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Believe it or not back home in Naples my brother and I were known as “Bravi Ragazzi” which literally translates to “Goodfella’s”. It was, of course, meant in the less sinister sense.

Myself, Nunzio, and my brother Mariano invite you on a trip down memory lane, to our childhood days back in Naples, Italy. We wanted to share our fond memories of sitting down at the table with our parents, siblings and relations to enjoy our meals. Coming from a large Neapolitan family this was always of the utmost importance and it allowed us to feel a fantastic togetherness and fulfillment.

We feel blessed to be of Italian heritage but also honoured to have the proud advantage of living in Glasgow, Scotland and bringing a piece of Italy here. Being brought up with our grandfather owning his own pasta company called Pasta Russo (Russo is our surname) we always had a dream to be in business together and running our own restaurant. And now our wish has come true.

In 2009 we took over La Fiorentina Restaurant at Paisley Road Toll. We were proud Winners of Scotland’s Best Family Choice Restaurant at The Scottish Entertainment Guide  Awards in 2012. This encouraged us to build and develop our family business and in June 2013 we took over the trendy, modern and very popular Mediterraneo Italian Grill & Cocktail Bar on Ingram Street in Glasgow’s merchant City. And now we’re proud to present Volare at the Mearns. This is why our slogan is

“Come join the Family”

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