- Telephone 0131 669 0462
- Food served Sun–Thu 4pm–midnight; Fri 11.30am–1.30pm, 4pm–1am; Sat 4pm–1am
- Typical order Fish supper (£5)
This review is taken from the 2011 edition.
Trading from the same spot since the mid-1960s, Giovanni's has quietly and steadily built up a customer base that spans from Musselburgh to the Grassmarket, and it's easy to see why. Refurbished in 2000, the menu has since grown, with the traditional chip shop fare now expanded into baked potatoes, vegetarian kebabs, and, in the past few months, pasta made fresh on the premises. Owned and run by the local Pacitti family, the shop is now open seven days a week and offers delivery into the city centre. Pizzas are made to order in front of you, and arrive wonderfully thin, making it all about the fresh, juicy ingredients, light on the grease and heavy on the toppings, while the fish and chips are also generous in portion.
- Delivery: £1.50, up to 10 miles
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses)