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“poor”
Review of Gali

Gali
Ranked #1,063 of 2,571 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: West End
Description: Excellent Italian
Reviewed 8 June 2014

We visited on saturday night, visiting Edinburgh for my husband birthday as he as never been Plus our scottish friend meeting up with old friends. FIRSTLY I think the fact that a service charge is added to the bill should be advertised or at least you should be told, would save a lot of time when trying to work out your bill. The food was basically just OK!!!, nothing special at all & must add that All our party of 8 felt the portions were very small & quite bland. Will not be returning & would not recommend

3  Thank juliekevin2412
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Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

We have visited Gali restaurant on Friday and Saturday evening, we were in Edinburgh for the week end because we were running the marathon on Sunday morning, happy to say that we have made the right choice. On the second occasion we had to wait a bit longer but it was clearly much busier than the previous evening. The waiting staff kindly give us water as soon as we asked and once the order was taken we didn't really have to wait that long ( considering how busy the restaurant was )....we all chose pasta and really enjoyed it.... If we ever go back to Edinburgh we will be visiting Gali again.. Well done :)

1  Thank Scot1971
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Reviewed 27 May 2014 via mobile

Went there with a group of 11 people. Restaurant was full, but nobody eating... All waiting... Some for the already ordered food, the remaining simply waiting to order...

The only person serving at the tables was completely lost and with no capacity to make things happen... (Trust me... I do have a similar business)

Soon understood that would take too long to start eating, but we were not in a rush so I've decided to help somehow... Got a paper and a pen and wrote the all order (food and drinks) of the group... Took it to the gentlemen, convinced that he would appreciate the fact to save some time, but surprisingly the answer was "you have to wait because the kitchen is too busy"!!!

Felt it like a real punch on the stomach and got no alternative than to leave the restaurant with the all group... Soon other tables did the same...

Resume: Busy days is what any restaurant owner expects...
Bad days always happen, but the arrogance and lack of kindness would never ever be the solution...

No comments about the food... Unfortunately Didn't have the opportunity to taste it ... But with a service like this not even with a Michelin star, thanks.

2  Thank LMMMendes
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Reviewed 10 May 2014

Really great food. Myself and my girlfriend had takeaway from this restaurant as we were staying in the APEX which is just around the corner.it is an old style Italian restaurant,the food we received was excellent Pizza Will Blow Your Mind.

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2  Thank Michal C
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Reviewed 20 April 2014

Good service.
The food was average. We had pizza.
Basic decor but clean.
As a good wine list.
Good price

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1  Thank Anette H
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