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La Vita

161 Queen Street, Glasgow, Scotland (City Centre)
0141 248 3533
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Ranked #379 of 1,751 Restaurants in Glasgow
Price range: $0 - $59
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza & Pasta
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: City Centre
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The pros of this restaurant are the set daytime menu very cheap and portion sizes generous. Waiting staff reasonably good and restaurant family friendly. Unfortunately we found food a bit of a let down given other reviews. Our starters were bit bland, pizzas ok, my risotto portion was just too big it was such a waste of food and to... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Busiest italian in town and staff do all they can to accommodate you. Pizza was the best I've had in Glasgow too. Menu is extensive but very traditional.

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glasgow
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

A prime corner location in the cit's George Square,where the tour buses gather,would often signal fast food chains and little else in many cities,but not here in Glasgow.A family owned and run Italian restaurant over 3 floors,it is consistently good and cost friendly,with usual pizza and pasta staples,but also great shellfish dishes too - try the half portion (enough for... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

First visit, lovely setting, comfortable and clean. Reasonably priced and very large portions. Have marked down as service was really disappointing. Waited 10 minutes before drinks order taken even though it wasn't really busy, by which time we were ready to order food. Told no had to order drinks first and someone else would take good order. Staff were really... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Have had both lunch and dinner here on a number of occassions and have never been let down. The food is always very tasty and is reasonably priced, especially for being a city centre restaurant. The staff always appear very friendly and happy to help, making customers feel welcome. When i have been in with young nieces the staff have... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Last minute booking after being let down by another restaurant. Great table upstairs, they were happy to wait for all the party to arrive. Polite and helpful staff. Food... we ate from the specials menu, very reasonable price and the food was delicious. We had a very enjoyable evening and will be visiting again the next time we visit Glasgow.

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Bathgate, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

Eaten here many many times over it's lifetime and food and service has always been excellent. Great value for money and there's a reason the place is always busy! Judging by other reviews, it's a shame some people genuinely think the customer is always right. Don't let nonsense reviews put you off!

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Martinsburg, West Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Adequate food. Good service. Across from George's Square so convenient to downtown. Not the worst Italian food but not the best either.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

I have just returned home tonight after having a meal here with my Fiancé. We walked in to resteraunt and waited 5mins to be seated which was ok. After being shown to our table we wer handed our menus and left for 20 minutes before being asked if we wanted anything to drink . The waitress came over and stood... More

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Mario A, Owner at La Vita, responded to this review

I would firstly like to say that normally as you can see from below, I would not respond in criticism of a review on tripadvisor as I believe that all customers are entitled to an opinion and freedom of speech on how they believe their experience was in our restaurant. All of us at la vita appreciate all of our... More

Ayr, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The 3 of us chose different dishes and all tried each others and we agreed that all 3 were excellent. We had Lobster Ravioli, Mushroom Risotto and a Duck and Black pudding dish. All were very tasty and of a good portion size. Service was very attentive and the price was pretty reasonable for the location and quality of the... More

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