June 3, 2015 Closed, Italian, Old Town 1 Comment



When I was writing about pre-theatre options for the Festival Theatre, I soon remembered that there were quite a few nearby restaurants fulfilling this role that I hadn’t visited. I started to set that straight, today, with a visit to Ti Amo, which is directly across the road from the theatre.

An Italian in the classic Edinburgh style, their dining space is pretty smart with elegant cornicing. It was bright and airy on this warmly sunny day. Many further seats were available in their spacious lower level, but I sat in the main ground-level dining area.



I was dining at a late lunchtime hour, after 2pm, so I wasn’t surprised to find it quite sparsely populated, but it’s usually doing a brisk trade when I’ve sauntered past.

At lunchtime, their pizza, pasta and risotto dishes are all £6.95, which sounded like a pretty good deal to me. I ordered the tagliatelle papalina from their typically broad selection.



This promptly arrived looking neat and tidy. It proved a nicely executed dish, replete with bacon, mushrooms and peas, although it was light on the tangy kick expected from the blue cheese. It was very decent fare, though.

So overall, I enjoyed the lunchtime grub on offer at Ti Amo. While no conflagration of heather was ever likely, this represents a good, solid Italian option which is very well positioned for pre and post theatre dining. I’d happily visit again.

Blythe scores Ti Amo
3.5/5 for food
3/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for setting
3.5/5 for service
giving an overall 13.5/20

I ate: tagliatelle papalina

I drank: water

I wore: grey suit

Total bill: £6.95

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Written by BKR