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Papilio Restaurant

158 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh EH10 4ER, Scotland
+44 131 229 3325
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (56 reviews)
“agnolotti” (5 reviews)
“tiramisu” (14 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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158 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh EH10 4ER, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 444 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The £10.50 lunch menu was good value. Aubergine parmigiana tasty with too much cheese if anything; agnolotti with ricotta and spinach really very good; pizza OK though a bit greasy under the refreshing piles of rocket. The old style Italian service was pleasant and efficient...More

Thank Nico260
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was my birthday celebration with a family party of 10. The restaurant is probably best described as a good basic Italian but where it comes into its own is in the quality of the food and service. As you can imagine with 10 people...More

Thank pacuthbertson
Reviewed 1 week ago

Friends of mine picked this restaurant because of good ratings in a few reviews on various travel websites. High expectations. To be honest I was a bit disappointed. In the first place my compliments to staff. Real Italian guys with a good feeling for service...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cant rate this place highly enough. Lovely welcome, efficient, friendly, lovely ambience..a must visit

Thank TimJaneway
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really lovely restaurant with really friendly and helpful staff. The food is fantastic and the house red isn’t bad either. Definitely recommend

Thank ccoombes1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Super little traditional Italian restaurant about one mile from Princes Street. Vast menu with all the favourites from pasta through pizza to meat and fish. Staff were really friendly, welcoming and very accommodating. Service was fast, and food served piping hot. We had some beautiful...More

Thank RobbieRocker
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First visit following recommendation from a friend, it was a birthday celebration for our daughter. Meal was delicious, lovely atmosphere and good service. I'd mentioned the special occasion on booking and this was marked by strawberry cheesecake to share, brought to table by waiters singing...More

Thank Ann R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As visitors to the city, we were tired of the same old places in Old Town and read the reviews and found this wonderful small Italian Restaurant. It is a very cozy place, busy but with attentive service and sporting an extensive menu for a...More

Thank JKVictor
Reviewed 13 September 2017

We went here as a result of the feedback on here and we were not disappointed. Excellent scallops for starters off the specials board and then we both had different pasta dishes which were delicious. Neither of us had room for s dessert! Wonderful food...More

Thank Helen T
Reviewed 13 September 2017

We ate here as a family before going on Holiday and was very impressed. It was a Friday night so was busy however not noisy and there was enough room to enjoy the meal without feeling crammed in. I went for their Spicy Pizza and...More

Thank Timecapsule
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Jude P
7 July 2015|
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Response from Ross H | Reviewed this property |
About 3 months ago a gentleman in a wheelchair was at the table opposite me, so it is definitely possible. Call and book a table and explain the situation ahead of time.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 13 - US$ 46
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 158 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh EH10 4ER, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Bruntsfield
  • Neighbourhood: Bruntsfield
  • Phone Number: +44 131 229 3325
Family run Italian Restaurant since June 2004, serving a wide range of excellent Italian dishes. Children welcome (kid's portions) and Gluten Free Pasta available.
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