A new Italian restaurant and bar have taken up residence in the coveted spot next to the Kings Theatre.
Marcello's hopes to make its mark as the go-to food stop for anyone looking to enjoy an authentic Italian pre or post-theatre meal.
Based at 57 - 59 Elmbank Street, Marcello's is now officially open after taking the place of the former Massimo's restaurant.
Those behind the venture hope the restaurant's new bar, M59, will also be perfect place for post-theatre drinks with specially imported beers, proseccos and cocktails on offer.
Marcello’s restaurant manager and head chef Ayhan Ates has worked in the restaurant industry for more than 20 years.
Ayhan is meticulous when it comes to the selection of kitchen produce and attending to every detail of the dining experience.
Every morning he visits Glasgow fruit and fish markets to hand-pick ingredients for the restaurant.
All Marcello’s chefs originate from Italy and use their skills to create authentic Italian pizzas and fresh pastas daily.
As well as the likes of corde di chitarra, ravioli and tagliatelle, the chefs specialise in crafting risottos, Italian fish dishes and perfectly cooked steaks.
Light bites, appetisers and aperitifs are also availble for customers at the bar, which caters for up to 80 people.
Ayhan said: "Although Marcello's is a completely new venue from Massimo's, we have brought in staff and chefs that previously worked there.
"It is in a fantastic location across the road from the theatre and surrounded by lots of great businesses.
"The decor has transformed from blacks and greys to a brighter, fresh new interior.
"There is a prosecco and cocktail bar downstairs with a sound system that is suitable for parties and younger crowds. M59 is like the alter ego of Marcello's restaurant.
"All the chefs are from Italy with each of our dishes coming from various regions, passing down their skills from various generations in their family.
"It is important to us to use the freshest ingredients and we guarantee fantastic service and atmosphere at Marcello's."
Marcello's is open from Monday - Saturday from 9.30am - 10.30pm and is closed on Sunday unless there is a theatre show on.