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5.6 /6 Wonderful 339 Reviews

Qua Italian Restaurant

City Centre Italian £££ +100
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About Qua Italian Restaurant

Dear diners, please be aware that bookings for Friday and Saturday lunches and early-evening meals before 7pm are available for 1 hour and 45 minutes only. Later bookings may stay until close. Please bear this in mind when making your reservation.

Drawing on a grand tradition of Scottish-Italian cooking, Qua Italian in Glasgow’s Merchant City brings a taste of Tuscany and Rome to the Dear Green Place. They offer a set lunches, a pre-theatre selection and full a la carte menu in the evenings, allowing them to cater for all eventualities. Their location on Ingram Street places them close to countless bars and nightspots, so you can be sure of giving your evening the best possible start when you visit.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 18:45 - 21:45
  • Tuesday 18:45 - 21:45
  • Wednesday 18:45 - 21:45
  • Thursday 18:45 - 21:45
  • Friday 18:45 - 21:45
  • Saturday 18:45 - 21:45
  • Sunday 18:45 - 21:45
Qua Italian Restaurant, 68 Ingram Street, G1 1EX Glasgow

Further Information

Eating Italian food is always a pleasure, given the shared history and migration between the West of Scotland and Italy, and Qua Italian on Ingram Street in the Merchant City, stands proudly in this tradition. Their menu features a wide range of dishes from the bel paese, particularly from Tuscany and Rome, and often with an authentically Scottish edge. The squid in their calamari is local, their lamb chops are also locally sourced: even the house pate is served on traditional Scottish oatcakes.

Of course, all your Italian favourites are featured on the menu at Qua Italian. Pizzas, pasta, risotto and steaks are all available down on Ingram Street, alongside lesser seen regional dishes such as penne alla paesana, a house-speciality of oven-baked pork, Italian sausage and cinnamon. Qua Italian is certainly a welcome addition to the already-excellent restaurant scene in the Merchant City, and the discerning diners of Glasgow agree – so make sure you book your table in advance.


339 Reviews

5.6 /6 Wonderful 339 Reviews
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Noise: quiet
Food: heavenly
Quality/Price: great value
Atmosphere: excellent
Service: extraordinary
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2 reviews so far 6
31.08.2016 13:13

We have dined in Qua a few times and have always been blown away with the quality and price of the food.All,not some of the staff are extremely friendly and always have a wee joke with my kids.This makes the whole experience fantastic.Having Qua to many friends and family members they now visit regularly.

1 review so far 5
22.02.2016 23:25

Arrived a little early but seated straight away by Luca the manager.Menu great but specials were very appealing and we asked questions and were expertly directed by Luca.Starters and mains were great,my sons buffalo mozzarella starter was superb.Did not have dessert but finished up with a very good Amaro Montanegro.Great atmosphere in the room knowledgable staff fine Italian food and wine.Really enjoyed it

1 review so far 6
08.01.2017 22:19

Service, food and value for money were excellent. We ate from the 'light bites' menu where portion sizes were described as 2/3 of normal, which was just as well, as we could not have eaten more food! The ambience was great and all members of staff were very attentive without being overbearing.

1 review so far 6
30.04.2016 09:34

Great service from walking in to to finishing, the staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful especially to one of our party who needed assistance to move around. The ambience was great, menu covered all our expectations and more and quality and quantity more than sufficient. Will be back well done

1 review so far 6
08.01.2017 23:08

Great service and atmosphere! We were well taken care of and the food and wine were both brilliant - lovely evening at Qua Italian Restaurant.

1 review so far 6
03.07.2017 08:46

First time in Qua. Excellent food and service, Staff very attentive and chatty without being overbearing. Given time between courses as required. Portion sizes and price were good. Was a quiet Friday afternoon, would be interesting to see if service as good on a busy weekend evening. Will definitely return.

1 review so far 6
01.11.2015 00:19

Really nice place, delicious food, great service. Highly recommended. We had lovely starters as we had snack through the day and we couldn't eat everything else. I wish to ne more hungry but definitely will visit again when in Glasgow. Good prices as well and Moretti on tap :)

1 review so far 6
23.06.2017 00:05

Enjoyed a special birthday meal in Qua. From the welcome at the door to the haste Ye back as we left everything was perfect. The food as per usual was excellent and the service second to none. Would not hesitate to recommend Qua and will be back soon.

1 review so far 6
23.04.2017 18:12

Food was excellent, staff were exceptionally friendly, atmosphere was good and food represented excellent value for money. Had an early meal but chose from the main menu rather than the light bite menu which was still reasonably priced, orders a bottle of house wine which was fantastic.

1 review so far 6
07.03.2017 09:41

Very friendly and welcoming staff! Nice atmosphere and comfortable seating. Recommend sitting upstairs as it's a bit more cosy. Visited their sister restaurant before it closed and food is still as good as it was there! Definitely coming as regularly as we did the sister restaurant.

1 review so far 3
31.01.2016 10:58

Booked a table for 5pm for 4 people and I was not informed of any time limit on keeping the table. Around 7pm we were told we would need to vacate the table as others were wating to use it. (There were other empty tables for 4 people around the restaurant and no-one waiting to be seated). Then very strangely when we requested the bill we were offered liquors! Excellent food but evening spoiled by this. If time at table is limited this should be made clear at time of booking.

2 reviews so far 6
18.06.2017 09:38

Very good first impressions and seated at a lovely table by the front window. Service was very attentive and food was very good quality, chosen from the lunch menu. Just a shame weather wasn't quite good enough to sit outside. Would definitely come back again.

1 review so far 6
09.08.2017 01:07

Made to feel at home, food is amazing and staff are outstanding, couldn't of asked for anything better. This was my second time in Qua and fair to say its been a friendly service each time !!! Loved it and will defo be back again.

1 review so far 6
18.03.2017 01:24

An amazing experience from when we were seated, arrived 1/2 hr early but didn't matter the waiters all were attentive and friendly very efficient and charming food very tasty and good size portions even though we had the 3 courses. Would definitely recommend to friends

1 review so far 6
16.12.2015 07:21

One of Glasgow's finest eateries. Food, atmosphere, staff, prices........all good. The set lunch menu is a bargain but everything else is also well priced - just about the only place I don't actually look at the prices, I just order what I want to eat.

1 review so far 6
30.08.2017 08:11

Great friendly service, fabulous food and really good value for money. Will definitely be visiting again soon & will be really looking forward to it. Worth the walk from central station along Ingram Street & theres a few nice bars on the way back too

1 review so far 6
21.04.2017 17:29

Great food and great service, as always! Always our first choice if we're going out for an Italian meal in Glasgow. Worth making a reservation, especially at the weekend as it can be a really busy restaurant, and after you've eaten you'll know why!

1 review so far 3
15.01.2017 02:49

Food was excellent. Staff seemed under pressure and very little time between courses.Excellent tip given with no appreciation. Overall a nice place to eat with good prices but dont bother taking your jacket off if arriving before 7 pm as you will be rushed. I will visit again to reevaluate this review and enjoyed the food and the banter with the staff.Please try it yourself and form your own opinion as Qua was well worth a visit. I booked in advance hence no waiting time in the review

1 review so far 5
03.05.2016 09:19

The waiter service was first class and we never felt rushed despite the restaurant being extremely busy. The food was excellent as well. As I said, the restaurant was really busy so it's not a place to go if you are looking for a quiet meal but we thoroughly enjoyed our night.

3 reviews so far 6
13.06.2016 09:52

We had our first meal here and it wont be the last as already booked next one. The food was delicious and the staff were lovely friendly and very polite. Thank you Paolo, your staff made us feel like part of the family.