La Locanda I’ve reviewed La Locanda previously when it was trading as Locanda Marina and Cafe Marina before that. It’s a place I’ve generally viewed as a fairly reliable spot that was priced to reflect its touristy location.Soup Since those days, it has undergone a slick makeover and is now fairly squarely an Italian restaurant …

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Ciao Roma When I heard that Ciao Roma on South Bridge had been recognised by the Evening News as the Best Italian in Edinburgh it barely registered. But then I remembered my friend Eleanor maintained that it was her family’s favourite Italian in the city, too. Perhaps it was time to check it out.Exterior I’ve …

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Pane e Vino Let it snow, let is snow, let it snow… The arrival of the airborne white stuff in splendid profusion threw the country into chaos with these entirely predictable ‘freak weather conditions’ which happen every year once again the cause of much gnashing of teeth. Exterior With a meeting in Ayrshire on the …

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Grubcrawl Returns! We hadn’t had a grubcrawl in an age so it seemed about time to sort that. With regulars Liz, Andrew and Mairi joining first timers Anna, Gerald and Shaun we set sail for starters, main courses and desserts in three different city centre venues.Wine in a cage at Veeno First up was Italian …

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Al Fresco

Al Fresco I was cream crackered after another long day at the salt mines so couldn’t face anything more than flopping in the corner of a restaurant and ordering food that I’d likely spill down my front due to sheer fatigue.Meatballs Embracing the likely splatter fest, I headed for the nearest Italian and spun the …

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