Those new restaurants in Glasgow just keep coming…
On Renfield Street, Mozza is now firing out Neapolitan-style pizza.
A new brand from the Tony Macaroni team, Mozza is already set to expand with a second branch planned for St Andrews later this spring
Thirteen different pizza are at the heart of the menu.
They are made with sourdough and feature fior di latte mozzarella from Napoli’s Porta Nolana market. Apparently, the tomatoes are grown in the volcanic soil of Mount Vesuvius while the extra virgin olive oil is from a family farm in Calabria.
Natch, the pizza ovens are wood-burning monsters which can reach a smoky 500C.
All of which sounds very authentic.
The interesting beer selection is supplied by 32 via dei birra, the first Italian craft brewery to be granted CI status. This guarantees it is 100% Italian.
Desserts on offer include birramisu and cheesecake made with mozzarella di bufalo. Both of which sound intriguing. Although we suspect the birramisu – beery tiramisu? – may take some getting used to.
Planned new restaurants in Glasgow
We’ve also got the skinny on a couple of planned new restaurants in Glasgow.
Surf Dogs has outgrown its pop-up roots and is aiming to open a permanent base in Shawlands.
Run by Martin Capaldi, the gourmet hot dog outfit was inspired by the hip dog vendors he came across in the States while working as a live sound engineer for touring bands.
Shawlanders can look forward to several variations on the hot dog theme including the Bob Marley. Mr Marley is made with Jamaican jerk chicken, topped with red cabbage slaw plus a sprinkling of jalapenos and then finished off with homemade mango mayo sauce.
Last but certainly not least, the Innis & Gunn Beer Kitchen has announced that it will launch in Ashton Lane on Saturday 15th April.
The new branch will join the existing three outlets in Edinburgh, Dundee and St Andrews.
The USP of the Innis & Gunn Beer Kitchens is that they are fitted with custom-made beer tanks. These enable thirsty customers to enjoy their Innis & Gunn Beer in prime condition. Cheers!