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“Brilliant at any time of the day”
Review of Taste of Italy

Taste of Italy
Ranked #112 of 2,591 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$13
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Broughton & Calton
Description: Taste of Italy is an all-day, casual dining café with a passion for authentic Italian food - from fantastic breakfasts and a great selection of light bites, to freshly prepared pizzas and pasta dishes, plus indulgent home-made cakes. Pop into Taste and discover food that is fresh, tasty and good value for money, served up in a friendly, relaxed environment.
Reviewed 23 May 2014

This is a great little place, perfect for breakfast, lunch and dinner, (have been for all of them at various occasions and they have never disappointed). Great service, food is brilliant and the service is always exemplary. Also one of the best value places in the city centre.

Felt compelled to write an honest review after reading the childish drivel about disgusting service in another review. Be assured (though I'm sure you can guess) that the review in question is nonsense and the other reviews are all true, this place is great. A real gem that I would thoroughly recommend.

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Thank Amandaxxxx23
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tony c, Owner at Taste of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2014

Thank you for defending our restaurant! It is difficult to please everyone, but in one visit the prices, food quality and great service usually win people over. Thank you again for your kind review. Myself and the team appreciate the recognition.

Regards, Angela Crolla

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Reviewed 21 May 2014

Me and my two ex work buddies started holding a reunion night in Edinburgh in 2011. As one can imagine quite a large amount of ale is consumed so a full Scottish breakfast is in order the following morning to revitalise the system. We have used this restaurant ever since that first night for such fare and what good fare it is, absolutely superb. Also have to mention the impeccable service from the lovely waitresses. Although I haven't experienced Taste of Italy for anything other than breakfast I have no reason to believe that it would be nothing but good for lunch or dinner. I can heartily recommend it. Oh and before I forget, the prices are keen too.

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Thank Turkophileabz
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tony c, Owner at Taste of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2014

Thank you for your review and I would encourage you and your friends to start out with us to ensure you have a good feast before your night out consuming ales..then you can again join us for the full breakfast in the morning. Thank you for your review.
Regards,

Angela Crolla

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Reviewed 16 May 2014

I would never have even gone into this restaurant if it hadn't been for the reviews on here. From the outside, it looks like a small cafe but it's very deceptive. I ate here with my 3 kids (1 a teenager) and we all loved it. My kids had various different pizzas & I had pasta & meatballs. All meals were generously sized & fantastic. We even went back another night for takeaway pizza since it was so good.

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tony c, Owner at Taste of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2014

Taste is an amazing place to eat with kids, we are quick and serve excellent kids meals. Taste is a place that keeps all the family happy and bellies full. Thank you for your review. Come in and try us for breakfast or pre cinema sometime soon.

Regards,

Angela Crolla

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Reviewed 10 May 2014

My daughter (16) and he friends were in tonight for some food and were disgusted by the way they were treated!
Without doubt it was down to the fact that they were young girls and were given really poor service from the staff,to the point they were asked to hand over their plates and cutlery and told to be quiet as there were other people in the 'cafe'.
My daughter apologised to the next table,and was assured that there was absolutely no problem as far as they were concerned.
I phoned up to complain and was fobbed off by the manager that they were screaming their heads off!
Happy to take their money,but for the last time!!!
Disgusted as one of the girls was actually on b.g.t, tonight.
OMG,they should be glad to have tots fame burdz in there wee cafe.

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tony c, Owner at Taste of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2014

Fortunately for the rest of our guests we do not tolerate poor behaviour from the incredibly small minority of guests that behave poorly. The food and service is indeed very good as other reviews suggest, however in this instance the servers had their patience tested and took the decision to remove the party after receiving complaints from other guests. I am sorry that everyone's experience of our lovely restaurant was compromised by a only a few excited young ladies.

Angela Crolla

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Reviewed 4 May 2014 via mobile

I come here with my boyfriend all the time, great food and fast, staff always polite and accommodating even when very busy. Love it!

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tony c, Owner at Taste of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2014

Thank you for your review and your loyal custom. We strive to please and I am pleased that you enjoy us enough to return multiple times.

Sincerely,

Angela Crolla

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