The Best Italian Restaurants in Edinburgh

Find the Best Authentic Pizza and Pasta in the City

When you first visit a new city it can be hard to negotiate your way around the myriad of delights on offer – especially when it comes to food. If Italian is your cuisine of choice here are a few ideas to get your trip off to a great start!


Locanda De Gusti –  102 Dalry Road, Edinburgh EH11 2DW

Good honest, sincere, wholesome food from Naples, in central Edinburgh! This restaurant has rave reviews, they import artisan products from their home town in Italy and combine them with the best meat and fish of Scotland. The fusion of these incredible ingredients makes for a perfect meal. The chef creates gluten free pasta from his own recipe and the desserts are gluten free too! All food is fresh and prepared to order. Don’t leave Edinburgh without trying the food at Locanda De Gusti.


Dantes – 48-50 Bridge Road, Colinton, Edinburgh EH13 OLQ

A friendly, family run restaurant with elegant interior and excellent menu featuring all of the traditional Italian favourites and many intriguing new dishes. Offering a lunch, a mid-week and an à la carte menu there is something to suit all tastes and budgets. The perfect place for a romantic evening for two, or to enjoy good conversation paired with excellent food with family and friends.


Bar Napoli – 75 Hanover Street, Edinburgh

Scoring high for the ambiance alone, Bar Napoli has thrived in central Edinburgh for many years. With a traditional Italian menu of modern and classic dishes featuring hearty, mouth-watering pastas and tasty pizzas you will struggle to find such a lively, bustling restaurant as this, which is always a tourist favourite.