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Fabio's Restaurant

#413 of 1,825 Restaurants in Edinburgh
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23 Glasgow Road, Edinburgh EH12 8HW, Scotland
+44 131 3342300
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12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 84
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Do not let the location put you off

This was a chance visit when we were desperate for food after a four hour drive. The result was a pleasant surprise experience where the food and service was very good. The service was especially good in that it was efficient without being overbearing as can be the case. All the family were content.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
Appleman55
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Taunton, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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English first
Warwick, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We found this restaurant quite by accident on Saturday evening. At first we thought it might just be a take away. But we went in to take a look, and glad we did. We could see then that there was a nice sized dinning area. We were shown to our seats, and drink orders taken and an appetiser. These came... More 

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Aberdeen
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Being the closest restaurant to where I was staying, I chose to eat here recently. I started with the Bruschette which arrived on 2 pieces of well done sliced bread, not the way I've had it before, there certainly wasn't any pesto kicking around there, the tomato and dressing was pretty non-descript though. The wafer thin prawns looked as though... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This was a chance visit when we were desperate for food after a four hour drive. The result was a pleasant surprise experience where the food and service was very good. The service was especially good in that it was efficient without being overbearing as can be the case. All the family were content.

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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

A birthday treat for the 4 boys. 2 reached 21, 2 reached sweet 16. Then a mixture of ages of up to almost 70. 9 in total. A fantastic venue for a mid week celebration. Well presented venue. Friendly greeting . And warm welcome from Fabio himself. What a charming young host. Your genuine Italian fresh cooked food. Good portions.... More 

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Fontana, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The bruschetta was the best I'd ever tasted. They added a special pesto sauce that was to die for. Yummy!

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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We were in Edinburgh for the Royal Highland Show where my husband was judging and not knowing the area well, asked our host at the B&B where we were staying to recommend somewhere close. He kindly arranged for a table at Fabio's and taxi to take us there. From outside it looks pretty non-descript but once inside it is a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Nice basic Italian restaurant with great food and nice service. Large menu with a lot of choice. The straciatella soup was great.

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Batley, United Kingdom
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157 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Our annual show trip back to Edinburgh and as usual we ate at Fabio's - 12 of us in total. The service was quick, polite and friendly and the food was very good as usual. The portion sizes seemed to have shrunk a little bit however all in all a very good meal and will be back again next year... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

Good family eatery, the owner is lovely and friendly and always has a smile. Food v tasty, chicken in their whiskey sauce is my fav, a real winner. Great wee local restaurant that always serves up a good standard. Can get super busy so suggest maybe booking, especially at weekends.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

Visited 21st of June, arrived to a freezing restaurant, only to be told by the waiter with bad attitude that nothing they can do as another guest has asked for the door to be left open, my wife and family had to keep their jackets on. Ordered Pate, no taste, ordered Pizza which I had to return due to excessive... More 

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Fabios R, Manager at Fabio's Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm the manager Fabio's and was working the night that you were in. It's sad that you have chosen to write a poor review which has been fabricated and really is far from the truth. If I remember correctly you arrived later than the rest of the party and no one had mentioned that the restaurant felt cold! It was... More 

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Additional Information about Fabio's Restaurant

Address: 23 Glasgow Road, Edinburgh EH12 8HW, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 131 3342300
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 23 Glasgow Road, Edinburgh EH12 8HW, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 131 3342300

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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