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bar italia

#119 of 1,832 Restaurants in Edinburgh
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100 Lothian Road | Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH3 9BE, Scotland
+44 131 228 6379
12:00 - 12:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 12:00
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Expected things to be a bit quiet on this March Sunday evening. Got a table no problem, although restaurant soon became very busy with a good atmosphere. A good sign was a lot of the customers where Italian and seemed to be having a good time. Food, drinks, excellent choice and service was very good. Would definitely visit again and... More 

Thank Paul R
Southampton, Canada
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Bar Italia was recommended to us by hotel staff, so we gave it a try - in hindsight a mistake - but maybe it was just a bad night? The restaurant was packed on Saturday night, so we couldn't get in (Scotland v Italy rugby match). Sunday evening was wide open. Yet even with a reservation, we ended up by... More 

Thank Barry B
Dundee, United Kingdom
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479 reviews
309 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Our 3rd visit here as staying for the weekend. and we weren't disappointed. Great welcome from friendly staff on a busy Sat night suggest you book. Great freshly made food, all delicious a very enjoyable evening a great family run traditional Italian. See you all in April

Thank dundeetravellermrshc
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I think our 3rd visit and again an enjoyable one. The Calzone is excellent. Sadly still no beer on draft. I can only think that they make more money supplying small 330ml bottles of Peroni.

Thank Papacha53
Dundee, United Kingdom
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442 reviews
263 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When in Edinburgh we like to eat here. Even on a Saturday you get a warm welcome and although busy you are not rushed. Extensive menu and you wont be disappointed. One of the best Italians in Edinburgh. Handy for a pre theatre meal if going to the Usher hall. See you in April guys.

Thank Dundeetravellers_8
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We recently ate here and would definitely recommend. Good choice of food on the menu and very reasonable prices. Good quality food and good sized portions. The food didn't take long to arrive and the staff were friendly. A few bars nearby too for visiting after eating.

Thank Sarah_ford36
Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first visit to this lovely restaurant but certainly not our last. Visited during a 3 day break to Edinburgh and ate here on the recommendation of someone we met during our stay. We were not disappointed. The food,atmosphere staff and service were all first class. Looking forward to eating here again on our next trip to Edinburgh

Thank Sheena F
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a good resturant for wholesome Italian food. Has a friendly environment and when the food is not served to expectation the service is courteous and complimentary limoncello flows. Very popular so book early. Enjoyable

Thank Steven27001
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294 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Haven't been for a couple of years but you can be sure that nothing much changes! The food is and always has been very fresh and authentic, the pizzas are great. Had the classic bruschetta without all the stuff on top, beautifully covered ciabatta with garlic and tomatoes. Went onto a special pasta rigatoni with broccoli and Gorgonzola which was... More 

Thank andhewittscores
Ålesund, Norge
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After my travels to Italia I am always quite picky about Italian restaurants in other countries. This was one of the good ones. With a nice staff and fresh pasta we had a lovely dinner stop here. The bruschetta is quite a mouthful so don't worry about your hunger!

Thank Izzie89

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$33 - US$41
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Delivery
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 12:00
12:00 - 12:00
12:00 - 12:00
12:00 - 12:00
12:00 - 12:00
12:00 - 12:00
12:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Lothian Road | Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH3 9BE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +44 131 228 6379

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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