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US$9 - US$18
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Italian, Pizza
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Southside & Holyrood
0.6 miles from Edinburgh Old Town
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Reviewed 22 April 2022

Service are fantastic Stephan0 & Maria a amazing hosts Relaxing food was superb, absolutely loved it. We will definitely be going back again. Great hosts great food lovely atmosphere lovely brilliant. Taking friends next time.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 27 March 2022 via mobile

This was not my first time and it was certainly not the last. A very friendly and warm welcome from Maria, Stefano and Cinzia. We were shown to our table where the menus were quickly removed because we wanted the chefs to surprise us. And...did they!! Various pasta dishes, pizzas, dulces. Generous portions. Each tasty and nicely presented. Nice wines. Lovely stories. Can’t recommend enough. Please go and taste.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 10 February 2022

It was very delicious. Very nice service, lovely ambience - everything the heart desires. Tutto a posto - mille grazie😊

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 9 January 2022 via mobile

We discovered this little gem of a restaurant last year and we’re now regular customers. The family that run Rigatoni’s are so friendly and genuine. We know them all by name now! I’m vegan and they cater for me no problem at all. The bruschetta...and garlic pizza bread are amazing. My Mum always has a risotto and loves it. The pasta is cooked al dente and it’s super. The pizzas are also great! Rigatoni’s is definitely our favourite Italian restaurant!More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 20 December 2021

Looking for somewhere to eat before a concert across the road we happened upon this little restaurant. On asking (Maria I think her name was) for a table for two she said there was none but then said to hold on. She then informed us...we could have a little table as long as she could have it back by 7:15pm (this was at 6pm and suited us fine as we had to be at the concert by 7pm). We agreed to take the table and right away the owner(?) her husband, I think started speaking to her in Italian quite aggressively making it quite obvious that he wasn't happy with her giving us a table. We decided we would decide on our choice and eat very quickly in order to save her more grief from this rude man. I should also say that there were 'Just Eat/Deliveroo' type people coming in to collect takeaway orders for delivery and there had obviously been an issue with one of them collecting/delivering the wrong order. Each one who came in was treated rather rudely by this man although it was the person who made the mistake he should have been annoyed at. We had focaccia to start which was very nice but both our pasta dishes although nice enough were nothing special. The lady Maria who took our order and served us was really nice and welcoming but the same couldn't be said for the rude bald man who was very off-putting. Our drinks were an orange juice (for the driver) which was delicious and really smooth and a glass of red wine. We weren't asked what wine or given a wine menu so assumed it was the house red. The only question about the wine was 'large or small'? We ordered large. It wasn't until we received the bill that we noticed the charge for the glass of wine was £8.55!! We couldn't believe the price! After all the restaurant is very small and nothing to write home about with a tiny toilet shared by all and looking a bit worn and tired. Maybe they should use some of the profit to invest in a premises refurbishment...oh and also a course in customer service for the rude owner/manager. Don't think we'll bother trying again.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 4 December 2021

Had my mind set on a good pizza and came across this family run restaurant near The Queens Hall. Degree of urgency didnt seem to convince the owner, Stef, but thankfully Maria fought my corner and they squeezed me in to a near empty restaurant...with a deadline of 1 hour. Ordered quickly and pizza appeared even quicker. Customer care, regardless of the timescales, could have been better but Maria couldn't have been more professional and pleasant. Authentic Italian atmosphere doesn't have to extend to dismissiveness and grumpyness. Stef needs some training on how to smile and be welcoming to customers. Thought £6.25 was also a bit steep for small glass of house red but maybe in line with Edinburgh prices. Pizza has okay, wine was an adequate house wine. Perhaps the lesson learned is that booking is advisable. Not because they're overly busy but you may get better customer care.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 24 October 2021 via mobile

We stumbled across this restaurant looking for dinner away from the city centre, and it looked busy and food looked good. A good atmosphere, very friendly staff and excellent quality of food,I had a pizza and my wife some pasta and I had the amazing...tiramisu. Good portions and would recommend.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 1 October 2021 via mobile

After reading all the awards on their window I was expecting good things. Unfortunately I found it just average. My pasta was nothing special. It was fine and there was nothing wrong with it but I was expecting more. I also felt the menu was...a bit pricey. The waiter was nice. Would go somewhere else next time.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 18 September 2021 via mobile

We passed Rigatoni’s and decided it looked good and booked a table for 6 for the next weekend. It turned out to be an excellent place. Primarily a pizza and pasta place, the atmosphere is great, the pizzas and pastas were great, especially focusing on...the basics. And the desserts were lovely as well. Very much worth the visit.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 6 August 2021 via mobile

Can’t believe we’ve never found this gem in all our visits to this area over the years! We were a noisy family group (but well tolerated by staff and other diners - thank you!) who had great service and delicious food in this atmospheric little...trattoria. We’ll be back!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Yes, Rigatoni's offers takeaway services.

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Rigatoni's is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4