La Favorita

La Favorita
350 Morningside Road, Edinburgh, EH10 4QL
  • Telephone 0131 447 4000
  • Opening times Mon–Fri/Sun noon–11pm; Sat noon–midnight.
  • Food served Mon–Thu 4.30–10.45pm; Fri–Sun noon–10.45pm
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Takeaway review
A slick and confident operation based halfway down Leith Walk, with an outlying takeaway/delivery hub on Morningside Road, La Favorita's pizzas have set a marker for the genre in Edinburgh, the blast of heat from proper wood-fired ovens giving the dough its distinctively smoky flavour and charred edge. Now available in two sizes – 10-inch and 14-inch – the base-line margherita stands by the classic Italian insistence on few ingredients, chosen well. There's little wrong with this option, but toppings can get quite sophisticated – cacio e pere, for example, has pecorino and pear, with no tomato sauce, and there's no shortage of choice, with pastas, side dishes and gluten-free options.

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