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La Rusticana

90 Hanover Street, Edinburgh EH2 1EL, Scotland
+44 131 225 2227
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible14%
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Italian, Mediterranean, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
90 Hanover Street, Edinburgh EH2 1EL, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We saw this little restaurant in Hannover Street Edinburgh when looking for a place to eat. The 3 course lunch menu looked too good to be true but thought we would give it a go. You walk down some steps and the restaurant is below...More

Thank Suzanne2303
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We walked in to the Rusticana without a reservation on a Saturday night however we were seated very quickly. Staff were very friendly and service throughout was very good, we ordered a bottle of house white wine which was very pleasant. The food was excellent...More

Thank liamwood
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have read some of the poor reviews that outlines the reactions of a stressed waiter. I think we met the same one. I ordered garlic bread my wife ordered whitebait. My bread arrived with two drinks. Then my wife's main meal arrived. My wife...More

1  Thank Albert D
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Good deal for lunch and good food although the potion sizes for lunch are a bit small but if you are small eater it be fine.

Thank Denise8760
Reviewed 29 July 2017

It is highly recommended to those Italians who want to taste a little bit of Italy in Scotland with a tiny expense. Pizza and pasta are OK

Thank Natale D
Reviewed 25 July 2017

I've been here twice in the last 6 months. Once with friends and once with my partner both for dinner. Each time service and food was excellent. No complaints and will certainly be returning here again. Each time was busy but we still got served...More

Thank Steph R
Reviewed 23 July 2017

We ordered the house red wine which was awful. Almost undrinkable. Our complaint was dismissed and we were told we should have ordered a more expensive bottle. Food was alright but service slow. There were four persons in our party and no one finished their...More

1  Thank Reston613
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Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Got seated, still were open tables and waited, waited AND waited and we were seated in the front where they had to walk by us to pick up the prepared food or get the drinks. Water went empty to where I was pouring my own...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Our first visit to La Rusticana and wasn't disappointed. The food offering is good basic Italian cooking, mostly pizza and pasta but other options as well. I had garlic bread for a starter and enjoyed it. Our mains were pizza and pasta, be warned, the...More

Thank Hector7777
Reviewed 16 July 2017

This used to be our local, when we lived in Edinburgh, so hadn't been in for a while; however, have never been disappointed and this time was no exception. Great service, fantastic and piping hot food, from an excellent menu packed with falour and choice....More

Thank scottmckenzie1964
New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town,
until after dark when strappy dresses come out to
play. This is the city’s central business district
with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many
of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest
clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street
helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned
Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
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17:00 - 23:00
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17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 90 Hanover Street, Edinburgh EH2 1EL, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > New Town
  • Neighbourhood: New Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 2227
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