Glasgow is known for its rich food scene, which includes dozens of Italian restaurants, one of the most popular cuisines in the country.

We asked our readers where they go for a hearty pasta dish or a flavourful pizza.

Here are the best Italian restaurants in Glasgow, according to the Glasgow Times audience.

Which is your favourite?



620 Alexandra Parade, Glasgow, G31 3BT

235 Dumbarton Road, Glasgow, G11 6AB

The family-run eatery has two locations in the city. Their motto is "tutto per tutti", which means "everything for everyone".

The menu includes pasta dishes, Neapolitan pizza, seafood and steaks.

Il Pavone

Princes Square, 48 Buchanan Street, Glasgow G1 3JN

A city centre eatery with over 30 years of experience.

It is known for traditional Italian dishes but also offers classics with a fresh twist.

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85 Kilmarnock Road, Glasgow G41 3YR

An award-winning favourite of the Glaswegians, at the heart of Shawlands.

Oro is beloved for its gourmet pizza, but its menu is filled with Italian excellency.


30 Ingram Street, Glasgow, G1 1EZ

Amore Ristorante e Pizzeria has been serving the people of Merchant City since 2008.

You can find here all the classics and more while taking in a buzzing, friendly atmosphere.


133 Wellington Street, Glasgow, G2 2XD

121 Bath Sreet, Glasgow, G2 2SZ

Having been open for over 30 years, this eatery now has two locations in the city.

It imports most of its ingredients from Italy and serves pizza, pasta, meat and seafood.

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Santa Lucia

68 Ingram Street, Glasgow G1 1EX

The restaurant is based in Merchant City but Santa Lucia also has a deli on Byers Road.

Proud of the authenticity of its food, this venue offers flavourful Italian dishes.

Caffe Parma

30a Hyndland Road, Glasgow, G12 9UP

A modern, family-run eatery based in Hyndland.

It offers fresh, exciting food and was "the first restaurant in Glasgow to introduce the Venetian tradition of "cicchetti".