La Vita Spuntini

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La Vita Spuntini
40 Gordon Street, Glasgow, G1 3PU
  • Telephone 0141 221 4040
  • Food served Mon–Sun 11am–11pm
  • Pre-theatre times Mon–Fri until 6.30pm; Sat/Sun until 5.30pm
  • Pre-theatre price £10.99 / £11.99 (3 tapas)
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Opened in late 2018, this fifth member of the local La Vita family specialises in Italian small plates.

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Adjacent to Central Station, this recently opened branch of the local group, is a great place to meet friends if coming from different parts of town. Not just for the location, either – the décor is spot on, elegantly rustic with the warmth of cherry blossom permeating the room – it’s fit for a celebration. The speciality here is small plates. There are light dishes in the likes of grilled asparagus, the luxurious in deliciously creamy burrata hand-tied Mozzarella, and traditional favourites in arancini formaggio, melanzane e zucchine parmigiana, cacciucco seafood stew. The sharing spirit is alive and well, too, with the pizza – in a 12in size and as 5in pizzette – and the generous pasta bowls that sit in the middle of your table, such as the spaghetti gamberetti – a generous helping of prawns with a sizeable chilli kick. There are some tremendous dolci, take the marvellous Mario’s Fluffy Fix – a concoction of marshmallows, strawberries and nutella, which reads like the genius invention of a child with an insatiable sweet tooth, and is obviously a knockout, the archetypal 'two spoons, please' dessert, which is apt. Bespoke gin cocktails beckon, as does a glass – or bottle – from the lengthy wine list.

The List's rating






Craig Angus visited La Vita Spuntini on 10 March 2019
  • High point: Sharing plates and warm atmosphere make it great for groups
  • Low point: Pizzettes are better in theory than in reality
  • Notable dish: Burrata hand-tied mozzarella
  • Average price: £11.99 (3 tapas); £19 (dinner)
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Pre-theatre menu, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Italian Europop
  • Capacity: 130
  • Largest group: 80
  • Open since: 2018
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 25
  • House wine: £19.75 per bottle