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Positano - CLOSED

85-87 Newington Road, Edinburgh EH9 1QW, Scotland
+44 131 662 9977
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
26 Jan 2016
“Positano Restaurant now renamed Isola”
18 Jan 2016
“Delicious!!!, a real treat for a reasonable price”
Restaurant Hours Closed
85-87 Newington Road, Edinburgh EH9 1QW, Scotland
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101 - 110 of 233 reviews

Reviewed 14 March 2014

We came to this little restaurant about 13 of us and were sat at a long narrow table. The atmosphere was decent, but nothing too special. Right off the bat we noticed how welcoming and kind the staff were. Food was in good proportion and...More

1  Thank Dshoch
Reviewed 2 February 2014

Mediocre food with pretty awful portions for the price; myself and my girlfriend had to eat a SECOND time later that evening after ordering two mains and a sorry looking couple of slices of garlic bread. We felt incredibly rushed in and out to the...More

1  Thank Nick P
Reviewed 22 January 2014 via mobile

The food really let this place down , very bland and lacked any kind of authentic italian kick! It's a real shame as Edinburgh needs a really good Italian restaurant . Expected great things when we entered as the waiter said he did everything and...More

1  Thank Ronlisa
Reviewed 15 January 2014 via mobile

Really not impressed with this place. After finally getting a word in to order when our waiter took a breath we asked some garlic bread to share between 3...we received 3 miserable slices of cut off baguette. The waitor continues to talk about how amazing...More

Thank Aly885
Reviewed 4 January 2014

Was here at Christmas and was delighted so phoned at 6.00pm New Year's Eve and reserved a table for 8.30pm. Crazy boss as previously mentioned. Lightweight, friendly and refreshing. Pasta and Pizza were great for everyone concerned. Frascati was a good choice and everyone was...More

1  Thank Peter P
Reviewed 29 December 2013

Fresh food cooked just for us. Great service and prices. Very friendly staff. Also very handy for our hotel and close to family to meet up with us.

1  Thank girzie
Reviewed 14 December 2013

We’ve apparently left Scotland and found our way not into Italy, but into an Italian cliché. I kept waiting for Tony Shalhoub to storm out of the kitchen and explain why we shouldn’t order two starches… Nothing? Really? Big Night, written and directed by Stanley...More

1  Thank PrinceGastronome
Reviewed 12 December 2013

Have visited Edinburgh twice and been both times to this little gem. Owner is quite mad but the food is great and very reasonable. Not a posh place but would recommend on the two meals we have had.

Thank samann13
Reviewed 3 December 2013

Decided to try this restaurant as we wanted to go somewhere we hadn't been before - and so glad we did. Really friendly, welcoming waiter and great food. We'll definitely be going back for a second visit.

Thank Gem1418
Reviewed 30 November 2013

We dined there in October while visiting with our niece who is studying in Edinburgh for a semester. We liked the food, the wine and the pleasant service and nice owner. She said she would definitely be back with friends, because she found a great...More

Thank Mary S
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12:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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  • Address: 85-87 Newington Road, Edinburgh EH9 1QW, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 131 662 9977
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