Best Italian restaurants in Edinburgh
- Eating and Drinking Guide
- 22 May 2019
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.
A no-frills pizzeria serving the closest you'll get to real Neapolitan pizza in Edinburgh – the fritturina is pretty good too.