Piccolino Edinburgh

34 reviews

103 High Riggs, EH3 9RP

New Town, Edinburgh

Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

About Piccolino Edinburgh

  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 5

    Service: 5

    Value: 5

    Check it out! Worth a visit to Edinburgh for.....

    Thoroughly recommend this Authentic, intimate Italian restaurant. Service by friendly, knowledgeable about their produce Italian Staff. Food of very high standard and excellent value for money-will be back.
    Dawn Grieves - dined in restaurant 03/10/2020
  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 5

    Service: 5

    Value: 5

    Delicious food

    Arrived slightly earlier that reservation time and there was no problem to get a table. Staff were attentive, easy to find location and food was amazing. Great value.
    Jenny Chalmers - dined in restaurant 22/02/2020

Award-winning Italian restaurant in Tollcross

Piccolino is a well-praised Italian bistro in Edinburgh’s Tollcross, just a stroll away from the King’s Theatre. Filled with rustic, country Italian touches, it is a cosy and relaxing space for a meal. It has also been picking up awards left, right and centre. After being named ‘Scotland’s Best Newcomer’ in 2018, it has since gone on to win ‘Best Italian Restaurant in Edinburgh 2019’, and ‘Scotland’s Best Pasta 2019’. In other words, it is definitely worth popping down for a meal to sample the first class fare.

Simple Italian dishes

Piccolino doesn’t offer dozens of different choices. Instead, the kitchen concentrates on eight starters and around sixteen main courses. The emphasis is on keeping everything simple and letting the ingredients sing. Popular starters include the marinated octopus salad, the Caprese salad and the bresaola – air-dried beef charcuterie – on a bed of rocket and Parmesan.

The main courses feature familiar dishes prepared as authentically as possible. For example, the ragu sauce is made with venison while the clam spaghetti is topped with grated mullet bottarga. Away from the pasta, gnocchi and risotto options, more meaty choices might be the British sirloin served on rocket and Parmesan or the rolled chicken breast filled with mozzarella, sun-dried tomato and basil. A seafood option might be the sea bass fillet filled with speck and tomato sauce while a typical veggie dish would be the roasted pepper filled with fregola, mozzarella and sun-dried tomato.

Award winning restaurant

Some of Piccolino’s recent awards include:

  • Edinburgh’s Best Italian Restaurants in Top 10 list according to independent
  • Tripadvisor reviews featured in Edinburgh Evening News. (22nd Oct 2019)
  • Scotland’s Best Pasta – Scottish Italian Awards 2019
  • Best Italian Restaurant 2019 in Edinburgh – Global Hospitality Awards 2019
  • Scotland’s Best New Comer – Scottish Italian Awards 2018

Tollcross attractions and transport links

Piccolino is on High Riggs. There is limited on-street parking in the area. Haymarket train station is a brisk fifteen minute walk from the restaurant and there are several bus stops with services running to and from Edinburgh’s city centre. Local attractions include the King’s Theatre; the Odeon, Cameo and Filmhouse cinemas plus the Meadows.

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