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bar italia

#103 of 1,782 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
West End
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100 Lothian Road | Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH3 9BE, Scotland
+44 131 228 6379
12:00 - 12:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 12:00
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68 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had a fantastic lunch there yesterday, service perfect, food amazing and a great ambience. Pate, chargrilled prawn and scallops, calamari and pasta all a taste sensation. We will definitely go back - thank you

1 Thank feefeeForfar
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I had one night in Edinburgh and decided to go for a walk to see why I could find. After passing a few usual currys houses I stumbled across this Italian. As soon as you step in, you feel like your in an authentic Italian restaurant. The food was excellent, the staff are thoughtful and very welcoming. I will definitely... More 

1 Thank Jamie S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Booked dinner for two as part of my wives birthday celebration First time here Absolutely perfect, fantastic atmosphere, delicious food and perfectly attentive service Would we recommend .... absolutely Will we return ..... without a doubt !!!

1 Thank Greg_Crawford
Dundee, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had Lunch here last week. It is a very traditional, Family run Italian Restaurant with checked tablecloths. Exactly the kind of relaxed place I like. I had a starter portion of Spaghetti Bolognese followed by a Calzone, and my Wife had some marinated olives followed by Seafood Pasta in a Squid Ink sauce. We both shared some Italian Ice... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived at 6pm and the place was packed, the staff were freindly and found us a seat very quickly the meal was very good, but got the drinks order wrong, surprised as only two of us, it is very tight in the restaurant and if in a aisle seat be prepared for your chair to be kicked by passerby,... More 

1 Thank Richard H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a lovely meal, the staff were very friendly and helpful, they have some good options for a Celiac diet. The staff were wonderful, very friendly. Great atmosphere given it was early, the whole party enjoyed their dishes.

1 Thank EdinburghjanetG
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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179 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely little Italian with staff eager to please and food that will not disappoint. My wife ordered the Pollo Al Pesto and I the Calzone and both were very well prepared and arrived quickly. My wife was even able to watch as my Calzone was prepared on the open server behind where I sat. She was also... More 

1 Thank revcole7
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious Calzone but my wife thought her pasta was a bit uninspiring. No longer has beer on tap which was a little disappointing. All said a good enough night out.

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106 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Earlier on in the day we had eaten a miserable lunch but thank god for the Bar Italia. What a gem of a place. From the meet and greet, ambience, food and service, everything was first class. Me and my partner had a beautiful time here, it was buzzing but not overtly busy, an all round great atmosphere. Loved the... More 

1 Thank david h
Dallas, Texas
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37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Restaurant is conveniently located near the theatres on the Lothian Road. It was busy but as a solo diner I was seated immediately. Probably best to make reservations. Staff was friendly and service was good. Reasonably priced. The ravioli with mushrooms was very good, but not quite as al dente as I like. The tiramisu was wonderful. Overall, good dinner.

Thank Jan H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$33 - US$41
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Delivery
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 12:00
12:00 - 12:00
12:00 - 12:00
12:00 - 12:00
12:00 - 12:00
12:00 - 12:00
12:00 - 12:00
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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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 the district’s busy main roads. Lothian Road connects to southern Edinburgh and harbors a vague entertainment district: three theatres and the city’s main indie cinema. All attract a select crowd, the sort who appreciate the Saturday Edinburgh’s Farmers’ Market around the corner. The West End’s other great thoroughfare, Shandwick Place, is dominated by trams trundling out to the suburbs and airport, and shoppers picking up last-minute items before hopping aboard.
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