Smart and friendly family-run deli café adding a modern twist to traditional homemade Italian favourites.
In their licensed Italian street food café, the Di Giorgio’s serve food akin to what they’d typically enjoy at home. Through the glass frontage, natural light illuminates the long, narrow dining area with ornately corniced high ceilings, exposed stone and brick walls and slate flooring. The food is equally as impressive. Choose from a menu of authentic Italian fare alongside burgers, ciabattas, an all-day breakfast menu, and homemade cakes. Calamari to start transports you to the Mediterranean with succulent squid rings in a light crispy batter, a hint of chilli, and a squeeze of lemon. For mains, avocado pesto sees fresh pasta coated in creamy avocado with king prawns – so simple, yet delicious, it’s hard not to imagine recreating it at home. Di Giorgio’s is open in the evenings on Friday and Saturday, dogs and children are very welcome, and gluten-free options are available.
- High point: The typically warm Italian hospitality
- Low point: Difficulty choosing – the menu is so enticing
- Notable dish: Calamari
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Italian pop
- Capacity: 35 (+ 6 outside)
- Largest group: 35
- Open since: 2013
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 5
- House wine: £16.50 per bottle
Reviews & features
The best breakfasts in Edinburgh29 Mar 2012
The finest cafes, bistros and restaurants in the capital for a morning meal
Broughton Delicatessen 7 Barony Street, 558 7111, broughton-deli.co.uk Breakfast served: Mon–Sat 8am–3pm; Sun 11am–3pm. What does this place not do well? A great deli, healthy lunches and superb, made-from-scratch breakfasts from morning until 3pm…