My father and i always have large debates over where we are going to go for a quick dinner after a film. However we always compromise in attending our favourite little Italian wonder.
Whether it be sitting in the restaurant or grabbing a take-away, the food is always delicious.
Personally i prefer to sit inside because it allows me order their Affagato (Ice cream with strong coffee) which i simply cannot go without.
We usually tend to do our version of a 'Jimmy Style' mean meaning that we both chose a pizza and pasta we like and order one of each and then share. This means we both get to try out the pizza and pasta! Food is always cooked nicely and the ingredients are fresh.
The staff are lovely and the place is always kept busy, especially on a Friday night when you are lucky to get a table!
Will continue to return here are much as possible c:
There are few things more annoying on a Friday evening that realising you have nothing at all to eat in the house. Which is why I found myself this evening making my way to Finniston to get some food. I had been meaning to try Lamora at 1170 Argyll Street for quite some time - well ever since I had read Tam Cowans review in the Daily Record (should be noted that the review was from March 2011) So this is where I popped into for a quick '1 courser'
The decor is pretty basic but pleasant - well worn wooden floors, plain with walls with some nice generic photographs displayed, wooden tables and chairs. It's neither trendy nor dated just simple nice surroundings to enjoy an early evening meal. The staff here are quite lovely and friendly. I don't really have much more to add than that, I'm not really sure what that means other than it's a very pleasant restaurant.
Once seated at our table we were present with the Pre-theatre menu which is available Sunday to Thursday 5:00pm - 7pm, and Friday & Saturday 5pm - 6:15pm and comes in at a very reasonable - Main Course for £7.95, 2 Courses for £11.95 and 3 Courses for £13.95. For the Quality of food it is extremely good value. My only small niggle here was I probably would of ordered from the a la carte menu, however I wasn't given the menu and the waitress was gone before I realised so I just ordered from the Pre-theatre.
As I said this was just a quick 1 courser so opted for a simple foccacia to start with - which was lovely and doughy. It wasn't the best I've ever had but it was very tasty althought it was slightly burned in places but I didn't mind that too much.
For my main course I choose the Linguine Sea Bass & Tuna Puttanesca, which is a delicious crispy skinned fillet of Sea Bass on a bed of Linguine tossed in a tomato and oregano sauce with tuna flaked through it. The dish is supposed to come with artichokes but since all the sauces are made fresh to order I was able to get mine without. It was a very tasty dish, the pasta was perfectly al dente and the sauce was delicious. It wasn't a massive portion but then it was only £7.95 so no complains there. My last little niggle was we did wait quite a long time for our main dish but that is somewhat understandable since it was made to order.
All in all it's a very decent restaurant and a very solid 3 star rating. I would say it's not a wow, special occasion, must go back soon place but it was a perfect decent mid week can't be bothered cooking restaurant.
I only ever used the Take-Away bit.
You do not need to go into the restaurant but use the door on the right handside and you order straight away from the busy chefs!!! How cool is that? Feels like going to the Bike station and ordering straight from the mechanics!
Anyway sweet prices, fast and clean service, and definitely the best tastiest pasta dishes in town!!
Can it get better?
Popped in here for lunch and yeah, I'd give it an A-OK. Not much I can write about it really, it neither overly impressed me nor did it disappoint.
Nice atmosphere. Very pleasant staff, simple, affordable, typical Italian menu what more can I say? Would I go again? Yes, if I was in the area, but not somewhere I would go out my way for, simple as that.
Not entirely surprised I'm first to review despite being there a while, it is kinda forgettable.
This Italian restaurant in the West End area of Glasgow is simply superb. The food is amazing and incredibly good value, and many of the staff are italian, meaning that you can have a good natter with them in their native tongue. Their sorbets and ice creams are out of this world and their chicken liver parfait is not to be missed! They have an extensive range of pizzas and pastas as well as steak and vegetarian dishes, and an excellent wine menu. They also have a seperate pizza takeaway service which is proving popular with local residents. It is accessible by bus and car, with street parking. Wheelchair users are welcomed. At the moment it is not that well known so get there quick before the sercret is let out!
What a superb find this was, The food was prepared quickly but more importantly it was cooked freshly to order and was very good indeed.
Although not much to look at from the outside the welcome and the food have made this a must for any lover of Italian food.
I have been many times since this gem opened and I have yet to find a better Italian in Glasgow . This is quality authentic food very very well made; the staff are superb, attentive yet appropriate . The value for money is great . Forget all those others this is definetely the best !!!
Fresh food cooked to order! Very friendly, very fast service and a great range of food on the menu. If your in the finnieston area you cant do any better for takeaway Italian.
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