Celino's Partick

Celino's Partick
235 Dumbarton Road, Glasgow, G11 6AB
  • Telephone 0141 341 0311
  • Food served Mon–Thu 8.15am–9.30pm; Fri/Sat 8.15am–10.30pm; Sun 10am–9.30pm
  • Pre-theatre times Mon–Thu 4–6pm
  • Pre-theatre price £12.95
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  • Website celinos.com
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Celino's Partick

Expanding from its original East End location, Celino's family-friendly Italian dining is just as popular at this West End restaurant.

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When long-serving East End Italian Celino’s decided to spread its wings West, it didn’t do things by half. This sprawling Partick eatery is half informal restaurant space and half an abundantly stocked licensed deli, bursting with imported goodies and in-house baked tortas and cannoli. The comparative newcomer is already embedded as a local favourite for that special occasion dinner (just accept you won’t get through your visit without singing ‘Happy Birthday’ to a merry stranger at least once) and opens round the clock, from early morning baked eggs with broccoli and sourdough to pouring one final glass of post-dinner limoncello. Stick with the classics to get the most of high-quality raw ingredients – the antipasto salumeria is a hand-selected tour of the country’s finest pork products served up with green Puglian olives and Sardinian pecorino, while their carbonara is made the traditional way with crispy pan-fried guanciale (cured pig jowel) and white wine, topped with egg yolk. Serious wine buffs will note Celino’s boast of Glasgow’s only Enotecca machine, allowing you to taste some of the high-end gems from its comprehensive, all-Italian list – arguably the best in the city.

The List's rating
7.2

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Ruth Marsh visited Celino's Partick on 12 February 2019
  • High point: That seriously focused, all-Italian wine list
  • Low point: Vast space means smaller parties can get a bit overshadowed
  • Notable dish: Carbonara with guanciale
  • Average price: £11.95 (set lunch); £17 (dinner)
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Live entertainment: Live nights on occassion - check website and social media
  • Capacity: 139
  • Largest group: 40
  • Open since: 2017
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 13
  • House wine: £18 per bottle

Reviews & features

Festive Food Q&A: Claudio Celino, owner of Celino's Italian Delicatessen Trattoria

15 Nov 2018

Claudio shares his Christmas cooking tips

'Tis the season to gather together with loved ones and eat ourselves into a stupor until the new year. Since we've been dreaming non-stop of turkey and trimmings since the weather turned cold, we decided to ask some professional foodies about their…

Best Italian restaurants in Glasgow

17 Apr 2018

The tastiest pasta, pizza and more authentic Italian food in Glasgow

Italian was once the only option for a night out and the city's reliable family restaurants are good crowd-pleasers for inter-generational occasions. Pizzas, however, like burgers a few years ago, have now spiralled off on their own and the city now has…

Celino's Partick: making top-quality Italian dining accessible to everyone

23 Nov 2017

After decades satisfying diners in the East End, Celino's has headed west and opened a second deli-restaurant

There's more than a glimmer of the up-and-coming food scene in Partick and Thornwood right now. Organic food joints, craft beer bars, and coffee shops with gluten-free and vegan delicacies have been sprouting up among the betting shops, old-school…