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Contini George Street

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Contini George Street, Victor and Carina Contini’s flagship Italian restaurant, has relaunched with a brand new menu, décor and dining experience. A new menu, with a focus on small plates that can be shared, has been introduced, as well as a refreshed wine list and cocktail selection inspired by classic Italian drinks. The new Contini George Street menu features dishes such as Salame Calabrese with roasted aubergine, mint, crème fraiche and pistachio crumb; cod poached in cold pressed olive oil with fennel, samphire and chili; and a raw cauliflower, porcini and lemon oil salad with breadcrumbs and Venetian spiced walnuts. Meanwhile, “old favourites” like Contini’s classic Contadino can still
US$21 - US$51
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Italian, Mediterranean
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had bar snacks here tonigh. Pleasant enough service, not cheap. Not told about 10% compulsory gratuity charge RIP off rip off. Avoid avoid.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having used Contini at Home during lockdown, this was the first time (8 Sept) in ages that we had visited with friends the George Street restaurant. The food and drinks were top notch and we had a great time. Special thanks to the serving team...who were friendly and professional. It was also great having a word with Carina as we were leaving. A thoroughly enjoyable experience.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

Out favourite restaurant on our visits to Edinburgh. Staff are just amazing, attentive , friendly and helpful. Food menu is varied and seasonal and the food is just excellent both in taste and presentation. To have the owners working alongside their team is inspirational and...boy do they work hard ! Thank you Contini for making our visit one to remember, can’t wait to return.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here after a dreadful experience at the same business's The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant at the National Galleries (see review). The contrast was like black and white, very helpful, friendly and attentive. We had a lovely salad and wine and the whole experience...was excellent. Our male and female waiters were lovely. Puzzling how two branches of the same outfit can be poles apart.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was going to eat here but the rudeness of one member of staff in the outside seating area left a lot to be desired. She was rude, intimidating and was like a school mistress. We hurriedly finished our drinks and left. Would not recommend.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been in Edinburgh for a couple of days and dropped in for drinks before dinner at another establishment. Contini have a great cocktail list. I ordered the Sicilian Bliss, a beautiful concoction of Limencello Gin and other wonderful delights. It was Scrumdiddlyumptious,and by...far the best cocktail I’ve ever tested. Bravo 👏 👏👏 The whole place looked bustling and the food we saw coming out made us feel slightly jealous we’d booked somewhere else. We will definitely be back for dinner at Contini next time we’re in Edinburgh.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We felt so welcome here from the minute we walked in the door. Very attentive staff without being overbearing. The Lobster ravioli was beautiful and the best tiramisu I have ever had. We will be back next time we are in Edinburgh… we need to...sample more of the cocktails !More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went here for a business dinner and ordered focaccia (to start) and the steak (for main). The starter options were very limited for anyone not able to eat soft cheeses and cold cut meats (due to pregnancy), but the focaccia was nice. My big...disappointment was the steak, I asked for it to be well cooked, but when it came it was medium rare. I sent it back and asked for it to be cooked through - when it came back (about 15 mins later and after everyone at my table had finished), it had clearly just been put under the warmer and was therefore darker on the outside but still pink on the inside. They also did not put any new salsa on. I therefore ended up eating the edges of the steak only. Really disappointing - I appreciate a medium rare steak at the best of times, but during pregnancy, it’s a no go - I was surprised how poorly this was accommodated. Any other health related request would hopefully have been treated with more attention (e.g. allergies)!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Authentic Italian restaurant focusing on quality Italian ingredients in the centre of Edinburgh. Delicious plump homemade lobster ravioli. Fantastic

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an early dinner here a couple of nights ago and I have to say it was one of the best meals we’ve had in ages. Sometimes you forget just how good old favourites are and Contini hit the mark. From the fabulous Figs,...brilliant Burratta starter and awesome Lemon Sole main, the food was excellent. That along with a bottle of Pieropan Soave Classico and I really don’t think you’ll find better food and wine in Edinburgh. Great stuff.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Hello Gordon, Unfortunately we only allow guide dogs in Contini George Street. Thank you for your understanding. Grazie, Team Contini
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Yes, Contini George Street is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Contini George Street is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4