Restaurants, Italian, "Edinburgh"

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Rocca@Holyrood

Macdonald Holyrood Hotel, 81 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8AU

Susan and Adrian Pieraccini brought the successful Rocca brand (‘Scottish food with an Italian twist’) from St Andrews to Holyrood in 2013. Still establishing its own identity, Edinburgh’s Rocca has the inescapable feel of a hotel restaurant thanks to…

Cucina

G&V Royal Mile Hotel, 1 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1AD

Style is of the essence in Cucina’s artfully lit dining space, with the finely tailored staff set against a muted riot of clashing print and colour. The clientele are a mixture of older well-heeled fine-diners and business travellers, catered to by a…

La Favorita

350 Morningside Road, Edinburgh, EH10 4QL

Takeaway review A slick and confident operation based halfway down Leith Walk, with an outlying takeaway/delivery hub on Morningside Road, La Favorita's pizzas have set a marker for the genre in Edinburgh, the blast of heat from proper wood-fired ovens…

Bella Italia - Edinburgh Hanover Street

9/11 Hanover Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2DL

Bella Italia on Edinburgh's Hanover Street boasts a superb city central location close to the National Galleries of Scotland. A big draw amongst visitors to the city, this affordable Italian restaurant from the nationwide Bella Italia restaurant…

Jolly Ristorante & Pizzeria

9 Elm Row, Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH7 4AA
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Vittoria

19 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EN

Vittoria is an Edinburgh institution, still going strong after 44 years. Visiting either of the Crolla empire’s two august establishments is a bit like touring a theme-park version of Rome – a little plastic, undeniably naff, but ultimately rather…

Bellini Cookery School

c/o Gino's Italian Kitchen, 158 Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh, EH16 5DX

Run by chef Angelo Cimini and Gina Giubarelli, who ran Bellini restaurant in Edinburgh’s New Town until 2009, the Italian-oriented cook school aims to teach people how to prepare delicious, healthy meals. Classes are informal and hands-on, and can be…

Locanda de Gusti

102 Dalry Road, Edinburgh, EH11 2DW

The name hasn't changed. Neither has the aim. The location of the Locanda de Gusti has, however, shifted across town from the foot of Broughton Street to Dalry Road, right next door to the spot where owner-chef Rosario Sartore first made his name a…

Osteria Del Tempo Perso

208 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh, EH10 4DE

Valvona & Crolla Scottish Foodhall at Jenners

Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2YJ

This award-winning specialist Italian grocer, wine merchant and café bar has legendary status in the capital, if not the country as a whole. 2008 marked a major development for Valvona & Crolla when a tie-up with House of Fraser saw them take over…

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Gran Caffè

The Signet Library, Parliament Square, High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1RF

Case notes and legislation literature pack the shelves of the Georgian Signet Library, and tables from 1815 await their culinary offerings. Its position beside the courts means lunchtime clientele are mainly of the legal profession, although other local…

La Favorita (Takeaway)

321 Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6 8SA

Not for nothing does owner Tony Crolla boast that La Favorita offers 'the best pizza in Edinburgh'. His tasty, log-fired pizzas have become his calling card, arriving at your door with as much flavour and zing as you'd expect from its restaurant…

Jamie's Italian

Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2LR

The unstoppable proliferation of Oliver’s army resulted in the establishment in 2012 of this branch within the Georgian grandeur of the revamped Assembly Rooms. Wine-red walls, soft lighting and a central hub bedecked with cured hams and strings of…

Cruz Bar and Restaurant

14 The Shore, Edinburgh, EH6 6QN

A First World War minesweeper boat anchored right at the heart of Leith’s bustling Shore district, Cruz has to be among the most distinctive drinking venues in Edinburgh. A popular watering hole with the area’s young party crowd, Cruz serves up an…

Gino's Italian Kitchen

158 Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh, EH16 5DX
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La Locanda

61 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1BS

Surrounded by a sea of anonymous tourist havens in the Old Town, it's comforting to walk in and be welcomed by name in La Locanda - which will probably happen by your second visit. Owner Marina Crolla and her son Dominic run the show at this little…

Al Fresco

22 Union Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3NQ

There’s something of a Giuliano’s theme to this stretch of Union Place, with the original restaurant, the takeaway next door and this incarnation just a few doors down. Don't be too alarmed by the name: Edinburgh's brisk easterly wind is kept at bay by…

Amarone

13 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, EH2 2BH

The façade of Amarone couldn’t be much grander, with large arch-shaped windows overlooking St Andrew Square attracting a clientele from the surrounding businesses, plus tourists and some locals. With its chic interior, vast amounts of space, incredibly…

Victor & Carina Contini Ristorante

103 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3ES

Just as Centrotre celebrates its tenth birthday in 2014 it also unveils a new name as Victor & Carina Contini Ristorante. A family-run restaurant occupying the grand premises of a former bank in a prime city location, their ethos is about fresh and…

Ristorante Luigi's

1 Howard Street, Edinburgh, EH3 5JP
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Cucina LC

68 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh, EH12 5LQ

A choice of 29 salads on the blackboard menu – not to mention dozens of sandwich options, as well as daily specials – might at first seem a bit overwhelming. But it’s entirely in keeping with owner Lorena Crolla’s generous spirit in this lively…

Sprio

37/39 St Stephen Street, Edinburgh, EH3 5AH

The colourful, design savvy interior and good coffee at this little deli/café give a nod to owner Marcello Sprio’s home town of Milan. With imported Italian sweets, Italian newspapers, magazines and radio it is only the Tunnock’s teacakes that remind…

Eatalia's

1 Brunswick Place, Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH7 5HP

Owned by Ida Scarano nee Crolla, of the Leith Walk dining dynasty who run Vittoria’s next door and La Favorita down the road, it almost goes without saying that Eatalia’s is a dependable local takeaway joint. The menu was refreshed in March 2011 and…

Jamie's Italian - Edinburgh

The Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2LR

Serving temptingly fresh and flavoursome creations from world-famous chef Jamie Oliver, Jamie's Italian Edinburgh evokes the vibrancy and passion embedded in traditional Italian cooking and culture. A homely neighbourhood vibe is inspired by the rustic…

Nonna's Kitchen

45 Morningside Road, Edinburgh, EH10 4AZ

In a genre in which the term ‘authentic’ can be too liberally doled out, the family-run (and family-friendly) Nonna’s is the real deal. The décor of the small but bustling space nestled at the crook of Morningside Road is muted and unobtrusive, serving…