November 25, 2016 Closed, Italian, Leith, Sandwich, soup 2 Comments


Where A Tasca used to trade, Tiramisu has recently taken over. The compact Easter Road premises and many of the nearby shops are subject to regular and frequent change so I was interested to see whether this new place showed signs of stickability.



As the name suggests, the place is Italian in influence. In contrast to nearby Polentoni which draws upon the traditions of northern Italy, Tiramisu is firmly of Sicily and the south, which was rather good to see.

For now, it looks set up more as a sit-in place as they haven’t worked out takeaway pricing. This meant my soup was £3.75 which is fine for eating in situ but steep for sipping from a paper cup on the move.



The soup today was carrot and it was very good with a light sweetness and warming creaminess which made for good eating.

I added a panino with the Siciliano my choice. This brought together tuna, mozzarella and caponata. It made for very enjoyable and well-balanced mouthfuls, with the bread light and crisp. It was up there with Cafe Bellina as one of the better hot sandwiches I’ve had of late.



So overall, Tiramisu looks like it has a good chance to establish itself in this competitive location. I enjoyed both dishes I sampled and would be keen to return when I have time to sit-in and try some of their pasta dishes. Give it a visit and see what you make of it.

Blythe scores Tiramisu
4/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for setting
3.5/5 for service
giving an overall 14.5/20

I ate: carrot soup; panino Siciliano

I wore: grey overcoat

Total bill: £7.75

Address: 46 Easter Road, Edinburgh EH7 5RG

Written by BKR