103 High Riggs, Edinburgh, EH3 9RP
  • Telephone 07415 849715
  • Seasonal times Festival: extended opening
  • Food served Mon–Sun 11am–10pm.
  • Pre-theatre times 4–6pm
  • Pre-theatre price £6 aperitivo (starter plus a drink)
  • Email
  • Website www.piccolinoedinburgh.com
Photo of Piccolino
in association with
Birra Moretti

Located in the heart of Tollcross, newcomer Piccolino serves classic Italian dishes and a neat late-afternoon aperitivo.

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With its bright blue exterior, Piccolino is a relatively new addition to the Tollcross restaurant scene. The decor is more toned-down inside, with navy banquettes, wine racks and glasses adorning the walls. Attracting locals and their fair share of hotel guests, they serve a classic British-Italian menu; cured meats, pastas, aubergine dishes and breads. All the pasta is served perfectly al dente, with the fresh pesto linguine standing out as particularly tasty – some dishes like the spaghetti vongole could do with a bigger favour punch. They offer a good, reasonably priced children’s menu and their aperitivo offer (starter with a glass of wine, beer or soft drink for a bargain price) is a novel version of a pre-theatre. Staff are warm, and happy to direct you to their favourites on the menu.

The List's rating






Louise Donoghue visited Piccolino on 15 March 2018
  • High point: Good al dente pasta
  • Low point: Pannacotta a bit solid
  • Notable dish: Pesto linguine
  • Average price: £16 (lunch); £20 (dinner)

Italian restaurant serving fresh pasta and handmade Italian delicacies served truly by Chef Antonio Lipari.

Always freshly prepared with simple, delicious ingredients.

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  • 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: Italian music
  • Live entertainment: Live music for special occasions eg. New Year
  • Capacity: 53
  • Largest group: 35
  • Open since: 2017 (October)
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 6
  • House wine: £15 per bottle