- 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.
Food was excellent, could tell a lot of love and effort had went in to it. Good service and lovely decor inside, really well-priced and wouldnt hesitate to recommend. First time Ive been and can see me going back regularly. Well Done!!
We went on a Tuesday lunch time and were pleasantly surprised by how many other customers were also there. The waitress was extremely friendly and helpful and although it’s a smaller menu there is still lots of choice and the food was lovely as always. Highly recommend this lovely restaurant for lunch or dinner.
Would come back any day just for those chocolate dough balls!
Fantastic Meal and great service. Love the new refurb also!
Food delicious and service with a smile.
Food was good ,atmosphere good,Service was great,maybe more of a choice in the beers that are sold, Would recommend Giancarlos. Great wee place to eat!!
Brilliant food, service & atmosphere xxx
Great food and service!
Had dinner at Giancarlos on Wednesday with our two grandkids. Service was excellent, very friendly staff, food first class, could not fault it. Thanks again for a lovely evening. Best thing that ever happened to Tranent. We love supporting local business.
Great food, as usual
Great food and service. Lovely restaurant
We went for lunch, the food was tasty and well presented. The staff are friendly and very helpful. Its still my favourite place to eat.
The staff are always so warm, friendly and attentive even when it is busy. The food is always delicious too!
Really disappointed by the complete lack of distancing between tables. Won't be back because of that. Food was great but lunch also spoiled by two young guys at another table who seemed to just be drinking, really noisy and boisterous. Not what we were looking for.
Food was lovely. Just a long wait. Tables that ordered after us had food before us. I know it was very busy but kids were really hungry waiting. Staff were all lively, just busy.
Very busy night due to continuing the meal deal offer but left rather disappointed. 3 times we had to ask for water for our table, no offer of black pepper or Parmazan with meal had to catch eye of waiter/es to ask. Pizza was rather lacking in ingredients ie onions and cheese and starter was one slice of bread cut into 3 small pieces Which was again lacking The normal flare . The tiramisu was amazing but we had to catch the eye of staff to ask if we could see the desert menu. It won’t stop me returning but please don’t pull back on your usual service because of keeping up with an offer. Would rather pay full price than have reduced service and food.
Food was delicious but a very long wait... table booked for 6.30, eventually got our food at 7.50
Was overcharged, when I asked about it I was told it was because they didn’t have the new menu yet but their system was updated. Wasn’t told this when I sat down and they shouldn’t be charging different prices from the menu that you are given at the table.
The meal and service was excellent. Food especially was very good and service was quick and attentive. I will definitely be returning.
We had a very tasty lunch on Friday. Service was great and restaurant is lovely. Finished off with a perfect Espresso Martini!
Excellent evening at Gian Carlos. Love that the way out to help out has been extending in to September we are rebooked already. The food was fantastic and the service was amazing. Only small concern was how busy the restaurant was with current covid guidelines. We will be back before the month is out
Food was excellent, beers limited choice. Great with 50% off (paid by Giancarlo not Govt). Lovely lunchtime treat, excellent COVID precautions.
Our meal was delicious though we were a bit surprised at our huge portions as it's been a while since I've been in a restaurant so generous! Service was in good time & staff super friendly!! Great value & definitely recommend as a meal out for a couple or family.
Had to wait 10 minutes for a table booked at 7.45pm but a table not allocated to us was free and was not used by any other customers ,so disappointed with the wait .