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bar italia

100 Lothian Road | Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH3 9BE, Scotland
+44 131 228 6379
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (112 reviews)
“ice cream” (70 reviews)
“tiramisu” (19 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
100 Lothian Road | Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH3 9BE, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Booked the restaurant in advance of a break to Edinburgh with my wife. Pleasant enough staff, although a bit impersonal during service; no eye contact and communicating constantly with other staff members. Shared bruschetta classica to start which was good. To follow my wife had...More

1  Thank Graememac
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice Italian place. The pasta was fresh and some adjusted to the local cuisine, such as the haggis ravioli. Then we got some desserts, tiramisu and hazelnut crepe with ice cream. The atmosphere was very authentic, and I would go back for the pizza, it...More

Thank Μαρία Κ
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a group of Five adults usually eat here during the festival. This time we paid a family visit Granny Mum Dad and two little boys. The place was noisy for which we grateful( it is not pleasant to dine in a hushed restaurant with...More

Thank therightopinion
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love my Italian food but we left quite disappointed on actual flavour of food. Very busy restaurant arrived around 6ish & not pre-booked. We had king prawns & Scallops for starters & it was quite bland & no real flavours hitting you which was disappointing...More

Thank Mark0908
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The bruschetta with balsamic was very good. The atmosphere felt Italian. Our waiters had an Italian accent. It was very charming. We could see an Italian woman make and put food in the stone oven. My homemade fettuccine vongole was very good. This restaurant was...More

Thank Brg G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy to book, warm welcome, friendly staff. House red wine was to our liking. One Bruschetta and two Minestrone Toscano for starters went down a treat. Mains of Lasagna al Forno, Calzone and Funghi & Pollo pizza were excellent; the two pizza dishes being huge...More

Thank agbarron
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was very nice although not exceptional, but certainly pleasantly filled a hole The Spag Bol (the basic unit of measurement for any Italian) and the Milanese veal were both very nice, perhaps a tad dry The service was friendly although a bit hit...More

Thank Martin B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked in here without booking early on Good Friday evening. We were seated straight away, some of the tables are a bit close together, but this wasn't a problem. We got there just in time, pretty soon the place was full and people were...More

Thank TheWestleys
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited for first time with friends - place full of busy with a reasonable pre-theatre menu of Italian food. All three of us enjoyed and in great spot next to lothian Street cinemas and pubs. Would definitely recommend visit x

Thank suebell262
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My partner had booked a table here, as we were going to a concert across the road at the Usher Hall and both the restauraunt and the concert venue were only a few minutes walk from our hotel, which was a .blessing considering how cold...More

Thank JustAndy103
West End
Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in
industrial Britain had their most desirable
neighbourhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes.
Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest
citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind
grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel
crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and
sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$33 - US$41
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Lothian Road | Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH3 9BE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +44 131 228 6379
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