La Favorita

La Favorita
325–331 Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6 8SA
  • Telephone 0131 554 2430
  • Food served Mon–Sun noon–11pm.
  • Average price £10 (set lunch); £19 (evening meal)
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Photo of La Favorita
in association with
Birra Moretti

Neighbuorhood family restaurant offering Italian favourites and great hospitality.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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The original Leith Walk pizzeria, La Favorita continues to produce pizzas of great quality with a serving of super-friendly service on the side. The pizza menu is extensive, and includes several non-tomato ‘white’ options. Whatever your preference, they’re very good, with great bases and gluten-free options too. Starters feature calamari fritti which brings anchovies to the party along with squid, a combination that’ll have you craving for more. Most pasta dishes come as starters or mains, plus there are meat and fish mains to be found in among the carbs. The proof of the pudding is in the eating and La Favorita’s tiramisu is a must. The restaurant is especially popular with families and for good reason: children are welcomed with (literal) open arms and their kids’ menu features favourites including smoked salmon pasta with broccoli in a creamy sauce, of which you’ll feel compelled to taste several forkfuls (just to make extra sure it’s ok, you understand).

  • High point: Great pizza and friendly welcoming service
  • Low point: Mains don’t always live up to pizza standard
  • Notable dish: Pizza
  • Delivery: Deliveries to postal areas EH1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 & 15. Order costing less than £40 are charged £1.50. £2 to EH 4 and 9. Free for delivery over £40.
  • 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
  • Capacity: 130
  • Largest group: 50
  • Open since: 2005
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 10+
  • House wine: £17.50 per bottle

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