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Sambuca Italian Restaurant

103-105 Causewayside, Edinburgh EH9 1QG, Scotland
+44 131 667 3307
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (24 reviews)
“scallopini” (3 reviews)
“tiramisu” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
103-105 Causewayside, Edinburgh EH9 1QG, Scotland
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

We've been using this family-run restaurant on a near-weekly basis for years. Everyone receives a very warm and friendly welcome and the food and service are always excellent. It has a great following amongst locals with many very regular customers - which I always think...More

1  Thank Grant1967
Reviewed 7 September 2017

The food here was lovely and freshly cooked (lunchtime) but we weren't made to feel very welcome even though the restaurant was almost empty. Maybe this was because we asked to see the menu first.

Thank Sue C
Reviewed 5 September 2017

After booking at last minute myself and family were accommodated within 30 minutes. We had a lovely meal with great service from the waitress. Sadly things changed when I wanted to pay for the meal at the till. I wanted to pay to avoid a...More

Thank maness271
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Booked this restaurant using opentable.com. Received email booking confirmation. When we arrived at restaurant there was no knowledge of our booking. We were told that the on-!ine booking doesn't work. So we discovered. We were offered a table right at open door and main street....More

Thank Norman L
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Four of us ate here before walking to George Square for Jazz evening. Two of our number had a tasty pasta dish and two had meat - one chicken and the other veal. All the meals were hot and very tasty. Washed down with good...More

Thank 645evelynd
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyable and authentic Italian experience. Enthusiastic Italian speaking Manager and waitress could not have been nicer and more helpful. With four picky teenagers there was plenty of choice and everything was fresh and tasty. The complimentary amaretti biscuits and Baileys were a nice surprise...More

Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 30 May 2017

We booked here for our pre night marathon meal. We had Salmon Tagliatelle which was very creamy but needed more salmon. The dessert we wanted was not available but the ones we had were lovely.

Thank Lespez
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Ate here with a friend and we shared a pizza and a portion of cannelloni. When the food came, the cannelloni was tiny with 4 pieces of pasta between the 2 of us. When I asked the manager about it saying it was a tiny...More

4  Thank We_hunter
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Authentic Italian restaurant with great food and excellent and friendly service. Will definitely go back.

1  Thank dugs27
Reviewed 15 April 2017

I have been to this restaurant several times and have never been disappointed. The food is authentically Italian, flavoursome and excellent. The wine is very good too. The service is excellent, reminding you of a good old restaurant in Italy. Generally a very enjoyable evening.

Thank Anna M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 103-105 Causewayside, Edinburgh EH9 1QG, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 131 667 3307
  • E-mail
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