Pizzeria 1926

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Pizzeria 1926
85 Dalry Road, Edinburgh, EH11 2AA
  • Telephone 0131 337 5757
  • Opening times Tue & Wed 5–10pm; Thu–Sun noon–10pm; closed Mon.
  • Food served Tue–Thu 5–10.30pm; Fri–Sun noon–10.30pm. Closed Mon.
  • Email
  • Website www.pizzeria1926.com
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Pizzeria 1926

A taste of Naples in a buzzing atmosphere with friendly staff and perfect pizzas made with great ingredients.

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The first clue is an apparently handwritten sign above the front door. Step inside and it’s clear that here is a re-creation of Neapolitan street food. Football shirts pegged to washing lines hang above tables which have paper tablecloths, tumblers and cutlery that will be re-used for starters and mains. Water comes in a recycled passata jar and the wine choice is simple – house red or white in various carafe sizes. There is little respite for the high-energy waiters wearing t-shirts in the blue of Napoli football club, which was formed in 1926 and gives the restaurant its name. Starters, suitable for sharing, include doughy pizza fritta with a pork and cheese filling or perhaps a selection of fried fish including calamari and whitebait. Pizzas, all similarly priced, are light and the toppings made with produce imported from Italy. Barbone features salami and burrata, and oozes freshness. Daily changing desserts finish off the meal in style. And, in keeping with the authentic mood, diners are asked to leave after 90 minutes – that’s what happens in Naples.

The List's rating
8

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Colin Renton visited Pizzeria 1926 on 31 January 2018
  • High point: Authentic food in a great atmosphere
  • Low point: Tables turn over frequently so no chance to linger
  • Notable dish: Pizza fritta
  • Average price: £13 (lunch); £13 (dinner)
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Capacity: 50
  • Largest group: 50
  • Open since: 2017
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 2
  • House wine: House wine is sold by 250ml/500ml/1000ml carafes – £5.95/£9.95/£17.95 per bottle

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