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La Rusticana

New Town · Italian · ££££
Excellent
5.4/6
30 Reviews

About La Rusticana

Situated right in the heart of Edinburgh’s historic New Town on Hanover Street, La Rusticana is the place to go to feast on rustic Italian cuisine in Scotland’s capital. Since it was established over 24 years ago, this traditional family-run restaurant has been keeping Italian aficionados coming back for more of their authentic Italian dishes, with a menu featuring all of the favourites from pizza and pasta to meat and seafood dishes.

Go to La Rusticana Page

Address

La Rusticana
90 Hanover Street, New Town
Edinburgh EH2 1EL

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 12:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
5:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
5:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
5:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
5:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
5:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
5:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Chef's Choice

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Starters

BRUSCHETTA

Garlic bread with fresh tomato, basil, olive oil and parsley
£3.95

MELANZANE PARMIGIANA

Aubergine baked in the oven with tomato sauce and parmesan cheese
£6.95

LUMACHE ALL ‘AGLIO

Snails in garlic sauce
£8.95

Pasta

PENNE PICCANTE

Pasta quills with fresh hot chilli and tomato sauce
£8.95

TORTELLINI CREMA FUNGHI

Ham and cheese filled tortellini with mushrooms in cream sauce
£9.95

FUSILLI RUSTICANA

Spiral pasta with broccoli, prawns in a cream sauce
£10.45
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Desserts

CHEESE CAKE

£3.95

TORTA AMARETTO

Layers of liqueur soaked sponge filled with cream, decorated with crushed macaroons, topped with chantilly cream and whole amaretti
£4.20

COPPA CIOCCOLATO

Vanilla ice cream rippled with chocolate cream swirls and vanilla topping
£4.45

Further Information

La Rusticana’s ideal location in the middle of Edinburgh’s Old Town puts it in the ideal position for a working lunch or a post-shopping treat after indulging a spot of retail therapy on the nearby Princes Street, as well as being great place for enjoying a relaxing evening of wining and dining. Begin with some antipasti like the classic melone rusticana (fresh melon with prawns and marie rose sauce) or some lumache all ‘aglio (snails in a garlic sauce) if you are feeling more adventurous.

Afterwards tuck into a hearty pasta dish, some fresh seafood or meat, or one of La Rusticana’s handmade pizzas, available with a variety of different toppings. With it’s prime location in the New Town of Edinburgh on Hanover Street, La Rusticana is popular with locals as well as visitors to the city. To be sure of guaranteeing a table at this charming Italian restaurant, making a reservation ahead of time is recommended.

30 La Rusticana Reviews

"Excellent"6/6
Alison W.2 months ago · 1 review

Before we moved south in 2004, we used to be devotees of the Cockburn Street branch of La Rusticana, which we were sad to hear had closed down. When in Edinburgh this month, we decided to try to Hanover Street branch, and were delighted to find not only the same amazing, extensive menu, but also the same traditional Italian atmosphere and warm welcome. Food fabulous as ever. Cannot recommend highly enough!

"Excellent"6/6
Mark H.5 months ago · 1 review

A typical rustic Italian with chequered table cloths. The staff were welcoming and friendly. The food was good, service very quick. Enjoyed my meal very much and would return.

"Excellent"6/6
Lisa B.5 months ago · 3 reviews

Great selection of food. Lots of great specials too. Pasta starters are my favourite and the pollo a la Rusticana or scampi Provencal. Good wine choices for all price ranges.

"Excellent"6/6
Graham S.7 months ago · 1 review

Very friendly Italian Restaurant. Brilliant atmosphere. Never eaten off the main menu, only the lunchtime one and have had absolutely no complaints. Great pick-me-up on a lunchtime!

"Great"5/6
Lawford D.a year ago · 2 reviews

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at La Rusticana, and were well looked after from start to finish. The menu was extensive, providing plenty of choices. I chose Pollo Sofia Loren (chicken with asparagus) and was not disappointed. Truly delicious! I would have liked Torte Amoretto, but it was unavailable. We enjoyed the meal so much , that we returned again before our departure home. This time I had veal in cherry sauce, which was very nice. I was disappointed to find that the same Torte was unavailable, but settled for a chocolate one instead. Can thoroughly recommend this authentic Italian restaurant, for its food, ambience and the attention of waiters.

"Good"4/6
Alan P.a year ago · 1 review

The decor was a bit tired but the playlist of familiar rat pack crooners soon got me singing along. The service was pleasant, efficient and prompt. Starter of calamari was on the small side but the salad dressing was tasty. The sirloin steak was not the best I've had but the peppercorn sauce made up for it. Toilets were a bit pokey and 80's but clean. Ok for grabbing a bite to eat but not a place to take a date.

"Excellent"6/6
Alexander G S.2 years ago · 1 review

Our lunch group always enjoy going to La Rusticana in Hanover Street and today was no exception. Excellent lunch, great service and very good value for money.

"Excellent"6/6
Tracy R.2 years ago · 1 review

Excellent service and the food was delicious - Fresh homemade and authentic recipes. We were there for a friends birthday and they had no issues with us providing our own cake instead of ordering desserts. Would definitely recommend.

"Great"5/6
Norman m.a year ago · 1 review

A Friendly family run Italian with an extensive menu and popular with locals. The food is good quality and value for money, with good portions and presentation. Can be a little cramped and noisy when busy... due to it's popularity...

"Excellent"6/6
Derek M.8 months ago · 1 review

Very friendly staff. Lovely food and very reasonably priced for a city centre location. One of our group who regularly travels there said, it feels like you were having lunch in Italy!! 👍

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