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The best Italian restaurants in Edinburgh.


Dylan Mitchell

Italian is one of the most popular cuisines across the country and in Edinburgh. With the rich flavours in these comfort food dishes, it’s no surprise that both the population and tourists alike can’t get enough of Italian cuisine. If you happen to be an Italian food lover like us at tastecard, take a peep at this guide below to find the best pasta in Edinburgh and all your Italian favourites.

The best pasta and pizza in Edinburgh.

With so many Edinburgh dinner deals, the problem often lies in finally deciding on a restaurant. This is especially true with the city’s wide range of Italian restaurants. So, we’ve put this handy guide together to help you search for the best Italian restaurants in Edinburgh. Here are a few of our faves:

  • ASK Italian - Edinburgh

  • Zizzi - Leith

  • Pizza Hut Restaurants - Fountain Park

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ASK Italian - Edinburgh

We think an Italian meal done well is pretty much unbeatable, and nowhere does it better than ASK Italian. The ideal venue for catching up with friends, celebrating a big occasion or an anniversary. Whatever you’re up to in Edinburgh, make sure you put some time aside to try this choice for the best Italian restaurants in Edinburgh's city centre.

You can find a wide range of classics with ASK Italian, including their calzone mushroom and truffle, linguine carbonara and even sea bass al forno... and don't forget their desserts! 

Zizzi pasta dishes

Zizzi - Leith

We all love classic Italian fare, but what about those who are looking for something new out of their standard experience? Zizzi is just the restaurant you’re looking for as its unique approach to your usual Italian menu spices things up for even the most experienced Italian restaurant-goers.

Zizzi serves up distinctive dishes that you won’t find the likes of at any other Italian restaurant. Offering modern takes on the Italian classics you know and love, you’ll be sure to find plenty of dishes that will take your fancy here. 

Take a bite out of their pasta crisps, vegan meatless ‘meatballs’ or tiramisu brownie for a fun spin on the Italian dining experience you’re used to.

Take advantage of our 2 for 1 discount when on the search for the best Italian restaurants in Edinburgh city centre with our Zizzi offers.


Pizza Hut pizza and sides selection

Pizza Hut Restaurants - Fountain Park.

Pizza Hut Restaurants deliver on flavour every time. It’s what they’re known for! Experts in their field on pizzas with loads of mouth-watering toppings, there is something for everyone at Pizza Hut.

Here, you can have your pizza your way. Want something a little lighter? Try out their scrumptious flatbreads. Going all out? Go for a flavour-packed deep pan dish. No matter what you pick, each pizza is baked to perfection, so you won’t be let down.


Images sourced directly from partners and/or their Instagram accounts. All restaurants available on tastecard at the time of publishing.

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