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Victor & Carina Contini Ristorante

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103 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 3ES, Scotland
+44 131 225 1550
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Today
07:30 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 20:30
Mon - Fri 07:30 - 23:00
Sat 09:00 - 00:00
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Motherwell, United Kingdom
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180 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited here with friends on our way to another restaurant. Beautiful bar with lots of atmosphere with very attentive staff. We only had time for a nice glass of wine but would definately revisit again as had a lovely atmosphere and decor.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I attended with 7 friends on Saturday evening for a special festive gathering . some of our food was exceptionally poor and to say the ravioli was cold in the middle is not exaggeration . 2 dishes were sent back to the kitchen and still returned cold in the centre. I approached the restaurant manager in a discreet manor and... More 

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Northern Ireland
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119 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Dined here last week. Located in a beautiful old bank this is a lovely restaurant. Aperitif to start, followed by antipasti and then pizza. Wine was great and they served the best espresso I had ever had. Attentive and friendly staff. I will visit when in Edinburgh again.

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Thank LindaLou1960
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306 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Back at Continis Restaurant again, it's hard to stay away! Such a relaxing atmosphere here whatever time of the day you visit. All choices on the menu are made from the finest ingredients and even if you stray from your 'favourite' you're bound to enjoy your alternative dish. Lovely Staff who continue to follow the ethos that Carina and Victor... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've met Victor Contini a number of times in passing, and always found him to be pleasant and courteous. It pains me to write this review, as in his George Street location he has found what could be an absolute gem of a restaurant. I visited the restaurant on three occasions in the past three months. I found the same... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a very enjoyable lunch here yesterday. A table by the window to watch the world go by, a lovely girl Monika to help us decide what to have and delicious food.

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Aberlour, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After walking for about an hour looking for somewhere to eat we finally found Contini, we walked in and were amazed by the height of the ceilings! I'm a very fussy eater but I loved the food here, it was of great quality and I would recommend to anyone! For a start I thought it could be a very expensive... More 

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Dufftown, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend and i came here for dinner and thoroughly enjoyed our meal! It was proper Italian food and cocktails and was just fabulous! The decor is great and the atmosphere is very relaxed. The Antipasto misto was splendid! Though it looks very fancy this isn't reflected in the price! I thought it was very reasonable! Well done guys, keep... More 

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sorn
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I enjoyed a great lunch here yesterday( 27th November) we both enjoyed the food tremendously, being a Chef it was so nice to eat great food, my partner had the pork belly Sunday roast, it was delicious, I had Chicken Special with Parma ham and sage, really good, we strongly recommend here and we are looking forward... More 

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west yorkshire
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of these places you walk into and the atmosphere hits you, busy, loud with the sound of conversation and the clink of glasses and waiters effortlessly serving the clearly happy diners. The owner Victor making sure he finds time to talk to everyone and make them feel welcome. The food was outstanding, cooked to perfection from an... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$47
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, 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
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 20:30
Monday
07:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 23:00
Thursday
07:30 - 23:00
Friday
07:30 - 23:00
Saturday
09:00 - 00:00
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
Description
Italy and Scotland meet here in Edinburgh at Contini Ristorante (formerly Centotre), a grand but relaxed, easy restaurant with a simple mantra; good food is a labour of love. With nothing added but passion and care and nothing removed other than unnecessary additives, Contini Ristorante's food is purely, simply about good Italian flavours to be enjoyed at their very best, freshest and most delicious. From breakfast until late, visitors to Contini Ristorante enjoy the traditionalism of Italian food with a Scottish twist in the use of local produce, sitting proudly alongside specialties shipped in especially from Italy, all bought direct from suppliers in order to keep prices down and variety high while supporting smaller scale makers and breeders. In the beautiful Contini Ristorante dining room, with its sculpted pillars and high, high ceilings everybody from tourists to business people to families with children to romancing couples enjoy the same attentive but relaxed service and beautifully presented food.

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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 squares, and self-important statues. But it’s also a very wanderable neighbourhood, with a healthy bustle at almost any time of day and fine people-watching in places like St Andrew's Square which fills with picnickers around lunch. You’ll also find a series of cheerful basement bistros on Hanover Street, while dark Rose Street has something of the feel of an undiscovered back alley and is chock-full of characterful pubs and small independent shops.
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