First Look: La Vita Spuntini opens on Gordon Street

After La Vita Pizzeria restaurants on George Square and in Bishopbriggs, Piccolino E Vino in Newton Mearns and Spuntini Byres Road, the Gordon Street venture, La Vita Spuntini, is Mario Arcari and his father’s fifth restaurant in Glasgow.

The 125 cover restaurant over two floors offers contemporary dining with an impressive cocktail bar attached to the elegant Italian dining room.

Dishes on the menu include ‘Anatra Al Nero’ (Duck served with Black Pudding in Red Wine Jus), Alette di Pollo (Chicken Wings oven roasted, tossed with sticky sweet sauce and jalapeño peppers), Italian Scotch Eggs, Wood Burning Pizza and sharing bowls of different varieties of traditional Pasta.

La Vita Restaurant Group’s Mario Arcari said: “Our Spuntini brand is already one of the most popular spots for romantic dining and get togethers in Glasgow since it opened its doors on Byres Road in 2008. The new addition to the family business on Gordon Street offers a family friendly environment with a big emphasis on service and quality of produce allowing our customers a restaurant and bar experience where they can appreciate and indulge in the flavours of our most famous regions in Italy.”

With awards for ‘Best Italian Restaurant in Glasgow’ and ‘Best Family Restaurant’ already under their belt, diners at the groups latest project can also expect a new menu of specials alongside its traditional mix of Italian pasta and small plate classics with the addition of a new cocktail and Italian wine list. The restaurant has also launched a specialist gin and whisky menu all served from the sophisticated central bar at the heart of the venue.

The new restaurant and bar is bathed in soft lighting with comfortable chairs, banquettes and booths, rich oak beams and features specially commissioned wall art by Andy Scott.

Spuntini Gordon Street is now open and will host a VIP launch on Tuesday 27th November.

La Vita Spuntini
40 Gordon Street
G1 3PU