A MUCH-LOVED Glasgow restaurant has announced its closure after 15 years.

Italian eatery Mora Bar and Kitchen, located in Finnieston, is now officially closed for good according to a social media post written by chef Luciano.

The message read: "Dearest customers, family, friends. I’ve been putting this post off as I simply didn’t know how to say this…

"Mora is now closed for good. For both business and personal reasons it’s time to move on.

"For nearly fifteen years it has been my greatest pleasure to work the stoves here in our little abode in Finnieston.

"I could never have imagined the trust, loyalty and love that we have been shown for all these years and both myself, my family and my wonderful staff thank you all from the very bottom of our hearts."

Luciano thanked his loyal customers over the years and added that he would try to keep in touch with the friends he has made.

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He said: "There is simply too much emotion inside to be able to stuff what I want to say into an Instagram post so I shall refrain from embarrassing myself.

"I have had the good fortune to meet and befriend so many remarkable, beautiful and talented people within these walls and for that I shall be ever grateful. The hardest part is taking this away from everyone, it hurts more than I can say.

"I’m going to keep this page going if I can, I’d like very much to keep in touch with all who have enjoyed spending time with us here.

"Thank you so much everyone, biggest of love to you all… Luciano. Xx"

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Customers were devastated to hear the news and quickly shared their messages of support.

One person commented: "Best of luck in everything you do. A pleasure being a part of the Mora history."

Another said: "Oh no, I’m so sorry to read this. Top-quality food, service, cocktails, environment - good times at Mora always guaranteed. Best of luck for the future. We will miss Mora!"

One regular called Mora the best Italian in Glasgow and added that "no one else does lobster ravioli like you guys!"