561 Dumbarton Road, Glasgow, G11 6HU
  • Telephone 0141 339 8698
  • Opening times Tue–Sun noon–late. Closed Mon.
  • Average price £12 (lunch); £12 (evening meal)
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Photo of Basta
in association with
Birra Moretti

Partick pizza bar mixing quality Italian ingredients with local produce for their range of tempting toppings accompanied by top tunes.

Partick’s long sprawl can soon feel like Glasgow’s hinterland yet its food scene is beginning to feel like Finnieston before it got, well, all Finniestony. Recent arrival Basta specialises in pretty much just pizza – but delivers it with soul, style and a fair bit of funk. From the cassette tape logo to a soundtrack including Gil Scott Heron and William DeVaughan, music runs right through the place – as does a nice eye for design – all tinged with a welcome 1970s vibe. The people at the helm live local, and paid notice on their years working hospitality for the man by naming their own place after the Italian word for ‘Enough!’ It’s mainly pizza on the menu, besides a handful of snacks including punchy goat’s cheese and spinach croquetas and simple salads such as rocket and parmesan. Interesting toppings for the excellent thin and crispy pizzas are easily good enough to carry the place, such as chorizo with goat’s cheese and manchego, butternut squash with sage, plus a revolving special. Licence is pending so BYOB if you want to really get lost in the music.

  • High point: Pizza that's got soul
  • Low point: No booze licence yet
  • Average price: £12 (lunch); £12 (dinner)
  • Provides: Wheelchair access
  • Music on stereo: 1970s' funk and soul, brother
  • BYOB: