About Qua Italian Restaurant

Dear diners, please be aware that bookings for Friday and Saturday lunches and early-evening meals before 7pm are available for 1 hour and 45 minutes only. Later bookings may stay until close. Please bear this in mind when making your reservation.

Drawing on a grand tradition of Scottish-Italian cooking, Qua Italian in Glasgow’s Merchant City brings a taste of Tuscany and Rome to the Dear Green Place. They offer a set lunches, a pre-theatre selection and full a la carte menu in the evenings, allowing them to cater for all eventualities. Their location on Ingram Street places them close to countless bars and nightspots, so you can be sure of giving your evening the best possible start when you visit.

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm


Qua Italian Restaurant
68 Ingram Street, City Centre
Glasgow G1 1EX

Menu Highlights




Oven-baked freshly-made hot crusty Italian garlic bread topped with chopped fresh salad tomatoes (cold) dressed in basil, garlic and extra virgin olive oil served with a small salad garnish.


Golden-fried breaded mozzarella fingers served with a side dip of sweet tomato and chilli sauce and small salad garnish.


Delicious fresh Scottish squid cut into rings and golden-fried in a light batter served with fresh lemon wedge, small salad garnish and a side dip of garlic mayo.

More about Qua Italian Restaurant, Glasgow

Eating Italian food is always a pleasure, given the shared history and migration between the West of Scotland and Italy, and Qua Italian on Ingram Street in the Merchant City, stands proudly in this tradition. Their menu features a wide range of dishes from the bel paese, particularly from Tuscany and Rome, and often with an authentically Scottish edge. The squid in their calamari is local, their lamb chops are also locally sourced: even the house pate is served on traditional Scottish oatcakes.

Of course, all your Italian favourites are featured on the menu at Qua Italian. Pizzas, pasta, risotto and steaks are all available down on Ingram Street, alongside lesser seen regional dishes such as penne alla paesana, a house-speciality of oven-baked pork, Italian sausage and cinnamon. Qua Italian is certainly a welcome addition to the already-excellent restaurant scene in the Merchant City, and the discerning diners of Glasgow agree – so make sure you book your table in advance.

482 Qua Italian Restaurant Reviews

482 Reviews
Value for money:Great value
Noise levels:Pleasant
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Robert M.2 days ago · 3 reviews

A great meal and visit with the friendly staff. Always a good time and a great vibe. Will keep going back. Very child friendly. .

Louise B.5 days ago · 1 review

Lovely restaurant in a good location great very tasty food staff were very attentive. Would definitely go back and would recommend to my friends and family.

Sarah V.6 days ago · 1 review

The restaurant is lovely and the staff and friendly and funny, the food is amazing and great value for money. The portions are big and their cocktails are fab too.