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Taste of Italy

9 Baxter's Place, Edinburgh EH1 3AF, Scotland
+44 131 557 9998
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“pasta” (91 reviews)
“panini” (20 reviews)
“arancini” (10 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 am - 11:00 pm Hours
Italian, Pizza, Street Food, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
9 Baxter's Place, Edinburgh EH1 3AF, Scotland
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Enjoyed our breakfast at Taste of Italy. Had the traditional breakfast. Nice food, good coffee. Worth a try.

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Thank Andy C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We stumbled upon this place in our city explorations. The set-up feels a little like a funky movie diner. We enjoyed the well-priced food and friendly, quick service. It was also a lot of fun to watch the chefs at work.

Thank Lizbé K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Taste of Italy for breakfast, just before taking the tram to the airport. Service was quick and the personnel polite and efficient . We just ordered scrambled eggs , croissant and cappuccinos. All came fast and were very tasty with reasonable prices.

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Thank boumako
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friends and I just finished watching a play at the theater and were feeling peckish. Our first option was Cosmos but that looked really busy so we thought we would try this one. Cant fault the staff, the place was busy but they had...More

Thank elakonifff
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Will definitely come back every time we visit Edinburgh! Every course was excellent!! Highly recommend you check this place out!

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Thank Travelfrom207
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic Italian eatery with great prices and friendly staff! We had the margherita pizza, spagetti bolognese, and carbonara all were very good! Thank you for a taste of Italy in Edinburgh!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food amazing as usual but service a bit poor this time. After finishing the meal waitress came to take empty plates away but we were never asked if we wanted desert menu. When after waiting for a while we asked if somebody was going to...More

Thank Blueberrybubbles
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was recommended this restaurant for breakfast as a good alternative to the one available in the hotel I was staying nearby. They offer food all day including take away. I arrived just after opening time (8am) and was almost the only customer, so finding...More

1  Thank SabineBogeCro
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ordered from Taste of Italy brand new delivery service today and it was fabulous! Getting the hot food delivered to our door, on time and still piping hot was brilliant. The full Scottish breakfast was fit for a king, the burger was delicious, and...More

Thank 267ruthw
tony c, Owner at Taste of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for trying our new delivery service! We are so pleased that the food was fabulous and piping hot, delivered in our newly branded Fiat 500 car! We appreciate your review of this service and hope you will recommend us to others. Angela Crolla

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ok meal house wine just average nothing great could be better perfect location always busy nothing specialMore

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

We are an Italian eatery designed to provide freshly prepared food at a great price. We don't boast to be fine dining and therefore serve wine and beer of a limited style. All food is made fresh daily and prepared to order. Our kitchen is...More

Broughton & Calton
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mixed identity. It’s here that Edinburgh’s gay village
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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1 February 2018|
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Response from tony c | Property representative |
Yes for patrons only.
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.
17 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
USD 4 - USD 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
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
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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