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La Piazza

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West End
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97-99 Shandwick Place, Edinburgh EH2 4SD, Scotland
+44 131 221 1150
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great restaurant, the atmosphere was wonderful, the service excellent and food delicious. Will definitely be returning.

Thank Chris H
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I love Italian food and this place serves some of the best pasta dishes I have tried. Not too overpriced, really delicious food, excellent service, excellent atmosphere. This was my second visit, I had pizza during the first visit. I will definitely be back for more pasta!! Love it and it is very deserving of it's high rating on TripAdvisor.

Thank Thisplacethoughts
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

On the recommendation of the hotel concierge we took a short walk down the road to La Piazza which was unassumingly located at the end of the road near a traffic light! When we walked in we were surprised by the size of the restaurant and were guided to the terrace at the back as booked for us by the... More 

Thank Rupinder W
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious food, extensive menu, impeccable service and reasonable prices this was our favourite meal on our trip! Central location and lovely atmosphere- highly recommend to any Italian foodie fans

Thank Carrie I
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the restaurant today with my friends and we are definitely going back again. We got great service from Antonello, he was very friendly, funny and helpful. The food was amazing, I ordered Linguine Pesto e Gamberoni. The portion was bigger than I usually get from different Italian restaurants, and it was very tasty. All I can tell this... More 

Thank renatahorvath87
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Dropped in here without a reservation hoping for a quick meal between visits to shows at the Festival. Friendly efficient staff served up a meal so speedily I had time to have a coffee as well. Brilliant. Extensive menu, pleasant atmosphere clearly child friendly. Will be back hopefully with more time to enjoy.

Thank AlistairBurrow
Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We only stayed in Edinburgh for 3 nights but we ate here twice as we were so impressed. The staff were genuinely friendly, welcoming and very personable; they cared about your experience at their restaurant in a warm and wholesome manner, not forced or artificial like in so many restaurants these days. The food was incredibly reasonable for its quality.... More 

Thank missmillie_29
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I know saying Best Italian in Edinburgh might seem a little far fetched, but it really is the BEST. La Piazza isan Edinburgh institution having been around at the West End of Edinburgh for many many years. The food is just fantastic and the extensive menu makes sure that there is something for everyone and the staff are just so... More 

Thank BTDEdinburgh
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I went to La Piazza for an early dinner. As soon as we entered the restaurant we were greeted by their friendly staff .We both shared the garlic bread which was delicious. My wife ordered the linguine Di Marie which I would highly recommend. I ordered the chicken and leek risotto, this was quite nice but lacked... More 

Thank BANKSY84
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Food excellent, extensive menu, cheesecake of the day was amazing. Best restaurant service I've had for a long time. We only had our table for 90 minutes as we booked very late, the food arrived promptly meaning we didn't feel rushed.

Thank JoJom2972

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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $16
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 97-99 Shandwick Place, Edinburgh EH2 4SD, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > West End
  • Neighborhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +44 131 221 1150
La Piazza,the home of authentic Italian cuisine.We believe in offering traditional Italian cuisine,in a modern, relaxed atmosphere.Our broad menu offers something irresistible for everyone.Whether you're looking for a romantic dinner for twoor organising a party for your friends,our front of house team will ensurethat you have a memorable evening with excellent,friendly and attentive service.

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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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