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I had an email and wonder if anyone can help?

... have been tortured for weeks trying to remember the name of the restaurant ( Italian ) that was on the site of the Parthenon

At 725 Great western Rd in the 1970's

Can you help????

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I wonder if it is the same person because we recently went through this debate also and came up with the following 'Gizzi's too or Gizzi's two.' We struggled and argued 'cause some of us can remember when there was a furniture store near the premises (or it was the premises) of Walker & Kirkhope. Gold inlaid glass tables sold at £3000 not too many of them in the West End eh?

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I had an email and wonder if anyone can help?

... have been tortured for weeks trying to remember the name of the restaurant ( Italian ) that was on the site of the Parthenon

At 725 Great western Rd in the 1970's

Can you help????

Pat, I'm sure that the guy who owns DiMaggios has the surname Gizzi, from what people have said might be worth asking them - could be the same family? Mario is a very nice approachable guy - maybe you've dealt with him as he owns the Ruthven Mews?

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The Gizzi family have been operating restaurants in Glasgow for decades. Jools and Dante of the younger generation are both musicians, both played in Gun and Jools I think is now in El Presidente.

The boys also run Bistro du Sud, AFAIK.

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I don't know the answer to the question Pat, but I love this picture

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Gizzi, the ice-cream man, Glasgow.

Guiseppe Gizzi, with his ice cream barrow at the corner of Wishart Street, James Orr Street and Glenfield Street, around 1937. His sales pitch covered miles of streets in Glasgow's east end where he pushed his barrow daily, switching in the winter to roasted chestnuts. The building behind the barrow is the boiler house of the Glasgow Royal Infirmary.

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Thanks, folks. Maggs, that photograph is amazing.

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I can definitely confirm the restaurant was called Gizzi's.

It was owned by my parents, and mario gizzi is related.

Hope that helps

Irena Gizzi

P.S. Thanks for the photograph it's great. Where can i get a copy

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Possibly not Kera.... these photos fly about web pages and emails to raise a smile in those that remember they times.

Ripped off.....naw, ah cannie see it....posted in innocence more like.

But I love the site. So thanks for highlighting it. Brilliant.

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