A huge new Italian restaurant has opened its doors in the West End.

Assaggini officially opened on Byres Road on Thursday in the massive 195-square-foot unit that was formerly home to Mozza Pizza.

The 180-cover restaurant has been revamped with bold colour-paneled walls, a bright yellow bar and wood tables that can accommodate both small and large groups.

The menu is served as small plates ideal for sharing with fresh pasta and Pinsa-style pizzas, or pizzas that have hand-pressed dough.

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Pinsa-style pizzas are smaller in size and come with a variety of toppings inspired by Italian flavours. Expect fresh fior de latte mozzarella, datterini tomatoes and Sardinian sausage.

The Lazio pizza (£9) is one to try with fior de latte, porchetta di Ariccia, pecorino romano and tuna sauce.

Pasta lovers will rejoice at watching chefs twist fresh piping hot pici inside a cheese wheel to make cacio e peppe. 

Other pasta highlights include regienette lamb ragu, paccheri gamberi e limone and bucatini amatriciana.

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Each pasta and pizza on the menu has a suggested beer from West Brewing for pairing. Sides include aged Parma ham, salami, fried pasta, arancini and croquettes.

Assaggini is the latest brand from Viva Italia Group, the firm behind Mozza Pizza, Tony Macaroni, Doppio Malto UK, Banca Di Roma and Nardini Cafe Largs.

Neil Johnstone, general manager said: “We have been looking at this site for quite some time and we knew it was the perfect location for our second Assaggini. 

"The large format of the restaurant has allowed us to create a really exciting and flexible restaurant that we are confident will complement the already bustling West End dining scene."