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Maialino Deli & Cafe

34 William Street, Edinburgh EH3 7LJ, Scotland
+44 131 477 7778
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7 Jan 2017
“Delicious Deli ”
11 Sep 2016
“The best sandwiches in Edinburgh!!!!”
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Cafe, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
34 William Street, Edinburgh EH3 7LJ, Scotland
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Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Whilst visiting a shop in William Street, Edinburgh I mentioned lunch. I was immediately and wholeheartedly recommended this deli. It's a fairly small place with seating for maybe six people. First impression was good. Clean and tidy. Good music and friendly staff. The menu was...More

Thank Dave_Connelly
Reviewed 11 September 2016

This is a small place in the West End of Edinburgh which is absolutely lovely!!! Eat in or take away, the sandwiches are to die for, and the staff are lovely and friendly. Don't ruin your day buy stuffing down a sad limp sandwich down...More

Thank Grover1665
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

You'll never want to go to another Deli ever again. Why would you? This is the best. Claudio is very warm and welcoming. It's cool, relaxing and just a lovely bright place to be. Smooth jazz playing in the background and a really authentic Italian...More

Thank Buffy89
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Popular at lunchtime for takeaways, but we ate in for our panninis. The were great. Good choice, too.

Thank jkmail
Reviewed 5 March 2016

...which is different from the "down under" style of coffee - Italians typically use 100% arabica beans, which are probably not that great for the gourmet latte, but are just what you need for a proper espresso, with a "heavy" roasting of the beans. Well...More

1  Thank show_me_the_dosh
Reviewed 21 January 2016

Stumbled across this little gem and have returned every since. Excellent selection of fresh sandwiches. Tuscan Sausage Thursday has now become a work tradition! Staff very friendly. Brownies to die for!

Thank David C
Reviewed 13 November 2015

This place is fabulous. A real gem. Everything they do is gorgeous. Claudio has a great little place here. We love it. Just wish it was open Sat or Sun morning for breakfast! A definite must though.

Thank Buffy89
Reviewed 12 October 2015

I tend to pop in here for breakfast (more often than I should!) and the food and coffee is excellent, with extremely friendly staff. I've been in a handful of times for lunch, too, and the spicy meatball sandwich is the one to go for!

1  Thank skotle
Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

I've had a few great sandwiches from here. There are some good, authentic Italian options and some are spicy which is all good! Limited seating also available.

Thank ScottishTemplar
Reviewed 7 September 2015

Good cappuccino at an honest price. Lots of interesting products of all sorts both at the deli counter and on the shelves, to try sometime! Friendly staff.

Thank thoughtfuldiner
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
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Average prices
US$5 - US$8
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 William Street, Edinburgh EH3 7LJ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +44 131 477 7778
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Maialino is an exciting wee deli & cafe in Edinburgh's West End. Opened in May 2013, we pride ourselves in serving some of the most exciting and delicious sandwiches in town. Our menu revolves around cured meats and cheeses, homemade soups and vibrant fresh salads.We stock Matthew Algie coffee and Eteaket tea,
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