Nonna Said has been a West End smash hit on delivery apps, operating out of a kitchen in Maryhill and serving up pizza with quirky toppings alongside Italian street food inspired sides.

Chef John Molloy has been developing the concept, with popular pizza topping combinations including the Spice Boi with jalapeno poppers, mac and cheese and buffalo sauce or the seriously tasty Salt & Chili Chicken pizza with fried chicken, salt and chilli spices, spring onion and curry mayo. This week I tried their crispy fried lasagna and I’ve been thinking about it ever since. They offer an elevated type of carb-centric meal that should find a receptive audience.

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While online orders are set to continue, Nonna Said will have a new home in the new year, taking over the space at Candleriggs that was at one time occupied by Khublai Khan.

A retro pop culture inspired refit and further innovation in the menu will prepare the way for their entrance into the city centre. Glasgow’s pizza golden age is set to continue.

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I was in Found, the design-led furniture and vintage store in Partick, delivering copies of The Best of Glasgow book, when the owner told me the folk from Basta Pizza were preparing to open a new natural wine and cocktail bar. 

They are taking over from Honu at 672 Dumbarton Road. Flur are starting off with Christmas cocktail deliveries, some of which include rum from their near neighbours

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On the subject of cocktails, Rapscallion Soda in the Gorbals are currently emphasising the suitability of their range as a mixer and I think they have a point. Try their Ginger Ninja, packed with ginger, lemon zest, cardamon and a touch of organic raw cane sugar with whisky or their Scottish rhubarb soda with gin.

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Meanwhile, fans of Mexican cuisine will be pleased to hear that Bar Brett on Great Western Road has turned into a taqueria in the absence of wine. They return to sit in dining from tomorrow while on the Southside, The Luchador, an agave bar selling Mexican dishes, will eventually open at 721 Pollokshaws Road, when Glasgow moves to a lower level of restrictions.