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5.1 /6 Excellent 140 Reviews

Bar Napoli

New Town Italian ££ +100
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About Bar Napoli

Serving authentic Italian cuisine right in the centre of Edinburgh, Bar Napoli is a foodie hotspot and household name committed to quality, customer service and tradition. A local favourite for over three decades, the New Town’s Bar Napoli on Hanover Street is a sophisticated restaurant that prides itself on its fantastic reputation throughout the area. The ambience is elegant, yet unpretentious, and is perfect for any occasion, whether it’s a dinner with friends or even a private function. Be sure to enjoy a glass or two of fine wine with your selection – indulge in mains like tortellini aurora, pizza tropicale, bistecca al pepe or vitello alla milanese or saltimbocca alla romana. Bar Napoli is a huge hit with tourists and locals alike – book ahead to beat the rush!

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 01:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 01:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 01:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 01:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 03:00
  • Saturday 12:00 - 03:00
  • Sunday 12:00 - 01:00
Bar Napoli, 75 Hanover Street, EH2 1EE Edinburgh


140 Reviews

5.1 /6 Excellent 140 Reviews
Food: heavenly
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Noise: quiet
Quality/Price: great value
Atmosphere: excellent
Service: friendly
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6 reviews so far 6
20.08.2017 08:07

Bar Napoli again provided a value for money meal. The food was good, and delivered promptly. What was a little disappointing was the consistent level of discord exhibited between some of the waiting staff.

1 review so far 6
19.08.2017 08:50

As always this place has great food, great atmosphere and very reasonably priced. Cracking restaurant and the staff are always friendly and really helpful. first class 👍

1 review so far 6
13.08.2017 16:45

Great food and service. Love the authenticity of this restaurant. Very busy but didn't feel rushed. Would definitely return and would recommend to anyone visiting the city

1 review so far 6
12.08.2017 10:15

We'd gone there for lunch after hearing from friends about the amazing value £6.75 3-course menu. It was explained to us that - despite still being on their website - this offer isn't on during Edinburgh Festival month or in December, yet they honoured it and we had a fab meal. Food was great and service was quick and friendly. Will definitely be back!

1 review so far 2
23.10.2016 19:02

We booked a table for our wedding anniversary for 8.00pm. On arrival we had to wait for a table as our booked table was not ready for us. We both ordered fillet steak stroganoff with papardelle. The "alleged" fillet steak was so tough we could not cut it never mind chew it. We mentioned this to the waiter when he was clearing our table and he could see we had eaten very little. To his credit he immediately said he would not charge for the main courses, only the bottle of wine. He said they would take this up with their suppliers, Campbells, regarding the quality of meat. The overall experience spoiled our anniversary evening and we shall certainly not be returning to Bar Napoli. We live in Inverness and have been twice previoulyl to Bar Napoli when the experience was much better. A long way to go for such a disappointing evening.

1 review so far 6
04.03.2017 17:50

As always, Bar Napoli lived up to expectations. Excellent service, wonderful food and a fabulous atmosphere. Background music is exactly that - in the background to allow friends to have a good chat whilst eating. Our trips to Edinburgh wouldn't be complete without a visit to Bar Napoli.

1 review so far 4
12.02.2017 19:13

The food in Bar Napoli is always delicious. I was a little bit disappointed with the service this time and the waiter could have been a bit friendlier. We also asked to move tables as we were crushed in the corner seat. The restaurant was empty but we were told all other tables were reserved. We also had a reservation so what was stopping them swapping tables?? They did eventually after a bit of persuasion and being told we had to be out by a certain time. It didn't spoil out meal though as we had great company!!

1 review so far 5
14.08.2016 08:54

Friendly cosy restaurant excellant value for money we were able to book a table when the festival was on which was great as not a lot of places accept bookings at that time of year then it's a nightmare getting in for a meal anyplace so well done Bar Napoli for that

1 review so far 6
23.07.2017 10:18

Had a lovely meal at Bar Napoli. Really nice waiter and very friendly place. Would recommend it. Great lunch menu and value for money. Was very pleased with the table we were given as had requested to be seated near the entrance.

2 reviews so far 6
03.10.2016 09:03

I went with my daughter for an 18th birthday lunch. We really enjoyed our experience, the food was delicious and the service was very friendly and welcoming. I would recommend Bar Napoli to anyone that enjoys italian food.

1 review so far 5
06.03.2016 07:35

Warm welcome, friendly staff. Service was good with staff attentive without being overpowering. The food was well presented and delicious, with no delays. Although busy the restaurant was not noisy. Bar Napoli will be on the list of places to dine when returning to Edinburgh!

2 reviews so far 6
04.05.2016 08:50

Been coming to Bar Napoli for years, Restaurant always has a great atmosphere and the service is great, its like being one of the family. Food is great especially the mussels, ribs and the veal.

1 review so far 2
14.08.2017 20:48

I have been to Bar Napoli in the past and loved it but on his occasion we were badly treated. It took 15 mins for anyone to take our order and that was only after I got up and requested a waiter from the bar. Later they forgot one of the orders which meant my 3 friends had finished their meal before I had even started. We left very quickly and did not leave a tip. The look on the waiters face convinced me I will not be back!

1 review so far 4
03.08.2016 19:00

I have been going for years and recently the lunch menu has changed and also the price has gone up. service was slow for lunch which is unheard of and not the usual standard. I did complain as the starters took 45 min but I was told new tills were in place and this was the issue, no money off and no free drink etc. I will return and hope things have went back to normal as this is a great Italian in the centre of Edinburgh.

1 review so far 6
22.01.2017 10:54

Amazing food and attentive waiters. Authentic and rustic Italian setting! Pizza was to die for and the pasta was the same. Very reasonably priced for quality and being in the centre of town! Will be back again! The noise was loud but we didn't struggle to hear each other! It added to the atmosphere I felt.

1 review so far 6
15.03.2016 09:55

As always, wonderful atmosphere and beautiful food and very good service. Whenever we are in town Bar Napoli is a must visit for us - always good.

2 reviews so far 6
18.07.2017 08:51

I have been going to Bar Napoli for many years and the service is always excellent as is the food. The food and wine are excellent value.

1 review so far 6
14.11.2016 13:58

The staff at Bar Napoli make every customer feel like a long awaited, much wanted guest. The food is fantastic, too! We will definitely be back.

1 review so far 5
23.08.2016 09:11

This is our 2nd visit to Bar Napoli - The food was fab - service, welcoming - great experience. Worth a visit but I recommend pre booking as it gets busy.

1 review so far 6
05.03.2017 16:13

Excellent food and service, staff were friendly and attentive and great value fir money considering we were city centre. We stayed in Elder York Guest House so the restaurant was about 5 mins walk and also walking to The Playhouse. Would definitely return if I go back to Edinburgh.

1 review so far 6
09.08.2016 21:52

Lovely atmosphere, service and food. Huge portions of lovely Italian food. The waiters were friendly and helpful. We went during Festival time so it was very busy but that didnt deter from the service. We have been before and would definitely go again when we visit Edinburgh.

2 reviews so far 6
09.09.2016 08:21

Excellent lunch. Good lunch menu with many options for starters and mains. Good sized portions and freshly cooked. Service was excellent and a good atmosphere and very busy. The price was amazing for a 3-course lunch. Returning today and next week and will highly recommend to others.

1 review so far 5
03.03.2017 11:29

A bargain at £6.75 for a 3 course lunch with loads of choices on their special lunch menu. The house red wine was very good as well. It is over 20 years since I was last in this restaurant. I will not leave it as long until my next visit. Overall, a very pleasant lunch experience.

1 review so far 6
08.03.2016 07:41

The lunch menu on offer was excellent value for money and the food was lovely and hot and lovely staff. The house wine - what a bargain . Would certainly recommend it to friends and family. In fact I have booked a table for next month.

2 reviews so far 5
27.04.2016 12:16

We really enjoyed Bar Napoli. We had great service and delicious food. The atmosphere was lively and friendly. Will definitely visit again when in Edinburgh

1 review so far 5
14.08.2017 14:50

Food was fab as usual, but felt the staff were abrupt and not as friendly as I expected. The restaurant wasn't busy so there was no excuse not to be more welcoming. Hopefully this was a one off, so I will be back as the food and prices are excellent.

1 review so far 6
05.06.2016 08:57

The atmosphere, the food and the service is second to none but the value for money is exceptional. It's an absolute must in Edinburgh. It's central location too is great and it is overall one of the consistently good restaurants around.

1 review so far 5
04.04.2016 09:45

I was very pleased with the restaurant. We had to wait a few minutes for our table but once seated the service was really good. We did not wait long for our drinks or for our food. When the food arrived it was amazing and very tasty.

1 review so far 6
15.06.2016 11:43

There were six of us, four adults and a fourteen and twelve years old. We were celebrating our daughter's birthday. The food was good and so was the atmosphere. It was very busy considering it was a Monday evening.

1 review so far 6
20.05.2016 07:22

2nd visit here. So much choice on the menu and food was faultless. Total for 2 mains, 2 drinks each and a garlic bread was less than £40, great value for the standard of the food. Would definitely recommend!

2 reviews so far 6
31.08.2016 19:42

Top quality Italian food, great house wine and excellent service. I usually go for the business lunch but was not on offer over the festival period. It's still excellent value for money. If you've not already been go!

1 review so far 6
21.03.2016 10:01

Excellent service, friendly staff and great food, the Calzone pizza was excellent - I would highly recommend. The profitereoles were also very tasty. Very busy place, so if you have a larger part well worth bookngin advance

1 review so far 6
22.09.2016 09:29

Excellent service and the food was delicious. Lunch menu was very reasonable and I would definitely recommend bar napoli. I would book in future as it does get very busy but I really enjoyed my visit

1 review so far 6
10.07.2016 09:40

The food was excellent and well priced and the staff were very friendly. The portions were a very good size and we didn't have to wait long after ordering. House wine was very nice too

1 review so far 6
23.07.2017 08:30

Great food and service, value for money, although they don't check their electronic booking service enough. You need to book as there is always a queue. I wish they'd play some Italian music too.

1 review so far 6
03.04.2016 10:41

Very good food , service and atmosphere. The only thing I noticed not to my liking is the fashion for no carpet or curtains which both absorb sound and give a more pleasant experience.

2 reviews so far 6
11.09.2016 16:34

Excellent service, great, freshly cooked food at an amazing price! Good atmosphere, very busy and can't wait to return. Would recommend the pate to start and pizza for main. Dessert is usually a surprise!

1 review so far 5
12.09.2016 08:41

Excellent lunchtime special deal. Only small criticism was that we were going to order a different desert and pay the difference but the waiter placed two fruit and icecream in front of us before we had chance to say anything.

2 reviews so far 4
06.03.2016 00:22

Meal was good we were not offered any water with meal and when I tried to get the waiters attention he seemed to hurry on., there was no eye contact .Ladies toilets had no toilet paper in any of the cubicals again tried to get waiters attention but was ignored.

2 reviews so far 6
01.05.2016 20:25

Food really good waiter was really friendly plenty space down stairs for larger parties nice to see the food being prepared nice menu and you can buy 1/2 carafe wine very reasonable priced

2 reviews so far 6
18.06.2017 22:32

We did not have lunch but we ordered 2 x pizzas and starter between 6.....this was fine with restaurant. Very hot this weekend and we did not feel any cooler in the restaurant!

1 review so far 6
13.10.2016 14:46

Absolutely fantastic! Not a single thing to fault, the food is delicious, the staff are very attentive & know the products well & the restaurant was clean and comfortable! Will definitely be back!

1 review so far 6
10.04.2016 09:00

This is my second time at bar Napoli and I couldn't fault it in any way staff are all lovely food is beautiful and the prices are great too. Will definitely be back.

1 review so far 5
11.04.2017 08:59

Busy - and deceptively bigger restaurant than it looks from outside. Busy restaurant - atmospheric and reasonably priced. the up side - the service was very good - the down size - food was pretty average - nothing special.

1 review so far 5
01.04.2016 18:46

We had a lovely Time ! Only Small thing was the dessert if the day was a ball of ice cream x That being said the ice cream was lovely ! Excellent service and lovely staff . Great value

2 reviews so far 6
10.01.2017 07:36

Lovely place and great value for money, the lunch menu is worth looking at. The staff are friendly and the place was busy. Our lunch was lovely and will definitely be back.

1 review so far 6
15.02.2017 14:22

Really enjoyed the time that we've spent there. Lovely food and really big portions. Could not be better :) we have ordered antipasti and two different pastas. Everything was delicious. Thank you:)

1 review so far 5
14.08.2017 16:29

Great Italian food. Tagliatelle Napoli was delicious with just the right degree of spiciness. White house wine excellent and favourably priced. Service prompt and courteous. Only downside was that it was rather noisy and so difficult to converse.

1 review so far 5
02.04.2016 19:28

Family of 6 ate from the 3 course lunch menu which had a good selection of choice and food was delicious. House wine fantastic too. All for about £80 great value for money. We will be back soon.

1 review so far 6
28.05.2017 14:23

The restaurant provided an excellent three course lunch for a very competitive price. The quality of the food was good, the service was prompt and polite, and the surroundings were pleasant.