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La Piazza

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97-99 Shandwick Place, Edinburgh EH2 4SD, Scotland
+44 131 221 1150
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 16:00 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
Thu 12:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When we arrived were seated quickly, order was taken promptly and we waited approximately 15 minutes for our starters. However our main meal was not so quick to be delivered and when it arrived they realised they had given my partner the incorrect order and removed the food, we then waited another 20 minutes for mains. Food was tasty. Staff... More 

Thank anniecakes70
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stumbled over this place after watching a local event. Seemed out to be a very well run restaurant, with nice food for reasonable prices. Lovely negroni as well!

Thank Martin S
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Four of us went to La Piazza last night with very high hopes due to Trip adviser rating. The waiter was excellent and very efficient but the food was very poor. We had four different main courses and each was very poorly presented and tasted as poor as its appearance. Sadly we will not return. There are amazing Italian restaurants... More 

Thank drmmacleod
Peppe G, Owner at La Piazza, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review my restaurant on your recent visit. We're sorry if the food wasn't to your liking, maybe it's just a case that we don't suit you, however, I wish that you had voiced your concerns and distaste at the time since a resolution could have been reached, if you could be so kind to... More 

Dundee, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Catriona and I hosted a lunch for two friends along with ourselves and we all had a wonderful time. The food was outstanding, as was the service and the cleanliness of the premises. When next in Edinburgh we will definitely be lunching here again.

Thank Karl743
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31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went there last night and was amazing! We had carbonara pasta and spaghetti napolitana (with meat and gorgonzola cheese) everything tasted delicious and seems so natural! And the price was so good, around 15£ each dish.

Thank alba p
Frimley, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, lovely clean modern place, stuff all friendly, price I would say, you get what you pay for! Well worth it. Will be going back!

Thank SamStar147
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75 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As this was the last night of our trip and the weather was miserable this was the perfect spot. The staff were friendly and the food was lovely. We were also happy to see an Italian couple sitting near us who appeared to be regulars...usually a good sign! The menu had a great selection of pastas and it was very... More 

Thank Denisef_dublin
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Why disappointed? Because I'm a fairly regular frequenter to LP and have written glowing reports in the past but this visit left me decidedly underwhelmed. The fixed menu is usually a safe bet but I left feeling that price certainly won over quality. A reasonably tasty mushroom soup was followed by a limp and slightly over-cooked sea bass specimen with... More 

2 Thank aragon-11
Peppe G, Owner at La Piazza, responded to this review

Dear aragon-11 Thank you for taking the time to review my restaurant. I'm very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your last visit, we keep our prices because we want you to have a fresh and healthy meal trying to bring new dishes as well on monthly menu to keep it more interesting. We always try to provide... More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely fantastic, should be #1 on Trip Advisor! The food was fantastic, the service unbelievable and the vibe of the restaurant was great! Would recommend this place for people who love Italian food and want excellent customer service!

Thank lady0fleeds
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127 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

4 of us ate here a few days ago and were very impressed. We all enjoy Italian and this was top class. The menu was very extensive and the ingredients were top quality. The food was so good we had every course and a couple of bottles of wine. Great fresh pasta, really good pizza, homemade desserts. Loved it.

Thank John W

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$15
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 97-99 Shandwick Place, Edinburgh EH2 4SD, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +44 131 221 1150
La Piazza,the home of authentic Italian cuisine.We believe in offering traditional Italian cuisine,in a modern, relaxed atmosphere.Our broad menu offers something irresistible for everyone.Whether you're looking for a romantic dinner for twoor organising a party for your friends,our front of house team will ensurethat you have a memorable evening with excellent,friendly and attentive service.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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