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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Six of the Best - Eating & Drinking around Leith11 Jun 2009
The King’s Wark 36 The Shore, 0131 554 9260 Few things can make a foodie as happy as a portion of homemade fishcakes and frites courtesy of this granddaddy of the Leith eating scene. Oozing olde worlde charm, the Wark’s menu boasts everything from…