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Taste of Italy

#125 of 1,829 Restaurants in Edinburgh
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9 Baxter's Place, Edinburgh EH1 3AF, Scotland
+44 131 557 9998
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Sun - Thu 08:00 - 23:00
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Overijse, Belgium
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153 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised by this place. You can count on good Italian food at interesting prices. Interior is simple but there's good atmosphere inside making your meal a nice experience. Certainly to repeat if you want some quick, simple and in the same time tasty food.

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Rockford, Illinois
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed a breakfast, a lunch, and two dinners here all within about a week. All meals were very good and prices are quite reasonable. Most of the staff seems to be Italian. Also good music and music videos on the TVs. World definitely go there again if I find myself in Edinburgh in the future.

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Thank XiaoPangF1
tony c, Owner at Taste of Italy, responded to this review

Thank you for your generous loyalty and custom throughout your stay in Edinburgh. I am pleased that you enjoyed the breakfast as well as lunch and dinner with us. We strive to serve great freshly prepared food along with great service all at a very affordable price. Thank you for your review and custom. Angela Crolla More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here with a Freind about 2 months ago! I honestly cannot rate this place more, we ordered the half pizza and half pasta, as of which we both had a pepperoni pizza and spaghetti carbonara, it was delicious! And I certainly will be back and will be spreading the word around how good this place is. :) one very... More 

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Thank EmilyHorrocks13
tony c, Owner at Taste of Italy, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We are pleased that you enjoyed our Meta Meta dish. It is a firm favourite amongst our guests who cannot decide between pizza or pasta.....just have both! We hope you will come back and enjoy our excellent selection of desserts, ice cream and coffee available all day from 8 am....we are an excellent location... More 

Lanark, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited ion Sunday. After reading the reviews I was expecting something special. Sadly I did not find this to be the case and was left feeling very disappointed. The meal was at best average. Too of us had the pizza/pasta combo and the other had a cooked breakfast. The pizzas were bland and tasteless. We had planned to stay... More 

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tony c, Owner at Taste of Italy, responded to this review

It is disappointing to read your review as we do our best to serve great food and deliver great service daily. We will be reviewing the speed of service with the team this week to ensure that the issues noted do not happen again. We are a busy eatery, and don't pretend to offer a "relaxing dining experience" as most... More 

Blessington, Ireland
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on Saturday night the place was packed , we were seated remarkably quickly. Service was efficient and attentive. The minestrone soup was excellent as was the pizza and Italian Beer. Plenty of families go to this restaurant which is designed and promoted as a diner. Overall a very enjoyable experience at realistic prices

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Thank mjmbrowne
tony c, Owner at Taste of Italy, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We do our best to seat people quickly and efficiently at all times. Taste of Italy is a very busy eatery catering often to the guests attending performances at the Playhouse and Omini cinema which are only a few minutes walk from the front door. We are open from 8 am until late. The perfect... More 

Krakow, Poland
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121 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

They actually serve real Italian food - real pizzas, pastas and pastries. The team is also Italian, they are cheerful, helpful, it is really nice atmosphere there. The only issue was the ferrero cheesecake - it was the first time I had a salty and sour cheesecake and I didn't like it. But apart from that everything was delicious.

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Thank Marek S
tony c, Owner at Taste of Italy, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed the food and service. The Ferrero Cheesecake is a firm favourite amongst our guests however, we understand if you did not enjoy it. We have plenty of cakes and authentic Italian desserts on offer, next time try the Tiramisu...a firm staff favourite! Angela Crolla More 

Quarto, Italy
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I Was in this bar during the famous festival, and me and my wife decided to have a break at taste of Italy. No quality food, service was poor: I ate an horrible pizza and a slice of carrot cake still frozen. It's really expensive...it was a nightmare!

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Thank Antonio D
tony c, Owner at Taste of Italy, responded to this review

It is 8 months since you claim to have eaten at Taste of Italy which is an Italian eatery (not a bar) hosting great food and service from 8 am - 11 pm. We create all food made fresh to order using only fresh produce and imported Italian ingredients. The price of a 14 inch pizza is £9.00 and any... More 

Greensburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

How can you not enjoy pizza, cocktails, and ice cream? This was seriously our favorite place to stop and eat while in Edinburgh. It was delicious. Pizza was so good and if you're an American, you'll fall in love with their style of ice cream.

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Thank Fred F
tony c, Owner at Taste of Italy, responded to this review

Authentic Italian ice made by the famous Luca's in Edinburgh. Thank you for your excellent review. I hope that you tried us for breakfast as we are open from 8 am and serve the best coffee on Leith Walk! Angela Crolla More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here with my Son for a quick bite to eat before we left Edinburgh after a short break. We both had burgers which were delicious and tasted of high quality meat and not your usual standard fare, arrived very quickly after ordering and liked the fact you can watch your food being prepared, keeps the kids entertained too. The... More 

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Thank Joanne H
tony c, Owner at Taste of Italy, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you enjoyed the great food and the service on your visit to Taste of Italy. We strive to create tasty, reasonably priced food daily along with great service. We are open from 8:00am until late and the perfect location to visit before or after a show at the playhouse or Omni cinema. Angela Crolla More 

Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came in for a late dinner when we arrived in Edinburgh not expecting much as we thought it was just a local cafe, however we loved it so much we ended up returning at least once/twice a day for a main meal/dessert. The staff were absolutely brilliant; service was quick and delivered with smiles and jokes. I would definitely recommend... More 

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Thank Rym C
tony c, Owner at Taste of Italy, responded to this review

Thank you for your perfect review. We always feel it is a huge compliment when visiting the beautiful city of Edinburgh, that people return on several occasions to Taste of Itly during their stay. We are pleased that you enjoyed the great service, friendly welcome and freshly prepared food. Angela Crolla More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 13
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Street Food, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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, Cheap Eats, 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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Broughton & Calton
Lying where grandiose New Town townhouses give way to malls and utilitarian housing, Broughton and Calton have long been transitional neighbourhoods with a 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 top of Leith Walk is more ragged. This major thoroughfare boasts a famously gritty gay club, as well as a strip of good Indian restaurants. Regal Georgian and Victorian townhouses preside over largely deserted streets in Calton, where only the occasional restaurant or hotel brings much life. Even so, a steady trickle of idlers and picnickers pass by to climb Calton Hill for its wide-open lawns, wonderful city views, and curious monuments – an Athenian-style temple among them.
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