A friendly, neighbourhood Italian restaurant in Edinburgh’s Elm Row, The Jolly Ristorante has built up a justifiably excellent reputation among New Town locals. Their wood-fired oven – the only of it’s kind in Edinburgh – churns out pizzas with that inimitable smoky taste, and their pastas are everything one would expect from a top-notch Italian restaurant. They’ve been there for 40 years, and continue to serve their loyal public – so loyal in fact, that we recommend booking a table now to avoid disappointment.
The Scots-Italians are a proud bunch, with a culinary heritage dating back over a hundred years. The Jolly Ristorante are keeping up that tradition, and can boast over 40 years on the Edinburgh restaurant scene, as well as the oldest continually-active wood-fired pizza oven in the city. Situated on Elm Row in the New Town, just yards from both Leith Walk and Princes Street, they serve an Italian menu that is guaranteed to satisfy the whole family.
The joy of eating at Jolly Ristorante on Elm Row in the New Town is the pizzas. Their oven, as mentioned, is the oldest still in operation in Edinburgh, and the pizzas are all cooked to order. Toppings are fresh and generously portioned, and diners can choose from a menu as long as your arm. There are plenty of pasta options as well, and a fully-stocked bar and wine list. Italian food is a family affair, and this is truly a restaurant for the whole family to enjoy, so book your table now.
Great food, good service and a lovely atmosphere We will definitely be returning! We really enjoyed the pizzas which are a feature in the Jolly Ristorante and the Wine was affordable too.
Had a great time last night at the Jolly, the service was great, the food was really delicious and the portions are huge! I will be back soon, love it xx
Pizzas are amazing, can’t recommend highly enough. Have been coming here for 20+ years Defo the best pizzas in Edinburgh