Bella Vita

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Bella Vita
597 Mosspark Boulevard, Glasgow, G52 1SB
  • Telephone 0141 882 1144
  • Food served Mon–Thu noon–2.45pm, 5–9.30pm; Fri/Sat noon–9.30pm; Sun 1–8.30pm
  • Pre-theatre times Mon–Thu 5–9pm; Fri/Sat 3–7pm; Sun 3–8.30pm
  • Pre-theatre price £11.50
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A popular family restaurant with engaging décor, a friendly atmosphere and generous portions

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Bella Vita ticks all the boxes for convivial neighbourhood dining. You’re left in no doubt as to the nationality of the cuisine here – the dining room is decorated with black and white photos from owner Mimmo’s Neapolitan childhood, an arch is painted to look like the Bridge of Sighs, and framed football shirts of all affiliations line the walls. The warm welcome extended to families and children, and Bella Vita’s many returning customers, means there’s always a buzz about the place. The extensive menu covers much of the usual ground but does familiar dishes well and in generous portions. It’s not just pasta and pizza either, with chicken, pork, fish and burgers to choose from, too. Tagliatelle al cartoccio bundles egg pasta with Bolognese sauce, bacon, onions and cream, all baked in a foil parcel. Tender pork scallops alla Romana are topped with Parma ham and sage and served in a white wine sauce. There are different menus for lunchtimes and early evenings, offering good value for money. Dietary restrictions are easily catered for with a dedicated vegan menu and lots of gluten-free options.

The List's rating






Bronwen Livingstone visited Bella Vita on 27 January 2019
  • High point: A warm welcome for all
  • Low point: Bought-in desserts
  • Notable dish: Tagliatelle al cartoccio
  • Average price: £8.50 (set lunch); £17 (dinner)
  • Provides: Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Italian music
  • Capacity: 90
  • Largest group: 20-28
  • Open since: 2012
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 8
  • House wine: £14.95 per bottle