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Asti

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Broughton & Calton
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73 Broughton Street, Edinburgh EH1 3RJ, Scotland
+44 131 558 9156
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

only stopped for drinks but staff were very friendly and accommodating especially since we brought along an assistance dog. They even put a bowl of water out for the dog. Many thanks to the staff who managed to turn a disaster of an evening into a success as we had been refused entry to the neighbouring café.

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Thank wellandtrulyrobbed
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Hadn't booked, however the staff were really accommodating and squeezed us in. the food was incredible. Will be back

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Luton, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

On a business trip up to Edinburgh and popped into Asti due to its location from the office. Very quaint little Italian with few people for the lunch time. Attentive staff providing helpful information during the the visit. The food was delicious, with spicy minestrone to start, followed by linguine and finished with carrot cake. The service was very fast... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With Italian being my favourite cuisine, it was inevitable we would visit an Italian restaurant during our 2 night stay in Edinburgh. We were lucky enough to get a last minute reservation and the whole experience was just fantastic. The staff were so attentive, the food was EXQUISITE (all three courses). Fresh, tasty, just delicious!!! Cannot wait to visit again... More 

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Edinburgh, Indiana
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very tasty good food, relaxed atmosphere and lovely professional friendly staff. The wine by the glass is really good quality too.

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Thank Linda C
Scotland
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176 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner here last night and the main point I would say is that the portions are rather large! I had a delicious panzanella salad starter and my husband had olives with tapenade and a basket of Italian breads. You could have fed 4 people instead of two so I think we would share next time. That said, the... More 

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Thank blackeyes
Scottish Borders, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Six of us dined here in January to celebrate my daughter's birthday. The service was discreet but attentive and the food excellent. We tried a variety of different dishes with everyone giving positive feedback. I would certainly make a point of returning.

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Thank Bella579
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I dined on the fixed price menu after enjoying a show at the Edinburgh Playhouse. A nice menu choice. The staff were friendly and efficient. The food was served in good time and excellently cooked. Would be happy to go back.

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Esh Winning
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very pleasant restaurant in a busy area just off Leith Street, handily placed for a later visit to the Playhouse. Family run business, lovely food, well presented, attentive and good-humoured staff.

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Thank David B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We (me and better half) visited recently for lunch which was great value, so a couple of weeks ago we were looking for a decent restaurant to go with 3 kids (aged 20,17,10) and 17 year old daughters boyfriend. so, my idea..."lets go to Asti", as it happened it was a great choice. Although to start we all chose differently,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 73 Broughton Street, Edinburgh EH1 3RJ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Broughton & Calton
  • Neighborhood: Broughton & Calton
  • Phone Number: +44 131 558 9156

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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.
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