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100 Lothian Rd | Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH3 9BE, Scotland (Castle / Royal Mile / High St)
0131 228 6379
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Ranked #290 of 1,867 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $33 - $41
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood: Castle / Royal Mile / High St
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

Will never return . Food was so bad , grandchildren are a mouthful . Pizza & Garlic Bread tasted as if they had been lying around for hours . Shocking service . Will never ever eat here again .

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Castle Douglas, United Kingdom
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Visited here when in the area on business with my son. Nice to see 'real' Italian staff instead of false accents and fake tans! No waiting for a table, food served quickly and with a friendly staff attitude. Food was good and probablt one of the best Italian meals I have had outside of Italy!

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CiaoRomaManagement, Owner at bar italia, responded to this review

I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to Bar Italia! Thank you for your kind comments & we hope to see you again in the future! More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Booked for 9 people at 900. Called to confirm at 830 and agreed a revised time of 915. As of 930 still standing in the foyer waiting, no sign of a free table or clear expectation from the management on when we will be seated. An absolute joke - bad enough they can't honour a booking, but even worse not... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Wow is all I have to say. Amazing fresh pasta great service and food was delicious. Thanks great Italian food. Pizza very true to Italy.

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CiaoRomaManagement, Owner at bar italia, responded to this review

I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to Bar Italia! Thank you for your comments & we look forward to seeing you again in the future! More

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I like atmosphere, ambience, food and service in Bar Italia. Daily Special board always beautifully presented. We had Fresh home made pasta Rigatoni and Rack of Lamb both dishes tasted amazing. Wine list with carefully selected wines plus some of the recommendations from the house. We chose Montepulciano, this wine we know many years, specially this little wooden part from... More

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CiaoRomaManagement, Owner at bar italia, responded to this review

I am happy to hear you continue to enjoy your visits to Bar Italia!! Thank you for your kind comments & we look forward to seeing you on your next visit. More

edinburgh
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

i was walking last night lothian road with my colleague and watching the big windows of bar italia ,what a fantastic found, the italian waiting staff ,the atmosphere, the music and the smell of the pizza o bread home made was remember me the traditional italian trattoria we had a bottle vermentino , starter main dessert and coffe ,not expensive... More

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I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to Bar Italia!! Thank you for your kind comments & I hope you enjoyed your return visit!! More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

recently dined with a group of people when in Edinburgh. Small family run establishment with great food and nice atmosphere. Not larger in size, very comfortable and opportunities to interact with the owner. Food was very good and delivered promptly. I ordered a seafood pasta dish with fresh made pasta, and found it excellent. I would definitely visit it again.

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I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to Bar Italia! Thank you for your kind comments & we look forward to seeing you again in the future! More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

A friend and I (both full time masters students, and full time employees) were wandering the street looking for food, and the aroma coming from this place was so enticing we decided we had to try it. We didn't have to wait long for a table, and the staff seemed friendly... until we ordered water instead of an expensive wine.... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Cheap pre theatre good menu, recommended. Lovely waitress, very helpful. Pinot Grigio was not great, try another white wine.

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I am pleased to hear that overall, you enjoyed your visit to Bar Italia! Thank you for your comments & we hope to see you again in the future! More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We were looking for an Italian restaurant along Lothian Road , and notice that this was particularly busy so decided to give it a try. Staff were friendly and we didn't have to wait long to be seated. I ordered a vegetarian pizza which basically consisted of two strands of pepper, and a little bit of goats cheese. My partner... More

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Additional Information about bar italia

Address: 100 Lothian Rd | Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH3 9BE, Scotland
Phone Number: 0131 228 6379
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Castle / Royal Mile / High St
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 33 - 41
Cuisine: Italian

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