Eusebi Deli in Glasgow has been named as a finalist for two awards at this year’s Scotsman Food and Drink Awards. The west end venue has made the shortlist in the Best Dining Experience category as well as Best Café/Deli. The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony in Edinburgh on 4th September.
Owner Giovanna Eusebi told Glasgowist: “We’re delighted to be in the running for two awards at The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards. Myself and the team would like to say a big thank you to all of our loyal customers who mean the world to us.
“We strive to always deliver an authentic Italian experience with recipes that have been passed down through generations. It’s a real honour to be shortlisted for not only the Best Café/Deli category but also the Best Dining Experience. It’s true testament to the hard work of the team and the great Scottish and Italian produce that we love so much.”
It all started 40 years ago when the Eusebi family opened their first deli in Shettleston, importing products from small artisan makers across Italy. They moved to the west end in 2015 and opened a restaurant and deli on the corner of Gibson Street and Park Road, across from the entrance to Kelvingrove Park.
There’s the same passion for food and drink with freshly made Italian dishes to take home with you along with imported pastas, wine, cheeses and meats. Giovanna remembers her grandfather make traditional ice cream and has vivid memories of watching him add gallons of cream and sugar to huge vats in his factory in Glasgow. There’s still plenty of sweet treats on the menu at Eusebi’s.
In fact, we started breakfast yesterday with a pot of tea and a mini doughnut. It’s a good way to begin. There’s more colourful bakes in the cake cabinet.
The local breakfast club take over the terrace here when the sun shines or grab a table inside for impressive morning dishes like pancakes with roasted peach, raspberries, mascarpone and almonds (£8) or a Scottish Italian fry up of Italian sausage, fried egg, grilled pancetta, black pudding, grilled mushroom, potato scone, baked beans and toasted sourdough (£9).
Yesterday, we had The McCaskie – two poached eggs served with McCaskies black pudding, hollandaise and toasted muffin (£8.50) and the Cacio Pepe Royale with soft scrambled eggs, Roman style with smoked salmon, pecorino & black pepper, served with toasted sourdough (£9).
Food prepared with passion and flair, together with a warm local welcome, Eusebi Deli would get our vote.
152 Park Road,
Glasgow G4 9HB
Tel: 0141 648 9999
Mon – Sat: 8am – 10pm
Sunday: 9am – 10pm