It was armageddon weather, today, so I thought something warm and comforting seemed like the order of the day. In between meetings I stopped off at Made in Italy, in the Grassmarket for a healthy dose of Italian fare.
The place opens early in the day so I had been eyeing it for a potential breakfast visit for a few weeks. I was glad to be visiting at lunchtime, though, as it gave me the opportunity to consider their full a la carte selection.
Featuring all the classic Italian favourites, with a particular focus on pizzas, their selection was typically broad. I chose to start with soup, which today was potato and cauliflower, followed by a salami and brie piadina (a type of Italian flatbread).
The interior has some lovely tiled detailing around the kitchen and bar area, but is just about getting to the point where it could use a little refresh. It’s smart but a bit worn at the edges.
Service was friendly and attentive throughout. The lovely waitress was soon delivering an impressively large bowl of soup. It proved to be rather good, although was more in the realm of a general vegetable soup than specifically potato and cauliflower.
The main course piadina was really good. The accompanying salad was beautifully seasoned with a wonderfully viscous balsamic dressing. The flatbread was generously filled with tasty meat and just the right amount of melted cheese to make each mouthful joyfully oozy.
So overall, I really enjoyed my trip to Made in Italy. I liked their approach to things, found the service entirely to my liking and thought both dishes I sampled were tasty. I’d happily visit again and may yet make it along to try their breakfast.
Blythe scores Made in Italy
3.5/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
3/5 for setting
4/5 for service
giving an overall 14/20
I ate: potato and cauliflower soup; salami and brie piadina
I drank: water, espresso
I wore: red tie
Total bill: £8.65