Via Italia (Glasgow) : Review

115 Union Street
Glasgow G1 3TA

V: 29th May 2017      T: 0141 222 2368 W: viaitaliauk.com

Child Friendly: Yes      Accepts: Cash & Card


Well finally after promising Via Italia on Twitter I would visit, I finally did so here is what I thought.

I love all things Italian, and more so the food so I was looking forward to trying some street food and what it was like inside.

I decided on my first visit to only have 1 item and a drink just to get a feel for the place, and aim to pop in again in the future.

Inside has a very relaxed and modern Italian cafe look, along with the decor on the walls.

The Food :

Today I ordered :

Piada Stick (Pepperoni and cheese) £3.75

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This was basically like a flat bread pizza, and it was very nice. The dough was a little too doughy for me but overall it was nice and very filling.

If you plan on having this and a few other items be warned this is very filling, well it was for me and I am a big eater.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 4
Presentation : 3
Value for money : 5

Fruit Juice £2.60

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I thought lets try a different drink rather than my normal coffee with my lunch, and I opted for this not knowing how it would taste.

This was very pleasant and very refreshing.

Flavour : 5
Value for money : 5

 

Overall :

For a quick snack or lunch, or even a light dinner this place is worth a visit.

I saw a few other things I would like to try next time, so keep watching as I aim to be back soon.

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 3.5
  • Staff : 4
  • Menu : 4.5
  • Service : 4.5
  • The portion sizes & taste : 4.5
  • Value for money: 5
  • Overall : 4

Paesano Pizza (West End, Glasgow) : Review

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Paesano Pizza
471 Great Western Road
Glasgow
G12 8AB

V: 9th May 2017      T: 0141 370 0534     W: www.paesanopizza.co.uk

Child Friendly: Yes      Accepts: Cash, Card & ApplePay


I have passed this location a lot recently and seen them working on it, and now that’s it open it was time to try here. I have been Paesano previously in Glasgow Merchant City, and really liked it so now it was time to have pizza!!!

Paesano are now very well known for their amazing pizzas, and you can see that as there is always queues out the door.

On entering we were greeted with a very friendly member of staff, who showed us to a table.

The time we went in was about 21:30pm and it was packed, the buzz and atmosphere was really good I could see everyone was having a great time and loving the food.

What I liked about here was you could easily see the guys make the pizza’s, and the smells were amazing. Its also a very bright and modern feel, my only issue just like the other Paesano is the chairs are very hard. Granted I had just been running prior to this, but I didn’t find them comfy the first time and also tonight.

The Food :

The Pizza (#4) £7

This sounded exactly what I was in the mood for, something spicy and I also asked if I could get olives added (not sure what the extra cost for these are guessing maybe £1).

When it arrived my mouth started to water, this looked good, smelled good and I had to just dive right in.

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Well this was a treat for the eyes and the belly, this was amazing and I finished it all. For me this is as close to the quality and taste of the pizza’s in Italy, and I cant wait to go back for another I cant fault it in anyway.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5
Value for money : 5

I had to finish with some Ice cream, and the last time I had a nice ice cream with coffee dessert so I thought lets try it again.

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Affogato £4.00

Again this was very nice, and just what I needed after the spicy pizza. Just like the last time the coffee was cold, not sure if this cooled down fast after the ice cream was added or its just they way Paesano does it but that didn’t stop me finishing it.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 4
Presentation : 4

Overall :

What can I say? I had an enjoyable night, very relaxing and another amazing pizza.

I would even say Paesano does the best Pizza in Glasgow!!!!

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu : 4.5
  • Service : 5
  • The portion sizes & taste : 4.5
  • Value for money: 5
  • Overall : 4.5