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Benvenuti & Buon Natale to all visitors this December 2018 from our staff and family at our top-rated restaurant  in Glasgow's beautiful Merchant City- Glasgow's growing cultural quarter. Our handy location is easliy within minutes’ walk of George Square, the Gallery of Modern Art, the Tron Theatre, the Ramshorn Theatre, the Old Fruitmarket and City Halls. 

Please kindly note that we are not a multi-national company nor a chain restaurant and do not pretend to be affiliated to nor adopt the name of a celebrity chef. Instead, at our family-owned and family-run restaurant our modest aims are limited to having a busy and bustling restaurant packed, we hope, with happy, satisfied customers who have been served tasty freshly-prepared food by our experienced, hardworking and pleasant staff.


We are proud to say that all of our key staff have worked with our family in this and in our previous family restaurants in Glasgow for 50+ years combined. We are one of the (very!) few of Merchant City's genuine authentic Italian restaurants with our Sicilian, Roman, Campanian and Pugliese kitchen and dining room staff and our Molisan proprietor. Because of all of this, our restaurant's atmosphere and menu have an incomparable and vivid Italian feel.
We have a stylish mezzanine dining area (fully heated/air-conditioned - top spec Mitsubishi system) which comfortably holds up to 50 diners as well as our spacious ground floor dining area and a really beautiful small raised window section available for you to sit at. 


Thanks to nominations from the public, we are very happy to have already been awarded FIVE prestigious  food awards so far this calendar year 2018 and are currenlty Glasgow's finalist in The Italian Food Awards Scotland 2018 as one of their 10 Scottish-based restaurants in the category of Best Italian Restaurant in Scotland 2018. Further, in October 2018, we also had the pleasure of being congratulated by as one of their top 3 Italian restaurants in Glasgow after passing their 50-point inspection which includes everything from checking reputation, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. Many thanks to all of our customers for putting us forward for such prominent and esteemed awards in the past 12 months as well as in previous years. We are very grateful to you all. You can view our achievements and certifcates in the photo carousel on this page and you can view the threebestrated achievement at their website link at

Most up to date press/customer ratings (as of December 2018):
-Tam Cowan, Daily Record: Food 5/5 - "great fresh produce", Value 5/5 - "great set menu deals", Overall 22/25 - "it's fair to say all three of us loved Qua".
-Diner Tec, Evening Times: 4/4 ("mouthwatering") - "Qua has outdone itself with a choice that veers far from the usual suspects".
-The Herald Newspaper: Prestigious winner of restaurant category "Readers' Recommended Award" for Merchant City, Glasgow - "Qua has Italian credentials that are hard to equal and makes special effort to offer a contemporary Italian experience".

-The Sunday Post: 17/20 – “Reasonably priced … relaxed, welcoming restaurant serving genuine Italian food, presented with a smile and a few friendly words”.
-The Glaswegian Newspaper: 5/5 - "bright, colourful and welcoming feel to it ... offering excellent value ... the service was excellent". 4.5/5 overall average rating; "excellence award" winner in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018; consistently their highest-ranked Italian restaurant in the City Centre of Glasgow (such area including, of course, the whole of the Merchant City); and for many, many years dependably ranked in the top 50 restaurants of all types/kinds (over 1,900 presently listed) in the whole of the Greater Glasgow area.  


Food is served seven days a week from 11.30am to 10pm (our last food orders) and we aim to close the restaurant at 11.30pm on a weekday and at midnight at the weekend. Please see the links at the top of this page to see all about us and what we would love to be able to do for you. 


If coming by train then Argyle St, High St or Queen St stations would be your best options. Car-parking is available on the street-bays directly outside and on the many streets around the restaurant as well as the open-air Ingram St "NCP" car park and the high-rise "Q-Park" on Albion St. On Sundays all day and Monday - Saturday after 6pm the parking-bays and single-yellow lines around the restaurant are free of charge if/when available. 


Grazie da: Paolo & Federico (Owner-operators); Edmond (our Manager); Angelo (our Head Chef); Franco (our Second Chef); Sebastiano (our Pizza Chef); Alberto, Alessandro & Nicola (our Starter Chefs and Kitchen Porters); Francesco, Antonio, Oliviero, Stephen, Alfonso & Davide (our Waiters); Isabella (our Barista); and all of our other family and friends who help-out at Qua Italian Restaurant.