POPULAR Glasgow Italian restaurant La Lanterna are launching a brand new branch in the west end.

The city's oldest family run Italian restaurant has made a name for itself since opening in 1970 at the foot of Hope Street.

And now owners will be bringing a second restaurant to Glasgow's West End this August.

They will be moving into 447 Great Western Road - where La Parmigiana Italian Restaurant was based.

La Lanterna was named Best Italian Restaurant at the Glasgow Restaurant Awards 2012 and Scotland’s Best Italian Restaurant in The Official Scottish Entertainment Guide Awards in 2013.

The restaurant posted on their Facebook: "La Lanterna West is coming!  "We are absolutely delighted to announce that we will be opening a SECOND restaurant this August and are bringing La Lanterna to Glasgow's West End.

"We'll be moving into 447 Great Western Road, and we can't wait to welcome you all through our doors next month.

"Stay tuned for all news and developments right here."