ORO Italian Restaurant

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Italian
Serving some of the finest Italian cuisine this side of Rome, Oro Italian Restaurant is now regarded as a Glasgow institution. Run by Scotland's very own Italian celebrity chef Domenico Crolla, this ristorante in Shawlands on Glasgow's south side is one of its best. And don't just take our word for it...
It's regarded as the best Italian restaurant in the UK by the highly-respected Pizza, Pasta and Italian Food Association! Step inside its glass doors from the busy Kilmarnock Road and you will discover why Bella Napoli deserves the title.
What 175 People Are Saying
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4.4based on all time ratings
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RP1961
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2016
Overall3food3service3ambience4

This was my third visit of late but this time with 'first-timer' friends - previously the dinner was very good. On Saturday 9/1/16 the restaurant was very busy. I ordered the steak pizza which was luke warm and my wife ordered the mac n cheese, as she did last time, but was really too cheesy which made it greasy. We didn't want to complain at that time as it would've interrupted our meal. My friend also ordered a side portion of spaghetti that never arrived. All in all, not up to the usual standards for the £160 bill.

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GemmaW21
London
5 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fabulous food as always, lovely buzzing atmosphere

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carolecambuslang
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked a table of 9 people for my sons 18th Birthday all meals were excellent, plenty of choices, 2 people in the party were gluten free and this wasnt a problem for the restaurant, management and waiters made this a fantastic night for all of us. Would highly recommend this restaurant ro my friends. Thank you

HL
HappyLuncher
Glasgow
4 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The restaurant was very busy when we arrived - we went for an early dinner on Christmas Eve and lots of families had had the same idea! It was so busy there weren't enough menus for us. However, our waitress was very friendly and we didn't feel rushed or feel that the number of people they were serving had any negative effect on the service or food.
We were dinning with a toddler and the waiters/waitress all made an effort to to speak to her.
The food was as tasty as ever - I had mussels followed by king prawn linguine and both were delicious.

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Amyo88
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my 3rd time going to bella Napoli and it never fails to impress. The food was outstanding I had a clear plate on both main and desert and so did my partner. Tiramisu is amazing. Authentic Italian food.
Our waiter gisepi was fantastic. Great service all round with a nice romantic atmosphere. We have already booked In again to bring family visiting from England.

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AK123
London
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is outstanding, Excellent Service - Cannot fault anything!

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Girlslunch
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A lunch catch up with an old friend in Shawlands Glasgow led us to Bella Napoli. not been in here for years as it was never my favourite place. How things have changed for the better, great layout, nice staff and great food at reasonable prices. I will be a regular NOW !

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HappyLuncher
Glasgow
4 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A lovely place to eat and wonderful food.

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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a really good food and excellent service

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patrick
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience4

team were great - we were carbing up for the half marathon the next day. they must have felt sorry for us - 5 donuts for pudding! fabulous pizzas, great smokey Joe gnocchi.

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Msmccheeky
Glasgow
4 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff, very attentive , people friendly and the food was piping hot and just delish....

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Happy5
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2015
Overall4food4service5ambience5

From when we went in till we left the staff were excellent & made sure we had everything we required couldn't be any more pleasant will definitely be back also the atmosphere was so relaxing & welcome

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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great lunch here with my two daughters celebrating a birthday. Menu excellent, loads of course and excellent value for money. Waiters were very attentive but not in your face. Sang Happy Birthday to my daughter in Italian- nice touch. Would recommend and will definitely be back

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stevieblooz
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2015
Overall4food5service3ambience5

great food, friendly staff. Sea bass wonderfully cooked, good choices on the menu. Would have been 5 stars all the way if they had brought the wine to the table before i finished my tasty goats cheese bruchette starter. Did say sorry for that though and everything was near perfect

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jennifer87
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic service, couldn't do enough for us while there. The food was delicious with a menu that had a huge selection of choice. The waiters made the restaurant as they were so nice and amazing customer service. Would go back in a heartbeat.

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Maz72
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal, large portions, left overs taken home for lunch next day. Restaurant very busy but that didn't affect our table service. Staff very attentive.

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maggie9
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2015
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Bella Napoli was recommended to my husband and I by our daughter. We went there as it was my 7oth birthday and I just wanted a nice quiet meal with my husband. The ambience was great, the service exemplary but my only problem was that I found the meal too salty. I did eventually say to a staff member about the saltiness and she was very helpful, offering something else which I declined.The restaurant did not charge for my meal.I should have spoken up earlier but I do not like causing a fuss. It was disappointing but Bella Napoli staff handled it well.

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Elizm72
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely & genuinely kind waiters made the evening special for my mum & aunt's birthday.
The food as always is incredibly tasty and great value for money. Always very relaxed when I come here as restaurant is family friendly and I don't have to worry about that when kids come along with us. Awesome restaurant for food, value and ambience. Really down to the staff for making every meal I've had here that wee bit extra special.

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DInner
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2015
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was good, place was good but the waiter (in his 50's) was not interested in being friendly, he was rather indifferent including not introducing himself or smiling, not a nice touch to add to the dining experience.

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redhotchillipepper
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant has recently been extensively upgraded. It is very tastefully decorated and is great for large parties but has retained more discreet areas for intimate gatherings.
The food is wonderful - just what you would expect from a genuine Italian restaurant.
We will definitely be back!

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msmith1960
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bella Napoli is one of the most attractive restaurants on the south side, with an excellent menu of consistently good food. Our early evening meal consisted of olives and bread, fried calamari and two main courses of Italian Green Risotto which was sublime.
Attentive service from a big and busy staff, which lets you get on with chatting and eating without too many interruptions. We go regularly and standards are consistently high.
Recent refurbishment has created a raised area in the front section which is an improvement overall. Plenty of space at the back for young children. This is a busy, bustling restaurant with enough space to relax and enjoy yourself. Full marks.

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Jegs
Glasgow
6 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there for my daughter's 21st birthday dinner and the food, staff, atmosphere were faultless! Can't recommend it highly enough!

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nicole
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2015
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Wanted a treat with my partner at my fav restaurant everything was great service slower than normal but not enough to put me off coming back overall good exp

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Federica89
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am italian and I can say that this is an awesome italian restaurant! Everyone should try it!

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albertz27
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Myself and my fiancée had an amazing time, the staff were very helpful and very nice and friendly. The food was outsatnding also. Would recommend Bella napoli to anyone looking for a nice environment great food at a real decent price. I will definitely be dining there again with my fiancée over and over again. Thank you to all the staff at Bella Napoli for a very nice meal and environment.

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Linda
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant, friendly, attentive service. Catering to our party's whims and humour. The food is outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic dining experience at bella Napoli in shawlands Glasgow. the staff were very friendly happy at their work and provided excellent service our party was a mixture of adults and children and the food on offered suited everyone.

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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic night at the restaurant. The food was excellent and the service was fantastic. I would highly recommend it to friends and family. Which I have already done.

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Joe69
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been coming to Bella Napoli with my daughter for over a year now.the food is so good,great selection of wines,staff are always so friendly.the prices are competitive too.The owner Dominico,takes great pride in his restaurant and standards are high.
Thoroughly recommended :)

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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2015
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Took my grandparents out for dinner and loved it ! Service was fantastic, food was quick and delicious !

OT
OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2015
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Cant really fault but my main course which cost just under £17 (chicken inferno) was very small. Very tasty but was the size of a starter. I'm not a huge eater either, presentation was excellent but felt it was really small portion.

Also, second time visiting this establishment and yet again veal is 'sold out'. Should I make a note in the booking next time?

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Jegs
Glasgow
6 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2015
Overall4food4service3ambience4

As ever, a really positive dining experience although the service was very slow. An hour between first and second courses was a bit too long! The food made up for it though!

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minceandmealie
Aberdeen
13 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Bella Napoli is a classic Italian restaurant with a fairly standard Italian menu. What makes it stand out is in the detail and the execution. They are doing the classics with love and skill.

Tender well-seasoned calamari, beautifully cooked sea bass fillets with lemon, delicious saltimbocca with fresh sage leaves finished with marsala, perfect crispy rosemary potatoes, and fresh tasting, easy drinking Frascati (at under £15 a bottle....). Nicely relaxed service.

A great place to have meal with friends.

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Sean1875
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Had a lovely time in Bella Napoli with my two teenage daughters. Lovely surroundings downstairs. Upstairs was being renovated at the time but still partially open. The service was attentive, without being obtrusive. The food is pretty much what you expect from a good Italian restaurant with a great choice of pizza styles and toppings. They even have a gluten free pizza base option.

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nicole
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2015
Overall5food5service4ambience5

bella napoli is my favourite restaurant . it was very busy on saturday so maybe thats why i felt the service was a bit slower than normal but cant really complain apart from that. staff are very accomodating and friendly. defo be back for more

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pet0805
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We return to Bella Napoli time and time again and are never disappointed.
The food is first class. Excellent wine choices and second to none service from all the staff.

I had left a note for the restraunt that I was bringing my 10 month old with us.

On our arrival we were shown to a lovely corner booth already set up with a high chair and ample space for our pram.

Very impressed ..as always.

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LesleyL
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fantastic service, our wait or Joseph is just fabulous..so helpful and great with the children. Pizza, pasta all
delightful...little Italian gem in Shawlands..

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Snowboardinglaura
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We come here quite often with our friends and their children. The food is always good (particularly the pizzas) and the staff are friendly and attentive. The restaurant area downstairs looks fab following its refurbishment.

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Jegs
Glasgow
6 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yet again we enjoyed delicious food, wonderful service, expert advice and friendly, pleasant surroundings. Bella Napoli never lets us down!

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KN01
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had booked a table for my daughter and a few of her friends for her ninth birthday. The staff were so welcoming to the girls, happily joking with them. It made for a very relaxing evening. Food was lovely as usual, and great value. Can't recommend highly enough.

FAQs

ORO Italian Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. ORO Italian Restaurant also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0141 632 4222.

ORO Italian Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 175 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.