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“Fantastic authentic Italian” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of bar italia

bar italia
Ranked #125 of 2,437 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $33 - $41
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: West End
Wigan, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic authentic Italian”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2013 via mobile

Went on 16/11/13 - 4 children and 4 adults - we prebooked a table. Excellent choice of food - thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. A defo for next time in edinburgh.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank 2013sooty
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CiaoRomaManagement, Owner at bar italia, responded to this review, December 11, 2013
I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to Bar Italia! Thank you for your feedback & we look forward to seeing you again in the future!
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Great Pasta”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2013

Found this by chance on our first evening in Edinburgh, a Sunday. Even though it was early there were already people in, a good sign!
Service was good, friendly and helpful. Pasta meals were excellent; spaghetti carbonara and one with broad beans and a creamy tomato sauce......delicious.
Noise level was quite high, so not the place to go for a quiet meal! and tables were fairly close together.
Would definitely eat here again and would keep space for an ice cream......it looked delicious!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Py M
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CiaoRomaManagement, Owner at bar italia, responded to this review, December 11, 2013
I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to Bar Italia. Thank you for your comments & we look forward to seeing you again in the future when you can sample our award winning ice cream!
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Falkirk
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Speedy service - lovely meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2013

We visited Bar Italia on our way to a lecture due to start in just an hour. It was a Friday evening and we had been turned away (or had turned away) from other eateries. It was very busy but we explained to the waiter time was getting short. He recommended risotto which we ordered together with a glass of the house wine and water. Came very quickly and was delicious. The bill came just as soon as we asked for it and we got to our lecture with time to spare. WELL DONE for service, and the risotto with chicken and spinach was beautifully cooked - we'll be back when we have more time to savour the food - and try a starter too!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank FondGrandad
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CiaoRomaManagement, Owner at bar italia, responded to this review, December 11, 2013
I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to Bar Italia. Thank you for your comments & we look forward to seeing you again in the future!
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Scotand, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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“Great Ice Cream”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2013

Thank you for the great ice cream which I enjoyed on my recent stay in Edinburgh. It was perfect. and at £2.50 for 2 scoops, extremely worth it. The service was excellent aswell from the waitress who served me the ice cream and the man who I paid. Top quality and excellent customer service. I will be back next time I to try a meal. My only minor criticism is the tables seem to be very close together?

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank moescotland
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CiaoRomaManagement, Owner at bar italia, responded to this review, December 11, 2013
I am pleased to hear you enjoyed our ice cream - we are very proud of our multi award winning home made ice cream. Thank you for your comments & we look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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“Food would be nice without other diners hair in your face.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant is the biggest money making disaster ever! Although the food is nice and definitely authentic Italian the experience is completely destroyed by the fact you are crammed into the place like cattle. The tables are positioned in such a crammed way that the woman behind me had her hair coming over my shoulder. Also the staff are very rushed and show how much they want you out the restaurant to seat the next diner. I felt terrible for the people sat directly beside the door which swang open sending a cold draft in their faces frequently. A place with such potential has missed out on basics.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Adrian B
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CiaoRomaManagement, Owner at bar italia, responded to this review, December 11, 2013
I am sorry you did not enjoy your visit to Bar Italia - we do get very busy at times. Thank you for your comments.
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