Having spent most of my Saturday shopping the time had flown quite effortlessly until my stomach finally started to moan about why it was 3 o’clock and I had not yet had any lunch. Given that I knew there was no food in the flat I decided to satisfy the tummy monster by paying a visit to Di Maggios which was conveniently located across the road from where my car was parked.
To be honest, I didn’t know Glasgow even had a region called ‘Theatreland’ and if someone had asked me where I thought it was I would think that up by the Kings Theatre would be a safe bet. Not so, Theatreland is the area around the Royal Concert Hall, Cineworld (or UGC as I am still calling it) and the Pavilion Theatre.
That’s it with the geography lesson…
Di Maggio’s has restaurants all over Glasgow which serve up what they call Italian-American cuisine, what this means is essentially they do Pasta and Pizzas which is a nice combination for a Saturday afternoon.
What I didn’t realise about Di Maggio’s was how cheap it was. After being handed the menu our waiter filled us in that the fixed menu was two courses for about £8. This I thought wasn’t too bad and with the menu featuring a wide selection of starters and mains it will cater to most tastes. Large menus however always put me off as it usually means lots of frozen, fried food.
I ordered the stuff garlic mushrooms to start with confirmed my thoughts as they were obviously frozen and deep fried, but given how hungry I was they went down a treat.
For the main course I had the penne positano which was penne pasta with chicken and bacon in a white wine and cream sauce. Given the price I was paying I was expecting the food to be quite poor but I actually really enjoyed it.
My girlfriend opted for a Cajun chicken pizza which was pretty good with a nice crispy base.
We usually opt for the pizza/pasta combo so that we can swap half way through as I tend to get fed up of pasta dishes quite quickly but given that I could not eat any more and there was still quite a lot left I thought I would push my luck and see if we could take the rest home. Thankfully this was not the first time some had requested this and our food was packaged up nicely for me to munch later on at home.
Glasgow is full of Italian restaurants but for the speed at which we were served, the ok quality of the food and of course the cheap price I thought Di Maggio’s was not too bad for a lunchtime munch.
Di Maggio’s Theatreland
163 West Nile Street