Sunday - Thursday 12PM - 10PM (Last Orders)
Friday - Saturday 12PM - 10:30PM (Last Orders)
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About Crolla's Italian Kitchen
We, Joe and Marcello Crolla are proud to have chosen Musselburgh as the home of our first restaurant together. Musselburgh has long standing ties with Italy the town being born from the original Roman settlement around AD 85, there are still many Roman remnants in the area not least Musselburgh's most iconic landmark the Roman Bridge just round the corner from us.
More recently Musselburgh has been twinned with Rosignano Marittimo and has been home to many Italian families - the Lucas, the Di-Rollos, We originate from a village south of Rome just outside the town of Atina which itself was originally settled by the Romans and is situated in the heart of the old Roman Empire. With our passion for food and wine we aim to bring a taste of our home town and province to Musselburgh.
I suppose you could say the Romans are back!!
Lovely meal in interesting surroundings - have already recommended you to friend who visit the area.
Bland, overpriced and readymade pre frozen not fresh and vibrant. Staff very serious and can’t get you served fast enough, no time between courses which highlights the heat it up ethos. Priced as fresh and vibrant though.
Visited a number of times over the last 2 years while attending the Edinburgh Festival. We make a point of eating at Crolla’s and have always been very pleased. Staff, food, atmosphere decor all really good. Will be back next year.
Warm, inviting, polite staff. Delicious food. Unique location. Prices a wee bit steep but reflects the high service and food. Will definitely be coming time and time again. Absolutely superb!
Wonderful as always!
I saw the restaurant tucked away whilst out a run and having recently moved to Musselburgh thought it would be ok, worth trying. I was really pleasantly surprised - the food was absolutely delicious, as good as anything I’ve had in Edinburgh (and better than any of the Italian food I’ve had there) and the service was friendly, warm and efficient. Good cocktails too. We’ll definitely be back, thank you!
Lovely setting and friendly and attentive service and very tasty food!
Delicious food as always though unfortunately the service lets the place down. We were asked for drinks after a 10 minute wait and I got the impression the waiter was more interested in selling us wine as I was asked if I was sure I only wanted a jug of water. After another 10 minutes of waiting I managed to get a waitresses's attention and had to ask if someone was going to take our food order. All apologetic, and I would understand if the place was very busy but the restaurant was half full.
Friendly attentive staff.
Lovely clean restaurant and authentic Italian food- beautiful!
Good service, an online notification about an allergy resulted in immediate clarification by the staff. Our party of four all enjoyed well prepared starters and mains. Being a late evening booking, unfortunately the desserts we might have selected were sold out (which whilst disappointing was understandable). This was our second visit to this restaurant and we will be going back in the future.
Friendly staff & lovely food
a lovely setting and the food and service is great.
I went for dinner at Crollas on Wednesday with some friends. It’s safe to say I won’t be returning. 3 of my friends are vegan so ordered the 1 pasta dish which met this requirement and ordered a side of sautéed vegetables. When the pasta arrived it was lovely however the wrong order of vegetables arrived. They had given us the peas with ham instead of what we ordered. When we told the waitress she took it back to the open kitchen (right behind us). We started to hear arguing between the chef and the waitress, as could all of the diners in the restaurant. The chef was shouting at the waitress telling her she should have told him they were vegetarian then she started shouting at him saying we never told her. Safe to say it was quite awkward for us since they were less than a metre away. Since we were so close we started telling them that it never said there was ham with the vegetables on the menu and that what we got was a completely separate order. So rather than talking to us or apologising for being so rude, they ignored us and started arguing in Italian. This doesn’t exactly make someone feel welcome. The other waitress was really nice but I won’t be returning to this restaurant when people like that work there. They should have acted more professional and admitted to their fault, my friends definitely shouldn’t have had to feel like they needed to apologise, I’m absolutely disgusted with the service we received. Myself and my family were loyal customers as this is one of the rare restaurants in Musselburgh but I think we’ll be sticking with Dal Patino from now on.
Food delicious with a nice selection menu which would cover all tastes. Service first class. Very accommodating and professional
Celebrated my 50th birthday here on the 7th July, 16 adults 2 kids, had one of the set menus which was delicious and great value for money, staff were fabulous, love this restaurant.
First class lunch; excellent service and ambience. I will be back!
Nice food but god awful service. We had to ask three times do our order to be taken whilst the reastaurant was less than a third full. We asked for bread with our meal and were told NO. Then one of our party’s food didn’t arrive for about 10 minutes after the rest. Only thing to arrive quick was the bill!
Very pleasant. It was a special meal for us to celebrate a special occasion. I would recommend the restaurant to any of my friends.
Lovely place to go for a meal. Set back from the main road so very peaceful and lovely courtyard for outside dining which is great in this weather. Service was very good and you get "real" cocktails here. Food lovely
The venue is stunning. It was a very sunny the day we came and the table beside the window that we were sitting in became unbearably hot and we needed to ask to move, this was done immediately by the waitress without question . I had courgette fritters for starters, these were very thick, greasy and under seasoned. I didn’t complain at the time as it was a special ‘thank you’ lunch so I didn’t want my friend to feel uncomfortable. I also had to ask for salt - maybe it would be easier if this was just on the table? The pizzas we had for main course were fresh and well cooked.
The food was outstanding as always however the service was quite slow. We waited 25 min for our starters. The mains and desserts came pretty quick. When asking for the bill, I had to ask for it twice then waited 10 min until I went up to the bar to pay. It was noted that there was only 1 person serving on tables and it was pretty busy. We usually come on a weekend night rather than during the week. It doesn't put us off coming back but may be worth having more staff on.
Very disappointing reception where I was told I had booked the wrong time (I hadn’t) and the waitress argued with me in front of my 7 guests. She told me because I was late we would have to vacate the table ( we weren’t late & we had the table for 3.5 hrs so no problem) I went into the restaurant tonight because I had been thinking about the aggressive reception we got and was basically told I should have complained on the day and now there was nothing she could do about it as it was my word against the waitress on Sunday. I did point out there was 8 people who witnessed the poor greeting, but she took no note of this. Very disappointing as I had the good manners to go back to the restaurant because I did not want to write a bad review, sadly I have been left with no choice
I feel the waiters could be more attentive. We had to ask for a few things that weren’t offered up. But the service was pleasant, the food great and the cocktails delicious xx
Fabulous meal and service ! Would recommend the mussels for starter