Glasgow restaurant Barolo reveals new look and menu

Glasgow's Barolo Grill will re-brand as Barolo and open with a fresh new look this autumn.

Published 8th Sep 2020
Updated 9 th Aug 2023

Barolo, an Italian restaurant from DRG - who also own Di Maggio's, The Anchor Line and Cafe Andaluz - will reopen this month on Mitchell Street in Glasgow with a stylish new look and a menu inspired by Northern Italy.

Formerly Barolo Grill, Barolo will offer diners classic Italian cooking alongside fine wines and signature cocktails.

The eatery at 92 Mitchell Street has been serving Italian food for over half a century - and was the site of Glasgow’s first Italian restaurant.

It first opened as L’Ariosto, which was the home of the Italian dinner dance. As recently as 2008, the restaurant still carried out the classic flambe cooking tableside, a favourite of traditional Italian restaurants.

Sadly, the days of flambe and dinner dances have gone, but Barolo will bring 1960's Italian glamour up to date when they open this autumn.

The new-look interior


The restaurant will have an abundance of natural light from the previously covered glazed cupola, and design features will include new branding with a palette of rich blue, rose and gold.

Marble, brass and leather finishes give a classic feeling to the interiors, while vibrant artwork line the walls.

Barolo will be open for breakfast, lunch, cicchetti (Italian tapas) and dinner, seven days a week and will serve hand-made pasta, seafood and grill dishes from Italy.

There will be space for 150 cover capacity across the bar, main dining room and private dining room. There is also seating on the pavement terrace.

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Tony Conetta, director at the DRG, said: “We re-invented L’Ariosto back in 2008 and time has come again for Barolo to be transformed.

"We wanted somewhere serving fresh pasta and classic Italian cookery but where understated Italian style gives a sense of occasion – whether you’re dropping in for breakfast, cocktails or a fresh pasta lunch.”

What's on the menu?

Highlights from the menu include fresh buratta on sourdough with shaved black truffle and extra virgin olive oil.

Fresh pastas will be kept classic, and with dishes such as linguine, guanciale, ecporino and egg yolk, and the grill will be offering up charred sliced fillet of beef, pickled walnuts and horseradish cream.

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The bar will serve  Italian classics, such as negroni and spritz cocktails, as well as fine wines from around the Barolo region.

The restaurant is located on the ground floor at 92- 94 Mitchell Street in Glasgow, G1 3NQ.

To find out more and book, visit the Barolo website.

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