Best Italian Restaurants in Edinburgh
Get much more than pizza and pasta at the city’s top Italian restaurants
There’s a long, proud history of Italian cuisine in Scotland. In Edinburgh, the marriage of Scottish and Italian produce and eager diners familiar with the best of Italian regional cuisine has led to a self-confident, stylish strand of cooking emerging. As well as the comforting, accessible, familiarity required for nights when you just want a bowl of pasta and a red wine, there are also opportunities to push the boat out and experiment with subtle flavours, new ideas and fresher-than-fresh ingredients which are given room to shine.
103 George Street, New Town, EH2 3ES
Celebrating the Italian-Scottish tradition of great food and warm hospitality, Contini’s big, classy setting is matched by a big heart.
contini.com/contini-ristorante | read our review of Contini Ristorante
G&V Royal Mile Hotel, 1 George IV Bridge, Old Town, EH1 1AD
Colourful, contemporary Italian restaurant, located within the G&V Hotel on the Royal Mile.
quorvuscollection.com/gandv-hotel-edinburgh/restaurants/cucina | read our review of Cucina
Locanda de Gusti
102 Dalry Road, West End, EH11 2DW
Dedication to the best ingredients and the joy of eating give this unassuming Italian restaurant a life-affirming flavour.
locandadegusti.com | read our review of Locanda de Gusti
45 Morningside Road, Southside, EH10 4AZ
Big-hearted family-run restaurant where an extensive menu means there is something delicious to suit everyone’s taste.
nonnas-kitchen.co.uk | read our review of Nonna's Kitchen