Contini George Street

103 George Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH2 3ES
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MONDAY - FRIDAY
8.00am to 10.00pm

SATURDAY
10am to 10.30pm

SUNDAY
10am to 8.30pm
Breakfast served between 10am and 12.30pm and lunch 12.45pm and 8.30pm

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. 50 wines by the glass.

Join us for breakfast, lunch, aperitivi and dinner. Open 7 days a week.

Cuisine: Italian
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Monday, 18 November 2019

Everything is perfect exceptional! Thank-you!

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Visited On Saturday, 16 November 2019

Our coats were not taken on arrival which means they hang over the backs of chairs - not classy. 10 minute wait for the table although it was booked. Food was pretty bad sadly. Pedestrian antipasti with tasteless cherry tomatoes. Prosciutto cut too thick. Very average quality mozzarella. This is done much better elsewhere in Edinburgh. Mains also poor. Stodgy pasta and a very bland pumpkin sauce for example. This is a long way from the authentic Italian the owners aspire to.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 November 2019

It was a very enjoyable experience from start to finish, the four of us thoroughly enjoyed our time with you and would definitely come back. Your staff are a credit to you.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 November 2019

Amazing first experience of Contini! We’ll definitely be back!

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Visited On Friday, 15 November 2019

The quality of the food overall was poor. Lovely restaurant and staff were good. Did not leave impressed and would definitely not return. There is so many nicer restaurants to choose from in Edinburgh.

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Visited On Thursday, 14 November 2019

Unfortunately our starters arrived at the same time as the main course. We were offered coffee as recompense.

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Visited On Monday, 11 November 2019

Thoroughly enjoyed my second trip to Contini. Excellent food and lovely atmosphere. Arrived early but were shown straight to our table.

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Visited On Sunday, 10 November 2019

Super food and great buzz.

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Visited On Sunday, 10 November 2019

Lovely time.

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Visited On Sunday, 10 November 2019

Booked this for my birthday - lovely atmosphere but the food was nothing special at all and was very very expensive for what we got (18 pounds for a pasta you would expect it to be outstanding but it was below average). Service was ok, the servers weren't great either. One guy in particular wasn't very happy at all. I wouldn't go back given the price and the fact that the food was rather disappointing. Overall, I would't go back and won't recommend. There are plenty of other places in Edinburgh that do better food at more reasonable price.

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Visited On Friday, 08 November 2019

The staff were excellent.

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Visited On Saturday, 09 November 2019

The pasta main course with onions was very stodgy and returned. However the matter was dealt with well by staff. Scallops were lovely but expensive at £25 for three. Negronis were excellent.

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Visited On Saturday, 09 November 2019

Stunning restaurant with a very lively vibe. Service was fabulous as was the food.

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Visited On Saturday, 09 November 2019

We had a wonderful with excellent service.

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Visited On Wednesday, 06 November 2019

We had a delicious lunch at Contini. The building is really lovely, great atmosphere and very friendly and attentive staff. Will definitely go again.

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Visited On Wednesday, 06 November 2019

Excellent food. Friendly professional service. Another highly enjoyable experience.

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Visited On Tuesday, 05 November 2019

Staff was incredibly friendly and professional and the meal was excellent. Thank you!

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Visited On Sunday, 03 November 2019

Amazingly kind waiter and delicious food

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Visited On Saturday, 02 November 2019

Good choice of food and extensive wine list. Had to send back bruschetta due to it being burnt black. Arancini was spot on but a little cold. Also ordered the gnocchi which was drowned and over powered by the pumpkin purée. Same as the Nasello, the whole dish was completely overpowered by the olives, which did nothing for the dish. The contadino, lemincello and espressos were spot on, although we did need to ask for water with the espressos. On a positive note the place has a fantastic setting, although having just spent the week in Rome, I so wanted to paint that ceiling. Might just have been a bad choice from the menu but wouldn’t rush to go back again. Costs wise, on a par with most good Italian restaurants but would go elsewhere as there are definitely better Italian restaurants in Edinburgh.

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Visited On Saturday, 02 November 2019

My friends and I had a fantastic meal on Saturday night. We loved everything about your restaurant. The atmosphere, the food, the drinks, the service and the decor are amazing. Super value for money too. We will definitely be back, thank you so much.

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Visited On Saturday, 02 November 2019

We had a wonderful evening. Fabulous food, great service, beautiful restaurant. Would highly recommend.

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Visited On Friday, 01 November 2019

Lovely ambience and decor. Fresh pasta delicious. Service very attentive. Made the night special on my wife's birthday,

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Visited On Saturday, 02 November 2019

An excellent lunch with great food and service.

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Visited On Saturday, 02 November 2019

Very limited choice and although the food was reasonable quality this restaurant charges for the fine looking environs and against the service and food, woefully over priced. Service was terrible; a side of dough balls arrived just before mains were finished, this after chasing three time with two different staff members and even telling them to cancel. Not at all what I expected having heard such great things, particularly about the Canonball sister restaurant. Would recommend many places in Edinburgh ahead of this, even Bella Italia since at least there you pay commensurately with what you get and you don’t suffer the disappointment of expectations no where near being met.

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Visited On Saturday, 02 November 2019

Food and drink is great but it is the internal decor and the amazing serving staff that make this a venue worth a visit.

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