Right in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town – just a few seconds from the National Museum of Scotland and St Giles’ Cathedral – Ciao Roma is as charming an Italian restaurant as you could wish to find. This is a family-run affair and Ciao Roma prides itself on keeping things simple, using fresh produce – including artisan pasta made on site and house wines produced in Ciao Roma’s own Southern Italian vineyards – to create a dining experience that radiates authenticity. You’ll find Ciao Roma on South Bridge where we’re sure you’ll want to sit, relax, eat and drink for far longer than planned.
Beautiful restaurant with a great atmosphere, food was unbelievably good . Nothing was too much trouble for staff members , big plus is that it’s just across from the festival theartre
A really nice restaurant,excellent food and really friendly and welcoming staff. A varied menu and really good prices. It is a fantastic location when visiting the many attratcions in the Old Town.
Visited for lunch pre theatre matinee. Restaurant was busy with a vibrant atmosphere. Service good and food looked and tasted great. Would definitely visit again.
1st class restaurant our whole party loved it ,staff very helpful and know their stuff regarding dishes ,brilliant atmosphere and decor , food was excellent , can't wait to visit it again
The waiting staff were charming and attentive, without being obtrusive. They were also knowledgeable about the menu. My friend and I both had the fillet steak with peppercorn sauce which was exceptionally good. The steaks were of the highest quality - tender and flavoursome - cooked to perfection and exactly to order. To my shame, Ciao Roma was not my first choice that evening for a pre theatre supper, but it will certainly be so in the future.
It was your first time at Cia Roma and it's certainly not going to be our last. We went for a pre theatre meal with our table booked for 5.45pm for a performance at 7.30pm. It was just as well as the place was packed and they were 2 waiting staff down. I had 2 courses form the per theatre venue; delicious minestrone vegetable soup and rigatoni Sicilian and my wife went for a starter of roti (chorizo pate I think) and then rigatoni in a garlic and cheese sauce. All this was washed down with a bottle of house red which was eminently drinkable. The service was very good despite their busyness and the while meal was £47. Would highly recommend for a pre theatre meal if you're going o the Festival Theatre as it's one about 200 metres from the theatre
My wife had previously visited Ciao Roma with a friend and having enjoyed that meal, we decided as we were attending the Opera at the Festival Theatre - very handy - to try the restaurant together and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The staff were very attentive, the service, very good. We'd booked the table for 5.45 and were served our main course within 20 minutes. The suggested wine was excellent, so overall delighted with the experience and will certainly visit again. We'd recommend anyone attending evening shows at the Festival Theatre to make a booking.
This is an under-rated restaurant, particularly for those in need of a break from the lamb and salmon dishes so steadily available in many Edinburgh restaurants that favor traditional Scottish cuisine. It's also perfectly located for those who need to eat early in order to attend a performance at the nearby Festival Theatre. My wife and I enjoyed an excellent thin crust pizza, washed down with a delicious, Sangiovese-dominant Chianti Classico there recently. Two scoops of scrumptious gelato rounded out a perfect meal.
Despite booking a table and arriving early,it was 45 minutes before we got our food. My Haggis Ravioli was tough and leathery with a miniscule amount of Haggis. The waiter did offer to get more, however we had to leave as we were due at the theatre in five minutes. The cost of the meal was waived but, I then sat for three hours starving! The roast potatoes my husband had. Were greasy, soggy with a leathery skin, another result of lying on the hot plate too long. A very unsatisfactory night. We were not the only people dissatisfied, being sat at the door, which was freezing, we heard two other parties who had booked but there was no table for them. The table at the door is akin to sitting on a bus, people passing constantly, freezing with the door opening all the time, people and staff congregating next to the table. Certainly not for a peaceful romantic meal, couldn't wait to get out.
Lovely large and welcoming Italian restaurant very close to Festival theatre. Waiting staff were rushed off their feet, as were the kitchen staff, but were very attentive considering how busy it was pre show time. Delicious food especially the haggis ravioli and the lasagne which was a huge portion. Ice cream to die for. Wasnt too expensive considering its location. Pre theatre deals also looked good value. Will definitely return next time we are in Edinburgh.