The owners of the popular Paperino’s chain of Italian restaurants in Glasgow have shrugged off the recession by completing a significant investment in the major refurbishment of the original Paperino’s, which opened at 283 Sauchiehall Street 18 years ago.

Brothers Stefano and Sandro Giovanazzi opened the original Paperino’s in Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow in November 1991. Renowned for its traditional Italian cuisine, it quickly earned a position for itself as a firm favourite with Glasgow’s Italian community.

Since then, the restaurant has been joined by two others – Paperino’s West End on Byres Road and Paperino’s@78, which opened at St Vincent Street this summer. And it was in order to keep up with the appeal of its younger siblings, the Giovanazzi’s felt that the original Paperino’s deserved a redesign.

Stefano Giovanazzi said, “Whilst no-one has been immune to the effects of the recession, Paperino’s offering of fresh Italian food at sensible prices has proven extremely popular in Glasgow to the extent that our many regular customers have been joined by many new customers over the course of the last year.

“And at eighteen years old, we felt that the time is right to update Paperino’s interior to lend it a modern appeal, more in keeping with the tastes of today’s discerning diners.”

In addition to changing the colour scheme from navy to cream and dressing its windows with striking red blinds, a new space to the rear of the restaurant has been designed specifically to cater for the requirements of group bookings for parties of up to 12 diners, whether business customers, families or friends looking to catch up over a delicious Italian meal.

Paperino’s is renowned for its traditional Italian cuisine, offering an extensive range of pasta, pizza and meat and fish dishes.


For further information please contact Mark Billington at Paperino’s on tel 0141 332 3800

Issued on behalf of Paperino’s by Liquorice Media tel 07971 823651

Date 24th November 09

Contact: Susan Christie
Phone: 0141 564 8058