The welcome was typically warm and cheery. I took a seat in the comfy front dining area and the menu promptly arrived.
As the name suggests the owners are Italian and while there’s a strong Italian influence across the menu, there are some more traditional cafe classics also.
I opted for their soup to start then followed with their halloumi burger on the basis that I was really in the mood for the accompanying sweet potato fries.
The soup promptly arrived accompanied by two good slices of farmhouse bread. Soup of the day was chicken and sweetcorn. It was packed with meaty corny goodness and really nicely judged. It was a very good start to proceedings.
The halloumi burger was as pleasing as ever. With hummus and lightly sweet chilli accompanying the grilled cheese on a sesame glazed bun, this was really satisfying stuff. The sweet potato fries were excellent.
So overall, as on many previous visits Di Giorgio served me very pleasing dishes. It’s a place with such a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere that I always think I should spend more time there. Hopefully I’ll remember to do so in the future.
Blythe scores Di Giorgio
4/5 for food
4/5 for presentation
4/5 for setting
4/5 for service
giving an overall 16/20
I ate: chicken and sweetcorn soup; halloumi burger and sweet potato fries
I drank: water
I wore: new pinstripes
Total bill: £13.75
Address: 1 Brandon Terrace, Canonmills, Edinburgh EH3 5AE