Italian institution in the heart of Leith Walk, with a wide menu and plenty of space for large groups.
This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.
It’s been a Leith institution since it opened in 1970 and, unlike its more tourist-focused sister restaurant on George IV Bridge, Vittoria has managed to hang onto its 'friendly local eatery' vibe over the years. The à la carte menu has a strong selection of traditional Italian foods to choose from, with antipasti like insalata caprese to bruschetta to start, and pizza, pasta and risotto for main. The pasta options are particularly strong – the penne dello chef is a well-flavoured combination of chicken and smoked salmon, the rigatoni alla siciliana is cooked in a sauce of tomato, capers, olives, aubergines and peppers, and lasagne lovers are well catered for, with a stellar veggie option to go alongside the traditional lasagne di mamma. The pizza menu is expansive, though there is nothing particularly special or unique here. If you're after a good quality Italian with no frills, bells or whistles, this is the place to go: dependable and classic.
- High point: Extensive menu
- Low point: Toilets are quite a trek away
- Private dining: Up to 65 covers
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables
- Capacity: 200
- Largest group: 65
- Open since: 1970
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 11
- House wine: £15 per bottle