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The most exciting Italian pasta dishes in Glasgow

Boring Italian is a Thing of the Past(a) in Glasgow

Italian food is somewhat of a go-to for basically everyone when it comes to a little bit of takeaway. In Glasgow, that's no exception - but here, they're shaking things up a bit.

These days, it's all about creative Italian alternatives to your standard dishes of old, and we love it every time we taste something with a new twist.

That's why we've put together this list, showing you that there's more to life than just pasta - with yet more pasta!

1. Penne al Filetto

When you're looking for something exceptionally good, a hearty steak served up with a splash of red wine is usually a pretty decent place to start. Qua Italian offers lovers of the finer things in life everything they seek... with that added bonus of throwing in carbs with pasta, too. Tomato, red wine and onion make up the delicate flavours of the sauce, while mixed Italian herbs give it that something else. Of course, the star of the show is the fillet steak itself. Choosing quality over quantity, this 4oz, locally sourced, prime Scottish beef is served medium and is sliced - and it's exactly what the dish needs.

2. White Crab, Chilli & Garlic Linguine

Up-market Gusto has all of the benefits of fancy flavours without the pretentious pretence of certain other places. They promise fresh and wholesome pasta and that's exactly what you get (which can only ever be a good thing when talking about seafood or fish). The dish is perfectly balanced; hints of salt from the crab are offset by a little kick from the chilli and everyone's fave, garlic. Finished off with a dash of lemon and you really are looking at - or tasting - pure perfection.

3. Tony Macaroni & Cheese

Tony Macaroni's signature dish is, not surprisingly, their very own Macaroni & Cheese. Traditional Mac & Cheese has got nothing on this, and their secret? They have four (yes, four) cheeses added into their unique blend. Brie, gorgonzola, parmesan and cheddar make up this diverse dish, and it's just as creamy as it is cheesy. So, in other words - perfection!

4. Rigatoni Alla Rozza

This delicious dish from Piccolo Mondo promises a little bit of everything, and that's what makes it so special. Not content with just one or two ingredients, you'll find wild mushrooms and garlic tossed with spicy Italian sausage and a hint of chilli, all in a truly tasty tomato sauce with a touch of cream. Fans of short pasta can rejoice - there's more space on your fork to appreciate this flavour firework!

Now that the cold season is well and truly upon us, pasta is ideal as a winter warmer or pick-me-up. You can take your pick - whether classic or creative - right here on Deliveroo.

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