Giancarlo's italian

119 high street, Tranent, United Kingdom, Eh33 1lw
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12:00-1:45 Monday-Friday
17:00-22:00
12:00-23:00 Saturday-Sunday

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

About Giancarlo's italian

Our family started their Scottish Italian story, many years ago, journeying from their humble beginnings in the mountain village of Picinisco, making their way across Europe, to settle, eventually, in Scotland, to make their living. Of the great diaspora, that spread Italians across the globe, none, could have been more improbable, than their settlement in the remote, rainy Scotland. However, the affinity between the Scots and the Italians was instant. Scotland challenged Italians, but ultimately accommodated them and, in turn, the Scots and Italians learned from each other.

The culinary imprint of Italians can be seen everywhere on British streets. Walk down any major city street, and you will likely find, an Italian, or a descendent, selling ice cream, fish and chips, or, food inspired by their homeland.

Cuisine: Italian
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Online menu was not current. We were given new truncated menu with more expensive selection. We ordered draft beer and were brought two open small bottles. Then told pumps not working. Music on a short loop. Service with a slouch.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 February 2020

Great food and service as usual Maybe an evening 2 or 3 course special offer?

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Visited On Saturday, 15 February 2020

Great meal with friends. Service always fantastic!

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Visited On Friday, 14 February 2020

Amazing food as always

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Visited On Tuesday, 11 February 2020

We went for an evening meal for my husband's birthday. The food and service were very good and good value for money. Very cheerful staff. We recommend it.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 February 2020

Great Saturday late lunch

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Visited On Thursday, 06 February 2020

Service was woefully understaffed with only one chef and one waiter. Food was average, although there’s lots of choice on the menu.

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Visited On Thursday, 06 February 2020

Excellent lunch with good choice and value. 6 of us go out regularly and thought it was the best lunch we’d had really. Please make sure you have the calamari starter on when we come back on 16 April!

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Visited On Friday, 31 January 2020

Pizza and wine, both delicious. The waiter was excellent

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Visited On Friday, 31 January 2020

Excellent food. Could do with some new menus tho 😁

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Visited On Saturday, 01 February 2020

Great meal again last night, staff are very attentive. See you again soon.

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Visited On Saturday, 25 January 2020

We had a lovely evening, good food, great service. Will definitely come again.

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Visited On Saturday, 25 January 2020

Great lunch, we'll be back.

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Visited On Friday, 24 January 2020

Beautiful food and restaurant. Our only mild concern was that there was only one waiter working and took 20 min to get some service for drinks after being seated. But he was very pleasant and very apologetic. Would definitely attend again.

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Visited On Friday, 24 January 2020

Fantastic wee restaurant, excellent value for money. Well worth the drive down from Edinburgh. Gnocchi and Lasagne absolutely delicious. Lovely staff in a welcoming atmosphere.

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Visited On Sunday, 19 January 2020

Giancarlo's never disappoints. Food absolutely amazing, brilliant service and good value for money. We always recommend to our friends and family. Thank you Giancarlo's and see you soon :)

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Visited On Saturday, 18 January 2020

Lovely evening with good food and service. Only given 4 * for food as although they do have gluten free options available, it was disappointing that they no longer have gluten-free bread/pizza .

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Visited On Saturday, 18 January 2020

Service, food and atmosphere great, would recommend.

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Visited On Saturday, 18 January 2020

The meal was delicious, the bucatini noricena tastes so fresh and vibrant.

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Visited On Saturday, 11 January 2020

We went for my birthday,food was lovely.

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Visited On Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Seats were strange, too high at one side to uncomfortable on other side of table and lower. My calzone was cold, margarita pizza needed longer coke was flat, waited longer for ice cream than main course it was a Wednesday night and not busy

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Visited On Saturday, 11 January 2020

Once again outstanding meal and great service.

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Visited On Friday, 10 January 2020

New menu more expensive?

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Visited On Friday, 03 January 2020

Always a lovely place to eat. Food is excellent and the staff are lovely, really good value for money too

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Visited On Monday, 30 December 2019

I enjoyed coming to your restaurant with my family but found it strange that you seated us by a draughty door when there were other tables available in the restaurant for a party of three. These tables were in far more amenable places and remained vacant throughout the time we were in your restaurant. (We asked about sitting at another table but you told us we couldn’t be seated elsewhere.) I can only think you wanted us seated near the front of the restaurant so it looked full to passers by. My mother is 87 and told me she was cold throughout her time in the restaurant and this adversely affected her enjoyment of the evening. Interestingly, we met with friends today and told them we’d visited your restaurant and they said they had also been and had been cold throughout their visit. It’s a shame when you serve lovely food that you fall down on making customers feel comfortable.

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