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Taste of Italy

9 Baxter's Place, Edinburgh EH1 3AF, Scotland
+44 131 557 9998
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“pasta” (89 reviews)
“arancini” (13 reviews)
“panini” (30 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Street Food, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
9 Baxter's Place, Edinburgh EH1 3AF, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

Lovely food and always good service, gluten free carbonara is lovely and a half carafe of wine at a bargain price, can't go wrong, been lots and will be back 😊 🍝 🍷 👍

Thank GLenaghen
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Food is fantastic, service if quick and it's brilliant value for money. Waitresses can sometimes come across as rude but they work very hard and the restaraunt is always busy which says enough in itself. Try the carbonara or salmon penne pasta! And pizza... of...More

Thank Hanb735
Reviewed 2 days ago

The food is really great, both pizza and pasta. But waitresses are rude.. which ruined the dining experience.

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1  Thank Lhk92
Reviewed 1 week ago

Called for breakfast and ordered the porridge - so tasty and warming! Really good friendly service. Tea was a good strong cuppa!

1  Thank 241anon
tony c, Owner at Taste of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Open from 8 am daily we serve almost every type of breakfast you can think of but most importantly great coffee too! Take away is always an option for those in a hurry! Thank you for your review. Angela Crolla

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ok. So I've given it 5 stars, not meaning it's a 5 star restaurant, but it's really great at what it does. It is more of a cafe than restaurant but the food was amazing and the fact that they do takeaway is even better....More

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

Take away is perfect for lunches and we are soon to launch a delivery service! Maybe not to your home hundreds of miles from Edinburgh, but to our locals. Thank you for your kind review and 5 star rating, Angela Crolla

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here a few times as we were stranded due to the snow. The pizza was gorgeous and the pasta was lovely too, and both for great prices! It's more a cafe but it's a really nice place to eat.More

1  Thank Jamie E
tony c, Owner at Taste of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We are glad that you were stranded by the snow and had to eat with a few times during your stay in Edinburgh! We are also very pleased that you enjoyed the great food and value that we provide in every hand made dish. Thank...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Were recommended A Taste of Italy by the concierge at the hotel we were staying at. He said he goes there with his family regularly. It is a friendly place to eat with an excellent choice of Italian food. The food and drinks are very...More

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

Thank you for your precise and excellent review. Thank you for trusting your concierge! We appreciate your 5 star rating. Angela Crolla

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this lovely place for an evening meal. The food and service was superb. Delicious mains and gorgeous desserts. We were served by a lovely girl who was very helpful. The price was great too. We shall definitely return.

Thank debdeb68
tony c, Owner at Taste of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We pride ourselves on excellently prepared food and great service at very affordable prices. Thank you for your kind words regarding the team. We hope you will com back and eat with us again soon. Angela Crolla

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my son visited this great little place and had delicious pizza!...the closest i have come to authentic Italian Pizza since being in Milan.More

Thank Jason D
tony c, Owner at Taste of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are very pleased that you enjoyed your experience with us. All food is made fresh to order in our kitchen that is set in the middle of the restaurant. A wonderful place to sit on high stools and watch the chefs at work. We...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve eaten here a few times and have always received friendly service, and hot, tasty food. There is a large selection of foods available for breakfast, lunch and dinner which is a bonus! The foods and drinks are very affordable and I wouldn’t hesitate to...More

Thank Vicky C
tony c, Owner at Taste of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are open from 8am daily and serve most of the menu as take away as well. We have great cooked breakfasts and coffee that will start your day out right. We hope you will come back again soon and thank you for your 5...More

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found a home in the 1980s. But gay culture is anything
but overt along bustling epicentre Broughton Street;
even if polished pubs, hip bistros, smart delis and
art galleries all speak of affluent good taste. The
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31 January 2018|
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Response from tony c | Property representative |
Yes for patrons only.
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Please visit the web site at vittoriagroupcouk to make a reservation at your chosen restaurant. Thank you.
16 December 2015|
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$14
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 00:00
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
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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