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“One of our favourite places” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Domenico

Cafe Domenico
30 Sandport Street, Edinburgh EH6 6EP, Scotland
0131 467 7266
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Ranked #302 of 1,982 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“One of our favourite places”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Absolutely tremendous.

We go here a lot, as it is a really chilled-out relaxed place with great food and friendly, charismatic staff. Portions are generous, simple and really well prepared. It's tucked away on Sandport St but is absolutely worth a visit. We've been there many times, and never been disappointed.

Visited March 2013
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“superb”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Lovely atmosphere, friendly, efficient staff and very authentic, delicious food. My new favourite restaurant in Edinburgh!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
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“Superb find....excellent neighbourhood Italian”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Been meaning to visit for ages and found ourselves in Leith and finally went or it....wish we had years ago. Small venue with small amount of covers. Had booked for 7pm and was quiet on arrival but soon filled up and good atmosphere. The service was exceptional, very friendly and the two waiters running front of house made us feel right at home with good advice when advice sought. Dinner menu fairly limited, that said, the choices of pasta dishes and bruschettas a little different making choice difficult as all sounded good. Supplemented by great choice of blackboard night specials again making decisions very difficult. Starters of sardines and two varieties of bruschetta a great intro. We all opted for different mains of pasta with scallops/chorizo, spicy sausage/pepper, smoked haddock/peas......we all tried each others and quite frankly all hit the mark totally. All supplemented with a good house red and a couple of good desserts. All well priced for quality delivered and great portion sizes. Even though don't live in this area will gladly work my way back here when seeking a good authentic Italian feast at good price, with great service and value for money. Great memories, great choice, highly recommend against central Edinburgh tourist traps.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Love it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Went to domenicos for the first time the other week. On a Monday and Tuesday they do pasta and wine for £7.50. We had two glasses of wine each and a garlic bread to share and it cost only just over £23. The service was fantastic as was the food. I can't wait to return.

Visited February 2013
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“Good basic Italian, reasonable prices, friendly staff - what more could you want?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

I booked a table for 8 - quite a lot for a tiny restaurant. The earlier diners were slow in leaving, but the Domenico's staff were very helpful, and when we were seated there was no delay in serving us. A large and complicated order was managed with no fuss.
The bill was a very pleasant surprise - much less than it would be in many other restaurants.
Everybody remarked that they enjoyed the food.
It was so nice that I went back for a coffee a few days later.
I certainly hope to eat here again.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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