Riccardo's Italian Kitchen

This restaurant has ceased trading.

Riccardo's Italian Kitchen
512 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, G3 8XZ
  • Telephone 0141 248 9174
  • Food served Mon–Sun noon–10pm
  • Pre-theatre times Mon–Sun 5pm–7pm
  • Average price £7.50 (lunch); £14 (evening meal)
  • Pre-theatre price £12.95
  • Email
  • Website www.riccardoskitchen.com
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It’s not just its retro stylish looks that make this café-bar pizzeria stand out among Finnieston’s burgeoning dining scene, but also its great-value food that’s befitting of a high-end bistro – neither skimping on quality ingredients nor fresh flavours. Daily lunch/evening specials, including soups, stews and seafood keep things dynamic beyond signature pizza and pasta options. Rustic and chunky bruschetta makes a hearty starter – the goat’s cheese and caramelised red onion version is highly recommended, while the fresh bowl of moules marinière with added red chilli is hard to beat. Fresh homemade pizza capricciosa has a winning combination of anchovies, egg, capers, tomato and mozzarella atop light crispy dough. While lemon sole and juicy prawn parcels pair beautifully with a silky smooth mornay-style sauce, that doesn’t overpower. On the cusp of the main strip, Riccardo’s is a gem of a place to meet friends in relaxed and informal setting. It’s fully licensed and a welcome halfway house between Charing Cross and the Hydro. So park the Piaggio and enjoy a coffee, lunchtime croque-monsieur or pre-theatre dinner.

  • High point: Great value delicious food all round
  • Low point: Only Tennent’s on tap
  • Notable dish: Bruschetta gottardo
  • Average price: £7.50 (lunch); £14 (dinner)
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Soul funk
  • Capacity: 34
  • Largest group: 34
  • Open since: 2013
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 7
  • House wine: £12.95 per bottle