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The Jolly Restaurant

9 Elm Row, Edinburgh EH7 4AA, Scotland (Leith)
+44 131 5562833
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Ranked #1,049 of 1,825 restaurants in Edinburgh
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: Leith
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Brechin
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

First came 35 years ago and always eat here when I'm in Edinburgh, decent Italian food at a good price!! There are too many places trying too hard. This is just good honest food. I came on my own tonight and was made to feel very welcome,

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2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This place servers nice food, the pizzas are superb. Staff are friendly and very helpful, good atmosphere in this restaurant.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Been eating at Jolly's every time we visit Edinburgh for over 14 years. We ate here 3 times on our last visit... I read some of the other reviews and we did experience some of the frequent complaints, overcooked pasta, cheese not quite melted on the bruschetta, but the pizza here is probably the best around. I would not recommend... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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118 reviews 118 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I've never visited this place before as it seemed a touristic trap to me. Decided to go there on a weekday evening and glad I did. Their pizzas are very very very nice - could be among the best in Edinburgh. Unfortunately I cannot say the same for their pasta: overcooked and swimming in sauce - I couldn't eat it.... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Came for dinner mid-week with family and had an average experience. Nothing was spectacular, but nothing was a let down. Loved the pictures and paintings on the walls! We ordered starters, mains and desserts. The starters were okay, the Bruschetta came on slightly soggy bread and was piled with cold packet Mozzarella cheese and the Mussels weren't all that great.... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Been to jolly's quite a few times! Never had a bad meal!! Best italian ever. Amazing service. Vito is amazing. Will definately return on my next trip to Edinburgh. Its a MUST!!!!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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98 reviews 98 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Visited this restaurant with my mum and my girlfriend. I've been coming to this restaurant for years and it was great to see the place as good as ever. Service is always friendly to the max and prompt without being pushy. We shared a garlic pizza bread and for mains we had two pizzas and a risotto. We all couldn't... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Went with my 10 year old son. Arrived just after 6pm. Had a garlic bread starter, didn't get our main course until after 7pm, and then had to wait a further 40 minutes for dessert! Sat with our dirty plates in front of us for 25 minutes by which time we were getting really worried as were there pre-theater for... More

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Kelty Fife
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

Had a birthday meal with my wife,son and his girlfriend,first time visiting not very impressed with restaurant,feel too many tables crammed into small place not enough staff to cope with a full restaurant.very loud and uncomfortable every time waiter served the table next and behind me it was bumped about,service was poor over 3/4 hour to get served ,place very... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Food was fairly average don'd think I would rush back. I went in a big group so this may have effected the service.

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