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“great italian atmosphere, nice, but not amazing food”
Review of Papilio Restaurant

Papilio Restaurant
Ranked #58 of 2,570 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $46
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Bruntsfield
Description: Family run Italian Restaurant since June 2004, serving a wide range of excellent Italian dishes. Children welcome (kid's portions) and Gluten Free Pasta available.
Reviewed March 3, 2013

Really friendly staff, authentic italian atmosphere, laid back and cheerful. Food is authentic as well, the selection is great as well- nothing too fussy, just simple italian dishes. But... when it comes to taste, they lack something for this price. Pizza was nice, but the crust wasn't amazing, and there are many places in Edinburgh where you can have a better pizza. Overall, if you want to have a nice evening, and you don't expect food that will blow your mind, go to Papilio.

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Reviewed February 24, 2013

Lunch at Papilio was tremendous. Friendly service, great atmosphere .Most of the people arriving were greeted by the waiter by name -always a good sign when it's popular with local residents.

The Calzone pizza was the best I had evert tasted and piping hot. My wife had lasagna which was equally good. Great value too.

The prices were excellent, the service warm and welcoming. Must visit again next time in Edinburgh

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Reviewed February 12, 2013

We are regular patrons of Papilio - we go approximately once a month and have been doing so over the last three years. It is a great, friendly restaurant, with excellent service and a good atmosphere.The food is also delicious - there is a wide selection of starters, main courses, pizza and pasta and there are also daily specials, including fresh fish, so something for everyone. I can't recommend it highly enough!

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Reviewed February 11, 2013

We were looking for a restaurant close to the Best Western hotel 5 mins away & the girl on reception mentioned this restaurant. It was excellent - a real little family run authentic Italian restaurant. I had the yummiest home made pasta. very simple, well priced authentic food. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed February 3, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I were recommended this restaurant by the hotel receptionist at the Best Western Bruntsfield and it didn't disappoint. Just a short walk and welcomed into a well lit clean but cosy restaurant. The staff were attentive but not overly so and the food was superb. I really can't fault it and would go back again !

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1  Thank Shuggy1234
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