113 Brunswick Street, 0131 556 6171
NEAR Ten minutes from Playhouse
19 George IV Bridge, 131 225 1740
NEAR 5 minutes from Gilded Balloon
Something of a Leith Walk institution, this family-run Italian is a bustling sort of place at most times of day. The extensive menu does pretty much everything from pizza and pasta to steak dishes and creamy milkshakes. When the sun is out the chairs and tables on the pavement are quickly taken by people soaking up the warmth and a Peroni or two. It’s equally handy for those mornings after the night before, when the restorative powers of the full Vittoria breakfast with spicy Italian sausage come into their own. Children are made to feel very welcome. The more recent George IV Bridge branch is cut from the same, cheery cloth.