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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!

29 Responses to Home

  1. doris and tony stinga says:

    HI FROM NEW YORK. MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL. GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR NEW RESTAURANT COMING NEXT YEAR HOPE ALL IS WELL HUGS TO MIRIAM! WISH WE COULD DINE AT YOUR PLACE I’M SURE IT WOULD BE A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE! I DREAM OF EATING YOUR MUSHROOMS THAT YOU COLLECT WITH LOVE!

    • jo says:

      Thank you Doris and Tony! Merry Christmas to yourselves and your lovely family and hope you have a wonderful New Year in the snow! We will never forget our fabulous dinner in Capri together and hope that we will meet up again soon! Take care and Costanzo sends his love, Love Jo xx

  2. Irenesneddon says:

    Had a wonderful night. Food great as usual. Looking forward to next saturday will be a very emotional night. But we only have to wait till August for the new restaurant to open with the same awesome food ‘!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. jo says:

    Thank you so much for last night. Costanzo loved his present! It will be a very emotional night, we were bad enough last night, dreading what we will be like on the last night! See you all next week! xx

  4. Liliana Marras says:

    Tante belle cose, Costanzo!!!, questo augurio ti arriva dalla Florida, siamo amici con i tuoi migliori clienti (gli Seddons) che hanno sempre parlato benissimo del tuo ristorante, di come si sono divertiti tutti questi anni e delle buonissime pietanze preparate da te.
    Pare che Sabato prossimo sara’ festa nazionale a Glasgow per la chiusura del famoso
    Caprese, dopo tutta la buona reputazione negli anni passati auguriamo che il nuovo Don Costanzo abbia lo stesso successo o anche meglio……..sooooooooo…..much good luck in the future!!! Job well done in Buchanan St!!!. from Giovanni e Liliana (your transatlantic fans)

    • jo says:

      Thank you so much for your kind message! Mr and Mrs Sneddon have spoken about you and Costanzo is most pleased that he has more transatlantic fans! Costanzo likes your idea of a national holiday on the day we close! Thanks again for taking the time to wish us well!

  5. Glen Gall says:

    Susie Paul Carol and I had another wonderful night on Saturday. Susie loved getting her Caprese style birthday cake. Nice picture of Constanzo and Susie! We would like to wish you Good Luck for your new venture and we will be there like all your other loyal customers! You will be missed in the city centre. Its like a prty every night. Nobody does it better than Constanzo and his girls!
    Glen Gall

    • jo says:

      Thanks so much Glen! Glad Susie enjoyed her special cake, thankfully we had time to do it in amongst all the madness that was going on! We will miss the city centre in a way but we are looking forward to being in a nice, quiet area away from all the noise of the city and at least there is somewhere to park up there! Keep in touch and keep watching the blog as I will keep it updated with all the news of what is happening and when we are opening. See you all soon!

  6. lucy bell says:

    Im so upset that caprese has to go ! Xxxxxxxx

  7. Aileen Dickson says:

    I’m looking forward to the new restaurant, Caprese really is truly authentic Italian cooking.
    All the best to Constanzo and all the family with what I know will be a fabulous new venture.

    Best wishes
    Aileen

  8. Anne Fletcher says:

    Looking forward to your opening in Woodside Crescent,]. Please let us know when you are opening.
    Hope you have had
    a good summer in Capri.
    From all your friends in Stenhousemuir.

    Anne & John Fletcher

    • jo says:

      Thank you Anne and John! We had a fantastic summer in Capri, over too soon though! Of course we will let you know when we are opening, hopefully it will be soon!

  9. Peppe says:

    Ciao Costanzo abbiamo visto le tue foto,auguri per un buon ferragosto e complimenti per il tuo ristorante.Un grande saluto a Josephine e famiglia dagli amici di Napoli con casa sopra di te a Palazzo a mare.Da Peppe ed Enza

  10. jo says:

    Ciao Peppe ed Enza! Auguri anche a voi! Non vi abbiamo visto prima di partire ma forse torniamo in settembre per qualque giorni, speriamo! Tanti auguri per un buon ferragosto e divertivi! Ci vediamo presto, saluti Jo e Costanzo x

  11. Hill family says:

    Will you hurry up and open,I am having to put up wi wifes cooking lol,good luck.

  12. jo says:

    ROFLOL! We’re telling your wife you said that! We’ll try and hurry up just for you then!

  13. Robert Oliver says:

    Mr Oliver and Mr McInnes would like to sample your food again. Where, when and how?

    • jo says:

      Mr Oliver, Costanzo says it’s nice to hear from you! He’s still working hard, more than ever and trying to have the new place open for end of October, licence permitting. Lovely to hear from you and Costanzo sends his best to Mr McInnes too. The new place will not be called Caprese but instead is called Don Costanzo, Costanzo says you must remember to kiss his hand when you come in as a sign of respect LOL! We are still on the old telephone number 0141 332 3070 and the new address is 13 Woodside Crescent, Glasgow G3 7UL. If you subscribe to the blog then you will get email notifications when we have posted anything new, like when we are opening so remember to subscribe! Take care and we will see you both soon.

      • Rayana says:

        Hi, have you guys reopened yet? My sister Shontelle insists that I visit this restaurant while I’m in Glasgow this week. She keeps going on about Costanzo and how much she loves him! lol

      • jo says:

        Hi Rayana! No we haven’t re-opened yet, hopefully it will be sometime in November so we won’t be open for you coming to Glasgow unfortunately! What a shame. It just means you have to come back again after November when Shontelle is back in Glasgow! You can let her know we are still on the same telephone number 0141 332 3070 or she can drop me a message. Tell her Costanzo loves her too and is always talking about her! Hope to see you both soon the next time you come back. Make sure you tell Shontelle to give us a phone beforehand though and we will give her directions to find us as we’ve moved from the old place, but not too far though! Take care xx Oh, forgot to say, tell her we were thinking of her last week as we were watching the UK X Factor and the US X Factor and some of the contestants were singing Impossible (they weren’t too hot though!) xx

  14. Dermot Hill says:

    Still not open yet,that wife will have me poisoned and buried c’mon I starving lol

  15. Chris White says:

    Here’s wishing you the very best for a gentle and productive start tomorrow in your new Woodside Place venue. In amongst all the hustle and bustle I think you better take time to designate a new table for Len Murray – we’ll be in soon.

    Good luck to Costanzo, Jo and Ilia and all your great staff.

  16. Hill family says:

    At last now I can come for some really good food,hope to see you very soon

  17. Patrick Carroll says:

    Thank goodness you are opened again, Nicola and I will have to bring Finlay in and he can sample Don Costanzo and his mushroom risotto

  18. Patrick Carroll says:

    We hope to be in soon, and Finlay will love the risotto

  19. Francis Sheppard says:

    Costanzo
    Hope all has gone well. Christine Morrison and I will be in to see you in the New Year.

    Best wishes to everyone!

    Francis Sheppard

  20. Marilyn and Bob MacLean says:

    Hi all – planning our 2012 holiday in Scotland and looking forward to eating at Don Costanzo’s!Wondering what the open/close days and hours are for the new restaurant.
    Can you email me that information?
    Thanks much – hope all is well with everyone.
    Marilyn and Bob MacLean

    • jo says:

      Hi Mr and Mrs MacLean, lovely to hear from you both again. We are closing for our usual holiday for the month of July but apart from that we are here Monday through to Saturday 12-2.30pm and 5pm until 10pm. Just let us know when you are coming over and if you need any directions to find us! Take care and see you both soon hopefully! Best regards from all of us at Don Costanzo

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