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Welcome to The Caprese Restaurant Glasgow’s Blog!
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DON COSTANZO IS NOW OPEN! YOU CAN FIND US AT 13 WOODSIDE CRESCENT, GLASGOW G3 7UL TELEPHONE NO 0141 332 3070. NEW WEBSITE WILL BE UP AND RUNNING SOON! OPEN MONDAY TO SATURDAY LUNCH 12-3PM AND DINNER 5-10PM. BOOKINGS NOW BEING TAKEN FOR CHRISTMAS!
Sadly we have now closed our doors for the final time but, all is not lost! We will be re-opening later on in the year in our new location at 13 Woodside Crescent, Park District, Glasgow G3 7UL! Opening day to be announced nearer the time so please subscribe to the blog and you will be automatically updated on any news from us!
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You may have stumbled onto this page whilst searching for the best Italian restaurants in Glasgow, the best family run restaurants, great Italian food in Glasgow or perhaps you already know of us and are looking for all the latest news, menus and wine lists that we can offer. Whichever way you may have found us, welcome home.
For those who do not know of us already, we are a small, intimate and friendly little Italian restaurant located on 217 Buchanan Street in Glasgow (directly opposite Buchanan Galleries). The Caprese is owned by Costanzo Cacace (shown above) who is your chef, your entertainment and your host 6 days a week (closed on Sundays). Costanzo has a great team behind him, most of them happen to be his family and they help to give the Caprese Restaurant its unique ambiance and friendly atmosphere. Costanzo has owned the Caprese for 26 years, opening his doors when Buchanan Street was not the street it now is. When he opened, Buchanan Galleries and The Royal Concert Hall were non-existent and the street was lined with old tenement buildings. Things started to change and building work started all around him completely changing the face of Buchanan Street for the better.
In those years, Costanzo built up a loyal clientele who came to enjoy something different from what was offered elsewhere. The Caprese gained a reputation for excellent food, great atmosphere and some may say, unique decor! We still see those customers who were with us right at the beginning and they have not only remained customers but become friends to us. The recipe for our success? A large helping of Costanzo, generous portions of his family, sprinkled with lavish helpings of our amazing customers and sealed with love. The perfect recipe.
Things are changing though. You may know already that Costanzo has sold the restaurant and will be moving on. Buchanan Street will no longer be our home and will instead house another huge shopping complex sadly. We will close our doors for the final time on the evening of Saturday 26th February 2011. This will be preceded by a month-long celebration of The Caprese as we want to make this a special time for all of us. Costanzo does have an ace up his sleeve though in the form of another restaurant situated on 13 Woodside Crescent (formerly Nick Nairns) near the Park Circus area of Glasgow. Work will begin on this restaurant early next year with a date for opening to be announced.
In the meantime, we will be updating the blog on a regular basis with general news, photographs, updates on the new restaurant etc. Please feel free to look around the blog, navigate your way around the various blog posts on a variety of subjects such as delicious dishes, mushroom picking and our customer photos of course. Comments are always welcome but not of the spam kind, we don’t like those but send us your messages, what you think of the blog, whatever you want to say, we welcome your input. Navigation tabs can be found at the top of the page. All posts can be found under the Blog Posts tab. Happy reading everyone!