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La Rusticana

$$ - $$$
New Town
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90 Hanover Street, Edinburgh EH2 1EL, Scotland
+44 131 225 2227
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
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Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My companion and I visited the Rusticana on Friday evening. family run restaurant and it operates as a well oiled machine. very wide ranging menu and a very agreeable specials board We ordered avocado and mussels drenched in a lovely creamy garlic sauce. It was very nice indeed. Our main meal was a fiery meatballs and spaghetti. It was very... More 

Thank Stevie T
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fine Italian cuisine, it was recommended to me and i was not disapointed , want for calzone which was recommended but the restaurant was not doing it in august, good food all in all, do prepare to wait a bit because ques are quite long

Thank Muhammad U
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had to queue on a Saturday night at 7:15 for a table for 2. Got a table for 2 at the door. Ordered 2 beers, got the menu's staff pleasant. Then manager came to take our order. We asked for calamari to share for a starter and then a pizza. This was met with distain, calamari is £2 a... More 

2 Thank GraemeGO
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have eaten here several times and it is always enjoyable. The service is good, prices are good and the food is always as you would like. this is not a Michelin star but it doesn't pretend to be. They will always get business from me for a relaxing evening.

Thank JohnBoy199
Haddington, United Kingdom
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412 reviews
286 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Three of us visited and chose the special price lunch. We expected small helpings but they were substantial and the Black Forest gateau was very large! The choice was adequate, service good and the food good to taste. At under £8 it is amazing value.

Thank DaoHaddington
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

This was such a fantastic Italian restaurant! My new husband and I loved every bite. The owner was so kind and cheerful. The staff was so kind to us even though we came in so late for dinner. A must try Italian restaurant in Edinburgh!

Thank Kelly J
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We popped in for a quick bite to eat straight away all 4 male staff looked moody as hell, grumpy and awkward. When waiter came to order drinks we already knew what food we wanted as were in a rush so asked can we order everything just now, apparently not! That's another waiters job, only for the same guy to... More 

4 Thank baxter10101
1 review
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Family friendly!?....we were turned away from La Rusticana for having a young family (newborn and 3 year old). I entered the restaurant with my 3 year old and asked for a table for my family for lunch. The staff member told me that they do not have high chairs (we didn't require one) and would not accomodate a collapsible buggy.... More 

1 Thank CuoriJambo
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60 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

A return to La Rusticana for a festive lunch with friends, A four course meal with three very simple starter, soup and dessert courses but generally very good main courses (I had sirloin steak with a very good sauce and the trout looked good too) and excellent coffee. The food is generally average but the set lunch was good value... More 

Thank cageybee
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Visited this restaurant with my mum after an afternoon in Edinburgh, it was about 9pm so quite late and we were looking to share a pizza and a few sides along with a bottle of wine as we had earlier eaten a large lunch. We were appalled with the service provided, when informed by waiter that we were unable to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 90 Hanover Street, Edinburgh EH2 1EL, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > New Town
  • Neighbourhood: New Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 2227

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

Staying in New Town

Neighbourhood Profile
New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town, until after dark when strappy dresses come out to play. This is the city’s central business district with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric squares, and self-important statues. But it’s also a very wanderable neighbourhood, with a healthy bustle at almost any time of day and fine people-watching in places like St Andrew's Square which fills with picnickers around lunch. You’ll also find a series of cheerful basement bistros on Hanover Street, while dark Rose Street has something of the feel of an undiscovered back alley and is chock-full of characterful pubs and small independent shops.
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