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Papavero Restaurant

18 Howe Street | New Town, Edinburgh EH3 6TG, Scotland
+44 131 225 8204
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (53 reviews)
“pene” (4 reviews)
“carne” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
18 Howe Street | New Town, Edinburgh EH3 6TG, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 395 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quiet little restaurant with mostly Italian cuisine though you do get fish n chips and other British fare. Happened to be next door and we wanted nothing elaborate. That's exactly what we got. Average but good food, good service and value for money. It's not...More

Thank Rajeev S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been there for the first time to eat a pizza and to drink a glass of wine. We got a Groupon voucher so it was a cheap dinner. The place is close to the city centre, 10 min walking. Nice, tidy, comfortable. It...More

Thank Giuseppe C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited here with a last minute booking on Saturday evening. I had the black pudding to start which was very dry and my partner had the calamari which he said was very chewy. The main issue was with my main course. I ordered the...More

Thank PaulaM33
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Decor is vinyl , but food is overwhelmingly good. Service is terrific. Two separate groups went on two separate nights. Ordered a very diverse group of foods and all reported that this is a gem. Don't look for 40 euro bottles of wine or 25...More

1  Thank Quaker1
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Our server was very attentive and made excellent recommendations; the squid ink pasta and cannoli were fantastic!

1  Thank Claire I
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

I have eaten here several times, and this was one of those ocassions. I had the cod which was well presented and most importantly, tasted amazing! Unfortunately we were sat waiting for 35 minutes after finishing our mains before the waiter came to ask if...More

2  Thank Gerronimo30
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We had very tasty meals at Papvero. We had the set lunch menu specials. We started with the Caprino grigliato which was delicious and perfectly presented. The balsamic glaze was just the right flavour and not too overpowering. And my husband and daughter had the...More

1  Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Really great for the pizzas and the buy one get one free deal makes it super cheap! Good lively atmosphere and great if you've got kids.

Thank dgibbs07
Reviewed 23 April 2017

I would have given this restaurant a much higher review except for how a complaint was handled. Our waiter was a lovely chap from Sydney and our starters were fantastic. My steak, ordered medium, came out rare, slightly seared on either side. Our waiter apologised...More

Thank Bec D
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

My family and I come here often for pizza. I'm vegan and they happily veganise my order for me!! Lovely service and lovely environment.

1  Thank Evefinnigan
New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town,
until after dark when strappy dresses come out to
play. This is the city’s central business district
with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many
of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest
clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street
helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned
Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric
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Visites Guidees Edimbourg
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Howe Street | New Town, Edinburgh EH3 6TG, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > New Town
  • Neighbourhood: New Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 8204
  • E-mail
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