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bar italia

#103 of 1,796 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
West End
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100 Lothian Road | Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH3 9BE, Scotland
+44 131 228 6379
12:00 - 12:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 12:00
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Sofia, Bulgaria
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food was very tasty but I am very impressed with the service! Thanks for the wonderful experience

Thank Kalina79
Jedburgh, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have visited this Italian a few time and always liked it but after this visit I don't think I will be back. The food was very disappointing and bland I had a fillet steak for my main which was very tough and hard to chew. My partner didn't enjoy either of his courses he said both were tasteless and... More 

Thank weeone72
Praiano, Italy
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been in Edinburgh for the NYE. I am from the southern Italy, Amalfi Coast and I am really fussy on food. I never choose Italian restaurant abroad as I do not really trust them, but this on, I understood from outside that was something else that is why I had to check. I enter the restaurant and it... More 

1 Thank GVilly
Manchester, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Proper traditional Italian restaurant (with real Italians actually eating there...always a good sign) serving proper traditional Italian food. Really enjoyed it and was incredibly impressed by the 'older' lady who was banging out the hand made pizzas immediately behind our table - she REALLY worked hard and the food was delish. Having previously opted for another Edinburgh 'institution' (another Italian... More 

Thank JaneR123
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been since and still rated it highly. Visited on 1 January, restaurant has been given a slight overhaul. I did not like getting my meal in a plate which had a round deepish middle bit, pasta seemed to be stuffed into it. It really put me off. the people at thenext table, which was almost connected to ours, had... More 

Thank LilyEdith
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

having been before and found it good , we booked here as it is very handy for the theatre.THe garlic bread was very poor, devoid of garlic and butter. most of the meal was pretty good, its very hard to get pasta wrong!!! It was very busy as expected being close to the theatre but tables were very close together... More 

Thank lmlauder
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined here on 29th Dec and again on the 1st Jan 2017 as the food was superb. The atmosphere was brilliant and took us back to the experiences we had whilst travelling in Italy. It felt homely, rustic and very welcoming. The decor and murals add to the Italian ambiance.The staff are excellent especially Guiliana who looked after us... More 

1 Thank MMtravel180
West Wemyss, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited on 30th of December for a pre concert meal, they were fully booked but managed to squeeze us in for an hour. I had the spaghetti carbonara and my companion had the mushroom risotto which I have to say was one of the best risottos I have ever tasted. My carbonara hit the spot and the serving size was... More 

1 Thank Fran77777
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to Bar Italia few days ago for a quick lunch. Food was really very good and the staff amazing. Price was not bad for the quality. Will be back again.

1 Thank cambelldonald
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Used to be a really fantastic place. Portions were reduced massively overtime and the quality dropped too. Decent food so you won't be disappointed, but not great and not what it used to be.

Thank mmarab19

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$33 - US$41
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Delivery
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 12:00
12:00 - 12:00
12:00 - 12:00
12:00 - 12:00
12:00 - 12:00
12:00 - 12:00
12:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Lothian Road | Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH3 9BE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +44 131 228 6379

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in West End

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West End
Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in industrial Britain had their most desirable neighbourhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes. Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along the district’s busy main roads. Lothian Road connects to southern Edinburgh and harbors a vague entertainment district: three theatres and the city’s main indie cinema. All attract a select crowd, the sort who appreciate the Saturday Edinburgh’s Farmers’ Market around the corner. The West End’s other great thoroughfare, Shandwick Place, is dominated by trams trundling out to the suburbs and airport, and shoppers picking up last-minute items before hopping aboard.
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