POPULAR Italian restaurant La Vita has given an update on the opening of its East End chain.

Originally planned to open in late 2021 or early 2022, locals may not have to wait long for the grand opening of the venue at the crossroads of Baillieston Road and Barrachnie Road. 

The owners teased that they would be revealing a new development this Friday and urged people to follow their new Facebook page for all the latest news.

The restaurant will be incorporated as part of a CO-OP superstore which was granted permission to divide the shop into separate units.

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Locals showed their excitement, with one commenting: "I literally can’t wait for you to open, since Mario told me last year, I’ve been counting down til you open the doors!"

Another said: "We are soooo looking forward to you guys coming to Baillieston… great food, great cocktails and 5 mins walking distance."

A third added: "Ohh they must be opening soon."

La Vita already has chains in George Square and Bishopbriggs, as well as La Vita Spuntini on Gordon Street and Byres Road and Piccolino e Vino in Newton Mearns.

You can follow La Vita East End here