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Giuliano's

#375 of 1,790 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
Broughton & Calton
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18-19 Union Pl, Edinburgh EH1 3NQ, Scotland
+44 131 556 6590
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Today
12:15 pm - 11:45 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:15 pm - 11:45 pm
Mon - Tue 12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Wed 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thu 12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:45 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Family Italian restaurant fresh made food . Opposite the playhouse theatre...
Family Italian restaurant fresh made food . Opposite the playhouse theatre 5 minutes walk from the train station and bus terminal 2 minutes from tram stop. Pre thatre menu £19.50 Three courses with coffee
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  • 211
    Excellent
  • 133
    Very good
  • 52
    Average
  • 31
    Poor
  • 49
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Food good but

The food is good here very tasty, however after we sat down waiter looked after Us Well However after getting our order quite a few people starting coming only 2 waiters on, this led to very poor service, one of salads arrived when we were almost finished main course......when I asked the waiter... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
jellymallow
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Aberdeenshire
Good for:
  • Families with children
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Edinburgh
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

My dad and I decided to have dinner at Giuliano's Italian restaurant in Edinburgh before going to see a show at the Edinburgh Playhouse just across the road. The staff couldn't have been friendlier or more enthusiastic, however, I was disappointed with the layout of the restaurant and the quality of the food. The restaurant was very long and narrow,... More 

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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114 reviews 114 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Excellent again! I love this place. Best pizza ever and best Calzoni! Parents loved it. Great food. Staff friendly and really good value for money. Nice relaxed setting also. Well worth the visit if in Edinburgh.

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Aberdeenshire
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80 reviews 80 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The food is good here very tasty, however after we sat down waiter looked after Us Well However after getting our order quite a few people starting coming only 2 waiters on, this led to very poor service, one of salads arrived when we were almost finished main course......when I asked the waiter to come over to ask about the... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

Visited this beauty of a restaurant on a pre theatre trip to Edinburgh. Staff very friendly, service very quick. Food we tried included king prawns in filo pastry starter with spicy dip which was outstanding. Lasagne was one of the best I have ever tasted. Meatballs on pizza were nothing short of brilliant. Only slight gripe was the length of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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27 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Great food. Very different choices on the menu using foods not normally on an Italian menu so that was a nice plus. Very reasonable prices for food and wine. Very good service even though restaurant was busy for a Saturday night and we were a party of 15; all food came together and we ate as a group. Staff very... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The title says it all. The food at this restaurant is very good, but the service was awful. It took us over three hours for dinner. Worst of all, the staff didn't even care. They ignored you. And, they got our bill wrong. Like I said, the food was very good, but because of the bad service, I doubt that... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

Nice Italian restaurant with central location pretheater menu was nice with great value for money. Waiter was very professional. Apart from my arabiata which was not spicy enough rest was very good

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UK
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30 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We stayed at holiday inn express next door and wanted a quick bite after 5 hours drive. What a find! The front entrance does not give us any idea of how big the venue is. We felt like we've step into Dr. Who's TARDIS when we werevled into the back section. We had a very friendly waitress and she took... More 

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aberdeen
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Really enjoyed our pre-theatre dinner at Giuliano's. Authentic italian menu, delicious food and great (quick) service. Thank you.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Enjoyed a very relaxing meal with excellent, unobtrusive service at this restaurant just around the corner from our hotel. The menu offers a wide range of different dishes and we chose avocado tricolore & crostini calabrese to start, both of which were very nicely presented. Our main courses were pollo diavola, an escalope of chicken in a spicy sauce, served... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18-19 Union Pl, Edinburgh EH1 3NQ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Broughton & Calton
  • Neighborhood: Broughton & Calton
  • Phone Number: +44 131 556 6590

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 39
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Family Italian restaurant fresh made food . Opposite the playhouse theatre 5 minutes walk from the train station and bus terminal 2 minutes from tram stop. Pre thatre menu £19.50 Three courses with coffee
Open Hours
Sunday
12:15 pm - 11:45 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:45 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:45 am

Questions & Answers

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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 Broughton & Calton

Neighborhood Profile
Broughton & Calton
Lying where grandiose New Town townhouses give way to malls and utilitarian housing, Broughton and Calton have long been transitional neighborhoods with a mixed identity. It’s here that Edinburgh’s gay village found a home in the 1980s. But gay culture is anything but overt along bustling epicenter Broughton Street; even if polished pubs, hip bistros, smart delis and art galleries all speak of affluent good taste. The top of Leith Walk is more ragged. This major thoroughfare boasts a famously gritty gay club, as well as a strip of good Indian restaurants. Regal Georgian and Victorian townhouses preside over largely deserted streets in Calton, where only the occasional restaurant or hotel brings much life. Even so, a steady trickle of idlers and picnickers pass by to climb Calton Hill for its wide-open lawns, wonderful city views, and curious monuments – an Athenian-style temple among them.