Love Italian food? Why not head south? Glasgow's south side has a number of Italian restaurants, many of which are favourites with 5pm customers. Here's our picks.
Di Maggio's Shawlands
Run by the same two families for more than twenty-five years, the Di Maggio’s group of Italian American restaurants are old favourites in and around Glasgow. The south side branch at Shawlands’ Cross was established in 1985 which makes it one of the oldest of the group.
Recent 5pm reviews of Di Maggio's Shawlands
"Fantastic meal at Di Maggio's in Shawlands. The service was second to none and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Left feeling extremely full and satisfied!"
"As usual the staff were lovely, they know us now because we go regularly. The service was great and the food was lovely and great value for money. The couple we were with had never ordered from the 5pm menu before, but said they will definitely book it in the future, as it's a big saving. No complaints here."
£10.95 for 2 courses on the set dinner menu at Di Maggio's Shawlands when booking on 5pm.
Part of the Andiamo group of restaurants dotted around Glasgow, Andiamo Giffnock is a buzzy neighbourhood Italian offering relaxed dining with a traditional charm. The combination of traditional food and vibrant atmosphere makes Andiamo a great option for a relaxing lunch or a meal out with friends or family.
Recent 5pm reviews of Andiamo
"Great food and service. We also got a seat outside to enjoy the weather - will definitely be back!"
"Sat outside. Very busy, food great, staff very pleasant. A real jewel in the south side."
£12.95 for 2 courses on pre-theatre menu + glass of wine at Andiamo Giffnock when booking on 5pm.
Bella Fresca is a family-run, Italian, cafe bistro and deli on Paisley Road West in Glasgow. Established in Glasgow’s Southside in 1997, it serves breakfast, lunch and dinner – all with an authentic Italian flavour. Bella Fresca is a neighbourhood bistro and cafe but customers come from all over Glasgow.
Recent 5pm reviews of Bella Fresca
"Lovely family meal at Bella Fresca. Food was great and at very reasonable prices. We had 3 young children with us and the staff couldn't have been more friendly or accommodating. I would highly recommend this restaurant."
"Very popular place with mixed clientele; good friendly atmosphere; excellent quality Italian food at its best! The lasagne was exceptional and I was very impressed with the fact you could buy the same dishes to take away for a very reasonable cost. Highly recommended."
£10.95 for 2 courses on set menu at Bella Fresca when booking on 5pm.
Buongiorno is a classic Italian restaurant situated on Pollokshaws Road adjacent to Queens Park in Glasgow’s south side. The passion for food, rustic decor and warm welcome at the restaurant all add to the friendly atmosphere. Buongiorno aims to ensure customers have a memorable visit and its popularity with local residents shows it is a south side favourite.
Recent 5pm reviews of Buongiorno
"In short, fantastic food, friendly attentive staff, great atmosphere and amazing value. To sum up, the best Italian restaurant I've had the pleasure to visit. We'll be back for sure."
"This is a gem of a place - small, packed with tables but a lovely atmosphere. Fantastic Italian food with quick service. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly. Great value for money - we'll be back for sure."
£9.95 for 2 courses on early evening menu + glass of wine at Buongiorno when booking on 5pm.
From its iconic location in the Angel Building on Paisley Road West, La Fiorentina has been serving quality Italian food to appreciative locals and visitors since 1989. A Southside landmark, the restaurant has maintained its considerable appeal by continuing to create a fresh take on Italian classics. La Fiorentina has won several awards over the years, notably for being family friendly.
Recent 5pm reviews of La Fiorentina
"We come to La Fiorentina again and again, the decor is delightful, food is superb, always piping hot, the waiters are very friendly and attentive. It would appear many other people were repeat customers, listening to the waiters. You never know which nook or cranny you will be seated in. We would recommend this to anyone who loves good Italian food. They can cater for large groups too."
"Food was excellent - as it has been on every previous visit. Service is friendly and natural."
£12.50 for 2 courses on take me out menu at La Fiorentina when booking on 5pm.
The Wee Cucina is a cosy Italian on Fenwick Road in Giffnock. Modern Italian cooking with a rustic flavour is the focus. Small plates, available as well as regular size dishes are available. A welcoming, family-friendly atmosphere goes hand-in-hand with a neat, smart decor.
Recent 5pm reviews of Wee Cucina
"I had roast potatoes with Napoli sauce, nice twist with some fresh chilli, sea bream and pizza were beautifully cooked, lovely & fresh. Partner had bean stew, great flavours, and the breaded sole, which was crispy & delicious. He also had Cajun chicken which was perfectly cooked. Wine was very nice too. I am v fussy but cannot fault this place, decor v clean & stylish. Service was extremely attentive & efficient. Cannot wait to return!!"
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