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Papilio Restaurant

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158 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh EH10 4ER, Scotland
+44 131 229 3325
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 23:00
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Newton, MA
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110 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The friendly service from the moment you set in continues through your visit. The menu is varied with something for everyone. The house special pasta was creamy and tasty, the agnolotti principisa was delicious, and salmon excellent.

Thank HitTheRoaders
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant was full but they call us back and made a table available. Great service and food! We will come back.

Thank meyersmail
Paris, France
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic food. Typical fresh italian. The service is just perfect. Need to visit them . Tagliatelle ham and asparagus is a dream....

Thank annelis1970
Biggar, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Once again a lovely meal ... can't fault it...only negative is that i would prefer that plates and other items are not removed until everyone has finished each course..on several occasions we were interrupted by hands coming across the table to clear plates up whilst some of us were still eating. Well recommend though

Thank TimJaneway
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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232 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for an early dinner. It was a good job we booked, as the place was packed! Always a good sign! We were welcomed with a warm smile, and showed to a window table. The service was helpful and attentive throughout. We had lasagne, pizzas, and tagliatelle with smoked salmon in a cream sauce. All of it was... More 

Thank lastword2016
Hebburn, England, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Near to our hotel , good service , fresh food cooked to order with not a long wait , big portions , to large for me !

Thank Shane W
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

While visiting Edinburgh we had the pleasure of dining at Papilio, where the food was delightful & service first class. The restaurant is located in Brunstfield Place, it's a short distance from the city centre & easy to get by bus,taxi or on foot. So if you are in town & like authentic Italian food, I can highly recommend Papilio's.

1 Thank Stephen C
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

We try to come here every so often as it is a lovely restaurant. The staff are always so warm and welcoming. The menu choices is very good caters for all. Meals are piping hot just how they should be. I would highly recommend others to try this establishment. I would advise booking a table. It is such a cosy... More 

Thank jill t
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

quite a small restaurant but lovely atmosphere. We went for a family birthday and they were very accommodating, even sang happy birthday. The food was lovely with a wide choice to choose from. The staff were very pleasant and made sure we were happy and wanted for nothing. Only downside was there was either no desserts or we just weren't... More 

Thank Karen B
Leeds, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Was staying nearby and looking for a local Italian. This one had good reviews so decided to book. Glad we did because we turned up at 7.30 and by 8.00 they were turning people away. Great food, great service, great atmosphere - I'm going again.

Thank Mike D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 13 - USD 45
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 158 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh EH10 4ER, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Bruntsfield
  • Neighbourhood: Bruntsfield
  • Phone Number: +44 131 229 3325
Family run Italian Restaurant since June 2004, serving a wide range of excellent Italian dishes. Children welcome (kid's portions) and Gluten Free Pasta available.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?