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5.7 /6 Wonderful 42 Reviews

Cafe Domenico

Leith Café ££ +100
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About Cafe Domenico

A little piece of Rome or Florence tucked away over in Leith, Cafe Domenico serves up authentic cuisine, just how it is done back in Italy. With traditional red and white table cloths and rustic wooden decor, this quaint cafe and restaurant is full of charm, winning over the hearts of Edinburgh’s aficionados of Italian cuisine since it was established in 1988. Tuck into a classic pasta dish like the spaghetti with mussels, squid, chili and olive oil or some meat or seafood dish like the chicken breast stuffed with butternut squash and goats’ cheese, wrapped in cured ham and served with potatoes and wilted spinach. You’ll find Cafe Domenico located on Sandport Street – book a table and head on over!

Opening Hours

  • Monday 10:00 - 14:30, 17:30 - 21:00
  • Tuesday 10:00 - 14:30, 17:30 - 21:00
  • Wednesday 10:00 - 14:30, 17:30 - 21:00
  • Thursday 10:00 - 14:30, 17:30 - 21:00
  • Friday 10:00 - 14:30, 17:30 - 22:00
  • Saturday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Sunday 12:00 - 17:00
Cafe Domenico, 30 Sandport Street, EH6 6EP Edinburgh


42 Reviews

5.7 /6 Wonderful 42 Reviews
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Quality/Price: great value
Food: heavenly
Service: extraordinary
Atmosphere: excellent
Noise: quiet
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1 review so far 6
04.09.2017 13:36

Haven't been for a while and it is as good as we remember! Excellent and efficient service, food fantastic and fairly priced. Great choice of specials although I opted for the squash filled pasta which was delicious. Highly recommend, it's a lovely little place 😀

1 review so far 6
24.08.2017 19:33

Excellent meal and very friendly service - we all much enjoyed our food which was well prepared and presented. There is a very nice ambiance in the restaurant

1 review so far 6
23.08.2017 21:37

A lovely little restaurant in Leith. The staff were friendly and helpful without being overbearing. The food was excellent and the specials board added some extra treasures.

1 review so far 6
10.08.2017 07:50

We LOVE Cafe Domenica in Leith! Now after two visits, a definite Cameron family favourite for lunches, suppers and picking up yummy delights at the deli. Food is fresh, full of flavour and delicious. We had the best bruschettas, warming carrot and tomato soup and garlic bread with mozzarella to start and we all had the homemade meatballs with pasta (any kind) and a thick delicious sauce. No room for the array of desserts, but coffee/ tea and several tiny, meltingly soft brownies completed the excellent lunch. Staff are knowledgeable, helpful and fun. Nothing is too much trouble and if you fancy something different, or have special dietary requirements like glutin free, the pasta fits the bill or let them know in advance and the chefs will cook you something fabulous. It's a bijou gem and popular so make a reservation if you can. We WILL be back!

4 reviews so far 6
19.05.2017 17:14

We had a wonderful meal at this little hidden gem, a small but very authentic Italian restaurant tucked away in Leith. The host Mark and all of the staff were really attentive and could not do enough for us. We had a 3 course meal which was beautiful and be warned plentiful. They serve a wonderful pre-dinner drink prossecco mixed with lemon cello. We had a bottle of the house red which was lovely. The only criticism we had was that it was very warm in the restaurant however Mark assured us that he and his partner had only just took over it was on his 'Jobs to do list'. We did have a shock when we received the bill as it came to £50 which we thought was outstanding value for money! If you are in Leith we would definitely recommend the Cafe Domenico for a meal but our tip would be make sure you're hungry :-)

1 review so far 6
13.04.2016 20:20

Delmonico's is, in my opinion, a better than average Italian resturant. I had told my niece that their risotto was very good I was a bit disappointed that it was not on the lunch menu. However, the waiter checked with the Chef and he was prepared to make us a risotto which was delicious. My husband had a haggis pasta? which he said was delicious and my nephew had pork Milanais whe was also well received. What with delicious starters and the final coffee our lunch was excellent.

1 review so far 4
09.08.2017 11:51

Lovely wee place, only one waiter (being as the place is so small) who was as attentive as possible as it was quite busy. Fairly limited menu but what we ordered was very nice indeed. Not sure it was all worth the £80 paid (two starters, two mains, bottle of wine and coffees)...the main issue that put a bit of a dampener on the evening was a loud(ish) group of 8 who'd had a few already and spoiled the ambience of the place. Would go back but probably for lunch or an earlier dinner.

1 review so far 6
25.06.2016 09:16

We love Cafe Domenico. It is an authentic Italian restaurant with a great atmosphere, friendly staff, an interesting menu and great food at very reasonable prices. What more can I say?

1 review so far 5
02.09.2017 09:22

A little gem just a stone's throw from our home tucked away from 'restaurant row' which adds to the overall feeling of being in the back streets of an Italian city. The food is delicious, generous and authentically Italian. Only the generosity of the portions prevented us from trying the deserts this time but we'll be back once we've fasted for a week to complete the menu!

1 review so far 6
26.06.2016 08:40

The food and atmosphere is excellent at cafe domenico. The staff were very accomindating for my grandma who has a gluten allergy and she was able to taylor her meal for her needs. A lovely time was had by all and we left feeling very full due to the gemourous portions of tasty food.

1 review so far 6
22.06.2016 09:29

Fantastic food and service. I would recommend anyone to have a meal at Cafe Domenico. The staff are all first class and very professional and friendly.

1 review so far 6
13.06.2016 09:17

Very friendly and efficient service. Great selection of food, including some excellent 'specials' and very good value for money. Can't recommend Cafe Domenico highly enough!

1 review so far 6
25.06.2016 12:39

At the risk of ruining this wonderful local Italian haven for Leithers, fabulous food with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. There are no second sittings here and no need to rush through your meal, a delightful all night venue for a relaxed, lively and continental evening.

1 review so far 5
28.11.2016 17:08

This was a lovely evening with fab food, excellent service and all at a reasonable price. A friendly wee place near to where I stay so I have introduced a few friends to it all of whom have enjoyed it as much I do! I'll definitely be back!

1 review so far 6
31.07.2017 19:07

1st visit and very impressed with the hospitality, quality of service and most importantly delicious food. Cosy and inviting upon arrival. Also appears to have a delicious takeaway sandwich/ lunch menu. "Two thumbs fresh!"

1 review so far 6
04.12.2016 09:29

Lovely food and friendly efficient service. We had the haggis pasta and the Seafood stew, which were both amazing. The portions are large and the house wine was very good indeed! :-)

1 review so far 4
03.04.2017 14:38

We had the fixed price menu: starter, main course and dessert. The meatball starter was delicious, but main courses were disappointing. Service was erratic. Even though the restaurant was not busy, a drink we ordered was not brought until we reminded the waitress about 10 minutes later.

1 review so far 6
20.05.2016 18:11

Lovely fresh food, with great service. Their take away sandwiches are awesome too. Its a great place to remember to go to as you cant see it from the main road.

1 review so far 6
10.05.2017 16:41

This is a little gem tucked away in a side street off The Shore with a great atmosphere. The food is great and reasonable priced and the staff are lovely.

1 review so far 6
11.06.2016 07:13

Fabulous local little Italian with fab staff. Highly recommended. Delicious food, warm & friendly staff, great atmosphere. Great house red & Tiramisu!! Very reasonably priced aswell!! Love it there!