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Our Italian Restaurant culture 
Marco Giannasi

Thursday 13th May
on Zoom

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11th February 2021

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11th March 2021

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author Ian Todd talks about
his Glasgow books

8th April 2021

Ian Todd

Our Italian Restaurant culture

13th May 2021

Marco Giannasi

Marco's grandfather arrived in Glasgow from northern Italy in 1911, soon he had opened a cafe on Parliamentary Road. His parents had L'Ariosto in Mitchell Street; its reputation stretched as far away as Italy and was a "must see" destination for visitors to the city. Marco, the third generation of innovative restaurateurs, bought the derelict Battlefield Rest tramway bundy in 1993 and set about its restoration and development into perhaps the finest bistro restaurant in Glasgow. He is uniquely placed to tell the club about how this enriching part of Glasgow's culture has developed over the last century.

Members on the e-mailing list will receive details of the meeting. If you reply that you'd like to attend we'll send you the Zoom ID and log-in url. If you're a member and intend to share the link with a guest, please let us know for numbers.

If you'd like to attend as a visitor please e-mail the honorary secretary using the form below. There is no charge to visitors for this online event but places are limited.

Annual membership of the Club is £30 and visitors are made welcome at a cost of £5 er meeting. Club membership entitles the holder to the use of the Old Glasgow Club Library which is located at the Trades House, Glassford Street.

Unless intimated to the contrary, all meetings are held at Adelaide’s, 209 Bath Street on the Thursday evenings stated 

at 7:30pm. Tea and coffee are available from 7:00pm. 

I'd like to join the Old Glasgow Club

At the moment we don't take subscriptions through the web site, just let us know that you'd like to join and the first meeting you're coming to and we'll have your welcome pack ready. Annual membership of the club is £30 (or you can "taste and try" for £5per meeting)
e-mail the Honorary Secretary


Brian D. Henderson
44 Dundrennan Road, Glasgow. G42 9SE
0141 649 6563

Hon. Secretary

Joyce McNae
26 Queen's Drive, Glasgow. G42 8DD
contact by e-mail
0141 423 1897

Membership Secretary

Colin McCormick
2/2 99 Millbrae Road, Glasgow, G42 9UP
contact by e-mail
0141 389 8534


Margaret Thom
80 Cartvale Road, Glasgow. G42 9SW
0141 636 1538

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