It was armageddon weather, today, so I thought something warm and comforting seemed like the order of the day. In between meetings I stopped off at Made in Italy, in the Grassmarket for a healthy dose of Italian fare.Exterior The place opens early in the day so I had been eyeing it for a potential …

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It’s becoming an all too familiar picture to find myself in an early morning Glasgow rush in need of a quick breakfast on the go. In a break from the usual trip to a bacon roll emporium, I headed to Via Italia, on the corner of Union Street and Gordon Street, which I’d recently heard …

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Restaurants in the Grassmarket have a somewhat complex identity maze to navigate. At the same time as maintaining a broad appeal for incoming revellers, they need to attract a returning crowd of local patrons to remain sustainable.Exterior Gennaro’s has been negotiating this space for many years, with Ewan McGregor a notable ex-employee. I’d visited many …

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Pulcinella

I visited the Glasgow Italian named Pulcinella, today, having rather enjoyed my visit to the Edinburgh place of the same name, last year. As far as I’m aware, the two restaurants are connected only by their punchy moniker.Exterior On the corner of Hope Street and West George Street, the place has a settled and homely …

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ExteriorI’d visited Locanda Marina in its previous incarnation as Cafe Marina, last year, but since then it has undergone a facelift and a shift in emphasis, towards an all-day and evening place. The menu remains quite similar, but there‚Äôs a greater elegance to the place. It retains a good, informal feel, but it’s all just …

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