There are several Italians in the East End of Glasgow and the most famous is Coia’s Cafe, which is understandable as it’s close to 100 years old. However, this is one that is a little more humble and authentic in its approach. Many people are drawn to Celino’s because it is cosy and the food is home-made and lovely; the location is particularly handy if you fancy a stroll in Alexandra Park after a meal.
Just a short walk from Duke Street, Celino’s is great for service that is intimate and friendly. They have a wonderful deli section full of Italian meats, cheeses and antipasto. You can sit outside with a coffee and biscuit while you read the newspaper and observe the hustle and bustle around you, just be sure to wrap up!
You will also find Celino’s in Partick as the company has recently expanded, giving the other side of the city the same experience as east-enders!
Celino’s wine-tastings and swing nights are something to look out for! They offer great deals but these evenings to need to be booked in advance. I would absolutely recommend dessert, the tiramisu is delicious and you would almost forget you are in the East End of Glasgow. Whether you are going out as a family, with friends or even by yourself, it’s a great little eatery.