la vita Spuntini


34 Gordon St, Glasgow, , G1 3PU
Food 5/5    
Service 5/5    
Setting 5/5
Value 5/5    
aka "Spuntinis" - This eye catching Italian came highly recommended from a friend and it had already caught my eye due to its beautiful floral display and open front doors in the summer months. 🌸

I was meeting my Dad for an early Xmas 🎄lunch and when we arrived the place was busy and it is stunning inside with a gorgeous blossom tree when you enter and they have Santa hats on all the place mats getting in the festive spirit. The menu needs a bit of explaining at first but it is generally smaller Italian Tapas and you can share a variety of pasta dishes in the centre of the table. They also have pizzas, calzones but we decide to go with the main concept.

We decide to share the Pasta Mi Casa in the centre of our table. This was beautiful and the best seller with chunks of broccoli, mushroom, garlic, cream & chilli. Super traditional and a must have! For my Tapas I chose the Stornaway Black Pudding Croquettes, these were lightly coated with a creamy mash that melted in the mouth, this came with a mustard sauce. The real dish that blew me away was the Chicken Stew with vegetables in a Spicy Italian Sauce served with Fired Dough Sticks. This was so addictive and I wanted even more dough sticks to dunk in the delicious sauce.

My Dad had the Fish Stew and Italian Spring Roll which he enjoyed very much and said it was a 5/5.

The service was super friendly and attentive with all the waiters being very smiley and chatty and they are all wearing tartan aprons that almost look like Kilts. It was well organised and felt like a well oiled Italian machine.

I would 💯 want to come back soon and show this place off to friends and family. It’s a must try!

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