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Gordon's Trattoria

#147 of 1,831 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Old Town
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231 High Street | Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1PE, Scotland
+44 131 225 7992
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sao Paulo, SP
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016

If you are in the mood for an Italian meal this is the place to go. Food is great, people in really nice and prices are fair. We (family of 3) had bruschettas (real ones), fried callamari (dry and tasteful), rugolla salad (fresh and crispy) with parmesan cheese and a great balsamic reduction and pasta (really "al dente"). We ended... More 

Thank Vicente2591
Preston, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2016

We enjoyed excellent Italian food, fine wine and a welcome from the son and daughter of a well established family restaurant. This young team are a credit to their family. well done

Thank spage2016
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125 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2016

We were visiting for a week and found ourselves at Gordon's for dinner twice. Don't let the front deter you from dining here - you walk past the kitchen which is open for all to see. Nice portions of pasta very well prepared. The pizzas have great combinations of ingredients with great crust. They are a little large for individuals... More 

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newcastle upon tyne
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2016

On the royal mile, so it's a little more expensive then a similar restaurant off the beaten track but if you want unpretentious good quality Italian food with friendly service then give this place a try........oh and they play good music too.

Thank richie42
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Perfect wee gem of a restaurant on the Royal mile. Great food, great coffee. Staff were fantastic couldn't have been friendlier. You definitely must try if you have never been.

Thank James M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Just had a fantastic meal at Gordons trattoria. Such friendly staff and fantastic service. Special shout out to our waitress Zoe who made the lunch for us. Highly recommended

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

We had the good fortune/judgement of eating at this fantastic restaurant on the High Street in Edinburgh twice during our holiday. The food is outstanding and definitely prepared with a lot of love and attention. It gets very busy so go early!! Buono Appetito!!!

Thank JessicaBoyd
Oakham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2016

Arriving in Edinburgh on Friday, we had made no reservation anywhere preferring to stroll in the Old Town and take pot luck. It started to rain and we headed for this little restaurant which we had observed earlier. We were warmly and cheerfully greeted by Gordon's brother who explained why there was a trattoria in Edinburgh (cherchez la femme!). There... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016

We have eaten here before, a few years ago since the last time and always loved the meals and friendly staff. As Italian food lovers we thought that we would go back to an old haunt. We left very disappointed after our visit on Saturday night with friends. The young waiter who greeted us on entry was nice and friendly.... More 

Thank Gillian M
San Rafael
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Today we ate at yet another outstanding restaurant. Just walking by and decided to stop in and sit in the sunshine. Being from just north of San Francisco, Marin County California we have a lot of fabulous restaurants to choose from Gordon's certainly held up to our standards as foodies..... We were greeted with smiles and friendly staff. Our waiter... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 231 High Street | Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1PE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 7992

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Old Town

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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.
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