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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
Service: extraordinary
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Noise: quiet
Atmosphere: excellent
Quality/Price: great value
Food: heavenly
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1 review so far 5
25.02.2017 11:07

The restaurant was very busy and as a result was very warm and quite noisy. This made it difficult to hear the waiters. However, the service was very good, with all the staff being very friendly and welcoming. The food (and the cocktails) was lovely and I will definitely be back.

1 review so far 6
04.04.2016 09:14

I absolutely loved my dining experience at QUA! The staff was so helpful and friendly, and the food was tasty. Moreover, the food portions were really big, whereas prices were rather low for a restaurant. So really good value for the price!

1 review so far 6
30.07.2017 20:44

The atmosphere was very relaxed and the restaurant was not too noisy, meaning that I could talk rather than shout which can be the case in many other restaurants. Above all the food was lovely and the waiting staff were very attentive.

1 review so far 5
04.10.2016 16:14

We had a lovely meal at Qua. The service was great and we were made to feel very welcome. The food was lovely and very reasonably priced. I only booked Qua because of the good reviews and certainly it did not let us down. Would definitely return in the future.

1 review so far 6
09.09.2017 06:48

Food was excellent! Service made it really special! Very welcoming and friendly! Really enjoyable experience! Loved the atmosphere and general ambience in the restaurant! We had one on the tables in the window seats and was brilliant for people watching! 😎

1 review so far 6
03.07.2016 22:37

Friendly, attentive staff, great venue, interesting menu with lots of choices, delicious food and good value for money. We'd highly recommend a visit here and already planning on going back again. Thanks for making our son's graduation meal a special event.

2 reviews so far 6
08.02.2016 11:25

Excellent food that really tastes home-made, and at reasonable prices. Friendly and efficient staff. We think the internet booking hadn't found its way through to the restaurant, but in any case we were offered a nice table with no fuss.

1 review so far 6
24.10.2015 10:41

Staff friendly and welcoming, very attentive without being obtrusive. The food was good, well presented and reasonable priced.Although I had been before my two companions hadn't and they were very impressed and both said they would be happy to return.

4 reviews so far 6
13.10.2016 09:58

been to this restaurant several times, each time the food, service and atmosphere have been first class.The only complaint i would have is the wine can be a bit expensive but this is balanced by the food being very reasonable.

1 review so far 4
04.12.2016 10:22

very friendly, children made very welcome. food was very good with decent portion sizes making good value for money. my only criticism is the 1hr 45m time limit. that should be plenty but the service was a little slow at times so I got a little stressed that we may overstay our welcome through no fault of our own.

1 review so far 5
19.03.2017 16:19

When we arrived , the restaurant was very busy and we had to wait about 15 mins for our table until the previous occupants left. Once seated we had no complaints , the service was very good , the staff were friendly and the meal was delicious.

1 review so far 5
11.03.2017 11:42

Very welcoming and friendly restaurant. Great value lunch menu. The Light Bites is supposed to be smaller portions. Could have fooled me !! Was absolutely stuffed. Staff are great and very attentive and more importantly it feels genuine. Would go again without hesitation and thoroughly recommend Qua.

2 reviews so far 6
10.11.2015 10:01

Lovely food - appears "home made". Pre-theatre menu very good value, and with enough choice. Service very efficient in a crowded restaurant, but also considerate - the offer of a pause before the desert was appreciated. We'll be back.

1 review so far 6
28.10.2016 12:22

Amazing food, amazing staff and amazing prices...couldn't ask for a better place! We had 2 kids with us, staff were doing magic tricks keeping them amused, they loved it! Can't wait to go back. Can't recommend this place enough.

1 review so far 6
23.10.2016 09:59

A fabulous meal . Outstanding service and great value for money . 2 course for 8.95 during day which me and my 2 friends had. We live 12 miles away but come all this way as we love it

1 review so far 6
06.02.2017 16:08

The restaurant offered excellent customer service and great food in a very pleasant and enjoyable environment. We will definitely be back again as a result, the excellent staff went out their way to make it a great dining experience

1 review so far 6
29.05.2016 18:19

The food was delicious as usual from the starter to the main course and then the dessert, and the service was excellent you never had to wait long before your plate was taken away ready for the next course.

4 reviews so far 6
12.10.2016 19:05

Excellent evening, delicious food,comfy restaurant and very friendly staff. We've been back again since this visit and it certainly won't be the last. We are a party of five and it got thumbs up from all of us😋

1 review so far 6
14.01.2017 08:24

Brilliant meal. Great service. Nice atmosphere. Handy location. First time we had visited , lively and relaxed atmosphere. Very attentive staff. Courses served at the right time and just the perfect pace. White profiteroles are awesome as dessert.

1 review so far 6
29.08.2016 10:42

First time visit - great service, buzzing atmosphere and superb food... mussels with tomato, garlic and chilli sooooo tasty! A birthday meal made special by the staff. My wife and I are already looking forward to going again!