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Contini George Street

103 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 3ES, Scotland
+44 131 225 1550
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“arancini” (13 reviews)
“pasta” (29 reviews)
“carpaccio” (7 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 10:30 PMAll hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
103 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 3ES, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

From the outside, this building is similar to many others in George Street, on the inside is another story. An absolutely beautiful building and very well decorated. When we arrived, we were the only couple in however, it didn't take too long to garner more...More

Thank neilrossd
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Gorgeous setting. This was my only positive. Place was busy, decent ambiance. Food was different from your average Italian restaurant...I felt there was simply too much going on with my dish and not in a good way. I had Milanese, first time I've had this...More

Thank mazzaghirl
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Contini and Valvona & Crolla are part of the Italian imprint on Edinburgh That never disappoint and Contini was and always has been pure busy noisy Italian and the food excellent. The staff were excellent and very helpful and engaging with their contribution to the...More

Thank jonboyfee
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The food and staff were fabulous the ambeience was amazing Carina was amazing especially welcoming us back from our cruise I recommend this restraunt for any occasion.

Thank JenniLockhart
Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't let the grand exterior put you off going in - we popped in for a late breakfast and were greeted warmly and accommodated, no problem. In fact, it was surprisingly empty for a Saturday morning (perhaps because of the prices, bit more of that...More

Thank JaffaCakeater
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What can I say about continis ! Under whelmed I think would be the best way to describe our visit! Food was ok, service was ok but felt prices should have reflected a more impressive dining experience . Won’t be rushing back.

Thank Cuzack01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Difficult to know where to start, all so complete from being made so welcome on our arrival to amazing quality of fresh food through to the knowledge of the wines. A very welcoming experience to eat here.

Thank 50JWC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called in here for breakfast to find a newly refurbished restaurant. Pleasing relaxing color scheme with feature wallpapers to key walls. Breakfast menu is vast with lots of Scottish produce with an Italian twist. Can recommend the Sourdough bread with bacon and scrambled eggs. Delicious!...More

Thank guy c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited recently with friends - I had phoned ahead regarding vegetarian options - why do restaurants think that Parmesan cheese is vegetarian - I would have expected that a restaurant of this calibre would realise that many cheeses are not vegetarian. Whilst I accept that...More

Thank esme199
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a family lunch here today, Sunday 1st Oct. and, like the reviewer last Sunday, we found the food very poor. We wondered if perhaps Sunday is the chef's day off. The arancini, served with the ragu outside instead of in the centre, were...More

Thank Julie W
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
Average prices
US$20 - US$49
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, 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
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 103 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 3ES, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > New Town
  • Neighbourhood: New Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 1550
  • E-mail
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 be enjoyed, but in smaller, lighter portions. The wine list offers a choice of over 55 Italian wines by the glass and bottle
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