About Bar Italia
We (2) were given such a lovely welcome and despite our 5pm booking was locked into a 9.15 time slot (not able to change on the 5pm website) we arrived an hour early and immediately given a table. We had the pre-theatre meal for £14.50 per person for 2 courses. My partner is gluten intolerant and was able to order his cream chicken pasta starter and also pizza gluten free! Both were excellent and happy to eat real Italian. I followed with a pizza and we had settled on just the house wine for good value. We weren't disappointed with our order. Marius our waiter was very charming, efficient and friendly too. Very happy to return anytime!
Edinburgh Military Tattoo
This restaurant was very busy which is always a good sign that it is worth a shot. Food and wine were good value for money and couldn't really fault the place.
Friendly Italian restaurant in the West End
Located on Lothian Road, Bar Italia is in the heart of Edinburgh’s West End and offers contemporary and classic Italian dishes in relaxed surroundings. The family-run restaurant is accessible for wheelchair users, child-friendly and has the distinction of stocking house wines produced in the family’s very own vineyards in the south of Italy. Visitors are greeted warmly at Bar Italia and the restaurant strives to provide the best dining experience regardless of the occasion.
Extensive menu with freshly prepared dishes
The restaurant’s kitchen uses only certified Scotch beef and are able to offer gluten-free pizzas and lasagne or cannelloni dishes on request. Italian staple dishes like minestrone soup, garlic bread and bruschetta are on the menu, although the homemade chicken liver pate flavoured with Moscato has often received praise from diners.
A wide array of pasta and pizza courses are also available at Bar Italia with special mention given in particular to the calzone pizza (folded pizza with tomato, mozzarella, spicy sausage, mozzarella and cooked ham), the tagliatelle Fabio (chicken, chorizo and broad beans with a cream and tomato sauce) and their award-winning homemade Martone ice cream.
Close to Haymarket & West End transport links
Bar Italia is on Lothian Road a short distance from Edinburgh’s Filmhouse Cinema and Usher Hall in the West End. Haymarket train station is around ten minutes on foot from the restaurant and taxi ranks are also within walking distance. Some pay and display parking spaces can be found on nearby Bread Street and Spittal Street and many bus stops are also close to Bar Italia.