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La Rusticana

90 Hanover Street, Edinburgh EH2 1EL, Scotland
+44 131 225 2227
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible14%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (40 reviews)
“garlic bread” (14 reviews)
“profiteroles” (4 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
90 Hanover Street, Edinburgh EH2 1EL, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

Most terrible customer service I have ever experienced. Waiter just threw a spoon upside down on the table. Tiny portion, over priced for what you get. Strongly regret going there. Took our plates away before we finished them.

4  Thank davidvanbrussel
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Last night we came here was told we might have a long wait, two hours later no food, no apology at all. We decided to leave we put the money on the table for drinks we had . The woman saw us go and grab...More

3  Thank Kathryn W
Reviewed 30 November 2017

I have been to La Rusticana many times, food okay but reasonable lunch menu @£7.95. Today I was undecided as to whether to have Italian or hamburger for lunch but opted for La Rusticana because it was nearby. I did not recognise the staff (2...More

1  Thank 133Dave
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

We visited last night without a reservation and we're quickly seated. However, staff took forever to take an order, we waited abiut 10 minutes. Were out of alot of food as well which was disappointing. Food was good, chicken dish was delicious! Average priced for...More

Thank Mandy M
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

The oven had broken down but pasta was still available. Disappointing for some, we had pasta dishes which were delivered hot, and within 5-10 mins of order. Food was good. Garlic bread was disappointing. Warm bread with garlic butter! Good wine though.

Thank Mandy P
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

We had dinner here in a Saturday evening in peak time. Service was lovely- friendly but professional. The menu was extensive but not overwhelming. Food came quickly and was fresh and tasty. Two courses, wine, and coffee for two for £60 including tip can’t be...More

Thank shazkowalski
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

We saw this little restaurant in Hannover Street Edinburgh when looking for a place to eat. The 3 course lunch menu looked too good to be true but thought we would give it a go. You walk down some steps and the restaurant is below...More

Thank Suzanne2303
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

We walked in to the Rusticana without a reservation on a Saturday night however we were seated very quickly. Staff were very friendly and service throughout was very good, we ordered a bottle of house white wine which was very pleasant. The food was excellent...More

Thank liamwood
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

I have read some of the poor reviews that outlines the reactions of a stressed waiter. I think we met the same one. I ordered garlic bread my wife ordered whitebait. My bread arrived with two drinks. Then my wife's main meal arrived. My wife...More

2  Thank Triumphbikes
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Good deal for lunch and good food although the potion sizes for lunch are a bit small but if you are small eater it be fine.

Thank Denise8760
New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town,
until after dark when strappy dresses come out to
play. This is the city’s central business district
with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many
of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest
clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street
helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned
Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 90 Hanover Street, Edinburgh EH2 1EL, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > New Town
  • Neighbourhood: New Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 2227
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