For a place that has created so much buzz around its existence, there has been nothing loud enough to champion what is at the heart of the Victoria Road eatery - the people.

Anyone who enters the tiny premise nestled next to the Post Office depot will see the sense of community that Bar Vini has brought to Victoria Road.

Friends lean over the bar that is handmade and hand painted while others crowd around plates of food imported from Italy and cooked in the backroom kitchen by Julia, the 29 year old chef who lives in the south side.

Bar Vini opened at the tail end of last year, to the delight of locals and residents near Victoria road. Owned by Adri Matteori and Steph Curtin their team is tiny and consists of bar manager Jamie Alexander, Julia and the floor manager Chris Duggan - who all live a stones throw from the restaurant themselves.

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"People who live here don't nearby don't need to leave here on a weekend, because they have everything they need" explains bar manager Jamie Alexander.

Jamie, 27 from Battlefield, barhopped around Glasgow, learning his trade in the cocktail game in Bluedog and other places before he decided his heart lay behind the bar at Bar Vini.

"We opened the doors in September with a tiny team, only 4 of us. I knew that that I wanted to be involved the first time I came in.

"Even from the start, before it was open, we wanted this space to be almost a local community venue. It should be somewhere that people could come after work and feel no pressure, where nothing massively expensive or fancy. It's just a place for people to come and have something decent to eat and see their pal from up the road or something" he laughed.

Through the week and weekend, Bar Vini serves cheap and quality pasta and sides, with a view to serving only authentic and organic food.

Unusually for an Italian restaurant, with Jamie's input the bar has a full cocktail bar. Next, they are aiming to introduce another trend that is taking Glasgow by storm - that of the natural wine craze, already touched upon by bars like Bar Brett and Vin Cru.

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With it's ambitious aims to educate their clientele as well as serve them good grub in nice surroundings, the team behind Bar Vini are giving others opportunity as well as taking their own.

"It's simple, straightforward, using the right stuff that's local and ethical" explains Jamie.

"I don't think anyone in Glasgow does aperitivo, so we were one of the first places that people could come in after their work and try something new - whether its a new drink or type of food that they haven't had before.

"That's a nice side bit, because It's a lost leader for us but it gets people in and seeing what it's like and trying new things, expanding their horizons without worrying about money or buying something.

"I suppose its about shared experiences, but also about doing what the community like rather than just what you want."

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Victoria House is quickly becoming a self-sufficient, bohemian precinct in the South Side, and the team at Bar Vini are behind its curation. They are a group of amazing young people, who all have something else to offer to the area and who have a role in the collaboration which Bar Vini has resulted in.

"It seems to be a melting pot for creative minds and we get a lot of artists, musicians, DJs coming in and just spending time" says Jamie. "It's been a blur, the last 6 months and they've gone so quick. It's been amazing. When we started, Adri was cooking the pastas himself and shifting the plates. It was really intense but now we're a full team."

And what makes it unique is, as always when ran by young Creatives, things are always changing.

"Adri has a hobby of finding places like this, sniffing out what an area needs. This building, Victoria House, is unique here.

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"There are going to be artist studios upstairs in the summer, and another restaurant next door. We have a new collaboration with a vegan baker, Amelie Weisbecker, and she'll be baking deserts and focaccias in the space upstairs as well as for the coffee bar, Latteria, next door."

As people are beginning to bring their ventures out of the centre and to the surrounding areas, it's getting more and more common to hear that the South Side is quickly becoming the place to be.

There seems to be more space to breathe, with a willing audience waiting to be educated on things not usual to the area. Being able to provide that education is central to what Bar Vini is about, says Jamie.

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"If we can educate people that wine and food can be ethical, natural and organic and not cost a fortune, that's all we came to do.

"It's exciting for the area, pulling people over rather than just Shawlands. We all have our independent stuff to offer and I think the result is that it looks somewhere completely different to Glasgow; it looks rustic, quirky. It's different. I love it."

As the rain eventually calms and the city moves towards what will hopefully be a sunny Spring, Bar Vini and the people behind it will continue to lean into the community that surrounds them.

Tables will be placed outside, experiences had and memories made.

These young people have created something that is now a beating heart of the south side community. If we watch them we will learn.