Dear diners, please be aware that tables booked online are available for 2 hours only. To enquire about a lengthier booking, please contact the restaurant directly.
Serving the lucky locals of Linlithgow high-quality, fresh and authentic Italian cuisine since 1999, Barleo is a must for any foodie looking to fill their boots with some of the best fare going. Located only a short drive from Edinburgh, this rustic restaurant has everyone covered, and whether you’re in for a real Italian espresso, bar snacks, a business lunch or intimate dinner for two by candlelight, you’ll be more than satisfied here each and every time. So do yourself a favour and head to the High Street in Linlithgow armed with a reservation where Barleo’s team are waiting for you with delicious food, wine and service.
So, what can you expect from Barleo Linlithgow? Well, the service is up there with the best and led by owner Gianni Grolla meaning you’ll receive warm, welcoming and expert attention each time you dine at this Italian haven. The passion truly oozes here at Barleo, and no detail is overlooked. The wine list is carefully curated and you’ll find an array of delicious and well-rounded vintages that go perfectly when matched with your dish of choice. And then, there is the food. Oh, the delicious, fresh food. Let’s take a look…
To begin we recommend kicking things off at Barleo with starters including gamberoni spagnolo king prawns with chorizo; melanzane parmigiana baked aubergine with tomato, mozzarella and parmesan and prosciutto e pere red wine poached pears. Then, tuck into mains including tagliatelle casalinghi cooked with veal, bacon and wild mushrooms in a tomato and cream sauce and scaloppine alla Milanese that is breaded and fried with Napoli-style spaghetti. Linlithgow locals have been buzzing about this Italian haven for a while now, but the secret is out. Located on the High Street in Linlithgow city centre, be sure to arrive with a reservation in tow to avoid disappointment.
Good choice from the menu, the food we had was very tasty and well cooked. Both of us would have no hesitation on recommending BarLeo to friends. The staff were very attentive and pleasant. A very enjoyable meal.
First time we have visited and we look forward to returning. Lovely food with a great choice and friendly service at a very reasonable price.
A great little Italian restaurant where the staff take that extra moment to care about you! What a rare and refreshing change! Will definitely be back.
Lovely atmosphere. Excellent service. Delicious food and drink. Lots of choice. Whatever you order it is amazing. Never disappoints. One of our favourite places. Will definitely be back. Lovely setting.
Initially on arrival we were waiting for 10 minutes for one of the staff to acknowledge us, it wasn’t particularly busy. However once acknowledged the service was great. We were given a choice of tables. The waitress was prompt and polite and not too intrusive. Food was served quickly and was delicious. As it got busier there was a good atmosphere and buzz to the place. Fantastic Italian restaurant, very reasonably priced. I would highly recommend it.
Arrived on a busy Friday evening, happy to wait with a drink until our booked time. We were then ignored until 15 minutes after our booked time. Insufficient staff on duty, only 3 waiting on the tables and one behind the bar. We were seated for 20 minutes before someone noticed us and took our order. It then took another 30 minutes for some bread and oil to arrive - no preparation required just some organisation. When the main courses came it had been over an hour seated at the table! No apologies were offered or any acknowledgment of the very long delay. One of the mains was wrong, but we were too hungry to send it back and wait another hour. When it came time to leave the owner was chatty but was either completely unaware of the very slow, poor service or just wanted to avoid talking about it. Food was average. Would not go again.
The room and location are nice, as is the main floor manager. The food is more of an old school British/Italian chain restaurant than authentic Italian. Linlithgow has little in way of good restaurants despite having so many bars and cafe's. Think a smaller menu with authentic simple Italian fair would stand out and do very well, particularly with tourists.
Very enjoyable first visit to Bar Leo on a wintry March evening. Our table had a great view of the kitchen where all appeared to be calm as many appetising-looking dishes were produced. Great Italian food & reasonably priced.
The food was fantastic, but the restaurants staff let the evening down. The restaurant manager wasn’t attentive when taking our order, when we came to ordering our sweet, the waiter walked off when the manager asked him to following him with a birthday cake .....
Food nice, atmosphere was good and service quick and polite. We only had a pasta and a pizza but what we had was nice. £35 for 2 mains and around 5 alcoholic drinks so reasonably priced.