Locanda De Gusti – I still say si! Si! SI!

One of my favourite restaurants in Edinburgh to go to with ‘Science’ is Locanda De Gusti – I’ve blogged them a couple of times before (see bottom of page) and we adore Chef/owner Rosario’s fresh and amazing tasting fare, not remotely like any Italian restaurant I’ve eaten in, in the UK!

Aubergine & Smoked Mozzarella filled Ravioli

Aubergine & Smoked Mozzarella filled Ravioli

They recently moved away from Broughton Street to new premises on Dalry Road and I was invited along to check the new place out and it definitely didn’t disappoint!

The interior is fresh and light and still full of character with a few key pieces from the Broughton Street restaurant on the walls, I actually prefer it here, it feels like you could be in a little bistro by the sea somewhere in Southern Italy.

Scamorza - smoked mozzarella with cherry tomato sauce

Scamorza – smoked mozzarella with cherry tomato sauce

The menu has changed, we’re terrible creatures of habit so this was a great way of us trying out some new dishes and, oh my! I’m actually salivating as I think about it again…(this happened last time too)

So, whilst having a nice glass of Prosecco we deliberated the menu. I went for the ravioli (stuffed with smoked mozzarella & aubergine) with butter and fresh sage and Science the Scamorza (smoked mozzarella cooked with cherry tomato sauce) – I LOVE smoked mozzarella so had the best of both worlds with these starters!

The pasta is made fresh daily here and they even offer gluten free pasta too!

Carne Rossa - T-Bone rib eye with rock salt & rosemary

Carne Rossa – T-Bone rib eye with rock salt & rosemary

I had been hoping to see the mixed meat grill still on the menu, alas it wasn’t but I went for the Carne Rossa, an Orkney T-Bone rib eye with rock salt and rosemary. Science always used to go for the mixed fish platter and although not on the menu there was a special of grilled seafood, including 1/2 lobster, langoustines, scallops, prawns and sea bass!

Although our food options were new to us we still went for the trusty Nero D’Avola to accompany the meal, I did really well out of this as Science was driving so I got most of the bottle!

Mixed Grilled Seafood Special

Mixed Grilled Seafood Special

The Verdict? It was still amazing, I actually prefer the decor of the new restaurant, the staff were great and can’t recommend it highly enough! Although we didn’t pay for our meal, we’ll definitely be keeping it as our favourite restaurant and will be returning soon!

Locanda De Gusti, 102 Dalry Road, Edinburgh, EH11 2DW

0131 346 8800


Previous Blogs on Locanda De Gusti:

Locanda de Gusti – si! si! si!

An Italian Cookery Class With Rosario




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2 Responses to “Locanda De Gusti – I still say si! Si! SI!”

  1. February 22, 2016 at 9:51 am #

    We are a German tour operator and publisher of travel guides. We organize language courses in Edinburgh. Nadine Pierce’s website is one of the best blogs from Edinburgh: authentic personalized recommendations. Who, for example, follows the restaurant guide, will learn that the excellent Italian cuisines are in Edinburgh but also UK’s best restaurants.

    Greetings from Germany and thank you Nadine!

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