561 Dumbarton Road, Glasgow, G11 6HU
  • Telephone 0141 339 8698
  • Food served Tue–Sun noon–late. Closed Mon.
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Socially conscious Partick pizza bar mixing quality Italian ingredients with local produce for their range of tempting toppings, accompanied by top tunes.

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This newcomer at the ‘weird end’ of Partick is taking the West End by storm. With an absolute commitment to socially conscious ways of working, the trio of owners have a winning formula which makes their motto of ‘unity in the community’ a reality, rather than some tokenistic nod to do-gooding. While the specialist Polselli flour and Strianese tomatoes are imported from Italy, much of their produce comes from the nearby community garden, the house beer is made by ethical brewers Brewgooder, and the company is a living wage employer. All great stuff, and on top of that the pizza served up in this trendy spot is magnificent. There are plenty of pizzas to choose from, from more mainstream tomato and mozzarella, through toppings including sweet roasted vegetables, to a ricotta covered number with mushrooms and truffle oil, which is borderline hallucinogenic thanks to the salty cheese and mesmerising truffle. With artwork on display from the kid patrons, aka the ‘wee bastas’, this hip place is a must for anyone who values great pizza and great community spirit.

The List's rating






Rowan Anderson visited Basta on 13 March 2018
  • High point: Great pizza and commitment to socially conscious business
  • Low point: Small space, so popularity means booking is advisable
  • Notable dish: Ricotta, mushroom and truffle pizza
  • Average price: £12 (lunch); £12 (dinner)
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Disco, soul
  • Capacity: 20
  • Largest group: 12
  • Open since: 2017
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 6
  • House wine: £16 per bottle

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17 Apr 2018

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