La Favorita

La Favorita
325–331 Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6 8SA
  • Telephone 0131 554 2430
  • Food served Mon–Sun noon–11pm.
  • Average price £10 (Mon–Fri noon–5pm); £17 (evening meal)
  • Email
  • Website vittoriagroup.co.uk
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Hospitable Leith Walk eatery, takeaway and delivery outlet with family-friendly dining and plenty of pizza choice.

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Overlaid with its bustling takeaway trade and a distinctive delivery service, La Favorita continues to satisfy its neighbourhood’s demand for family-friendly dining. A hugely hospitable front-of-house patrols a smart interior composed of timber and exposed brick, trendy neutral tones and comfy booths, with a cheery private dining room tucked away towards the back. Rigatoni with nduja sausage and chicken roasted in a chilli marinade feature on an appealing all-day à la carte, alongside a tempting range of gelato sundaes and liqueurs from a well-stocked bar. Busy ovens in the entrance foyer kitchen support an extensive pizza menu, with goat’s cheese and pancetta or spicy salami with ricotta popping up among two dozen well-composed options. Pesto-filled arancini and Salsiccia sausages in a cannellini bean stew appear on a good value fixed-price lunch offer, with plenty of choice and value to keep the fidgety bambinos content. On its game for over a decade, this is a popular venue much admired for the warmth of its welcome and of course its pizza.

  • High point: Convivial setting with friendly staff and plenty of pizza
  • Low point: Not sure about the stem broccoli pizza
  • Notable dish: Any of the two dozen pizzas
  • Delivery: Wide delivery options through lafavoritadelivered.com
  • Private dining: 20–25
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Their own mix tapes
  • Capacity: 130
  • Largest group: 50
  • Open since: 2005
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 13
  • House wine: £17.50 per bottle

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