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Ecco Vino

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Neighborhood:
Old Town
Italian, Wine Bar
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19 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 1BP, Scotland
+44 (0)131 225 1441
Website
Today
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 103
    Excellent
  • 90
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A gem!

The restaurant has a lovely atmosphere. It is very relaxing. The food was inventive and cooked with care. The service was friendly however we felt a little forgotten about after our main meals had been cleared. This in no way detracted from the quality of the food and overall experience. Highly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
Natalie D
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

they were very crowded and due to an oversight we had not booked anywhere so ended up here. the service was friendly and accommodating. however, i was foolish enough to order the steak off the specials board. it was grey - not even sure how they managed to grill it without getting a bit of colour on it, and i... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The restaurant has a lovely atmosphere. It is very relaxing. The food was inventive and cooked with care. The service was friendly however we felt a little forgotten about after our main meals had been cleared. This in no way detracted from the quality of the food and overall experience. Highly recommended.

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I like places where you don't have excessive menu list with hundreds of food positions! Here you have a limited choice of dishes but everything is delicious and you can be sure it's fresh!Lovely atmosphere, outdoor space for sunny days. Really enjoyed it, would come back many times!

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32 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Lunch with self and wife, limited food choice although the food was really nice. Limited choice was more than likely because they were advertising for a chief. Did have some nice specials and wine list was impressive.

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edinburgh
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25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Rare to find these days, but it's a wine bar that actually specialises in wine....beer served too, but most patrons prefer to choose from the extensive list of reasonably priced wines. They also have a good food menu. We were dining elsewhere but decided to share the Camembert platter, just because it looked so tempting- it didn't disappoint - a... More 

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Knutsford, United Kingdom
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27 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

Some friends took us for a drink and nibbles early Saturday evening. The wine menu was fabulous. We also had olives,bread and tasty dips. Such a lovely atmosphere. Really enjoyed it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I had a chorizo salad but have been a few times and had risotto or pasta all of which have been good. You can't book a table at the weekend but I've managed to never wait more than a few minutes. The wine is good too. But the best thing about ecco vino is the atmosphere, nice lighting and cosy.... More 

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Edinburgh
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We should have booked something for a Saturday night in Edinburgh - we came across this wine bar/restaurant by chance and thought it might be OK. It was busy and fairly noisy and the staff were running about all over the place. But we ordered our drinks and had a look at the menu. We started with the Charcuterie Plate... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

We stumbled upon this place when walking around Edinburgh. We liked the look of the menu so had lunch. The service was great. The waitress and chef were both lovely. For starters we had bruchetta and soup, both of which were delicious. The ingredients were fresh and packed full of flavour. Mains we had melanzane parmigiana and creamy penne. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Visited here when I was in Edinburgh for the weekend. Excellent food and service and will surly visit this restaurant again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 19 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 1BP, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)131 225 1441

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 28
  • Cuisine: Italian, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:00 am

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Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Old Town

Neighborhood Profile
Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavored souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.