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4-6 Ness Walk, Inverness IV3 5NE, Scotland
+44 1463 237377
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Ramsbottom, United Kingdom
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338 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited on a Thursday night with some work colleagues. Unlike other reviews I found the staff to be friendly and efficient and the service spot on. The bruschetta starter was delicious and a generous serving. Mains all great including mussels, chicken and pasta with sausage. Great spot in town by the river and nice atmosphere. Seemed like good value also.

Thank Rhuari
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked well ahead and was promised a window table got the table next to the toilets Told us they do not book tables ahead of time despite booking well ahead. First time we visited had a lovely lady who served us who was excellent and food was good but be warned they do not stock Sauvignon blanc . !! Second... More 

Thank Anne C
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I couldn't dine there. The waiter was so impolite since immediately that I had to leave before ordering. He was upset by my accent may be... I asked if anybody were Italian there and was told no... I expected a completely different experience as an Italian in Inverness... Thank God there is the Blackpool...

Thank Maria C
Inverness, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We go here frequently for a pre-theatre meal and have never been disappointed. They serve a wide range of Italian food at good prices. The staff are pleasant and helpful, and service is quick without being rushed. Sitting in a window seat, looking over the River Ness and up to the castle, tucking into grilled fillet of seabass with tiger... More 

Thank Revyou
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited as a group of 5. We each had a main course. I had the spaghetti marinara. The food was okay, but the portions were very meagre. They try and make the food look more substantial by using special plates that have in effect a small bowl in the centre, you can see this from the photos they use... More 

Thank CaerleonCol
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a Sunday night for my husbands birthday and the atmosphere was nice and the setting is lovely but the food was ok, wine list was limited which is disappointing as myself and our daughter love wine, my husband wanted a pizza but none on the menu which is strange for a Italian restaurant, won't return.

Thank Chizcouple
Annan, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place was busy, but we had a lovely waitress who was great, the service, food and drinks were brillant and we would go back to this place again.

Thank Fergie717
Inverness, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

The waiter was very pleasant. The food was tasty, the servings fine for a pensioner, but on the small side for a hungry young person. The restaurant was not busy at midday, the service was slowish - fine for us but for workers with one hour only 3 courses would make you late back. The lunch menu was reasonably priced.... More 

Thank Kefi74
Dallas, Texas
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Wonderful restaurant just across the footbridge and a short walk from City Centre. I had a 2 course dinner special, bruschetta followed by spaghetti with a mushroom sauce. My meal was excellent. Staff was friendly and service was good. Reasonably priced. Sat in the bar area and staff was accommodating when I requested to be moved to another table to... More 

Thank Jan H
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Can't fault the restaurant. Food was fine. Views out to the castle are idillic, the pleasant service was appreciated. However I think there are better italians in Inverness with larger menus and with a smaller price tag.

Thank OrkneySusie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard
Good for
Groups, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4-6 Ness Walk, Inverness IV3 5NE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Inverness
  • Phone Number: +44 1463 237377
We are a modern based cuisine with Italian influences, based on the banks of the river ness

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?