Popped in here for a quick meal before seeing a film at the Filmhouse. The waiters were friendly, the food was great - good honest no twists Italian classics - and the wine was good value and decent quality. I wish we'd had time for pudding as the Sea Buckthorn sorbet sounded intriguing!
After trauling through the Grass Market for a decent place to eat, we stumbled on this restaurant by accident on our way to get some "pub-grub". I must say; we were lucky to find this. A three course meal for four people was roughly £100 (including the drinks) but the money was well spent. I had a three course meal with the main course comprising of chicken and vegetable ravioli with a tomato and mozzarella sauce- the best I've had! Their menu offers something for everyone; even if you aren't an Italian food veteran you will definitely find something that you will like to eat. Ranging from pizzas to salmon dishes and gnocchi you will be spoiled. I would like to note that they claim to make their pasta and award winning icecreams from scratch; brilliant if this correct. Check them out!
Great food and family atmosphere. Reasonably priced for a resteraunt situated in a capital city. You will have no complaints.
I Just got back from edinburgh fot a business trip. I had fantastic time in Bar Italia, the menu, the staff and the atmosphere.... Just magic
Bar Italia is a great place for an Italian meal in Edinburgh. My wife and I recently ate here on our trip to Scotland and were very pleased with the entire experience. While the food is first class it is the staff that will be the highlight of your dining experience there. The staff will give you very personal service, taking the time to explain the specials (which were would recommend trying) and then taking time to chat and make you feel very welcome. We would say that if you have the time you should order a nice bottle of wine (the Barolo was fantastic), a few starters, then decide on a main and make an evening of it. Take your time and enjoy your meal and you will not be disappointed. I only wish I lived in Edinburgh so that I could return regularly.