La Brava

La Brava
679a Clarkston Road, Glasgow, G44 3SE
  • Telephone 0141 569 6257
  • Food served Mon–Sat 9am–11pm; Sun 10am–11pm.
  • Pre-theatre times Mon–Sun 3.30–6.30pm
  • Average price £8.95 (set lunch); £16 (evening meal)
  • Pre-theatre price £10.95 (3 assaginni)
  • Email
  • Website www.la-brava.co.uk
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Informal and friendly, La Brava's Italian deli-bistro vibe promises a relaxed drink, snack or meal in a quiet, leafy suburban neighbourhood.

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Nestled among beautiful red sandstone houses and adjoining a few local amenities, La Brava is a versatile neighbourhood deli and restaurant serving up good café staples alongside Italian delicacies. Their assaggini (small plates) are enticing as part of a light lunch, perhaps with soup of the day, or ordered tapas-style in the evening and shared among friends. Choose three or four per person to mix and match contrasting textures and flavours – fresh, crisp, lightly battered calamari fritti with a squeeze of lemon goes nicely with homemade ravioli stuffed with a creamy smoky-sweet filling of aubergine and ricotta. Best of all is the good selection of specials that show off head chef and co-owner Aris Moccia’s passion for Italian cooking – a little different is the gnocchi alla romana made using polenta and baked to golden. When it comes to dessert you really are spoiled for choice. Among the grown-up desserts are amaretto gateau, Italian-style bread and butter pudding, and torte nonna. If you’re feeling mischievous there’s seriously indulgent ice-cream combinations to be had, and one titled Triple XXX comes with fresh strawberries and a shot of Sambuca.

  • High point: Varied exciting menu
  • Low point: Zucchini fritti in over-heavy batter
  • Notable dish: Gnocchi alla romana
  • Delivery: starting from £2
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Capacity: 35 (12 outdoors)
  • Largest group: 40
  • Open since: 2010
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 15
  • House wine: £17 per bottle
  • BYOB: £7 corkage