Taste of Italy
An all-day casual dining cafe with a passion for authentic Italian food, where you can sit in or take away, Taste of Italy is perfectly situated just 5 mins walk from the city centre, next to the Omni Centre, Edinburgh Playhouse, restaurants, bars and buzzing life of Edinburgh’s trendiest neighbourhood.
Taste of Italy is part of the award-winning Vittoria Group, an Edinburgh institution dating back to 1970 when Alberto Crolla Sr opened the first restaurant, Vittoria, on Leith Walk.
Now run by son Tony and his family, the Group has grown over the years and features award-winning eateries around the city including Vittoria on the Bridges & Leith Walk, La Favorita, the award-winning gourmet pizzeria and Divino Enoteca restaurant & wine bar.
After more than forty years in business, the Crolla family continue to serve up a winning combination, so wherever you choose to dine you are assured of a warm welcome, authentic Italian food and excellent service. Visit www.vittoriagroup.co.uk for information on all the venues.
From fantastic breakfasts and coffees to get your day off to the perfect start, to freshly prepared pizzas and indulgent home-made cakes and pastries, our goal at Taste of Italy is to offer fresh tasty Italian food that is good value for money, served by friendly and helpful staff in laid-back environment.
Grab one of our window tables and enjoy some people watching or sit outside and soak up the rays whilst the hustle and bustle of city life passes you by.
At Taste of Italy we’ve created a menu that has something for everyone at any time of the day, including delicious Italian starters, pizzas, pastas, salads, risottos, gnocchi, paninis and more – as well as tasty options from the grill - cooked to your liking of course! Our extensive breakfast menu includes all the classics you would expect, as well as a great range of filled rolls and pastries and of course every variety of freshly ground coffee you could wish for!
Those in a hurry or just passing by will love our takeaway service – full cooked breakfasts/rolls, pizzas, pastas, paninis, soup, cakes, coffee, shakes and ice-creams are all available for quick and easy takeaway to ensure you keep on the move!
We don’t take reservations – simply pop in whenever the urge grabs you and pick up a coffee, sit down for a pizza or pasta, or indulge in a late-night dessert.
We’re open from 8.30am until 11pm, Sunday to Thursday and until Midnight, Friday & Saturday.
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