Pane e Vino
Let it snow, let is snow, let it snow…
The arrival of the airborne white stuff in splendid profusion threw the country into chaos with these entirely predictable ‘freak weather conditions’ which happen every year once again the cause of much gnashing of teeth.
With a meeting in Ayrshire on the agenda, a stop for lunch in Giffnock ahead of braving the worst of the weather seemed like a good plan. We stopped at Pane e Vino, a likely looking spot on the Fenwick Road.
I was joined today by Cath who previously quested at Cafe 52.
An Italian deli in premises that were once a butcher’s shop, the place has a cosy and welcoming feel with a dazzling array of high quality products bedecking the shelves.
Hot lunch dishes change daily and are listed on a chalkboard. From this we both chose the sausage stew served with potatoes and I added the tortellini in brodo to start.
This simple starter dish of stuffed pasta in a clear broth is one of my all time favourites. This was a very pleasing rendition.
The stew was hearty and filling with high quality Italian sausages at its heart. It made for splendid eating.
So overall, I really enjoyed Pane e Vino. I dare say it’s a place that’s well known and much valued but it was new to me and as such an extremely pleasant surprise. I’d recommend it to you next time you’re in these parts, although hopefully that will be during a period of more clement weather.
Blythe scores Pane e Vino
4/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
4/5 for setting
4/5 for service
giving an overall 15.5/20
Today’s questers were: Cath, Blythe
We ate: tortellini in brodo, sausage stew with potatoes (2)
We drank: chamomile tea, water
We wore: red, maroon
Total bill: £25.50
Address: 208-210 Fenwick Road, Giffnock, Glasgow G46 6UE