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La Piazza

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97-99 Shandwick Place, Edinburgh EH2 4SD, Scotland
+44 131 221 1150
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Wed 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children
Description: La Piazza,the home of authentic Italian cuisine.We believe in offering...
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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    Very good
  • 53
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Absolute perfection in every way!

If I could rate this restaurant higher, I would! My husband and I visited for dinner on our final night of a 5-night stay in Edinburgh. It was our best meal of the trip. Neither of us wanted our meals to end! I ordered the mushroom risotto - it was delicious and the perfect portion size. After... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
mlloxton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If I could rate this restaurant higher, I would! My husband and I visited for dinner on our final night of a 5-night stay in Edinburgh. It was our best meal of the trip. Neither of us wanted our meals to end! I ordered the mushroom risotto - it was delicious and the perfect portion size. After dinner, my husband... More 

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Thank mlloxton
Edinburgh
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214 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited on Saturday evening with a group of 8 friends on the restaurants £20.00 party menu and every single person said how delicious the food was, excellently presented, great sized portions and most importantly delicious and piping hot. As for the staff they are very very attentive, pleasant and always have a smile on their faces. By far this must... More 

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Thank BTDEdinburgh
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Myself and my girlfriend visited La Piazza and were bowled over by the quality and the service of the restaurant. The food was brilliant, the service was second to none, and what was even more impressive was the modest price of the meal and drinks. We will certainly be back. Well done to all at La Piazza - you should... More 

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Thank SheepoScott
London
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136 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited here in late January. It was really busy and there was a great atmosphere. The staff are very friendly and helpful, and the food is great. I'd recommend the gnocchi! It's really close to town and well worth a visit. I'd definitely visit again!

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Thank Antony_of_Surrey
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The moment you walk in the staff make you feel right at home. It's probably the best service me and my partner have received in a restaurant. On top of that the food is fantastic. We had the lamb chops and the king prawn linguini and they were both bursting full of flavour. Great night out.

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Thank Tom A
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came in on 21st for mums birthday. I'd been here before and knew the service was excellent so decided to recommend to my family. We were accommodated very well having you young children in the group, they were well catered for and entertained by the waiters. The food was excellent Italian cuisine which I cannot fault. We will be back... More 

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Thank Michael_S123_12
Manchester
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked here after reading the reviews and passed the restaurant on the tram - we didn't think much off the exterior. We arrived later in the day with our expectations not too high because of our first impressions. On entering the premises you are hit by the excellent atmosphere, the smells and the bustling of the staff - our... More 

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Thank MalcandSue
Dublin, Ireland
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64 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent Italian food and excellent value. The staff were friendly and attentive, and the place was buzzing. Just a short walk from Princess Street. 10/10

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Thank MPJ1986
Livingston, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't come here too often but never been disappointed with the food or the service. There were 4 of us and everyone enjoyed what they had and the waiters were polite and friendly. They gave us some pizza bread while we waited for our food - too few places realise that a small gesture like that makes the wait seem... More 

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Thank 85ddg
Prestwick, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sampled Italian based on reviews & very impressed with their great staff. We had 2 pasta dishes & a pizza, all very tasty and authentic and very reasonably priced. We will return for sure.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 97-99 Shandwick Place, Edinburgh EH2 4SD, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > West End
  • Neighborhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +44 131 221 1150

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 17
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in West End

Neighborhood Profile
West End
Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in industrial Britain had their most desirable neighborhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes. Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along the district’s busy main roads. Lothian Road connects to southern Edinburgh and harbors a vague entertainment district: three theaters and the city’s main indie cinema. All attract a select crowd, the sort who appreciate the Saturday Edinburgh’s Farmers’ Market around the corner. The West End’s other great thoroughfare, Shandwick Place, is dominated by trams trundling out to the suburbs and airport, and shoppers picking up last-minute items before hopping aboard.
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