Locanta Mediterranean is a new place on Pitt Street in Glasgow city centre.
More accurately, it is the latest incarnation of two previous restaurants: Alla Turca and Alla Italia.
Both were popular with 5pm dining customers.
The family-run Locanta has fused the two operations so that diners now have a choice between Mediterranean, Italian and Turkish mezze dishes.
New restaurants in Glasgow: Locanta
Turkish choices include mezze favourites such as the falafel; stuffed vine leaves and the beer-battered calamari with Alla Turca-style tartare sauce.
For main courses, expect dishes like the BBQ mixed kebabs, the BBQ swordfish and the vegetable casserole.
Or, if you prefer Italian, then options might include the penne Milano with white wine and creamy chicken or the linguini Locatelli with roast chestnut and wild mushrooms.
We are saving space for the risotto frutti di mare with fresh Shetland king scallops and king prawns.
The pizza selection include options such as the wild mushrooms pizza; pizza verdure with roasted Mediterranean vegetables and pizza salsiccia with Italian sausage, cherry tomato and red onion.
As mentioned, Locanta is on Pitt Street, close to the King’s Theatre, the Theatre Royal and the O2 ABC. Fingers crossed that the last of those re-opens after the damage caused by the Art School fire.
Hitch your hoss at The Staging Post in Airdrie
Moving away from new restaurants in Glasgow to new-ish restaurants in Airdrie, The Staging Post has re-opened on Anderson Street. We understand that it is now under new management.
It is a relaxed bar and restaurant serving up classic pub grub alongside beers, wines and cocktails. Regular entertainment from DJs and musicians creates a lively atmosphere.
Cosy booth and banquette seating make it a great spot for lunch after shopping at Airdrie Retail Park or for an evening bite with the family. The special children’s menu means that kids will be kept happy too. Dogs are welcome to come along for the fun.
The Staging Post serves up a no-nonsense menu of hearty pub fare. So expect starters such as golden potato skins and crispy mozzarella sticks alongside more surprising choices like the blaggis bon bons - haggis and black pudding balls.
Typical mains include all-time classics like creamy macaroni cheese and hand-battered crispy haddock with chips and mushy peas, as well as a chef’s pasta of the day. We hear that the traditional steak pie at The Staging Post is a thing of beauty.
Keep checking back for more new restaurants in Glasgow.