La Bruschetta

La Bruschetta
13 Clifton Terrace, Haymarket, Edinburgh, EH12 5DR
  • Telephone 0131 467 7464
  • Opening times Tue–Sat noon–2pm & 6–10.30pm; closed Mon & Sun.
  • Food served Tue–Sat noon–2pm, 6–10.30pm. Closed Sun/Mon.
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La Bruschetta

Italian restaurant packed full of old-school charm, with well-composed traditional cuisine and a friendly vibe.

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La Bruschetta is a small, intimate restaurant, just across the road from the commuter frenzy of Haymarket station. Full of old-school Italian charm, tables are elegantly dressed in crisp, white tablecloths and service is just as immaculate. The menu follows a traditional Italian format – stuzzichini, antipasti, primi and secondi. Combinations of local vegetables and Italian meats and cheeses, drizzled with warm honey and crumbled goat’s cheese, make for indulgent antipasti, best followed by classic Italian fresh egg pasta dishes. Head chef and owner Giovanni Cariello worked in some of the best restaurants in Italy before setting up La Bruschetta in 2002 and this training shines through in his cuisine. Seafood is a particular speciality; scampi breval and grilled sea bass are available on the à la carte menu but the real treasures are on the specials board, where the likes of dover sole, lobster and swordfish regularly make an appearance.

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Rachael Cloughton visited La Bruschetta on 5 March 2019
  • High point: Superb classic Italian cuisine
  • Low point: Toilets positioned awkwardly through the bar area
  • Notable dish: Agnolotti All'Aragosta
  • Average price: £16.95 (set lunch); £30 (dinner)
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Jazz / Sinatra
  • Capacity: 24
  • Largest group: 24 for private function
  • Open since: 2002
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 9
  • House wine: £18.95 per bottle