Harden's survey result
Phenomenal small Italian deli of over four decades’ standing, a few minutes from Kelvinbridge subway station, which has its “counters of prepared deli produce and cakes and patisserie” but is also a notable destination thanks to its “amazing” cooking – “unfailingly well-prepared pasta in particular”, alongside antipasti and more substantial dishes. “Seemingly busy at all times of the day”, “staff are always so friendly and happy to explain the menu” but “service seems to suffer a bit from being so popular, particularly on the cramped ground floor (downstairs is a little more sedate and, dare I say, comfortable?)”.
“Buzzing and packed to the gills”, this small deli-restaurant a short stroll from Kelvinbridge station remains one of the city’s hottest foodie tickets, winning both ‘Best Dining Experience’ and ‘Best Café’ at The Scotsman’s 2018 Food & Drink Awards. There are “groaning counters stuffed with delicious looking stuff to take away and a few cafe tables on the ground floor (while downstairs is a bit more restauranty)”. Following on from breakfast and brunch options, it serves excellent antipasti, pasta and pizza at lunch and dinner. Also “good coffee as you’d expect” and an unusually tempting array of cakes.
Successor to an East End deli with a 40-year history, this “tiny” West End two-year old “a few minutes walk from Kelvinbridge station” is permanently “packed” and “buzzy” (in part thanks to Marina O’Loughlin regularly “singing its praises” before she left The Guardian). Its “innovative and delightful” dishes live up to the hype – “very light, packed full of flavour” – with a highlight being “superb” sweets (“the likes of which I’ve not seen outside Italy”).
|Wine per bottle||£20.00|
152 Park Road, Glasgow, G4 9HB
Last orders: 10pm