Sonny & Vito's
- Telephone 0141 357 0640
- Seasonal times Winter: Mon–Sat 9am–6pm; Sun 10am–6pm
- Food served Mon–Sat 9am–7pm; Sun 10am–7pm
- Average price £5 (set lunch)
A classy West End café close to Kelvinbridge, serving freshly made tarts, warming soup and indulgent cakes.
This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.
It’s no accident that this café-deli maintains dedicated patrons despite the wealth of choice nearby and, by serving sandwiches, soup and tarts for nearly ten years, it makes most others look like newcomers. Despite the name, the Italian influence is (purposefully) only obvious in the deli, while in terms of the menu, the emphasis is on quality. Soup and a sandwich, the price of which hasn’t changed in ten years, will warm on the wettest day. More substantial is the choice of homemade tarts served with new potatoes and a lively salad. Canteen-style seating at long tables – a response to its popularity – might elsewhere inhibit cosy conversation, but not here. The choice of indulgent cakes, like banana, date and walnut, will delight those with a sweet tooth, as should the cappuccinos, which come with slivers of dark chocolate that melt into heavenly gooeyness at the bottom of the cup.
- High point: Melted chocolate in the cappuccino
- Low point: Elbow to elbow eating
- Notable dish: Spinach, parmesan and pinenut shortcrust tart, baby potatoes, salad
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Radio/mix
- Capacity: 25 (8 outdoors)
- Largest group: No reservations
- Open since: 2007
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 2
- House wine: £13.50 per bottle
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