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Unit 4 Merchant Square, 62 Candleriggs, Glasgow, G1 1LE
  • Telephone 0141 552 0139
  • Food served Mon–Thu noon–9.30pm; Fri & Sat noon–10.30pm; Sun noon–9.30pm.
  • Pre-theatre times Mon–Sun 5pm–7pm
  • Average price £7.95 (set lunch); £16 (evening meal)
  • Pre-theatre price £9.95
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It can seem a bit lonely sitting in the plush but slightly soulless Merchant Square, but Fanelli’s has a very warm welcome. On offer here are Italian staples with a Scottish influence creeping in. This is evident in pizza combinations such as haggis and parma ham, or in a salsiccia casserole served with a creamy mash. Simple starters include bruschetta piled with tomatoes, fresh mussels in white wine sauce, a tarragon-filled cream of chicken soup and juicy king prawns served in a light tomato, chilli and garlic sauce. The pollo alla cacciatore main with spaghetti is more solidly Italian while the pizza loaded with haggis and Stornoway black pudding is a real Scottish feast. And to finish a Scot-Italian cranachan made with amaretto biscuits. It is also worth noting that the place is very child friendly – Italian to the fore no doubt – and at the weekends Fanelli’s run pizza-making classes for both kids and adults.

  • High point: Genuinely friendly service
  • Low point: Black pudding deployed in hefty wedges
  • Average price: £7.95 (set lunch); £16 (dinner)
  • Private dining: Up to 120 covers
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: ambient beats very quietly
  • Capacity: 178
  • Largest group: 120
  • Open since: 2011
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 6
  • House wine: £14.50 per bottle