Contini George Street

103 George Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH2 3ES
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DECEMBER OPENING HOURS

TUESDAY - FRIDAY
Breakfast 10am to 11.45am
Lunch Noon to 4pm
Kitchen closes at 3pm
SATURDAY & SUNDAY
Breakfast 10am to 11.30am
Lunch 12noon to 6pm
Kitchen closes at 5pm

CLOSED MONDAY

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Families and Children Welcome

About Contini George Street

10/10 by Joanna Blythman at the Sunday Herald February 2017
Hitlisted 2017/18 by The List Eating & Drinking Guide

Victor & Carina Contini's flagship Italian restaurant in a grand former Georgian banking hall on George Street. Modern Italian dishes showcasing the very best of Scottish and Italian produce.
Perfect for families.

Join us for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Open 6 days a week. (currently closed Monday)

Cuisine: Italian
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Thursday, 03 December 2020

Would be nic3 to have bigger tables so we could sit further apart. Didn’t feel very safe

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Visited On Thursday, 03 December 2020

As good as ever

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Visited On Tuesday, 01 December 2020

Lovely room, fresh,innovative and delicious food and good service. COVID ambiance does detract a little, usually such a buzzy, lively room ... Roll on a vaccine and return to pre COVID vibe ....

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Visited On Sunday, 29 November 2020

Service was incredible and food was delicious

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Thank you so much for such a lovely review!! We are glad you enjoyed your time with us and we can't wait to have you back very soon!! Could we kindly ask you to post this amazing comment on tripadvisor as well? Thank you so much, Team Contini

Responded On Wednesday, 02 December 2020
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Visited On Sunday, 29 November 2020

Our favourite! Great food and lovely staff!

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Thank you so much for such a lovely review!! We are glad you enjoyed your time with us and we can't wait to have you back very soon!! Could we kindly ask you to post this amazing comment on tripadvisor as well? Thank you so much, Team Contini

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Visited On Sunday, 29 November 2020

the place absolutely freezing

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Visited On Saturday, 28 November 2020

Can’t believe I’ve not been here already. Great food and service during these Covid times. Would’ve loved a glass of wine with the meal but the non alcoholic cocktails were lovely. Good service and the Milanese chicken was to die for.

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Thank you so much for such a lovely review!! We are glad you enjoyed your time with us and we can't wait to have you back very soon!! Could we kindly ask you to post this amazing comment on tripadvisor as well? Thank you so much, Team Contini

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Visited On Saturday, 28 November 2020

Excellent food in a really special setting. We enjoyed our calamari fritti in perfect batter; and the pan fried merluzzo with fennel was absolutely delicious. I do not think I have ever tasted a better Tiramisu not even at my mother's at home. We complimented the chef for a job well done! We appreciated the complimentary focaccia although we wondered why there was no bread option for accompaniment? (being of pure Italian upbringing it is strange to eat a contorno di zucchini without home made bread...). It was a special occasion as we celebrated our daughter's 18th birthday. We made an excellent choice.

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Thank you so much for such a lovely review!! We are glad you enjoyed your time with us and we can't wait to have you back very soon!! Could we kindly ask you to post this amazing comment on tripadvisor as well? Thank you so much, Team Contini

Responded On Wednesday, 02 December 2020
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Visited On Saturday, 28 November 2020

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Visited On Thursday, 26 November 2020

Our experience over many years has *always* been great. Whether a quick espresso, breakfast, lunch, drink or dinner I couldn't name a better all round Edinburgh eatery (and I know a lot). In the current crisis, for us it's still great and our most trusted for all hygiene etc concerns.

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Thank you so much for such amazing review! We are very happy you enjoyed your time with us and we hope to see you again very soon!! Can we kindly ask to post your amazing comment on tripadvisor as well? Kind regards, Team Contini

Responded On Sunday, 29 November 2020
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Visited On Friday, 27 November 2020

Everything about Contini is fantastic. Great food, service and atmosphere. Highly recommend.

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Responded On Sunday, 29 November 2020
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Visited On Thursday, 26 November 2020

Excellent. Well organised and very clean to protect against Coronavirus. Thank-you

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Visited On Thursday, 26 November 2020

Excellent lunch, great choice of non alcoholic wine and cocktails - given current restrictions. Friendly and efficient service.

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Visited On Thursday, 26 November 2020

Just keep doing what you're doing although I'm not very comfy on your banquette seats - for some unknown reason they make my back hurt. Can I have an ordinary chair in future?

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Thank you for your kind comment! We will try to accommodate your request in the future. Kind regards, Team contini

Responded On Sunday, 29 November 2020
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Visited On Thursday, 26 November 2020

Fabulous food & cocktails in great surroundings.

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Responded On Sunday, 29 November 2020
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Visited On Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Really lovely to be welcomed back. Contini felt safe but not so much different from normal. Food excellent - lovely arancini!

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Visited On Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Delicious food thank you.

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Responded On Sunday, 29 November 2020
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Visited On Sunday, 22 November 2020

Service slow particularly in obtaining bill at the end. otherwise staff very pleasant.

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Visited On Saturday, 21 November 2020

Loved our lunch out . We all felt very safe in your restaurant.

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Responded On Sunday, 29 November 2020
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Visited On Wednesday, 18 November 2020

Wonderful coffee and breakfast. See you in 3 weeks as we are now in level 4 lockdown.

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Responded On Sunday, 29 November 2020
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Visited On Saturday, 21 November 2020

While the food was absolutely delicious and the extra precautions that are being implemented due to Covid 19 made us feel safe, the service was really strange and ignorant. Once we were sat down it took ages for a waiter to introduce themselves and get us started and then once our empty plates were collected, the gentleman (no our original waiter) who took our plates asked if we wanted anything else, we said no and then we sat at our table for 45 minutes before we were approached again and when we were the waitress was incredibly rude and defensive. I’d like to add that the portion sizes were very small and while that isn’t an issue for me what was an issue was the fact that I would have liked to have ordered another side of potatoes to have with my meal once I saw how small it was but again, no one approached us and asked if we needed anything or if we were enjoying our food... Our bill came to only £55 BUT we would have spent a lot more if we had been given the attention that we’ve received in so many other restaurants. For those reasons I will not be returning to Contini, nor will I be recommending the restaurant to any of my friends or family, such a shame as the food was delicious.

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Visited On Saturday, 21 November 2020

Lovely Saturday lunch as usual. Great service and ambience. They are trying so hard to make everything feel “normal”. Molto bene!!

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Responded On Sunday, 29 November 2020
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Visited On Saturday, 21 November 2020

This was the first time my Dad had been in town since February due to Covid. He’s 80 and I felt he deserved a treat so brought him along for breakfast at Contini George Street. I hadn’t been before and neither had he; it was a first for both of us. The service was friendly and very helpful; the restaurant itself is lovely and we felt safe with all the PPE and safeguarding, as described to us by the lady who took us to our seats. Thoroughly enjoyed the food and I would definitely come back. Thank you for having us yesterday.

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Responded On Sunday, 29 November 2020
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Visited On Friday, 20 November 2020

Staff were excellent. I felt very safe whilst in your premises which allowed me to enjoy something ‘normal’. Thank you.

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Responded On Sunday, 29 November 2020
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Visited On Wednesday, 18 November 2020

We always enjoy being at Contini

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Responded On Sunday, 29 November 2020
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