About Papavero

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Not often combined but certainly a treat, at Papavero in Edinburgh you’ll find Italian and Scottish food with your name on it. That’s right, folks, not only do traditional Italian pizzas and pasta plates await, you’ll also encounter classics of the Scottish kitchen in the way of haggis, fish and chips and some damn fine Scottish steaks. And if you think the quality of the food might suffer as a result of the quantity, we’d urge you to think again. On Howe Street in the heart of Edinburgh’s New Town, Papavero has got it going on whether at lunch or at dinner, and the set menus are a delight, too. What’s not to love?

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm


18 Howe Street, New Town
Edinburgh EH3 6TG

Menu Highlights



Black Pudding con Prosciutto Crudo

Grilled black pudding wrap in Parma ham, balsamic reduction and wee salad

Italian Bread

Homemade Italian bread great for dipping in olive oil and balsamic

Calamari Fritti

Deep fried ringlets of fresh squid coated in spiced flour, lemon and garlic mayonnaise

12 Papavero Reviews

12 Reviews
Noise levels:Pleasant
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Value for money:Great value
Kath M.8 months ago · 5 reviews

Really enjoyed our visit to Papavero. The food was excellent . The welcome an d service that we had was also excellent. Will definitely go back again.

Eric B.a year ago · 2 reviews

The atmosphere might make one hesitate but the food and service are outstanding. This is a hidden gem. Seats parties large or small. Two seoerate groups went and both raved about food. Prices are unbelievably good.

Moira N.a year ago · 1 review

Food Great - Staff Friendly and helpful - ambience felt like we were eating in Italy. Would definitely recommend it to anyone and will be back there soon