Fanelli's

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£25 and under
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Italian

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We pride ourselves on serving a classic Italian style menu. Our rustic selection is enhanced by the use of locally sourced, seasonal produce which is reflected in our ever changing specials board. We use simple fresh ingredients, prepared and cooked with true Italian passion.
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4.4
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4.3
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4.6
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JM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was fantastc and we had a wonderfully helpful waitress

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely meal with extended family at Christmas x

MT
Glasgow
4 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Food was good . It was quite noisy but that’s to be expected with the amount of people in the various restaurants . Would not stop me going again. Staff were pleasant .

LG
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

It was our first time in Fanelli's and we will definitely be back. The food was amazing, the staff were amazing and the place was just fabulous. The buzz from Merchant square didn't spoil our dining experience(people told us it might), it added to it.

HJ
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service and lovely venue. Would definitely go back and recommend to friends.

RA
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service with food well presented. Good choice on menu. It was a bit noisy but we enjoyed the ambience and atmosphere around the restaurant.

P
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good food

NM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

A few of the main courses were too garlicky, to the point almost unedinle.
There was no vanilla ice cream left to accompany my hot chocolate fudge cake. The substitute chocolate ice cream was substandard.
These points were made to server

DT
Dunbartonshire
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a lovely meal for Valentine's day. Food and service was excellent. Would definitely recommend and would re book again

OT
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

On the OpenTable app the menu includes steak.
No steak on the menu when you get there...

Did not ask for the food that we could not eat to be taken off the bill - they did that themselves without asking.

DD
London
62 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

very friendly welcome and nice food. As the resturant is within an enclosed courtyard it has a nice feeling of being outside but inside. There are other restaurants etc around and so it can be quite noisy.

G
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2018
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

I have been to this restaurant on a few occasions, the food has always been excellent, this was the first time I had been during the week for lunch.

I was accompanied by my two sisters, they enjoyed their meal as much as I did, at £8.95 for two courses, what a bargain, & big portions.

LB
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience2

The noise level was idiotic - we had to shout which is hardly conductive to civilised conversations. Even ordering was made difficult, the staff had to be right next to you in order to understand what you were asking for which was challenging, given how close together the tables were. Would or could not turn down the music.

The food was good and proper Italian, the staff were very friendly and cheerful .

MW
Glasgow
4 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience1

Food and service were both good and we even didn't mind being seated next to the kitchen door but what really spoilt the evening was at the end of our main course the music volume was doubled and as we were sitting next to a speaker we had to shout to each other to be heard. Twice we asked for the music to be turned down, but it didn't seem any quieter. Whatever happened to background music that meant you could still talk and hear each other rather than shouting at each other.

S
Glasgow
6 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2018
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

Service was very slow , near 1.5 hrs for 2 courses. Starter very quick to arrive, but think they sent out to Italy for the pizza!

L
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

2nd visit to Fanelli s, Food lovely, good sized portions, service attentive- enjoyable visit.

SM
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

The meal was a family get together for American and Canadian nieces and it suited everyone’s taste from pizza for kids to lovely Italian lasagne to a picky husband who had chicken. All thoroughly enjoyed. Thanks to staff and chef

AM
Manchester
8 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Food was lovely but found a piece of metal in the starter. They then got my main wrong so had to wait 10 minutes for them to make another. They did take the starter off the bill but 2 mistakes was very disappointing given it wasn’t even busy at the time.

OT
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Extremely pleasant staff ,2 course lunch menu was excellent value , food was delicious , nice to sit and relax after eating without getting rushed out of restaurant, would definitely recommend and will most certainly be back .

EC
Aberdeen
3 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My partner and I had a night out in Glasgow and wanted somewhere central to go out for a meal and some drinks. Fanelli's had great food and the staff were lovely.

R
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2018
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience1

Restaurant in Covered Merchant Square area of Glasgow, Fanelli's bills itself as Italian which the menu reflects in a brit abroad style. Wines range from Spain and Argentina with only a nod to Chianti. I would avoid if you are are after true Italian experience and food.

P
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

The food was lovely. Freshly cooked and very tasty. Service was good and the staff were attentive. I would recommend to others. I will go back the next time I visit Glasgow.

J
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food lovely staff and a great deal on 5pm. First time I’d been in merchant square and really enjoyed it. Would recommend to all my friends, very authentic Italian restaurant.

JF
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Nice lunch with wine on very busy Saturday, staff attentive and helpful. Only point of contention was table was draughty as near the rear. Usually get table at front.

OT
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely food, lovely evening, will certainly be back

A
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Been here before, the food was great and good value for money will definatly be back

OT
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2018
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Good food well presented good service made to feel at ease but still treated with care and respect

CS
Glasgow
19 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2018
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

The food was okay. Lacked atmosphere. Didn't have decaffeinated coffee which was annoying.
Service was quite good.

OT
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2017
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

lovely meal and ambience , would recommend and use again

OT
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good and staff were first class. Would go back again

OT
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2017
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

The food was tasty and well cooked, good portion size. Service was very good, staff were friendly. The seating was a bit odd as some of the chairs were cushioned and fairly comfortable, but others were hard wooden seats, which is not really conducive with sitting for a lengthy period. As the night progressed it became very noisy from surrounding restaurants

N
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2017
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The whole experience was enjoyable from the friendly service staff to the food, it was a nice relaxing environment for a catch up with friends. Good if attending the nearby concert hall, just a very short walk. Good choice of dishes and staff were very helpful with suggestions.

OT
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2016
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

I ate here with a group of 8 people at 5.30pm on a Monday night and therefore as expected it was quiet which made the issues all the more surprising.

The restaurant was clean and tidy and the staff were friendly but the food was barely warm, quality of the food was good if it had been served hot I would have no complaint.

The staff served us OK but after our main meal they never came back to ask if we would like tea or coffee.

The barely warm food will mean that we will eat somewhere else next time.

OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2016
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

We have visited Fanellis as a group of 8 and as a family if 4 many times. We normally have a great experience. However on Sunday we waited 40 mins from starter to main course and when food arrived both calzone pizzas were burnt. Other pizzas were just OK no where near usual standard. Other food again was ok. We complained about my friends meal and a refund was given however no apology was given for poor service and food. We also had to wait over 30 mins for our drink order. Very disappointing and I doubt we will rush back.

AC
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2016
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very friendly staff in a great atmosphere. Food was delicious and good value. Will return.