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Taste of Italy

9 Baxter's Place, Edinburgh EH1 3AF, Scotland
+44 131 557 9998
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Italian, Pizza, Street Food, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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9 Baxter's Place, Edinburgh EH1 3AF, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I did some TA research and found this as one of the cheapest, good Italian restaurants in Edinburgh. So we tried it (after having climbed Arthur's peak.) We certainly weren't disappointed. My partner had spaghetti bolognese and I had lasagna. Both were around 7 GBP,...More

Thank Ann S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised at how yummy the food was. My whole family loved everything they ordered. We had starters, pizza, and multiple pasta dishes and all were lick the plate dishes. Prices were good as well.More

Thank Stacey C
tony c, Owner at Taste of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We offer great value for money, excellent location, great food all freshly prepared in our open plan kitchen, and of course excellent service. We are pleased that the entire family enjoyed their meal. We hope you will come back and eat with us again soon....More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a nice little Italian eatery right next door to the Edinburgh Playhouse. We shared a 14" pizza which was absolutely perfect: thin crust and plenty of topping accompanied by beer and wine and all served by a cheerful and obliging waitress. For a...More

Thank Dave R
tony c, Owner at Taste of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for you coming in to Taste of Italy prior to your theatre show. Taste is the perfect location for a quick pre - theatre meal. We offer coffee and dessert to take away as well. We are pleased that you enjoyed the food...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We found most of the food on our recent trip to the UK to be lacking. The fish and chips we tried in 3 different pubs and feel that Epcot in Disney World does a decidedly better job for less money. Burgers tend to be...More

Thank mooseschulze
tony c, Owner at Taste of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

I am pleased that you were able to find us at the top of Leith walk and trust in us to provide great service and great quality food at the end of your trip. There are many amazing restaurants in Edinburgh, but we feel we...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife has bought takeout from here few times Other than a bit of a language barrier(the lady who took our order was proper Italian), the food is very good. Our burgers, very tasty. Service is excellent and very quick.More

1  Thank Benjamin H
tony c, Owner at Taste of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your custom. We appreciate your review and we are pleased that you enjoyed the food and custom. We take great pride in our food and service and go through the trouble of creating our dough in house fresh daily. We use only...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been here a few times now every time the service and food are great had a burger today and was possibly one of the best burgers iv tasted yet will continue to return!

2  Thank Stephen B
tony c, Owner at Taste of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your kind review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your food and we appreciate your loyalty and custom. Angela Crolla

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very small and cosy environment , staff very friendly . Nice drinks menu . Suitable for all ages . Been quite a few times and would go again :)More

1  Thank Ashley G
tony c, Owner at Taste of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your loyalty and for your kind review. We strive to create great food at very affordable pricing for all guests. The restaurant is always busy, but we will always find a table for you. We serve breakfast from 8:00 am and are...More

Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

The food here is just fantastic- and amazing value for money. I had gluten free carbonara and prosecco -just lovely! Staff were great, always busy in here with a great atmosphere- thanks for having usMore

1  Thank LouMil18
tony c, Owner at Taste of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2017

We are pleased that you enjoyed your experience and hope you will come back to enjoy the gluten free pasta and great service. All food is prepared fresh to order with the best ingredients. Keep in mind our authentic Italian coffee is the best on...More

Reviewed 15 May 2017

After theatre dinner/tea. Pasta was okay and the wine was just bearable. It was very busy and the staff were lovely but I don't think I'll be back. It seems a popular place to eat but more diner/cafe rather than a restaurant I thought. Prices...More

Thank LEK101
tony c, Owner at Taste of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2017

Thank you for your review. We understand completely that you were probably looking for a more formal dining experience. I would like to recommend the Vittoria on the Walk (just a short walk down Leith Walk) or La Favorita restaurant. Both serve the excellent great,...More

Reviewed 8 May 2017

Popped in as staying at hotel round the corner. Looks like an American Type dinner but mainly Italian with burgers as option. I always struggle for 'fitness' type food when away but was able to pick decently here. Chickpea Soup which was really tasty. Followed...More

Thank golfmonk
tony c, Owner at Taste of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2017

Thank you for your review and we are very pleased that you were able to find healthy options on our menu. We serve breakfast from 8:00 am and have the perfect cup of coffee to take away for our busy business and travelling customers. Angela...More

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bristol29
Do you have tables for 4 persons please ?
8 September 2016|
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Response from tony c | Property representative |
Please visit the web site at vittoriagroupcouk to make a reservation at your chosen restaurant. Thank you.
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MOwenA
Do you have gluten-free options?
16 December 2015|
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Response from Richard B |
Taste Of Italy do great GF pasta, which they're happy to use in the majority of their pasta dishes. Just ask on arrival, and they'll do it for you. The staff seem really switched on to allergens, so you should have a great... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$4 - US$13
Meals
Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 23:00
Monday
08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 23:00
Thursday
08:00 - 23:00
Friday
08:00 - 00:00
Saturday
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Baxter's Place, Edinburgh EH1 3AF, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Broughton & Calton
  • Neighbourhood: Broughton & Calton
  • Phone Number: +44 131 557 9998
  • E-mail
Description
Taste of Italy is an all-day, casual dining café with a passion for authentic Italian food - from fantastic breakfasts and a great selection of light bites, to freshly prepared pizzas and pasta dishes, plus indulgent home-made cakes. Pop into Taste and discover food that is fresh, tasty and good value for money, served up in a friendly, relaxed environment.
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