Best Italian restaurants in Edinburgh

Best Italian restaurants in Edinburgh

Contini George Street

Get much more than pizza and pasta at the city's top Italian restaurants


Italian cuisine has been blended into Scottish culture for generations, especially here in Edinburgh. Cosy, family-run restaurants serve dishes that have been passed down through the ages, while some of Edinburgh's top establishments work magic with their ingredients to push culinary boundaries. And there's an embarrassment of great restaurants squarely focused on pizza.

Contini George Street
Beautiful surroundings, impeccable service and sumptuous food; an up-market dining experience that won't cost the earth.

Locanda de Gusti
Superb Neapolitan cuisine in a restaurant so authentically Italian you can practically smell the Mediterranean.

An oasis of calm in the bustle that is South Bridge, Mono serves exceptional quality dishes using the finest ingredients, presented with deserved pride.

Pizzeria 1926
A no-frills pizzeria serving the closest you'll get to real Neapolitan pizza in Edinburgh – the fritturina is pretty good too.

A Locanda de Gusti
102 Dalry Road, Edinburgh, EH11 2DW
Dedication to the best ingredients and the joy of eating give this unassuming Italian restaurant a life-affirming flavour.
B Pizzeria 1926
85 Dalry Road, Edinburgh, EH11 2AA
A taste of Naples in a buzzing atmosphere with friendly staff and perfect pizzas made with great ingredients.
C Contini George Street
103 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3ES
Modern Italian cuisine in grand, elegant surroundings in the heart of Georgian Edinburgh.
D Mono
85 South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1HN
Progressive Italian dining in a brightly up-market environment on busy South Bridge.

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