You may not expect to be able to find great Italian food in Edinburgh, but in actual fact you are spoilt for choice. There are a number of popular contemporary and traditional Italian restaurants in the city and many of them are family-run. If you want a pasta dish, an antipasto platter, a real pizza, or some great quality ice cream, you’ll find it at one of these restaurants. You’ll also find great wine, Italian beers on draft, and excellent coffee.
For delicious Italian food with a modern twist seek out the stylish Amarone located in a beautiful Georgian building on George Street. It was a finalist in the Scottish Restaurant of the Year awards Italian category and the food and the location is bound to impress. If you are looking for a more authentic experience, why not try Locanda De Gusti a cozy and friendly restaurant serving simple and delicious dishes.
For the best pizza in Edinburgh head down to Leith Walk to the ever popular La Favorita, the recent winner of the Best UK Pizza Restaurant. Their pizza is legendary, but they also serve delicious pasta, meat and fish dishes. Alternatively, head to Civerinos for Italian street food and an incredibly chic setting sure to impress your friends.
There’s always a warm welcome and lively atmosphere at city’s Italian restaurants and there’s no chance that you’ll leave feeling hungry! There are enough great Italian restaurants in Edinburgh for you to dine out every night of your stay.