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Cafe Domenico

Leith · Café · ££££
63 Reviews

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 Times

Open now - Closes at 2:30 pm
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Cafe Domenico
30 Sandport Street, Leith
Edinburgh EH6 6EP

Chef's Choice



Truffle Pesto, Mushrooms & Parmesan Bruschetta


Mussels Marinara


Antipasto Domenico



Pea Puree, Black Pudding & King Scallops Crostini

Served with salad

Chorizo & King Prawns Risotto


Chicken Breast

Stuffed with butternut squash & goats cheese, wrapped in cured ham & served with potatoes & wilted spinach


Basil Pesto, Spinach, Peas & Cream


Spaghetti With Mussels, Squid, Chili & Olive Oil


Spicy Sausage, Red Peppers, Cream & Tomato

Don't miss out on a table!

63 Cafe Domenico Reviews

Amy G.9 days ago · 1 review

Lovely meal and fantastic service, as always. Restaurant has a nice atmosphere and is very cosy. Specials board is always a treat. Thanks for a great night!

Agata W.19 days ago · 1 review

A very pleasant experience. It's a very small cafe with a tiny kitchen so be prepared to wait. The food is worth the wait! We particularly enjoyed the delicious tomato soup. And the house red wine was great!

Barbara P.a month ago · 1 review

Excellent! Food was lovely - plentiful and very tasty. My steak was perfectly cooked. Great service - friendly and attentive. Prices were reasonable too. Will definitely be back.

Margaret C.2 months ago · 1 review

Had not been there for several years and it did not fail to disappoint. Excellent food and wonderful service, mainly due to the friendly waiter. Would I recommend it, most certainly

Rachel M.9 months ago · 4 reviews

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 :-)

Carol C.6 months ago · 2 reviews

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!

Mary T.2 years ago · 1 review

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.

Mark B.4 months ago · 1 review

OUTSTANDING! Family meal for four early on a Saturday evening. Restaurant is modest in size with a traditional feel and was busy. The menu was not large but is varied (with great specials) and they were happy to adjust a couple of things for our kids. Everything we had was really high quality and cooked to perfection. Service was super friendly and efficient and the price was very reasonable. We went on a recommendation and will definitely be back.

Chris F.6 months ago · 1 review

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.

John C.2 years ago · 1 review

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?

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