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


The capital's Italian scene finds itself in reassuringly decent shape. Family-run neighbourhood stalwarts continue to satisfy loyal bands of returning regulars amid a sprinkling of polished venues where precise cuisine leans on the finest imported ingredients. Stylish communal dining offers thoughtfully composed small plates, and street snacks continue to emerge alongside a handful of restaurants striving to elevate the humble pizza. Well-sourced regional vino remains plentiful and you never have to wander too far to get a comforting bowl of carbs.

Contini George Street
103 George Street, New Town, EH2 3ES
A 2017 revamp saw the Continis hitting all the right notes: delicious and deceptively simple food in a beautiful setting. | read our review of Contini George Street

Locanda de Gusti
102 Dalry Road, Dalry, EH11 2DW
Dedication to the best ingredients and the joy of eating give this unassuming Italian restaurant a life-affirming flavour. | read our review of Locanda de Gusti

Pizzeria 1926
85 Dalry Road, Dalry, EH11 2AA
Outstanding no-frills pizzeria serving up authentic Neapolitan pizza and street food. | read our review of Pizzeria 1926

27–29 Marshall Street, Newington, EH8 9BJ
Casual communal dining in smart stripped-back interior with an appealing array of small plates and carefully crafted pizzas.
Read our review of WILDMAN

Eating & Drinking Guide 2017/18

Eating & Drinking Guide 2017/18

24th Edition published April 2017. Widely recognised as the most reliable, comprehensive and authoritative guide to eating out in more than 950+ restaurants, bistros, cafes and bars in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

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