About Bar Italia
Booked as had eaten previously was not disappointed. We actually ate off their usual menu. Haggis ravioli, omg lovely. Great service, lovely clean place. Worth the visit to Edinburgh from a Weegie and 2 Invernessians. Family owned business...support them.
Not been before? pay this place a visit
Booked the £44 for 2 people and bottle of wine offer. There were 6 of us and when we arrived just before our booking at 6pm on a Saturday, the restaurant was busy, in fact almost full. There was a lively atmosphere and a bit of a buzz in the place. Not a lot of room in the dining area as they seem to cram the maximum number of tables into the space they have. Suited us but may not suit everyone.
Found the pre theatre menu a bit restricted with a choice of 4 starters and mains. However, fortunately for us everyone was satisfied they could choose something to their liking. Had this not been the case we would have opted for the normal menu. Food was excellent, tasty, well presented and worthy of the ratings the place has earned. Wine served as part of the offer was perfectly satisfactory, the white only after it had been chilled. Those on red found it a delightful drink. Better than most Italian restaurants we've visited in the city, but when things are so good why do establishments continue to do small things that take the edge of excellent. Charging for bread and waiters needing a little reminder not to remove plates from the table until everyone has finished their course. When we left at 8pm there was a considerable queue outside waiting to get a table. What does that tell you? Will definitely return and take visitors for a meal next time we are in Edinburgh
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.