Amati Deli It’s sad when business get all liveried-up and ready to go then never seem to open their doors. One such case was Rita’s Deli on Leith Walk, which always looked on the cusp of opening, but I don’t think ever did.Exterior In the premises it once occupied, Amati Deli has arrived. They’ve sensibly …

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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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