Our current crop of Festival pop-ups is a good blend between locals and visitors. Representing the locals we have places like Hula, Castello, Urban Angel, Brew Lab, Khushi’s, and today’s chosen lunch spot, La Favorita.Van From their Leith Walk premises, they’ve built a reputation as one of Edinburgh’s premier pizza purveyors, and they’ve long been …

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As with the Coffee Mill, I’d recently popped in to Caffe Centro on espresso business, and found their coffee rather poor. I liked the look of the place, though, so made a mental note to pay it a visit.Stracciatella I was joined today by Kim, who had quested at Scran and Scallie, most recently. We …

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EntranceWe reviewed Zizzi previously, last year, when MJ took her parents there when they were visiting for her PhD graduation celebrations. They really enjoyed it, with particular appreciation for their pizzas. This branch, on Roxburgh Court, which is just next to Mary King’s Close, is freshly opened, and at time of writing still largely undiscovered …

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ExteriorAfter recent trips to Tani Modi and Maialino, my Italian deli quest continued today at Sprio. I’d spotted the place on many jaunts through Stockbridge, but never got round to stopping in and trying their wares, until today. With an outstandingly warm welcome and super smart surroundings, they made a very favourable first impression. I …

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Having been open for just over a month, Maialino, on William Street, seems to be finding its feet, quite nicely. A smart and bright little Italian deli, featuring quite a focussed selection of quality deli sandwiches, paninis and salads, this was my second visit, as I’d had the pleasure of being their third ever customer, …

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