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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Italian, Sicilian, Southern-Italian, Mediterranean, Pizza, European
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic find - so welcoming to my young children - excellent waiter and delicious food at a great price. The gnocchi was particularly good and the children’s menu is great value.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Jen Wright, Owner at L'artigiano, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review, we are so glad you enjoyed your meal and look forward to welcoming you back!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited L’Artiagano on a Sunday evening whilst staying in an Air BnB nearby. As a couple we had an amazing time and had delicious bruschetta and olives to start and then one of us had pizza and the other pasta and both were delicious. My...wife’s tomato sauce which came on the vegetable rigatoni she described as the nicest sauce ever and wanted the recipe. Atmosphere and service were also amazing and at no time felt rushed. Definitely book as lots of people being turned away. Also such good value for money. Thank you and will definitely return.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Jen Wright, Owner at L'artigiano, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your meal and look forward to welcoming you back!

Reviewed 26 February 2024

Decent Italian. Lovely decor however spoiled by staff marching by your table, eyeballing your plate and serving courses as if they want you out as soon as humanly possible. Food was tasty, and extremely reasonable for Edinburgh prices-could have been a great review of not...for the waiting skills.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Jen Wright, Owner at L'artigiano, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2024

Thank you for your feedback Julie, we are so pleased you enjoyed your meal!

Reviewed 17 February 2024

A fantastic meal. Great value for money. We'd reserved (recommended as it was packed when we arrived). Staff prompt & courteous. Lots of fabulous choices to eat & very reasonably priced. 2 starters, 2 mains + 4 alcoholic drinks = <£65 (including tip). Great size...portions!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Jen Wright, Owner at L'artigiano, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2024

We are delighted you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review!

Reviewed 9 February 2024

I was away with work and was trying to find somewhere to eat. I was alone, and at 33 years old it was the first time I’d ever walked in to restaurant and eaten alone (very daunting) I first felt so silly and really self...conscious but the staff were lovely! I had spaghetti bolognese which was beautiful and I had a really nice time. Saved me getting a take away on my way to the hotel. Highly recommendMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Jen Wright, Owner at L'artigiano, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2024

We are delighted you enjoyed your visit Ellis! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we look forward to welcoming you back when your next in Edinburgh!

Reviewed 5 February 2024

We visit l’Artigiano for our family dinners, always great service and friendly staff. Delicious food, esp pasta since I love pasta. And the homemade tiramisu.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Jen Wright, Owner at L'artigiano, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2024

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a lovely review, we are delighted you enjoyed your visit! We hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 3 February 2024

I was in town to see my family during the christmas period and was looking for a quality Italian place to eat with my girlfriend. The vibe of the place is very romantic and cosy and the service was very fast and professional with one...very well mannered young man serving us. The food was fabulous and there was a large array of cocktails and other drinks to choose from. The food came in good time and the young waiter was very kind checking we had all we needed. As an Italian man myself I will definitely be eating here again soon.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Jen Wright, Owner at L'artigiano, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2024

Thank you for sharing your experience Struan, we are delighted you enjoyed your visit! We hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 5 January 2024

From reading the reviews this seemed like a great Italian and we decided to book a Friday night date night. However on arrival at 8.30pm we were informed by the young waiter that the Head Chef wanted to go home and they would have to...serve our starters and main together. As you can imagine this was a huge surprise given this was a Friday night and our pre booked time was accepted - when we asked to see the manager the waiter then back tracked and confirmed it would ok. Unfortunately we were now conscious that we were holding up the kitchen staff and felt very uncomfortable which meant both courses were completely rushed and disappointing. Also there was staff sitting on a nearby table eating and scrolling through their phones which further ruined the whole experience for a romantic meal. Totally disappointing experience and would not recommend for a later romantic meal- we will choose one of the many other Italian’s restaurants in Edinburgh next time. Hopefully the Owner will take this up with Head Chef for the future of his business going forward. Why work in the hospitality business if you want to be home for 9pm on a Friday night?More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Jen Wright, Owner at L'artigiano, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2024

Thank you for leaving us a review Blaikie. We are so sorry to hear you had this experience. I would appreciate it If you would reach out to me directly to discuss this further so I can gain further understanding of your visit. My email...More

Reviewed 5 January 2024

So disappointed by our meal tonight. We booked a meal online for 8.30pm and on arrival were immediately told by our waiter that our starter & main course would “have to be served together as the head chef wanted go home”. Obviously this put a...real negative feel on our long anticipated date night meal because we felt totally rushed and unrelaxed. We will DEFINITELY NOT BE RETURNING!! What a shame as the food was good but our experience was absolutely ruined by this attitude. Seeing staff eating their dinner & scrolling on their mobile phones while on a nearby table further ruined our meal!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Jen Wright, Owner at L'artigiano, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2024

Thank you for leaving us a review Hannah. We are so sorry to hear you had a bad experience. I would appreciate it If you would reach out to me directly to discuss this further so I can gain further understanding of your visit. My...More

Reviewed 26 December 2023

Best Italian food. Very well priced. Excellent service. We went back a second time on our trip and both visits were delicious.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Jen Wright, Owner at L'artigiano, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2024

Thank you for your feedback, it had made our day!! Thank you for such a fantastic review!

Reviewed 7 December 2023 via mobile

Amazingly good quality of food. Generous portions. Very well priced. So fresh and delicious, one of the best Italians I’ve had. Ambience is lovely, staff polite. Can’t fault the place

Date of visit: December 2023
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Jen Wright, Owner at L'artigiano, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2023

Thank you for such a fantastic review! We are delighted you enjoyed it so much!!

Reviewed 3 December 2023

This is a traditional family restaurant experienced ladies doing the cooking serving up superb food it’s worth the ten minute walk from Princes Street I had fried courgette flowers with a pumpkin sauce then pappardelle meatballs done the traditional way with a little milk soaked...breadcrumbs the wine I’m in heaven Monte guelfo chianti wow say no more .More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Jen Wright, Owner at L'artigiano, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2023

We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 2 November 2023

This has to be one of the best restaurants in Edinburgh. The staff was nice and accommodating (we had no booking), the service was excellent, and the food was picture-perfect and delicious! Such a comforting atmosphere, coming in out of the cold rain to a...bowl of hot, delicious soup. The menu has many good choices, and I would bet they're all very good. We ate there both evenings that we were in Edinburgh, trying different dishes, because why go elsewhere when the everything was so good the first time? And the second time was just as good!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Jen Wright, Owner at L'artigiano, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2023

Thank you very much Karen for your lovely feedback about your recent visit. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed our food and service. We very much appreciate your recommendation and it would be our pleasure to welcome you back again

Reviewed 23 October 2023

Decided to visit after reading the reviews and we were not disappointed. Quickly served by the friendliest and happiest staff we’ve ever seen, we decided to sample the carbonara and the gnocchi, two classic dishes. Both were generous portions and absolutely delicious. Sadly my friend...was suffering a migraine so the generous cheese throughout the gnocchi was a little much, she thought it would just be on the top rather than stirred throughout the sauce, but I’m sure if we had asked they would have served it that way, an oversight on our part not the staffs, and it was too delicious to waste so we asked for a box to take the rest home for lunch the next day, which they happily provided, and it was just as yummy. Do check with the staff how the dishes are presented if you want a light cheese serving, me, I’m all about the cheese so the carbonara was perfect! It was great to visit a place where the staff clearly love their job and the food they serve. Would definitely visit again when we are back in Edinburgh. The atmosphere was light and welcoming, and it’s clearly popular.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Jen Wright, Owner at L'artigiano, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2023

We are delighted you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We look forward to welcoming you back!

Reviewed 10 October 2023

A lovely quiet restaurant for a birthday treat. I had the chicken with mushrooms and rosemary; my daughter had a huge, delicious pizza. This little gem of a restaurant offers delicious meals at a reasonable price. It is slightly off the beaten track, making it...one of Edinburgh's nice secrets. Great service, too.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Jen Wright, Owner at L'artigiano, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2023

We are delighted you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review!

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