Itri had always been a place that we’d wanted to visit, and we were very sad to see it close, last year, without us having made the time to try it. From its ashes has arisen Pepe Nero, a family style Italian that’s ploughing much the same furrow.Exterior The interior is very simple, but has …

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Sambuca, on Causewayside, is a friendly little local Italian restaurant, serving classic dishes, with the usual panoply of options that’s so often the case with Italian places.Exterior I’m rarely in this neck of the woods, so was happy to take the opportunity to give it a whirl, particularly after a long and hectic week. It’s …

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On a sun-bathed Friday, we headed to Stockbridge to celebrate the long-awaited arrival of Spring, at Peter’s Yard. Our aim was to try their increasingly famous “no compromise” pizzas, having heard many wonderful things about them.Exterior I was joined today by Julian, who previously quested at Locanda de Gusti, amongst other places. We were both …

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Exterior It seems to be a week for visiting places where we’ve reviewed the previously occupiers, what with our review of Aroma, the other day, and today’s review of Bar Frizzante, which used to be Rombo Verde, and Lazio, before that. I’m still not convinced that Edinburgh is very good at late night dining. The …

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The siren cry of Papoli hadn’t particularly lured me in, previously, but when I was passing, this evening, I thought I’d pop in and give it a try.Interior My perception was that it was a little Italian place, but while that’s true, it has a strong Turkish influence, both in the kitchen and on the …

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