La Vita Spuntini
All-day through to late-night Byres Road Italian offering up a vast menu of classics alongside innovative small-plates, all at very affordable prices.
Part of the La Vita family of reliable Glasgow Italian eateries, the vast two-storey Byres Road branch dishes up above-average pizza and pastas alongside an intriguing range of seasonal small plates. Waiting staff in natty tweed accessories talk you through the varying concepts – from family-style sharing bowls of lobster ravioli and chicken and courgette risotto placed in the middle of the table to miniature Neapolitan pizzettes, cooked briefly in the log-fired oven and topped with the likes of red pesto and jalapeño. Going tapas-style is recommended, with highlights including fior di latte mozzarella deep-fried in panko breadcrumbs, a generous bundle of new Spring asparagus spears grilled in a sticky balsamic glaze and rabbit cacciatora slow-braised with tomato and potato. La Vita Spuntini sets the bar high for stress-free group dining, with ‘something for everything’ rarely more true. The separate vegetarian and vegan menu is an always-appreciated gesture and those with a sugar craving should hit up the tuckshop-raiding cocktail list, including a tooth-tingling Drumstick signature serve, inspired by everyone’s favourite penny chew.
- Delivery: from £2
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
- Capacity: 120
- Largest group: 50
- Open since: 2008
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 20
- House wine: £18.25 per bottle