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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 6
23.05.2016 13:38


1 review so far 5
25.07.2016 07:30

Fantastic food and great atmosphere. It was my daughter's 6th birthday and this is were she choose to go as she loves this place ever since they put one of her drawings on the wall. Staff are very attentive and a credit to the restaurant.

1 review so far 6
21.08.2017 10:59

Very friendly staff, great food and they looked after my grandchildren very well. Couldn't fault anything. Well worth a visit. We will be back (probably without the grand kids and I won't be driving next time :)

2 reviews so far 6
01.03.2016 14:34

Nice restaurant. Friendly staff and very varied fixed price 3 course lunch menu. This time was mid week and so not too busy. At weekends reserving a table is an absolute must. Been before. Will go again.

2 reviews so far 6
01.05.2016 12:55

The service and food in QUA is outstanding. I have been a few times with friends, with my husband and my nieces, lunch and evening meal. No matter what time of day it is a fabulous restaurant.

2 reviews so far 5
24.08.2016 08:21

Great pre-theatre in Qua, portions are about 2/3 of the full size, but was plenty for my friend and I and meant we had room for dessert! Food was really good and is very reasonably priced. Good atmosphere and great service. Will certainly return!

1 review so far 6
17.04.2017 09:21

the first thing you feel when you walk in is the pleasant atmosphere the staff make you welcome.the food is superb from start to finish. and a really good coffee. thank you for a nice evening

1 review so far 6
23.04.2017 20:06

Very friendly welcome with attentive service from Steven and his family, they also entertained and engaged our 8 year old. Food great! Would highly recommend this restaurant, we had a brilliant Sunday afternoon family birthday treat.

1 review so far 4
01.05.2017 09:11

this draconian service charge man its out of date, i was all for refusing to let it get paid,but leave a good tip but my party did not want the fuss service was excellent though, yes its on the receipt more than 5 people get bumped, should be customers choice, but i have mine.

1 review so far 6
13.08.2016 11:04

Had a fantastic meal the staff where outstanding wee Tony was our main waiter and was very nice. A definite must for all food lover's will definitely be going back again. Thanks to all the staff

1 review so far 6
22.04.2017 19:50

Great lunch. Fantastic service and the waiters made such a fuss of the kids. Food served quickly, very tasty and great value for money. Can't see past Qua when I have a notion for Italian food!

4 reviews so far 6
27.08.2016 10:09

Had a great meal, we all (4 of us) enjoyed every bite and the staff are very friendly and welcoming. Will definitely go back. Only trouble was deciding what to order as everything was very tempting.

1 review so far 6
16.03.2017 21:36

The squid ink tagliatelle with king prawns were excellent! (and cooked al dente, as they should be!). The pizza bianca served to us as we arrived and the limoncello at the end were a nice touch.

1 review so far 6
29.04.2017 19:55

We love the food and the staff are all fantastic friendly and amazing with the children best service ever. We make a point of coming to Glasgow from Ayrshire just to come to this restaurant 😀

3 reviews so far 4
23.08.2017 10:05

Classic old school style Italian restaurant. All the favourite dishes. Service very quick so not much time to linger over courses but fair enough as our table was at 6.15 for the cheap early menu deal. Lots of birthday parties, very popular with all age groups. Obviously the place to go for a celebration.

1 review so far 6
01.02.2016 07:36

Good food, good ambiance, good service. First time visit to Qua and I have to say that I was really impressed with the restaurant, staff and quality of the food. What more is there to say!

1 review so far 6
28.01.2016 09:19

The food we ordered was excellent and well presented. Staff excellent and gave us very good information about the menu. This is our fourth visit to Qua and have never been disappointed. Would highly recommend.

1 review so far 6
14.08.2016 07:42

Had a great night with my 4 friends Ambience was great..the service was first class from charming Italian waiters...the food was excellent and the wines where superb!.....this was my second visit and not my last

1 review so far 5
26.03.2017 20:55

Excellent service and food choices extensive. Two of the group chose lasagne as a main dish and both felt there was too much pasta. Other choices for starters / mains and desserts were all very tasty. Overall, really good value for money.

1 review so far 6
05.02.2017 21:01

Wonderful welcome, wonderful food, wonderful service. First time at Qua and it definitely won't be the last. A warm welcome at the door which set the tone for the evening. Friendly staff and tasty food.