Paesano Pizza

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Paesano Pizza
94 Miller Street, Glasgow, G1 1DT
  • Telephone 0141 258 5565
  • Opening times Sun–Thu noon–11pm; Fri/Sat noon–midnight
  • Food served Sun–Wed noon–10.30pm; Thu noon–11pm; Fri/Sat noon–midnight
  • Email
  • Website paesanopizza.co.uk
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Delicious and authentic, the flagship Paesano dishes out incredibly affordable artisan pizzas fresh from its wood-fired ovens

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The Merchant City flagship of the all-conquering Paesano must be the busiest restaurant in Glasgow, admirably sticking to the same single-sheet menu that has won them many devoted fans over the last few years. The yeast and sourdough hybrid pizzas that stream out of the wood-fired oven (imported from Napoli) feed a packed dining hall of hungry teenagers, raucous parties and contented solo diners at bargain prices. Created from painstakingly sourced ingredients, the rotating menu of nine standard pizzas – all thin base and bubbling, scorched crust – range from the deceptively simple sweet tomato sugo (made in-house from fruity Strianese tomatoes) with extra virgin olive oil from Abruzzo through to heartier options such as Tuscan fennel sausage and mozzarella or grilled aubergines with parmesan. There are a few dishes of meaty Cerignola olives or balsamic-marinated onions to nibble on while you wait, a couple of well-chosen Italian wines served and they’ll fix you a vanilla soft-serve with Amarena cherries if you simply must stay for dessert, but with the queue forever snaking down the street it feels churlish to hog your seat for too long.

The List's rating
8.8

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Ruth Marsh visited Paesano Pizza on 20 February 2019
  • High point: Faultless front of house team
  • Low point: Prepare to queue (and queue…) at peak times
  • Notable dish: Classic tomato sugo, EVOO and basil with upgraded mozzarella di buffala
  • Average price: £10 (lunch); £10 (dinner)
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Capacity: 165
  • Largest group: 45
  • Open since: 2015
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 7
  • House wine: £16 per bottle

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