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La Locanda Italian Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Old Town
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61 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 1BS, Scotland
+44 131 622 7447
08:00 - 21:00
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Sun 09:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 08:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Small & quaint gorgeous food & not over priced. Staff are great helpful & polite & always seem to be smiling Over all a very pleasant evening

Thank KAPF4
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

4 of us ate here - for 2 of us it was the second meal we've had, and it's a brilliant place. The menu is good and varied, food first class and service great.

Thank shirlham
Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got a pleasant and friendly welcome. Food / portions wrere great and well presented. Service from Dominico couldn't have been better! Will visit again when in Edinburgh, recommended!

Thank travelsome14
Trim, Ireland
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had to wait a long time for main course..was told as 4 of us ordered different meals hence delay. I had ravioli...quantity small. Food ok but won't be rushing back

1 Thank Attracta D
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three of us went here after seeing it had good reviews online. Initially hesitant outside as not busy so were concerned may lack atmosphere, however atmosphere was cosy and friendly. Food was delicious (arancini balls, lasagne, crab linguine and ravioli were particularly good) with good range of options on the menu. Will definitely return!

Thank Zoe J
Dusseldorf, Germany
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is great, great products and the staff is really friendly and serviable. Ich do recommend it.

Thank Florent T
Cork, Ireland
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great Italian food in a cosy setting. The staff were friendly, helpful and really added to our experience.

Thank CaCa11992
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely find in the heart of Edinburgh. Very cosy place with friendly Italians to serve. Food all freshly made and delicious.

Thank Louise R
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely restaurant with lovely food... the service was really nice and the staff are very friendly. Stop by if your in Edinburgh.

Thank Jamey S
Bristol, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful Central bistro with the most excellent coffee, which is specially toasted to their spec. I'm a coffee snob so this is high praise. Had brunch with a friend, sat and enjoyed an excellent brunch made with top quality ingredients. A truly lovely and friendly place. Has a gluten free menu.

Thank alisterbetts

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$39
British, Wine Bar, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
09:30 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 1BS, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 622 7447
Casual & cosy Italian Bar & Bistro. Serving Coffee & Tea, breakfast, meals, home made cakes & a selection of wine & beer on Cockburn Street, Edinburgh. Open 8am til' Late..

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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