9 Helena Place, Busby Road, Glasgow, G76 7RB
  • Telephone 0141 638 7772
  • Opening times Mon–Thu 9am–11pm; Fri/Sat 9am–1am; Sun 11am–11pm
  • Food served Mon–Thu 10am–11pm; Fri/Sat 10am–1am; Sun 10am–11pm.
  • Pre-theatre times 5–6.45pm
  • Average price £9.95 (set lunch); £20 (evening meal)
  • Pre-theatre price £11.95
  • Email
  • Website www.michaelangelosglasgow.co.uk

Tucked away in a corner of Clarkston, Michaelangelo's authentic cuisine and delicious seafood is worth travelling to taste.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.

Tucked behind an unassuming frontage, Michaelangelo’s opens into a chic dining space and a warm haven of Italian cuisine. The kitchen team headed by Federico Volpi approach their work with gusto, working with good local ingredients, baking bread and making pasta from scratch daily – and it shows in the quality of the food. Familiar starters such as melanzane alla parmigiana are presented with a flourish, creamy aubergine topped with oozing cheese, but the Scottish mussels, fresh and fat, in garlic and white wine cream sauce and a chunk of fresh baked bread for dunking, really stand out. Mains are equally impressive. Pollo in pardella, with chicken so tender the knife goes through it like butter, in a white wine and rosemary sauce, beautifully presented with a shower of green and purple shoots, is complemented by a heap of fresh spaghetti rich with garlic and pepperoncino. Tagliatelle Roma Mia, the signature dish that is a nod to Michaelangelo’s well-loved antecedent Roma Mia, has thin ribbons of pasta with a rich ragù and three different Italian sausages, chilli and fennel, so each mouthful is deliciously different.

  • High point: Delicious fresh seafood
  • Low point: Cheesecake a bit ho-hum
  • Notable dish: Tagliatelle Roma Mia
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: funk & soul
  • Capacity: 70
  • Largest group: 70
  • Open since: 2014
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 7
  • House wine: £16.95 per bottle