppings are generous – almost to a fault when things get a bit liquidy. There's a dozen pasta dishes, as well, and both pizzas and pastas include a couple of vegan options, although more veggie options generally wouldn't go amiss.

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Jay Thundercliffe visited Romans Pizzeria on 5 May 2018
  • High point: It’s a bonkers look – that somehow works
  • Low point: Would anybody appreciate non-stop Britney Spears music?
  • Average price: £13.50 (lunch); £13.50 (dinner)
  • Provides: Children's portions
  • Music on stereo: Britney Spears!
  • Open since: March 2018