Monday, August 28, 2006

O'Sole Mio, Bath Street, Glasgow

Still on our wanderings for food around the centre of Glasgow, we drifted into O'Sole Mio on Bath Street. It's one of those restaurants that's been there for as long as I can remember and whenever we've looked in it's always been a bit on the busy side so we've always passed it by.

Now, being busy is a good sign that the food is likely to be good and we'd already just walked past Toni's on Renfield Street because it was completely empty. The menu looked reasonable but the tumbleweeds were rollin through and we just kept walking up the road. So, O'Sole Mio it was and, busy as it was, in we went.

It certainly was busy but we got a table quickly enough and the staff were all friendly and helpful so we were soon downing a couple of beers while we ordered. We started off with some good, hefty Italian bread, soaked in garlic butter and coated with pesto. There's nothing worse than getting a bit of French loaf spread thinly with garlic butter like you get in some places but this was the real stuff.

Main courses were Rigatoni for me but, I hate to admit it, I can't remember what it was called. It was very nice though and had a tomatoey sauce with lots of spicy Italian sausage in it - yummy. Lorna had Ravioli, again it was really tasty but what it was, I have no recollection other than it had lots of cream and peas. Both went pretty well with the house red and the plates were pretty well clean by the time we were done.

The whole lot came to just over £30 but with wine and beers too, that was pretty good. Highly recommended!

Cuisine: Italian
My Rating: 9/10

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have eaten pizzas in many restaurants, but I have to say that, outside of Italy, the best are definitely served in O' Sole Mio, cooked in a wood-fired oven, as they should be.
-Absolutely delicious!