Here are the latest new restaurants in Glasgow: Basta Pizza and Pie and Brew.
On Dumbarton Road, Basta Pizza is a new restaurant and takeaway. As you can gather from the pic above, it is a quirky independent rather than a po-faced, cookie cutter chain.
They have a website that quotes Prince and a Spotify playlist which ranges from Har Mar Superstar to Chic.
All of which makes us suspect that you won’t be listening to a lot of Radio Three if you drop by for a tomato, mozzarella and basil number.
Which does beg the question: what sort of music makes pizza taste best?
Does pepperoni peak when listening to Pachelbel? Or should you munch your mozzarella to a background of Mos Def?
Anyway, we digress. At the heart of the Basta pizza are Polselli flour, Strianese tomatoes and extra virgin olive oil imported from Italy.
These are topped with fresh produce sourced as close to home as possible.
This means veg from Sandy Road Community Garden and Eleanor’s allotment. Nope, we don’t know who Eleanor is.
The pricing seems very reasonable with the pizza starting at £6.50.
Obviously, simply being a disco pizzeria is not enough to stand out in Glasgow’s crowded pizza market. Ideally, you should also have an edible talking point.
At Basta, that role is filled by the £9.50 special topped with eight hour Irn Bru ham, fresh pineapple, tomato and mozzarella.
New restaurants in Glasgow: Pie and Brew
Heading back into town, Pie and Brew have announced plans to open on Thursday 2nd November in the basement space under Abode hotel on Bath Street.
We are a little short of concrete detail but assume that there are major clues in the name.
We can tell you that craft beers from around the world will feature prominently along with a strong selection of Scottish beers.
It would be a surprise if pastry-based savouries did not make an appearance.
As always, check back on the 5pm Dining blog for all the new restaurants in Glasgow.