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Sambuca Italian Restaurant

#687 of 1,824 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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103-105 Causewayside, Edinburgh, Scotland
+44 131 667 3307
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Skipton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another lovely meal in this friendly unpretentious Italian restaurant. It definitely worth a visit. Just wish I lived nearer. The staff are great and the food is excellent. Whether you want pizza or pasta or chicken etc. But it's the starters I really enjoy - avocado with prawns :). Or the breaded king prawns.

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Thank Sue B
Scotch Corner, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walk or travel just a couple of miles within the centre of Edinburgh to discover a well-run family Italian restaurant with a great selection of food. Proper Italian Pizza, great pasta, fish and meats. Fabulous for children, quiet meals or just a night with a friend or two. Service great and nothing a problem for the staff - just ask.

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Thank ANomadicSoul
Cupar
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

A great wide range of traditional Italian meals all served with a smile. The flexibility of the staff was wonderful, offering half portions and slight additions to the pasta dishes although loses a star for lack of rose wines available

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Thank Anna C
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

It's a small Italian restaurant, very typical in a good sense. Fair menu, not expensive, friendly staff.

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Thank Linxmas
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Small local Italian, friendly welcome and service, excellent specials and really good house wine. Enjoyed the ravioli last time, also very good fish. Recommended for singles, couples, small groups, looking for good food and good value.

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Thank Jessica T
Verona, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Very good little place for a delicious Italian meal and good wine at a modest price. Pasta dishes were excellent and many options.If you like veal the many types of scallopine will challenge you to chose.

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Radcliffe on Trent, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

We have returned to this restuarant many times over the last 10 years when visiting Edinburgh, I'm pretty sure its the same owner, as it has consistently been excellent. This year we went for a pizza at 6pm prior to going to some fringe festival shows, so were the first people in the restaurant. We had even arrived before the... More 

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Thank Fran E
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We have been coming here once a year for close to ten years! When we come to Edinburgh this is the place we come back to. Speaks volumes for what we think about the food, atmosphere and staff.

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Thank hazel27
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

lovely little eatery with good food and great service. would recommend it to anyone passing or looking for regular place to eat. They even do take out for collection which I have done many times, mainly because of my own time restrictions

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

We were reasonably happy with our food but my (Italian) friend pointed out that the pizza was 'no better than the frozen pizza we get from the supermarket' and probably was from the freezer. For the price I've had better.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 103-105 Causewayside, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 131 667 3307

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?