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La Bruschetta

#324 of 1,784 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
West End
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Haymarket 13 Clifton Terrace, Edinburgh EH12 5DR, Scotland
+44 131 467 7464
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Today
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:30
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:30
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice, cosy, friendly restaurant with a good selection of food and wines. The waiters were helpful and overall it was great value for money

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Thank John1566
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An Italian friend of a friend recommended this restaurant as the best Italian in Edinburgh. It is small, 20 covers, cosy and intimate and the waiters are delightful, friendly and attentive but the food, although good was not, in our opinion as good as Mia in Dalry road. I love minestrone soup but their's, although good, was nothing special. Also,... More 

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Thank Neil P
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very few Italian restaurants are serving food exactly as you would find in Italy itself, but when it's this good, who cares? This is a small, intimate space opposite Haymarket - best to book. You are assured of the warmest of welcomes from the maitre d' and of great food. There's nothing modern about the menu. It contains many of... More 

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Thank TomJohnston52
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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333 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 535 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

This is one of the best restaurants in Edinburgh (and ought to be on the top 10 in Tripadvisor). La Bruschetta is a tiny, smart restaurant opposite Haymarket station offering Italian cuisine of a very high standard. Prices are higher than average, but this reflects the quality. This is a very small restaurant and advance booking is to be strongly... More 

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Thank Matthew303
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We ended up visiting this restaurant two nights in a row because the food was so excellent! The restaurant itself is tiny - booking recommended on Friday / Saturday nights - but has a great atmosphere, and the waiters are also very friendly and helpful. The menu is quite varied for a small restaurant and I'm still thinking about the... More 

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Thank sezzy87
Melbourne, Australia
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294 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Wonderful service; friendly and knowledgeable. Lovely atmosphere and absolutely beautiful food. Bellisima! Upmarket Italian, but certainly worth the money. Don't expect a cheap pizzeria.

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Thank Travel_Revival
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We've been coming here for a few years now and know that we will be eating wonderfully cooked food, tasting fine wine and being looked after by the two very professional and unobtrusive waiters. La Bruschetta is a small and intimate restaurant and you know you are in for a treat as soon as you step in and are shown... More 

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Thank AliCat062
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Our cab driver recommended this restaurant as he was dropping us off at our hotel just around the corner, describing it as "a small place with good Italian food." Boy, did he undersell the place! There are only seven tables, so yes it is a small place. We went early (1830) and found the place empty - less than 15... More 

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Thank Eoin C
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57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We had heard good things about this restaurant from various sources and finally had an opportunity to try it out. We were not disappointed and had an enjoyable relaxed meal. It is a small restaurant which seems to get busy quickly - it is just across from the train station - so booking is recommended. We booked for 6 o'clock... More 

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Thank Brian H
Edinburgh
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61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

This restaurant was a revelation - I'm just sorry that this was my first visit. We received an extremely nice welcome from the friendly staff. And had some excellent wine. And then we had even better food. There's a wide range of traditional dishes, but they all had something to elevate them from the average Italian restaurant. Everything is cooked... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$69 - US$69
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Haymarket 13 Clifton Terrace, Edinburgh EH12 5DR, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +44 131 467 7464

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

Staying in West End

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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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