Mora Bar & Kitchen
Family run Italian that's both modern and traditional, hip and welcoming, with pasta favourites and great cocktails.
Having presided over a change from traditional family restaurant to sleek, modern hangout in 2016, Luciano Mora’s got something important right with his modern Finnieston restaurant. Mora is an extremely friendly, welcoming place – with all the traditional charm intact and no ultra-hip nonchalance. Waiting staff know their menu, offering recommendations on food courses, wine pairings and cocktails – the signature Espresso Martini made with Frangelico is gorgeous. The menu changes with the season, and there are daily specials – spaghetti al forno with tuna is a joy. To start, sourdough crispbread with parmesan, walnuts and Glasgow honey is a snappy, light appetizer. More substantial are the arancini with mushroom, green pea and mozzarella – well worth sampling, as are the salt and chilli tempura king prawns. Pasta is definitely king here, and you can choose between two portion sizes depending on your hunger. The wholesome orecchiette, packed with fresh vegetables and with just the right amount of chilli is the highlight – and a pound from each sale goes to Social Bite, too. A delightful bar in itself, Mora’s got a 1am licence so you won’t be rushed out after your meal – and just as well because you’ll want to stay.
- Provides: Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
- Live entertainment: DJs on occasional weekends, holiday weekends
- Capacity: 80
- Largest group: 80
- Open since: 2016
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 10
- House wine: £18.95 per bottle
Reviews & features
Best Italian restaurants in Glasgow29 May 2019
The tastiest pasta, pizza and more authentic Italian food in Glasgow
Italian was once the only option for a night out and the city's reliable family restaurants are good crowd-pleasers for inter-generational occasions. Pizzas, however, like burgers a few years ago, have now spiralled off on their own and the city now has…