Blythe’s Verdict It has been a quite extraordinary length of time since my last visit to La Favorita, particularly given that I’ve always rated it as Edinburgh’s best place for pizza (and I’m simply one of many, in that regard). So when the call was issued for “healing pizza” to address hangover and tiredness issues …

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InteriorA few years ago, I used to do quite a lot of work on George Street, and consequently spent a fair amount of time eating lunch in the nearby places. I ate at Centotre a couple of times during that period, but haven’t been back for a good while, so when it was suggested as …

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InteriorAs we enter the early days of autumn, there’s nothing quite like a couple of hearty dishes to buck up your spirits and return you to face the perils of a Monday afternoon with renewed vim and vigour. Notionally, I was going to look for this pick-me-up at the Tailend, but the intense dreariness of …

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From the same stable as Vittoria, La Favorita and Divino Enoteca, Taste of Italy is a diner style Italian offering a good range of Italian classics at a very reasonable price. The same menu is served all day, with main course pasta dishes at around £6.50 looking particularly good value in the evening.Interior On today’s …

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Antipasto starterThis weekend was clearly the day for blasts from the past. Not only was my fellow quester, the lovely Katie (under whose captaincy I had the great honour to serve on a late 1990s University Challenge team, representing the University of Edinburgh), someone I hadn’t seen for a decade or more, the place where …

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