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“The worst restaurant ever been to”

Mamma Roma Restaurant
Ranked #131 of 2,554 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Broughton & Calton
Reviewed July 28, 2013

We were in Edinburgh for two days as part of a trip to the highlands.
After surprisingly struggling to find a decent restaurant in the center of Edinburgh, we came across Mamma Roma which looked inviting from outside as opposed to the cafe type establishments.
However, once inside we found the staff robotic and not particularly friendly, we were given a cardboard menu, whilst other diners were given leather bound ones.
The choice was limited and a throwback to the 1980's once the food arrived, it was at best average and at worst some of the poorest we had ever eaten, can not understand how some of the reviews on here praise the food so highly!
Living in Manchester we are spoiled by the choice and quality of restaurants in the city, so this was a big disappointment.
To top off the experience the bill was very expensive for one starter, two mains, two desserts and a bottle of wine.

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8  Thank Tony T
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

What a wonderful find! Lovely meal with good service. Would recommend to eat here. Don't bother to look for other Italian restaurants just head straight here.

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Thank jtowers1966
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Reviewed July 16, 2013 via mobile

This italian is located across from the playhouse which makes it an ideal location. The cosy environment along with the friendly staff and faultless food made the dining experience first class. If in edinburgh visit this italian!

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Thank blt33
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Reviewed June 2, 2013

We've dined here several times now - in fact make a point of doing so when visiting this great City. The welcome and service is always good and the food never fails to satisfy. The best nights seem to be later in the evening, for example when having been to the nearby theatre.

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Thank MedEngland
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Reviewed May 31, 2013

Good quality Italian food at a decent price.
This restaurant is located in Leith Road near to London Road in the city centre. The food is well prepared and the service was excellent. Recommended.

Thank LeighCenturion
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