19 Elm Row, 0131 556 6066
NEAR Two minutes to the Playhouse
Regarded by many as Scotland’s finest Italian delicatessen, Valvonas also runs a very busy café bar at the back of the deli. The menu changes daily but you can feast on meals such as Port Seton langoustine, pan-fried with garlic and a little chilli, served with fresh rocket leaves and homemade garlic and herb mayonnaise or the V&C bakery pizza with spicy Italian Ventricina salami, fresh rocket leaves, tomato sugo and mozzarella di bufala. Valvonas also boasts a remarkable wine collection and you can have any bottle with your meal for a corkage of £6. Popular with Edinburgh’s foodie population, who drop in to buy some bread or cheese then can’t resist stopping for a bite. Open for reservations in the evening during the Festival.