Family-friendly trattoria in a central Old Town location, with swanky black furnishings and an extremely wide menu.
This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.
What do Leith Walk and George IV Bridge have in common? They are both home to a Vittoria restaurant. Unlike its East Side sister, the Old Town establishment feels like a bit of a tourist trap, something that is reflected in its ambience: there is nothing in the way of local charm here, but if you want a good view of a historic Auld Reekie street as you pick at your olives, this is the place for you. That said, the service is professional and polished from the start, and all staff are well versed in everything from the wine list to the specials board. The menu is notably large, with a good selection of everything that comes to mind when you think Italian (pizza, pasta and risotto: the big three). Notable dishes include linguine alla pescatora, which combines fresh pasta with chilli tomatoes, mixed seafood and shellfish, and the fresh filled pasta of the day. The pizza menu is extensive, with over 20 varieties to choose from (including a deluxe range for when you want something more than a margherita). This is the place to go for clear-cut, by-the-book Italian food; no quirks, no surprises.
- High point: Large menu selection
- Low point: Not very atmospheric
- Notable dish: Linguine alla pescatora
- Private dining: Up to 100 covers
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
- Capacity: 230
- Largest group: 110
- Open since: 2007
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 12
- House wine: £17.50 per bottle