The History of Cardosi's (Cucina e vini Italian)

The Cardosi story begins in the beautiful village of Barga, deep in the heart of Tuscany, Italy. The story of Carlo & Maria Cardosi, who, with their four sons ventured to the West of Scotland like so many Italians, looking for prosperity & happiness in the 1920’s.

The family opened a fish & chip shop in the west end of Paisley followed swiftly by the iconic “Cardosi's Café” in Causeyside Street in Paisley, where it remained for fifty years. Unfortunately, due to ill health, retirement and the passing of the brothers the café closed in the late 80’s.

In 2002 Riccardo & Stefano, great grandchildren of the late Carlo & Maria opened Cardosi's Restaurant located in the Historic town centre of Paisley, in close proximity to the Paisley Museum & University of the West of Scotland.

Cardosi's restaurant presents a contemporary take on delicious Italian classics in a friendly & relaxed environment at affordable prices. We insist on using the finest seasonal ingredients available, supporting local producers. Our menu offers a wide range of antipasti, pizza, pasta, grills and seafood, not to forget our specials of the day.

Our stylish contemporary designed restaurant makes a perfect meeting point for friends catching up, work colleagues for a retirement or a treat after work, and for all family occasions. Cardosi's is the classic neighbourhood restaurant just the way Carlo & Maria would have loved.