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Italian Kitchen

24 Deanhaugh Street, Edinburgh EH4 1LY, Scotland
+44 131 315 2860
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Ranked #897 of 1,836 restaurants in Edinburgh
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: One of the only restaurants in UK to receive the award Marchio Ospitalita Italiana from the Italian Government as accepted as an original Italian restaurant with Italian chef , staff and products. Sorry due to an integrity problem which has been sorted for a single review from a client our ranking is skewed.
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Very nice food. Went with wife tonite. The restaurant is really nice. Good wine and food selection. We will back soon.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

I heard about this restaurant from an Italian friend of mine. We have been many times and love the authentic, simply and beautifully cooked Italian dishes. Try the ravioli of the day!

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Wonderful stuffed calamari starter, filled with anchovies and caperberries etc, followed by seafood pasta with octopi and mussels. Staff are always friendly and the wine was good value. Nice cosy atmosphere too. The menu seems to be smaller now but there are always specials on offer too

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Riccardo V, Head Chef at Italian Kitchen, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words. The menu is still the same size just split between seasonal and old favourites. We try our best and try to keep to the traditional Italian cuisine innovative here. More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Wee stumbled on the restaurant accidentally. Its hidden away beneath street levels but this only adds to its charm. Nice atmosphere inside and the staff a very friendly and welcoming. Food was great! Will keep going back

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

There's a very good sign in The Italian Kitchen: you have to wait for your food a little. That means it's very freshly cooked by an excellent chef (Ricardo, 3/4 Glaswegian, 1/4 Italian) and served by passionate waiters – this time by Tommaso and Ilaria (sorry if her name is wrongly spelled). We mainly couldn't resist the specials. While we... More

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Riccardo V, Manager at Italian Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you, It s always a pleasure to cook for people who appreciate . Riccardo (100% Italian, with a Glasgow accent) More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

I have been here a few times with different groups and there is a really good choice of food on the menu (more than normal pizza and pasta) with lovely food and friendly service. The focaccia is the nicest I have ever had and I will definitely be back.

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lancashire
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25 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

After taking my wife and daughter shopping in Edinburgh last Thursday I needed help to recover. A lovely Italian and a glass of red wine - that's just the ticket! And so we paid a return visit to Italian Kitchen. Intimate with friendly waitress service, superb food which showed both style and originality. My veal dish, and the two different... More

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Bembridge
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7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

How small, intimate, restaurants should all be! The food was first class and the service excellent. A lovely relaxed atmosphere where you could savour the food in comfort. We stayed chatting to the staff at the end of our meal and there was no intimation that we should go. Look forward to returning on our next visit to Edinburgh.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013 via mobile

Italian Kitchen was recomended by my daughter who was an expert in food & drink industry when I consulted her where I should have taken my clients from overseas. The recomendation was a great hit! The pasta, pizza, rice, salad and even coffee were all excellent!!! I recommended the restaunt to my friends and some of them dined there shortly... More

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56 reviews 56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

We were spending the afternoon and evening with friends in Edinburgh and it was dinner time. Our friend suggested an Italian restaurant run by a family friend. It turned out to be absolutely delicious. Great menu! But not being Italian, we needed help in understanding the selections so we could make an informed decision. Julia, our hostess was very patient... More

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