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Valvona & Crolla Caffe Bar

19 Elm Row, Edinburgh EH7 4AA, Scotland
+44 131 556 6066
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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“brunch” (13 reviews)
“antipasti” (20 reviews)
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Italian, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
19 Elm Row, Edinburgh EH7 4AA, Scotland
Neighbourhood: Leith
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing breakfast on our arrival in Scotland last Friday with delicious coffee and very well presented food. Sadly on our final day (Monday!) the breakfast was not as good, we had come back especially - simple things like the homemade biscuit on day one, the...More

Thank easterntravellers
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You walk through the sights and smells of the shop to get to the cafe which really gets the digestive juices working. The shop has every type of deli item imaginable. Wow. The cafe is more modern but pleasant in its aspect. The staff are...More

Thank Jonathan L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Before evening walk around the city center, we looked on the tripadvisor to find a good place for lunch. We chose Valvona&Crolla and we weren't dissapionted! The meals were absolutely delicious! We had a delicious bruschetta as a starter and 4 pollo saltimbocca, delicious, cooked...More

Thank TravellerScot1972
Reviewed 19 April 2017

This is the original V+C located at the slightly 'earthier' end of town on Elm Row, towards Leith. Everytime I revisit Edinburgh, I make my pilgrimage to what I consider to be the home of the best Italian meatballs in Scotland. The coffee is mighty...More

Thank Robsski
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Walking past the deli counter with so many wonderful aromas of cooked meats and cheeses sets you up with an instant appetite. We were here for lunch and just wanted just one course each.... they did not disappoint, in fact the generous portions meant we...More

Thank Ena-Bill
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This is one of the Best Deli in Europe!! fresh Pasta Fresh italian vegetables fantastic wine really excellent staff very helpful and friendly

Thank dancurran
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We called in for brunch, as this is one of my family's favourite places to eat in Edinburgh. Go through the shop (avoiding temptation to buy the wonderful hams, cheese and many other goodies!) and pass the wines (same advice) then up to the café....More

Thank paulstaylor
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Recommended by a friend. Valvona and Crolla was well worth the visit. It is a wonderful Italian deli with a restaurant hidden at the back of the shop. We had flatbreads filled with Italian sausage and chutney. Beautifully presented with dressed salad and the flatbread...More

Thank Eve K
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Valvona & Crolla have mostly very good quality products, but since they became an Edinburgh institution, they're over-priced, and don't push the envelope much anymore. For example, Caffè Bellina down the road does fabulous & cheap truly authentic Italian food (especially Neapolitan - you won't...More

Thank KlimtEastwood
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Always visit whenever in Edinburgh! Delicious authentic Italian food... Well cooked beautifully presented. Good wine at reasonable prices. Three of us enjoyed an excellent lunch! Highly recommended

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:30
08:30 - 17:30
08:30 - 17:30
08:30 - 17:30
08:30 - 17:30
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Elm Row, Edinburgh EH7 4AA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Leith
  • Neighbourhood: Leith
  • Phone Number: +44 131 556 6066
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