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Now Open Sundays!

Fantastic news for those who love a leisurely Sunday lunch with the family, we are now open on Sundays! We open at 1pm and open throughout the day with last orders at 8.30pm. Why not come and join us by calling us on 0141 332 3070 to reserve your table. You can also find us on our Facebook page Caprese-Don Costanzo for latest updates. Closed now on Mondays and Tuesdays. See you soon!

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Time to say Goodbye ………

Some blog posts are easy to write, couple of minutes and they’re done, this is not one of them.

If you follow us on our Facebook page, you will already know what I am about to tell you.  

After 28 years of the Caprese and 4 years of Don Costanzo, Costanzo has made the decision to retire from the restaurant business.  It was a decision that he struggled with since he loves what he does but the time has come to hang up his whites.  Those of you who know us well know how we work.  We work long, hard hours with very little time left for quality family time.  Now he deserves to put his feet up (for a while) and just relax.

With Costanzo retiring, this of course means the end for the restaurant.  He is Don Costanzo and Don Costanzo without the “Don” would just not be right.  We have therefore made the decision to close our doors for the final time on 31st December 2015, Hogmanay, to go out with a bang.  We will say goodbye to the old year and our customers at the same time and welcome in the New Year in a positive way for an exciting future ahead of us, whatever that may be.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank those of you who have remained loyal customers, who have followed us from the Caprese, we appreciate you sticking with us.  A big thank you also to our new customers who didn’t know the Caprese existed and have now become regulars in Don Costanzo.  We have met some wonderful people, many of whom we now call friends and we will miss you all immensely.  We are a family run restaurant and many of you are like extended members of that family.

This leaves us with 3 months, not long at all so I am sure that we will be seeing some of you in the coming months before we close, to say goodbye.  We will still be doing our Live Music Dinner Dances on the last Friday of each month with the last one being in November (next one September 25th) with not many tables left for all three of them so now is your opportunity to book a table.  

I will sign off now and hope that this news finds you all well.  Take care everyone x

Holiday Time!

thIt’s holiday time for us!  As always, we will be closed for the whole month of July for a bit of rest and recuperation.  Our last day is this Saturday 27th June and we will be returning Tuesday 4th August.  

We hope that all of our customers have a fabulous summer as we will and we hope to see you either this week or when we return in August!

Happy Holidays everyone xxxxxx

New Business Lunch 2015 2 Courses £11.00 Per Person

2015, new year, new start!  A bit of a change about in our Business Lunch with additions of our Caprese Salad, Risotto Funghi and Agnolotti!




Soup of the Day

Tuna Salad

Caprese Salad

Minestrone Soup




Main Courses



 Risotto Funghi


Pollo del Giorno


£11.00 Per Person Tuesday – Friday 12pm – 2.15pm (Last Orders)

Reviewed at last!!!!!!!


Finally, we have broken our duck and have been reviewed after nearly 3 years at our new location in Woodside Crescent!

If you didn’t manage to see it yesterday in The Daily Record, you can find the review here on the link above.  We are delighted with the review and so glad that we are finally on the map!  

Celtic v Juventus Game Live at Don Costanzo’s

0Tickets for Celtic v Juventus at Parkhead on Tuesday 12th February are like gold dust so thankfully for all of you disappointed fans who are not lucky enough to have a ticket, we will be showing the game live at Don Costanzo.  No need to suffer the cold whilst eating an unsavoury pie when you can enjoy some great food and wine at Don Costanzo!  Book now for the best seats on 0141 332 3070. Celtic and Juventus fans all welcome!

What’s going on?

One month from today on Friday 9th November, will see Don Costanzo celebrate it’s first birthday in our new location. Can’t believe it has already been a year, time has flown past so quickly!

You may already know that we are celebrating it in style with the first of our live music nights happening on that very day. We have enlisted the help of a singer called Pino Leto who will be providing the entertainment for that night (apart from Costanzo, who provides the entertainment every other night!). Pino sings a variety of Italian and swing music to suit everyone’s taste and we are sure that it will be a fantastic night. Of course, the food is the priority, and that, rest assured, will be excellent as usual. You will be greeted on arrival with a glass of our best prosecco, followed by a 5 course set menu with choices of the best from our normal a la carte menu. The evening starts 7 for 7.30pm and ends at midnight for the cost of £45.00 per person.

Friday 9th November is now already fully booked we are pleased to say but we are now taking bookings for our next Italian Swing Night which will be held on the last Friday of every month from January 2013. The date of our next live music night is Friday 25th January 2013 and Pino will again be providing the entertainment. No excuses now for having dull, dismal January, great music, fantastic food, fun atmosphere, we will have it all. Please call 0141 332 3070 for advance bookings.

Now I hate to be the bearer of bad news but scary thought coming up, there are only 76 days until Christmas, already! We’ve been trying to delay the inevitable and forget that Christmas is looming but with the amount of phone calls we are getting for particular dates in December, we cannot avoid it any longer. If you haven’t booked your Christmas lunch or dinner yet, then the time has come. Whether it be a small gathering of family or friends, a meal with colleagues or just an excuse for a night out, then we have a delicious Christmas lunch and dinner menu available in December. Of course, if you are in a smaller party, you may prefer our A La Carte Menu with more to choose from, you decide, but whatever your choice, we are sure that we can help you celebrate your Christmas in style. This year we will be closed between Christmas and New Year so our last day for bookings will be Saturday 22nd December so please book early!

Lots going on in Glasgow in the coming months. A few minutes walk from us at the Kings Theatre Glasgow, from 9th October to 13th October sees the start of the production “I Dreamed a Dream” the Susan Boyle story starring Elaine C Smith as Susan. We had one of the cast members in last week during rehearsals and he told us tickets are selling out fast, must be a good one. If you happen to be going along, remember, we are only a few minutes walk away from The Kings Theatre, leaving you enough time to have a nice dinner before you go to the Kings. Also on in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall tonight, Daniel O Donnell, the Irish answer to Sydney Devine! He has a huge following, maybe not to everyone’s taste but I am sure they will be screaming in the aisles tonight for him, take it while you can Daniel! Saturday 17th November will be a very special date in the diaries of many of our customers who were privileged enough to know the late Mr Paul McBride QC. Paul’s parents, in memory of their son, have arranged a lavish fund-raising ball to be held at the Glasgow Hilton Hotel to raise money for a cause close to Paul’s heart, anti-sectarianism for the charity Nil by Mouth. Money raised from the ball will go to both this charity and Yorkhill Sick Kids Hospital in Glasgow. Many of our customers have taken tables for this event and I am sure that not only will it be a great opportunity to raise awareness for the charity, but also a way for Paul’s friends and family to come together and remember what a great man he was. We wish them all the very best for their fundraising and hope that the night is a huge success. If you wish to make a donation to this tribute to Paul, they can made to the following account – A Tribute To Paul McBride QC; Bank of Scotland account number 10504369; sort code 80-22-60.

Read more: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/4527927/The-pain-of-Pauls-death-wont-gowe-cant-bring-ourselves-to-unlock-the-suitcase-he-used-on-his-final-trip.html#ixzz28noS7nxn

One of our lovely, long time customers, will be featured on BBC1 on Wednesday 10th October at 9pm. The actress Celia Imrie will be the next celebrity tracing her roots on the fantastic programme Who Do You Think You Are. Sadly for us, the programme makers decided to trace Celia’s mothers side as had they gone for her father’s side, it would have led Celia back to Glasgow where her father was from. Celia visited us last year with Fidelis Morgan just before we opened Don Costanzo, arriving with a beautiful bunch of flowers for Costanzo and she had hoped to be returning to Glasgow when filming commenced for Who Do You Think You Are had they traced her fathers ancestors. Hopefully she can make that trip back up to Glasgow again soon where we can offer her a bit more than a packet of crisps and a Campari Soda as we did on her last visit!

Before I finish up the blog for today, a special mention needs to be made for our friends at Weir Group. The Weir Group have been coming to us for years, both at the Caprese and now to Don Costanzo. They have employees from all over the globe based in Glasgow and they frequently visit us for a bite to eat for both business and pleasure. Saturday night seen us saying goodbye to one of their staff, Mr Jenkins, who was returning back to Australia with his lovely family. One of his colleagues, Fraser Park (another long-term customer) kindly arranged his goodbye dinner with us, presenting him with a painting of something to forever remind him of his time in Glasgow, a painting of the entrance to Don Costanzo! We wish Mr Jenkins and his family all the very best of luck with his return to Oz and we will miss them so much! A big thank you to Fraser for arranging everything for the dinner, a difficult task since he has now re-located to Boston, so well done.

That’s all for now but I promise to keep the blog regularly updated from now on, difficult as it is to find the time! See you all soon hopefully!