Osteria

City CentreItalian££££
Wonderful
5.5/6
4 Reviews
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About Osteria

Osteria del Tempo Perso, or the Inn of the Lost Time, promises to transport diners from Glasgow city centre to another place and another time, Italy of old. Helmed by the mother and son trio of Sabrina, Marco and Matteo Lacobelli, this incarnation is in fact the third Osteria del Tempo Perso in existence, with another in Edinburgh and the original back in Casalvieri, central Italy. The osteria’s express lunches are popular among the city’s workers, making this John Street address a busy one during the week, while long and lugubrious dinners accompanied by fine wine and beer are encouraged with the aphorism ‘time is an essential ingredient in Italian food’. We recommend taking it at Osteria del Tempo Perso.

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Address

Osteria
17 John Street, City Centre
Glasgow G1 1HP

Menu Highlights

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Starters

Spaghetti Pomodoro

£7.00

Mezzi Rigatoni Cacio e Pepe

£10.00

Risotto Pescatora

£13.50
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More about Osteria, Glasgow

Start your voyage into Osteria del Tempo Perso with a refreshing beer, a wine selected from this central Glasgow Italian restaurant’s long and carefully curated list, or an aperitif alongside some fresh-baked Italian bread and olives. Osteria del Tempo Perso is at pains to ensure that dining at its intriguing John Street premises in the city centre be as relaxed as possible – even its so-called ‘express’ lunches have the tendency to lose themselves in an afternoon, with Italian wines from Friuli, Puglia, Lazio and elsewhere in regional Italy available, temptingly, by the glass.

Osteria del Tempo Perso’s dinner menu follows the Mediterranean culinary dogma that food should be simple, colourful, and flavourful. It’s the same dogma that keeps the Italian food on offer at this Italian restaurant in Glasgow’s city centre fresh and healthy, whether you go for the homemade meatballs in a classic tomato sauce or the Caprese salad to start, or the chef’s selection of premium Italian cheeses, cured meats and starters to share. Classic primi and secondi piatti, sides and pizza meet Scottish beef steaks and Italianate burgers – all bases covered. Then there’s the famous ice cream sundaes and an incredibly authentic selection of handmade desserts: go for the ‘tiramisu della mamma’ paired with a sweet and sparkling Moscato d’Asti for a proper finish.

4 Osteria Reviews

Wonderful
5.5/6
4 Reviews
Food:Outstanding
Value for money:Great value
Atmosphere:Excellent
Noise levels:Very pleasant
Service:Excellent
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
"Excellent"
6/6
Sarah Y.4 months ago · 1 review

Excellent food and great service. We loved the atmosphere, and the staff were really friendly and welcoming. The price was good. A real gem and we will definitely go back again!

New"Excellent"
6/6
Agnes T.9 days ago · 2 reviews

Lovely meal and great service. Great value meal for our group. Staff were extremely nice and friendly. Cannot fault anything Will be back. Thoroughly recommend this restaurant.

"Great"
5/6
Heather L.4 months ago · 1 review

Lovely meal. Great portions. Good service, very friendly staff. Was a very warm day so it was very hot inside the conservatory. Will be back and have already recommended it to friends