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La Piazza

97-99 Shandwick Place, Edinburgh EH2 4SD, Scotland (West End)
0131 221 1150
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Ranked #66 of 1,824 restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $22
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: West End
Description: La Piazza,the home of authentic Italian cuisine.We believe in offering traditional Italian cuisine,in a modern, relaxed atmosphere.Our broad menu offers something irresistible for everyone.Whether you're looking for a romantic dinner for twoor organising a party for your friends,our front of house team will ensurethat you have a memorable evening with excellent,friendly and attentive service.
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Cheshire, UK
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

We visited this restaurant recently and it was excellent. We had two courses and all the food was delicious. The white chocolate & raspberry cheesecake was to die for. The service was superb, not intrusive. All in all well worth a visit when in Edinburgh.

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ayrshire
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52 reviews 52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW via mobile

Came upon this place by chance whilst in the city.Lovely welcome by very attentive staff.Great choice of menu,reasonably priced.All of the dishes we ordered were of a very high standard apart from the pizza which I found the base to be somewhat undercooked.This would not stop me from visiting again if in the area.

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Bucks.
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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

We came here after the Christmas lights were switched on and it wasn't that busy, which surprised us, as the meal we had, with some interesting wine, was really excellent. Would recommend for couples and small groups.

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I was taking some contractors out for dinner, we had planned to eat in an Italian we had used about four years ago, however it was now some kind of Tex Mex place. A quick search on TA suggested this would be a reasonable place to try. Despite it being a Thursday night there was no problem seating 5 of... More

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Kent,
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125 reviews 125 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

It's a standard Italian restaurant, good value for money, friendly waiters, good service and food arrived quickly, prehaps too quickly. Two courses and a bottle of wine in less than an hour. I was happy with everything, the bill for the above was £54. I have no complaints, but just didn't think the food was anything special (definitel not bad... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I was outvoted: Italian it is. My least favourite sort of restaurant due to an unfounded thought in the back of my mind. The thought: "I can do Italian, it's just pasta and sauce". Unfounded: Left to my own devices I could burn cornflakes. La Piazza reminded me to ground my culinary skills more appropriately. Food was great. Really tasty... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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112 reviews 112 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I arrived at 8:30pm on a Saturday with two jetlagged young children and had a lovely experience. We were warmly welcomed and staff anticipated every request - from high chairs to drinks and boxing up leftovers. Extras like using the children's names and being subtle with the offer of icecream, along with very quick delivery of the meals made this... More

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Grantham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Visited for lunch on the last day of a 3 day break to Edinburgh. I was really impressed by the décor and cleanliness of the place and also the attentive nature of the staff. The menu was wide ranging, both from the set lunch menu to the a la carte. My wife had the homemade tomato, green bean and Italian... More

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Yonkers NY
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This was our last night in Edinburgh we were looking for a special restaurant near our hotel and we found it. Service and food excellent

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Santa Monica
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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Actually as close to a great NYC pizza as you're going to find in Scotland. It was a great surprise to find such a random little family style Italian restaurant in a city like Edinburgh. I'm sure the the rest of the menu equals the great take out pizza. Not at all like the bad pizza chains in the UK.... More

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