Sambuca Restaurant

NewingtonItalian, European, Pizza££££
Wonderful
5.5/6
35 Reviews
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About Sambuca Restaurant

Sambuca is not the classiest of drinks, to say the least, more associated with a night on the tartan tiles than an elegant Edinburgh eatery, but at Sambuca Restaurant in Newington, they manage to strike a balance between the two. They offer superb Italian cuisine served up in a boisterous, family-run environment down on Causewayside, and when you head on over, you’re guaranteed a friendly welcome. Start with their antipasti – fresh mussels, proscuitto and melon or some cold-cured meats – and then move onto a main. There are plenty of pastas and pizzas, of course, but we’d go straight for their house specials menu which here at Sambuca means seafood: trout with lemon, sole in butter, prawns in tamarind and more. Take a trip to Causewayside in Edinburgh’s Newington for a great Italian meal: just remember to book your table ahead of time.

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 12:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Address

Sambuca Restaurant
101-103 Causewayside, Newington
Edinburgh EH9 1QG

Menu Highlights

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Mains

Pollo in PadellaBreast of Chicken in Garlic, Basil, Sage, Parsley and White Wine

Breast of Chicken in Garlic, Basil, Sage, Parsley and White Wine
£12.50

Pollo Principessa

Breast of Chicken cooked with Garlic, White Wine, Asparagus, Cream and Tomato
£13.50

Pollo lncazzato

Breast of Chicken cooked with Peppers, Mushrooms, Onions, Garlic, Chillies, White Wine and Tomato
£13.50
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More about Sambuca Restaurant, Edinburgh

The Scots-Italian culinary tradition is a long and storied one, and the number of Italian restaurants in huge. One of the best exponents of the genre in Edinburgh can be found on Causewayside in Newington in the form of Sambuca Restaurant, where they have been building a reputation for themselves over the fifteen and a bit years that they have been in business. Their loyal cadre of customers come back time and again to enjoy what Sambuca have to offer, particularly in the range of seafood dishes.

Seafood is a house speciality at Sambuca, and their signature dishes include plenty of it. They apply their eponymous spirit to fresh crayfish as a starter, crayfish alla fiamma, as well as king prawns in a tamarind sauce with rice and cacciucco alla Carmine, a stew with various different types of seafood and cooked with garlic, a Napolitana sauce and saffron. There are countless other Italian favourites too: spaghetti with meatballs, risotto and pasta, as well as veal escalopes, scampi and a myriad of pizzas with all the trimmings. Book a table at Sambuca and make the journey over to Causewayside in Newington for a full on Italian feast in Edinburgh.

35 Sambuca Restaurant Reviews

Wonderful
5.5/6
35 Reviews
Noise levels:Very pleasant
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Atmosphere:Pleasant
Service:Excellent
Value for money:Great value
Food:Outstanding
"Excellent"
6/6
Alison A.2 months ago · 1 review

I love the food in Sambuca. It’s my favourite Italian in Edinburgh. I taste tiramisu everywhere I go but none beats that in Sambuca. And I’ve been to Italy!

"Excellent"
6/6
Kate D.2 months ago · 1 review

Visited this restaurant for lunch with a friend and we certainly weren’t disappointed. Food was served quickly and efficiently and was very tasty. Staff were very welcoming. Will certainly be back.

"Excellent"
6/6
Pamela T.4 months ago · 1 review

Great food /service and excellent value for money. Will definitely visit again and will become my go to Italian, really enjoyed the experience and would recommend a visit.