Family Fortunes: The Arcari Family

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THE ARCARI FAMILY
THE LA VITA GROUP,
GLASGOW

Father and son team Marco, and Mario, are the guys behind The La Vita Group, which began in 1999 and now counts five units in its portfolio including one in Gordon Street, Glasgow.

The others are La Vita Pizzeria, Bishopbriggs; La Vita Spuntini in Byres Road, La Vita Pizzeria George Square, both in Glasgow, and La Vita Piccolino e Vino in Newton Mearns.

They come from a line of entrepreneurs as Marco’s parents used to run fish and chip shops across Glasgow which they sold in order to start their restaurant business. Between the restaurants, they employ 150 staff. Said Mario, “Working together is okay, but not in the same unit! The secret to a successful family business is to constantly be in contact with your partner and work in tandem together.”

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