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39–41 Hyndland Street, Glasgow, G11 5qf
  • Telephone 0141 337 3135
  • Food served Tue-Thu & Sun noon– 10pm; Fri/Sat noon–11pm. Closed Mon.
  • Pre-theatre times Tue–Fri noon–6pm Sat/Sun noon–2.30pm
  • Pre-theatre price £11.95
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The folks, formerly of North Star café, draw on chef Maurizio's home region of Apulia and the Scots larder for a showstopping new Italian neighbourhood trattoria

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Maurizio and Ester Rossini – once of café North Star – have forged a bold new path with this ambitious neighbourhood trattoria specialising in the Apulian cuisine of chef Maurizio’s homeland. His concise menu reflects the bounty found deep in the heart of Italy’s heel. Unctuous burrata from Andria pairs well with wild Scottish salmon gravlax cured with raw sugar and citrus, while bitter turnip tops from Fasano are an intriguing option, dished up sautéed on Altamura bread as antipasti and stirred into orecchiette with a dash of chilli as a hearty main. Care and thought goes into each element, from the homemade grissini alongside the pan-fried scallops to the seaweed salt that provides a moreish saline hit to the popizze, aka mini fried pizza dough. Standards don’t dip with the secondi piatti; calamaro ripieno is a delicate, artful plateful of baby squid, fondant potato and velvet pea sauce that delivers robust savoury flavours in spades thanks to the egg, bread and pecorino stuffing, while a saffron-hued dessert of panacotta has just the right wobble under a crunchy pistachio crust. This is serious cooking, and with every table occupied on a Tuesday night, they’ve clearly tapped into Glasgow’s appetite for culinary exploration.

The List's rating






Ruth Marsh visited Rossini on 14 March 2019
  • High point: Southern Italian comfort food presented with real flair
  • Low point: Toilets could do with a bit of TLC
  • Notable dish: Calamaro ripieno
  • Average price: £11.95 (set lunch); £18 (dinner)
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Pre-theatre menu
  • Open since: July 2018
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 8
  • House wine: £19.95 per bottle

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