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Contini George Street, Victor and Carina Contini’s flagship Italian restaurant, has relaunched with a brand new menu, décor and dining experience. A new menu, with a focus on small plates that can be shared, has been introduced, as well as a refreshed wine list and cocktail selection inspired by classic Italian drinks. The new Contini George Street menu features dishes such as Salame Calabrese with roasted aubergine, mint, crème fraiche and pistachio crumb; cod poached in cold pressed olive oil with fennel, samphire and chili; and a raw cauliflower, porcini and lemon oil salad with breadcrumbs and Venetian spiced walnuts. Meanwhile, “old favourites” like Contini’s classic Contadino can still
US$21 - US$51
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Italian, Mediterranean
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a fantastic meal at Contini for my Birthday when we visited in September 2020. Tasty food and the most welcoming staff who came to wish me happy Birthday. A beautiful building too. Will return when we're next in Edinburgh.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 21 December 2020 via mobile

I would recommend the Christmas lunch to anyone wanting a fantastic night out. The starter was speck with melon and marscapone. A wonderful and beautiful contrast. I would go with the meatier main options. I'm sure the pasta is great but you will not be...More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 19 December 2020

We had an wonderful lunch in Contini. The food was absolutely delicious and the service we received was excellent. Highly recommended!!!

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 3 December 2020 via mobile

Have just returned from a really super Lunch at Continis. Amazing food, as ever, served by charming Staff. A very safe environment has been achieved by the meticulous planning needed to follow the Covid guidelines. This is such a difficult time for the Hospitality sector...More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 27 November 2020

The staff need to change their attitude - it was as if we were an inconvenience. Masks do make communication harder but that doesn't excuse mostly silence from them. We were shown to our table and sat opposite each other - immediately a waitress swooped...More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 25 November 2020

We recently ordered a meal from the recently launched a Contini UK service. This service offers delivery of a meal to certain parts of the UK depending on post code. Your meal is cooked in the restaurant and then despatched by special delivery in chilled...More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 20 November 2020

I ordered the Classic Contini menu for 1 and was not disappointed! The freshest seasonal ingredients really make Contini's stand out, they are absolutely value for money. Even during these uncertain times, the team never fail to provide the best service and the highest quality...More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 10 November 2020

It’s a beautiful building in one of the most expensive streets in Edinburgh, the interior is jaw-droppingly amazing. But..........in opening a restaurant here where the rateable-value is probably also jaw--droppingly expensive, was a decision that the owners took when they decided to open. Now there...More

Date of visit: November 2020
ContiniBites, Owner at Contini George Street, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2020

Dear Mrs Reilly We take the health and well-being of our customers, team, suppliers and family extremely seriously. Our Covid cover charge is clearly displayed on booking. Rather than add these costs onto dishes we have shown them very clearly. Once we are permitted to...More

Reviewed 23 October 2020 via mobile

As regular customers we visited shortly after restrictions had been eased (potentially a month ago) We found that the restaurant was not dealing well with the introduction of new measures compared to other places we had visited. The manager was quite frankly, just rude. She...More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 17 October 2020 via mobile

Absolutely amazing delicious food delivered to The Raddison. Thank you so much. Highly recommend. The best Italian food I’ve ever tasted. Looking forward to lunch at your cafe today.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Gordon G
25 February 2019|
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Response from ContiniBites | Property representative |
Hello Gordon, Unfortunately we only allow guide dogs in Contini George Street. Thank you for your understanding. Grazie, Team Contini
6 October 2016|
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    Contini George Street is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4