Locanda de Gusti

Locanda de Gusti
102 Dalry Road, Edinburgh, EH11 2DW
  • Telephone 0131 346 8800
  • Seasonal times Closed first two weeks of July
  • Food served Mon–Wed 5.30–10pm; Thurs–Sat 12.30–2pm, 5.30–10pm. Closed Sun.
  • Email
  • Website www.locandadegusti.com
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Locanda de Gusti

Dedication to the best ingredients and the joy of eating give this unassuming Italian restaurant a life-affirming flavour.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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If your waiter is from Naples and calls his chef and boss 'mamma', do you need any further recommendation that you're about to sample some true Neapolitan cuisine? Everything at Locanda de Gusti brims with passion and the exuberant staff seem honoured to introduce diners to real Italian food, perfect pasta al dente and the freshest produce. Fish and seafood come in all guises; a tasty pasta of linguine with Scottish lobster and Vesuvian tomatoes, or maybe monkfish tails with mussels and cockles. There's the fab traditional pasta paccheri with diced potatoes and cured pork jowl, tossed with cheese and herbs. Vegetarians can sample fresh pasta caputi with crushed cauliflower, or frittata of Jerusalem artichokes and Sardinian ricotta. And don't forget there's homemade ice-cream. Feel the warmth of Italy emanate from the joyful staff, the fantastic dishes and matching wine list, and be transported to Napoli for just a little while.

The List's rating






Louise Donoghue visited Locanda de Gusti on 1 February 2018
  • High point: Everything is delicious
  • Low point: Too full for dessert
  • Notable dish: Seafood feast starter and ice cream
  • Average price: £14.95 (Thu/Fri); £25 (dinner)
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Capacity: 40
  • Largest group: 40
  • Open since: May 2014 in current location
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 2 (most wine is available by glass- you have to ask as not on menu)
  • House wine: £19.95 per bottle

Reviews & features

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