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Fabio's Restaurant

#376 of 1,975 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: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 93
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 8
    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
A cheeky wee pasta

Just had Sunday dinner at Fabio's, absolutely superb, if you are looking for a tasty pasta then you won't go to far wrong here, the staff are very pleasant and helpful, we turned up without booking and although the restaurant was busy we got a table straight away. The food was served quickly, so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2015
Keith R
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
via mobile
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EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a lovely meal here with friends, great atmosphere, good food ,well presented with good wine, plenty of choice on offer to everyone,s taste, service was excellent provided by very pleasant friendly staff who made us feel very welcome indeed.

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Thank DAVIEBOY49
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Just had Sunday dinner at Fabio's, absolutely superb, if you are looking for a tasty pasta then you won't go to far wrong here, the staff are very pleasant and helpful, we turned up without booking and although the restaurant was busy we got a table straight away. The food was served quickly, so you didn't have to wait in... More 

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Thank Keith R
Fife, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Attended Christmas lunch for 21 people. Staff were very nice, polite and helpful... But the food was lacking in flavour and did not look appetising. Vegetarian in party was given Brussels sprouts with bacon, the pre ordered frittata was no more than a small burnt omelette... having not attended with small party I cannot comment, but would not recommend large... More 

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Thank Alice D
Edinburgh
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Meal for 6. The only downside is layout could be better for both accessibility and tablecloths could do with an upgrade. However service very good, welcoming and genuine. Food was lovely - good size portions and great quality - not cheap but you get what you pay for and here you get good quality food for a reasonable price.. Very... More 

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Thank Rhona A
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Although we hadn't booked we were welcomed warmly. The food was tasty and the service efficient and friendly. It was nice to see families dining and enjoying the ambience. I would have preferred the lighting a bit dimmer but that perhaps helps older customers read the menu.

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Thank Annie C
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

What a fab little gem this place is, service is outstanding, food amazing and quick, whether it's for lunch or dinner. A must go to place.

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2 Thank Keith R
Yelverton, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Location is not something in Fabio's favour, but do go in. Well cooked, homely Italian food in a friendly atmosphere, served by pleasant staff, at very reasonable prices. the best place to eat in this area of Edinburgh I think

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1 Thank Iain9
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

What a great place for lunch at very reasonable prices. All the staff are very helpful. Service is good. They offer a set menu or a la carte. plenty of choice for everyone - they also have daily specials on to.

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1 Thank Dragonlady1504
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66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

Very simple menu but everything cooked just right. A bit confused on the decor as some modern art and some old photos. But simple family cooking. Kitchen open so you could see it was all clean. Wine by the glass?? House. Amoretti cake and espresso to finish. Enjoy!

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1 Thank Solarbatteryboy
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

cheerful welcome, child friendly and wholesome well cooked italian food. Brilliant homemade desserts to die for. Great unintrusive service. And inexpensive too. What a find.

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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, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?