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Papilio Restaurant

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158 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh EH10 4ER, Scotland
+44 131 229 3325
12:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 23:00
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Ottawa, Canada
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came across this restaurant while staying nearby. Very pleasant Italian welcome, and good service. The sea bass was wonderful, with fresh veggies, and a glass of white wine. Quite busy for an early evening, seemed some patrons were regulars. I would recommend

Thank CanadianTraveller114
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Eight of us descended on Papilio's today for what I can describe as a truly scrumptious lunch. Helpful friendly staff, very happy to repeat specials a few times as few of us not paying attention. I ordered for my starter the Melanzane Alla Parmigiana (aubergines baked with cheese and tomato) and it was amazing. Could of easily have asked for... More 

Thank Col4477
Warrington, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely meal with friends at the Papilio Restaurant. The atmosphere was very informal and relaxed. The staff provided excellent service and the food was well presented, plentiful and very tasty. A good evening was had by all!

Thank Trevor L
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I came here for a celebratory dinner after passing by so many times before. I am so glad that we came here as the food was fantastic. The hawaiin pizza was one of the best that I have ever had. I always try the hawaiin whenever one is available in a restaurant and must have sampled hundreds... More 

Thank Gerronimo30
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here while staying nearby, the pasta dish I had was superb. The staff were friendly and helpful. Would go here again.

Thank Soukass
Newton, MA
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114 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The friendly service from the moment you set in continues through your visit. The menu is varied with something for everyone. The house special pasta was creamy and tasty, the agnolotti principisa was delicious, and salmon excellent.

Thank HitTheRoaders
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

The restaurant was full but they call us back and made a table available. Great service and food! We will come back.

Thank meyersmail
Paris, France
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Fantastic food. Typical fresh italian. The service is just perfect. Need to visit them . Tagliatelle ham and asparagus is a dream....

Thank annelis1970
Biggar, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Once again a lovely meal ... can't fault it...only negative is that i would prefer that plates and other items are not removed until everyone has finished each course..on several occasions we were interrupted by hands coming across the table to clear plates up whilst some of us were still eating. Well recommend though

Thank TimJaneway
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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235 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

We went here for an early dinner. It was a good job we booked, as the place was packed! Always a good sign! We were welcomed with a warm smile, and showed to a window table. The service was helpful and attentive throughout. We had lasagne, pizzas, and tagliatelle with smoked salmon in a cream sauce. All of it was... More 

Thank lastword2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$45
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 158 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh EH10 4ER, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Bruntsfield
  • Neighbourhood: Bruntsfield
  • Phone Number: +44 131 229 3325
Family run Italian Restaurant since June 2004, serving a wide range of excellent Italian dishes. Children welcome (kid's portions) and Gluten Free Pasta available.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?