236 Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6 5EL
  • Telephone 0131 554 6539
  • Opening times Mon–Sun noon–10pm.
  • Food served Mon–Sun noon–10pm.
  • Email
  • Website www.origano-leith.co.uk
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Birra Moretti

Popular Leith Walk Italian, decked out with rustic-chic furnishings, where they really know their pizza.

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From humble beginnings in the tiny original premises nearby (now its takeaway), Origano has made a name for itself serving up some of the better pizza to be had in the city. It’s now well established in a chic, larger and more grown-up incarnation, with soft velvety textiles, dim lighting and exposed brick walls. An impressive gas and wood-fired oven takes centre stage in the space with pizzaiolos theatrically tossing and topping for your pleasure. There’s a good variety of pizzas from simple classics through to more elaborate creations, all in three sizes, ranging from reasonably petite to eye-poppingly large. A Del Mare comes with rich tomato sugo and is generously speckled with tuna, prawns, anchovies and parsley, all atop a thin, crisp base with just the right amount of chew. Starters and salads play their supporting roles well – a vegetable antipasti board includes, among other good things, warm and crumbly homemade focaccia and freshly roasted vegetables. Finish up with a sweet and creamy tiramisu, easily big enough for two, before rolling out most satisfied onto Leith Walk.

  • High point: Great pizza dished up with a little theatre
  • Low point: If dough ain't your thing, choice is more limited
  • Notable dish: Besides the obvious pizza – the antipasti boards are fresh, inventive and served with warm homemade bread
  • Average price: £14 (lunch); £18 (dinner)

A small and friendly authentic pizzeria offering fantastic freshly made pizza, pasta and antipasto sharing platters. All of our bread and dough is made fresh straight from our kitchen. The fresh tiramisu is a must!

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  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables
  • Capacity: 60
  • Largest group: 20
  • Open since: 2011
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 8
  • House wine: £18 per bottle