Locanda De Gusti
“Rustic Italian trattoria cooking in Edinburgh” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
Loosely translated as ‘inn of taste’, this inviting restaurant has more than a hint of an Italian farmhouse kitchen about it. Using local produce and specially imported ingredients from Italy, you can expect big-hearted, authentic cooking here. The robust, no-frills food is matched by the painted brickwork, unclothed tables and an all-round rustic appeal.
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Facilities – at a glance
Credit cards accepted
- Seats: 30
- Wheelchair accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Assist dogs welcome
- Closed: 1st 2 weeks July, 1 week October, 25–26 December, 1 January, 1st week January
- Wines under £30: 12
- Wines over £30: 14
- Wines by the glass: 10
- Cuisine style: Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood
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About the area
Edinburgh is one of Britain’s most spectacular cities and both Old and New Towns have UNESCO World Heritage status. At its heart, the Old Town is a treasury of architecture stretching back to medieval times with its labyrinth of narrow lanes (‘wynds’ or ‘closes’). While the New Town's splendid district of squares, crescents and gardens are surrounded by impressive Georgian town houses.
It isn’t just a magnificent, bustling city, it’s surrounded by countryside – offering visitors the best of both worlds. Dominated by hills and the sea, with the rolling Pentland Hills to the south and the broad expanse of the Firth of Forth estuary to the north, it benefits from a rugged and varied landscape. So much so, the city has its own miniature mountain, Arthur’s Seat, which looms over the Old Town and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, dwarfing even Castle Rock and its crowning fortress, Edinburgh Castle.
A couple of miles east, Portobello is Edinburgh’s seaside area, with a long stretch of golden sand that attracts droves of city dwellers on sunny summer days.
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