40 Queensferry Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4RA
  • Telephone 0131 220 5622
  • Food served Mon 8am–10pm; Tue–Thu 8–11am, 11.30am–11pm; Fri 8am–midnight; Sat 9.30am–midnight; Sun 9.30am–10pm.
  • Average price £5.95 (set lunch); £14 (evening meal)
  • Email
  • Website www.quattrozero.co.uk
Eating & Drinking Guide

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This review is taken from the 2014 edition.

In an area of town peculiarly rich in pizza-pasta joints, QuattroZero needs a USP, and it’s price. Simple, diner-style décor is colourful, brightly lit and family friendly, and at £5.95 for a starter and main course over lunchtime – with great big portions – you certainly won’t feel short changed. The speciality is wood-fired pizza, which comes in sizes up to one metre long and with all the classic toppings. No claims are made over sourcing or seasonality – this is hunger-sating stuff, covering all the most popular bases: al’Amalfitana spaghetti is loaded with seafood, including giant, nicely cooked calamari rings and mussels that taste fresher than the king prawns. Starters are strong on antipasti and sharing boards, and desserts major on size and sugar with knickerbocker glories and a sweet pizza among them. The takeaway, accessed through a separate door but joined to the main restaurant, and noteworthy late food service times complete the informal vibe.

  • High point: Gluten-free pizza available – advisable to pre-order
  • Low point: The customary post-pizza salt thirst
  • Notable dish: Metre or half-metre pizza
  • Delivery: ask for details
  • 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: Pop
  • Capacity: 74
  • Largest group: 54
  • Open since: 2012
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 9