3-331 Leith Walk, 0131 554 2430

http://www.la-favorita.com

NEAR Ten minutes from Playhouse

The sister operation to old favourite La Vittoria, La Favorita is a swish-looking pizzeria and gourmet pasta restaurant. Using two wood-fired ovens, Tony Crolla wants to make ‘the best pizzas in Scotland’. There are a number of contenders for that crown but La Favorita is heading in the right direction with a purposeful glint in its eye. Try the Diavolina: tomato sauce, mozzarella, spicy Italian sausage, mushrooms and chilli. If pizza isn’t your thing then investigate the secondi section where fillet of lemon sole with balsamic vinegar, basil pesto, toasted almonds and pine nuts on a bed of lettuce leaves and roasted potatoes will set you back £11.95. Unusually, Gluten free pizza are available here.

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