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Giancarlo's Italian Restaurant

££ - £££, Italian, Pizza
119 High Street, Tranent EH33 1LW, Scotland
+44 1875 616884
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“pizza” (59 reviews)
“scallops” (11 reviews)
“carbonara” (5 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 22:00 Hours
Wine Bar, Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
119 High Street, Tranent EH33 1LW, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I had lunch here today. Giancarlo greeted us and showed us to our table. The restaurant was fairly busy with several largish groups of people tucking into their food. I had prawns with a Rosemarie sauce on a bed of salad leaves...delicious....More

1  Thank El_Gallo2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hi, we had a disappointing time at seton sands and needed a break away from the place! Googled Italians and this little gem popped up not too far away. Food was fantastic and service was great, highly recommend! Thanks for a great dinner.

1  Thank Hazaroundtheworld
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Late Sunday lunch with family . Lovely warm welcome from friendly staff. The food is just delicious and the garlic bread and pizza were expertly cooked in the pizza oven. Filled pasta with lobster was great as was the lasagne. A really great place and...More

1  Thank Jollytraveller29
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Becoming our lunch place. You don't have to count the £s and eat out monthly at Giancralo's. Weekday prices are very affordable! There's a limited time special on where kids eat for £1 and yesterday a few people were taking advantage of it. The restaurant...More

1  Thank Winnie46Edinburgh
Reviewed 4 October 2018

This family-friendly and couples appropriate venue is lively, friendly, and welcoming. We were greeted by the owner Giancarlo, who seated us and made wonderful menu recommendations. The caprese salad, antipasto, Italian olives and garlic bread were delicious! My mains of rigatoni con polpette (meatballs for...More

1  Thank EdZ56003
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

We have been to Giancarlo's on Tranent High Street many times. Each visit is always good. The starters are quite large so once you have your main its almost impossible yo fit in a dessert. Lovely freshly baked pizza in a clay oven. Pasta thats...More

1  Thank trigger76
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

The place looks lovely and the food is okay but for a local restaurant it’s not the cheapest. I’ve been a few times now and the staff are always lovely but the different foods I have tried have not been that special.

Thank pawssuppliers
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

Food was delicious and staff were lovely as always. This is a gem of a place and kids to adults always love when we have a family meal here. Enjoyed new menu and cocktails

Thank nikkir509
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

Another great meal at Giancarlo’s. Excellent service and a great atmosphere. We had pizza, pasta and ribs and everyone enjoyed their food. Have eaten here several times and it is always delicious.

Thank PurpleRain26
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

The best Italian food outside of Italy! Amazing taste, favours and varieties to choose from and great value for money. Needless to add that Italian hospitality where Giorgio was a fantastic host. I would positively come back here and recommend it highly!

1  Thank Nivedita D
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4 March 2018|
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Response from Robert P | Reviewed this property |
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Michelle M
28 May 2016|
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Response from GEORGE P | Reviewed this property |
Giancarlo's does not open until 12.00. So no breakfast. George
23 October 2015|
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Response from James M | Reviewed this property |
The staff are very friendly and I would assume they would accommodate any requests, on each occasion I've been to the restaurant there have been kids in with their family's enjoying themselves
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 119 High Street, Tranent EH33 1LW, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  East Lothian  >  Tranent
  • Phone Number: +44 1875 616884
  • E-mail
Established in 2015, Giancarlo's Italian is East Lothian's newest family-run Italian restaurant. Named runner up for 'Best Restaurant over 50 seats' & runner up for 'Best pizzeria' at the 2015 Italian Awards, we have great passion for what we do, and take pride in our contemporary food & first-class service. A great passion for authentic Italian food is at the heart of everything we do, which means that Giancarlo's Italian is as cosy & inviting as ever. Come dine with us & experience it for yourself.
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