La Vita

La Vita
161 Queen Street, Glasgow, G1 3BJ
  • Telephone 0141 248 3533
  • Food served Mon–Sat 7.30am–11.30pm; Sun 8.30am–11.30pm
  • Pre-theatre times Mon–Fri noon–6.30pm; Sat noon–5pm; Sun noon–6.30pm.
  • Pre-theatre price £9.95 / £10.95
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Birra Moretti

A busy city centre Italian restaurant, perfect for a quick bite in between shopping, or a pre or post-theatre meal.

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La Vita has served Glaswegians and visitors to the city centre at its prime location on George Square for over a decade. At three stories tall, it still retains a family-run charm with its cosy interior and displays of old family photos. The mezzanine levels are open and relaxed, but there are plenty of nooks for a more intimate meal, too. The setup is ideal for a quick stop-off during the day – service is quick, and most tastes are catered for. While pasta dishes (GF available) and crisp stone-baked pizzas are staples, there’s plenty more on the menu with eggs Benedict or French toast at breakfast, and a large section dedicated to burgers and other meat dishes on the à la carte. The highlighted specialties are especially tempting, and the chip-shop inspired starter of battered black pudding and velvety pea purée is typical of their simple but moreish dishes. Desserts are ice-cream heavy, and with options like the ‘gelato burger’ – a toasted brioche bun soaking up melting vanilla ice-cream – La Vita will be a hit with the kids

  • High point: Family-friendly
  • Low point: Limited selection of spirits
  • Notable dish: Italian Scottie
  • Average price: £9.95; £10.95 (set lunch); £17 (dinner)
  • Private dining: Up to 40 covers
  • Provides: Halal options, Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: contemporary italian
  • Capacity: 140
  • Largest group: 50
  • Open since: 2005
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 17
  • House wine: £17.25 per bottle