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Ciao Roma

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Old Town
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64 South Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1LS, Scotland
+44 131 557 3777
12:00 - 23:00
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Mon 12:00 - 23:30
Tue - Sun 12:00 - 23:00
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Upon entering we were met with smiles and hello's from numerous waiting staff which was more than welcoming. We were cutting it fine to eat before a show so didn't want to risk going for the pre-theatre menu which looked like great value. Instead we opted for just main courses and a drink. I had the Carbonara which was delicious... More 

Thank Lauren S
Colchester, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great atmosphere in this well established Italian restaurant just south of the city centre but still within easy walking distance of all the major sights. The staff are friendly, helpful and knowledgable and go out of their way to add to your dining experience. The food is excellent, a good portion size and always served without a wait even... More 

Thank swfjambo
New Glarus, Wisconsin
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79 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting place, good food, good service. It is near the theatre so is a great place to grab dinner before the theatre. The food choices are mainly Italian (pasta) as you would suspect but even my gluten free husband was able to choose something that he really liked.

Thank Sherry S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had booked a table for after the matinee show at the Festival Theatre which is not even a 5 minute walk, so really handy. The staff were friendly and welcoming on arrival, but that's pretty much where the positive stuff ends ! We had the Garlic & Mozzarella bread to share as a starter and it was ok. For... More 

Thank John H
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Straight across road from festival theatre. The frontage gives us the impression of just an Italian ice cream parlour but once the waiter greets you at door you are invited into a lovely italian warmth of a back and very busy eating area. The ambiance and staff are lovely. The food is superb and reasonable priced. We will definately be... More 

Thank grarory
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been living in Edinburgh for 5 years, trying always to find a really good Calzone, and only today found Ciao Roma (via Deliveroo). This is the best Calzone we have had in Edinburgh. Thanks!

Thank DC L
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the first time we have been to Ciao Roma and it was wonderful. We were going to a presentation at the Playfair Library which is across the street. The staff are friendly and efficient and such quick service. The food was wonderful and the best pasta that I have had since Sardinia. Also a good sign as the... More 

Thank Rockpoolqueen
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went twice. Authentic Italian food at a good price. Pizzas very tasty and recommend the fresh made pastas. Pleasant staff and decent house wine.

Thank HalfyB
Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gave Ciao Roma a try instead of going to the usual big chain affair. Excellent pasta very reasonable wine & a very warm welcome.

Thank sean h
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193 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were seeing a show at the festival theatre this week and popped in without a reservation. We were pleased that we did. Great old fashioned Italian with a great old fashioned Italian welcome. We both had pastas but I have to say the pizzas looked amazing and would probably go that route on a future trip. Ice creams were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 64 South Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1LS, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 557 3777

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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 Old Town

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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