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“Good Italian Food”
Review of La Rusticana

La Rusticana
Ranked #926 of 2,456 Restaurants in Edinburgh
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Good for: Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: New Town
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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201 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“Good Italian Food”
Reviewed 17 April 2014

Greeted warmly and seated with menus. As we had a voucher we were advised where to look on the menu. Plenty of choice. Authentic Italian food well presented and served with great humour .Busy but the waiter moved like Usain Bolt and seemed to be everywhere. Would definitely return

  • Visited April 2014
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Delicious!”
Reviewed 6 April 2014 via mobile

We just happened to walk past here while visiting Edinburgh for the day. Checked it out on Trip Advisor and it had good reviews so we decided to give it a go. The service was really good and the food was delicious and very good value. A proper Italian restaurant. Will definitely visit again.

Visited April 2014
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Thank Pumpkinny
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CRETE
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29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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“A Little Bit of Naples in Ediburgh!”
Reviewed 27 March 2014

Firstly, I have to confess that I have eaten in a La Rusticana (there used to be 2 owned by the same family in Edinburgh) many many times over the past 20-odd years! During this time we have never ever been disappointed with the friendliness, service and most importantly, the food. The most recent visit with my wife and some family members was no exception. Greeted as old friends, Angelo and his son Paul (and later wife Isobel) looked after us in the usual fashion - great service, great chat, great food and of course some nice house white wine! We were there during a very busy lunch time and had a varied selection from the 'special lunch menu' - 3-courses for a very reasonable £7.95 per head. The choices were great including seafood, pasta, soup and mushroom starters, main courses of chicken, pasta, steak, pizza (including vegetarian) and some desserts. I would wholeheartedly recommend La Rusticana to anyone who enjoys the 'old fashioned' Italian style Trattoria with great atmosphere and great food!

  • Visited March 2014
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Unfriendly owner and anti commercial behaviors despite good food”
Reviewed 23 March 2014 via mobile

This restaurant offers good food and good service but owner is not friendly and have anti commercial behaviors. When it comes to pay it will stick to the fact that only one card is accepted per table whatever the number of people where seating consideting that his margin will be consideably reduced if more than one is used. So be ready to get some cash from the nearest ATM as no negociations are possible.

Visited March 2014
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edinburgh
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“This Is How To Should Run An Italian Restaurant*****”
Reviewed 15 March 2014

La Rusticana is one of those fantastic places you go back to and it still delivers the best Italian food you can imagine. You could almost be in Naples at Antonio and Antonio on the sea front! The only thing missing would be Paul the fantastic server who does everything in his power to make you feel welcome and really puts his heart and soul into the experience. Wonderful authentic Italian food with attentive Italian staff and an incredible chef all make this restaurant simply the best Italian in Edinburgh and possibly Scotland! Dare I say, the world?

  • Visited March 2014
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