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Refined Italian dining on the menu at Barolo, Glasgow


Italian restaurant, Barolo, has today announced it will reopen on Friday 18th September following a new look at its Mitchell Street site in Glasgow.

The 150-capacity restaurant, which has been a staple of the Glasgow food scene for over half a century, will be transformed into a modern cosmopolitan restaurant and bar with all the essence of Italian glamour.

The new a la carte menu that includes Stuzzichini (appetizer), Cicchetti (Italian tapas), Pizza, fresh Pasta, Principale (main) and Bistecca (meat) options showcases modern day Northern Italian fare. Famed for its rich and savoury cuisine, matching its powerful, tannin-heavy Nebbiolo wines, the area’s impressive food pedigree has inspired Barolo’s new food and drink menus. 

Dishes include, Burrata – slow roasted tomato, basil, extra virgin olive oil; Sourdough – anchovies, chilli flakes, rocket, extra virgin olive oil; Polpo – octopus, butternut squash, capers, jus; Manzo – sliced fillet of beef, pickled walnuts, horseradish cream; Bistecca – prime scottish steak, herb butter, pepperonata; Pizza verde – spinach , feta, olives, red onion, fresh crushed garlic; Tartufo rustichella pasta, black truffle, mascarpone, wild mushrooms and Pollo – chicken breast, spinach, sun blush tomatoes, funghi, potato, broccoli, chives. 

Additional highlights from the new look menu will include fresh pastas; Cacio e pepe – fresh linguine, grated pecorino, black pepper; Cozze – fresh linguine, shetland mussels, extra virgin olive oil, chilli and Pesto – trofie pasta, home-made pesto, toasted pine nuts, confit cherry tomatoes and the chargrill will be offer prime Fillet, Ribeye and Sirloin steaks served with a variety of sauces.

As well as a new a la carte menu that includes a Stuzzichini (appetizer), Cicchetti (Italian tapas), Pizza, fresh Pasta, Principale (main) and Bistecca (meat) options, Barolo will invite guests to ‘rise and shine’ with the introduction of a new breakfast menu. Served daily from 9am, the Barolo Breakfast features both traditional and contemporary dishes; Benedict – muffin, poached eggs, ham, hollandaise sauce; Smashed avocado – poached eggs, smashed avocado, chilli, toasted bread as well as a full Scottish – back bacon, pork & herb sausage, stornoway black pudding, roasted portobello mushrooms, grilled tomatoes, potato scone & eggs your way. 

In Italy, breakfast is a quick and simple affair and with this in mind, Barolo’s breakfast also offers guests a selection of continental, pastry and morning roll options to help kick-start the day.

To drink, the bar serves up Italian classics, such as an Aged Negroni, Pear or Aperol Spritz and Espresso Martini as well as some of the finest wines from around the Barolo region. 

The DRG, which also has Di Maggio’s and Cafe Andaluz in its 25-strong portfolio, plan to completely transform and reposition the current Barolo Grill site and work is currently underway. The effortlessly stylish restaurant will now be known as Barolo and will offer understated, classic Italian cooking alongside fine wines and signature cocktails. 

The eatery at 92 Mitchell Street is no stranger to the city’s restaurant scene and has been an Italian restaurant for over half a century – home to Glasgow’s first Italian restaurant. The site first opened as L’Ariosto, the home of the Italian dinner dance and ‘the’ place to see and be seen. As recently as 2008, the restaurant still carried out the classic flambe cooking tableside, a favourite of traditional Italian restaurants. Sadly, the days of flambe and dinner dances have gone….for now, but Barolo will bring 1960’s Italian glamour up to date when they open the cosmopolitan eaterie on Friday 18th September. 

The restaurant will have a new abundance of natural light from the previously covered glazed cupola. Design features will include new branding with a palette of rich blue, rose and gold, adding real pavement appeal. Marble, brass and leather finishes give a classic, timeless feeling to the interiors and vibrant artwork stud the walls telling the story of the Italian heritage of Piedmont.

Barolo will be open daily from 0900am – 22:00pm for breakfast, lunch, cicchetti (Italian tapas) and dinner, seven days a week and will serve hand-made pasta, seafood and grill dishes from Italy using the finest ingredients with a 150 cover capacity that manages to feel very intimate, spread across the bar, main dining room, private dining room for up to 35 guests and outdoor pavement terrace. Barolo also offers customers a special rate for parking at the NCP car park in Mitchell Street when you book in advance. Park for only £5 for 24 hours, subject to availability. 

The restaurant is located on the ground floor at 92- 94 Mitchell Street in Glasgow, G1 3NQ. 

To book now and view the menu, visit

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