A few weeks ago a very exciting email popped into my inbox. The lovely Marco from The Italian Kitchen in Glasgow’s Merchant City was inviting me along to a try out their new menu.
After checking that they could cater for gluten free (√) I popped along for lunch with Mr Sparkles excited to see what was on offer! This was clearly before I started the low fodmap diet!
The Italian Kitchen’s philosophy is to be compared to italian restaurants in Italy and whilst I have never been to Italy before I can hand on heart say that this is the best italian food I have ever tasted!
It has been a VERY long time since I have been in the restaurant so I was so pleased to see the amount of work that has gone into the refurbishment. The restaurant now has a classic modern feel to it which I love!
The menu had so many delicious dishes to choose from that could be adapted gluten free that I decided to venture away from my usual carbonara.
The gluten free version on the Tagliatelle Con Prosciutto (minus the pea’s) was absolutely amazing. The pasta was cooked to perfection, and I was super impressed with the big chunks of ham shank …. I was literally in ham heaven!
My only dissapointment was that there was no gluten free bread options. It would have been nice to have some garlic bread to accompany our meal.
Italian food is not normally something Mr Sparkles would choose so he was delighted to find one of his favourite dishes on the daily special menu- Haddock and Chips.
The presentation of the dish was beautiful and even Mr Sparkles told me to take a picture for Instagram. He is learning fast about the blogger life!
We were both so full after our main courses that we almost didn’t have dessert but after sitting for a while we decided to go for it. One of my pet hates when eating out sometimes is that I often feel that I am rushed out of a restaurant. Well this was certainly not the case here. Even as everyone around us started to leave we were never made to feel that we were outstaying our welcome.
I actually don’t have any word for dessert except WOW WOW WOW.
I am just going to leave these pictures here!
The Italian Kitchen also provide a takeaway menu, they just ask that you give them 30 minutes notice. Perfect for when you are heading home after work!
I just want to say a huge thanks to Marco and everyone at the Italian Kitchen for making us feel so welcome and serving us amazing food. I definetly will not be leaving it as long as last time to return.
*We were invited to sample the menu but opinions are as always my own.