If someone came up with a TV show called ‘What did Italy ever do for us?’ then the presenter might tell us how the Italians invented the battery, opera and the parachute.
All fine and dandy but our vote for the greatest Italian contribution to world culture would go to pizza and pasta.
Tuck into these much loved dishes with today’s Big Deal at the popular Viva Ristorante on Bothwell Street.
City centre Italian
A short walk from Glasgow’s railway stations and city centre theatres, Viva Ristorante is a welcoming Italian restaurant.
It looks the way an Italian restaurant should: warm terracotta colours, dark wood and candle-lit tables.
A la carte
This offer is for two people to each enjoy a pasta or pizza dish from the a la carte menu at Viva Ristorante.
With eighteen different pizzas and over twenty pasta dishes to choose from, the most difficult part of your meal will be deciding which delicious dish to eat.
We like the look of the Giuseppe pizza which is topped with marinated beef strips, tomato, mozzarella, fresh chillies, onion and mushroom but could also be tempted by the classic Puttanesca, topped with anchovies, capers, tomato, mozzarella and black olives.
From the pasta dishes, we predict that the spaghetti carbonara, made with bacon, egg, Parmesan, garlic and cream sauce will be popular.
However, we reckon that the lasagne or meatball fusilli might run it close.
There is a £3 supplement on all ravioli and seafood dishes. Gluten-free dishes are available.
This offer is available from 1.30pm-9.30pm, Monday – Friday; noon-6pm on Saturdays and 4pm-9.30pm on Sundays.
Popular Italian restaurant
Ideal for a night out; a pre-cinema bite to eat or a Saturday shopping trip lunch, this offer is with one of 5pm Restaurant’s most popular venues. At the time of writing, over a thousand customers have given Viva on Bothwell Street a combined rating of 4.3/5.
This is what a couple of recent 5pm customers had to say of their experiences:
‘Lovely food & wine. Lovely food, service was great and the wine always goes down a treat.’ Rating 5/5.
‘Great service & great food! The service at Viva is very attentive without being too in your face and our waitress was just lovely. The food was extremely good value for money and the food was excellent – I’ll be back very soon!’ Rating 5/5.