January 27, 2015 Italian, Leith, soup 2 Comments

Interior

Interior

It seemed something of an oversight that I’d not visited Vittoria to review until now. I’ve visited all the other restaurants in Tony Crolla’s small chain of places (La Favorita, Taste of Italy, Vittoria on the Bridge, Divino), so it was good to finally complete the set.

I’d dined at Vittoria on many occasions down the years, but not I think since its last refit. It certainly looked and felt a little smarter than I remember, with the interior really very stylish.

Soup

Soup

The welcome was typically warm. I was quickly brought a menu, including their two course for £10 lunch selection. This offered an impressive range of dishes, so I took a moment or two to settle upon the broccoli soup and tagliatelle Vittoria.

The soup promptly arrived looking a little ordinary. The accompanying bread was very good, but the soup was weak. It was a rather innocuous dish.

Tagliatelle

Tagliatelle

The main course pasta was better, but the sauce was underseasoned. It was well cooked pasta, but it was just a trifle ordinary, particularly given it was listed as their most popular dish.

So overall, Vittoria is very stylish and friendly, but I wasn’t convinced by the food. I suspect I made poor choices, as there was certainly a tempting sounding range of dishes on offer. However, based on today’s visit, I think I’ll stick with their nearby sister restaurant Taste of Italy for my lunchtime Italian needs.

Scores
Blythe scores Vittoria
2.5/5 for food
3/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for service
4/5 for setting
giving an overall 13/20

I ate: cream of broccoli soup; tagliatelle Vittoria

I drank: water

I wore: action footwear

Total bill: £10

Vittoria on the Walk on Urbanspoon

Written by BKR