Best Italian Restaurants in Edinburgh

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

Best Italian Restaurants in Edinburgh

Locanda de Gusti


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.

Contini Ristorante
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. | 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. | 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. | read our review of Locanda de Gusti

Nonna's Kitchen
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. | read our review of Nonna's Kitchen

236 Leith Walk, Leith, EH6 5EL
Popular Leith Walk Italian decked out with rustic-chic furnishings where they really, really know their pizza. | read our review of Origano

Eating & Drinking Guide 2015/16

Eating & Drinking Guide 2016/17

23rd Edition published April 2016. 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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