Italian food arrives in the West End of Edinburgh. Scotland has a long tradition of enjoying Italian food, dating back to the first wave of Italian migrants arriving in the country in the late 19th century. Many of these arrivals were keen on sharing their food with the Scots and opened a huge variety of restaurants, cafes and ice cream parlours. Edinburgh was no different and soon a number of Italian restaurants were opening in the city's West End. Edinburgh’s West End was the perfect spot for such restaurants, with the elegant crescents and imposing terraces matching the sophistication of the cuisine.