La Favorita

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La Favorita
325–331 Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6 8SA
  • Telephone 0131 554 2430
  • Seasonal times Winter: Sun–Wed noon–10pm; Thu noon–10.30; Fri/Sat noon–11pm.
  • Food served Mon–Sun noon–11pm.
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Busy crowd-pleasing Italian serving wood-fired pizzas and a wide range of other options.

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If you live in Edinburgh, you’ve probably seen one of La Favorita’s bright yellow Fiat 500s on the road; this busy spot on Leith Walk is their mothership and just as unmissable. Inside, the atmosphere is relaxed and informal; wood-lined walls add a touch of rustic charm to an otherwise thoroughly modern restaurant. There's something for everyone on the extensive menu; gluten-free pizza and pasta as well as vegan cheese alternatives. Friendly staff add to the welcome. The thin, crisp pizza, cooked inside a wood-fired oven by the restaurant’s master piazzioli, is defiinitely recommended. Alongside the classics are more unusual toppings like smoky nduja sausage served with crumbled amaretti biscuit or the Emilia Romagna pizza that has a bolognese base. Save room for dolce; there are almost 20 different ice-cream flavours on a dessert menu that is admirably the same size as the main card.

The List's rating






Rachael Cloughton visited La Favorita on 10 March 2019
  • High point: Superb menu for diners with food intolerances and allergies
  • Low point: You can't see the wood-fired pizza oven from the restaurant
  • Notable dish: 'The Chef's Choice' Pizza: a caramelised onion base with strips of beef, mozzarella, gorgonzola cheese, sliced potato finished with rocket
  • Average price: £11.95 (set lunch); £22 (dinner)
  • Delivery: Wide delivery options through
  • Private dining: Up to 28 covers
  • Provides: Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Italian favourites
  • Capacity: 110
  • Largest group: 28
  • Open since: 2005
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 6
  • House wine: £18.95 for 1 litre carafe per bottle

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