La Vita

If you’re looking for authentic Italian food in Glasgow then look no further than La Vita on Queen Street. This family run restaurant has deep links in the city having been around since Mario Arcari came to Scotland in 1958. We had walked by here countless times but it always looked so small from the outside that we never bothered going in but after a quick look on Instagram we decided that it was worth a try.

When you walk in the first thing you notice is that it has multiple floors and is covered in traditional Italian décor.  The staff were very attentive and helpful throughout the meal and you felt that nothing way too much of a hassle. Normally we don’t jump straight for the pre-theatre/set menu but it looked very appetising and since we couldn’t agree on a starter and dessert we opted for their 3 courses for £10.95 offer.

To start, we ordered mozzarella balls and bruschetta and I can honestly say that this was the best I’ve ever had. The bruschetta was perfectly toasted and the tomatoes were sweet and juicy with the right amount on the plate to leave room for the main course.13518250_10207709682833385_1063486353_o.jpgAshley ordered the hot and spicy penne arrabbiata which was had a subtle kick to it and I got the pizza salsiccia (pizza with Italian sausage). Even though the meals were amazing the mains were extremely filling so we I took both home to finish at a later date – you need to leave room for dessert!

Thankfully we did! Ashley ordered the Nonna’s homemade apple crumble which is served hot and with a side of custard. I always love a light dish for dessert so I got the gelato caramello and it was one of the nicest that I tasted!

The quality of food you get is here incredible so the next time you’re walking through George Square make sure that you give La Vita a visit. You definitely won’t regret it!

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