A taste of Naples in a buzzing atmosphere with friendly staff and perfect pizzas made with great ingredients.
Pizzeria 1926 refers to the founding year of Napoli football club and this restaurant is a thorough homage to the legendary team. Football strips hang from the ceiling, the gigantic pizza oven is painted in the club’s iconic cerulean blue and even some of the pizzas are named after Napoli players. They’re as close to real Neapolitan pizza as you’ll get in Edinburgh, each stacked with toppings that are imported almost entirely from Italy (and priced accordingly). The marekiaro (No.17) combines Italian sausage with bitter friarielli, its sharpness balanced by creamy ricotta. The signature 1926 pizza is topped with the colours of the Italian flag; luscious tomato and ham, fior di latte, and fresh basil, with a football-esque boiled egg perched on top and a Vesuvius-like crust filled with pepper-infused ricotta. Dolce is just as indulgent, with wobbly caramel panacotta served in tubs and warm brioche buns stuffed with balls of ice-cream. Elegant it is not, but when the food is this good, who cares?
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Italian pop
- Capacity: 50
- Largest group: 60 (they can arrange the restaurant differently for private events to increase capacity)
- 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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