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bar italia

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West End
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100 Lothian Road | Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH3 9BE, Scotland
0131 228 6379
12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
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98 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Felt rushed through my meal on a Sunday evening. The place was not full. The order was taken quickly and almost before we had time to settle, the starters arrived. Hardly was the cutlery down at the end of the starter before the places were cleared and the main courses were served. The same happened at the end of the... More 

Thank Me-from-the-UK
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The food was par or below and it took 40 minutes to bring out a pizza. Saw many people receive food and ours took forever. I would only recommend if you have all day.

Thank Gabriel M
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stumbled across this restaurant in search of supper. Just one table left when we arrived and a queue soon formed an new diners arrived throughout our meal. Easy to see the reason for the popularity. Interesting authentic Italian décor and wonderfully cheerful and helpful staff. My wife needs gluten free meals and the range available was quite outstanding. A... More 

1 Thank Barnaby06
Durham, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We love this place. The food is always of a high standard and the service just great. We always make sure to visit when we are in Edinburgh as you know what to expect each time.

Thank SAFC69
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went there with friends. Srvice was professional and fast. We all had pasta which were all nicely prepared and the tiramisu was amazing.

Thank Dorikol
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115 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

During a weekend visit to friends in Edinburgh they took us to this restaurant. The decor is very good and the staff are friendly and helpful. The food and wine were first class and it was a lovely experience.

1 Thank Amy M
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very nice dinner at this restaurant. Food was very good, especially home made pasta. Staff was very friendly and helpful.

1 Thank Tomas A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Usually crowded but the always seem to space for you Very good restaurant run by Italian family good Italian food

Thank Humbleton-13
Poole, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The best Italian I have been to in UK - and probably Italy. The decor is absolutely great with excellent paintings and genuinely Italian feelings everywhere. Then there is the food - Fantastic calamari, best carbonara ever, a fantastic Fettuccine Nona (excuse spellings), everything was exceptional. This also included the wines which were perfect and reasonably priced. The service and... More 

1 Thank TonyD33
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely food as usual. Service always friendly and quick. Wee half portions of spaghetti and carbonara just the job for lunch.

Thank Graeme S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$33 - $41
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Delivery
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Lothian Road | Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH3 9BE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > West End
  • Neighborhood: West End
  • Phone Number: 0131 228 6379

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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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