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29 West Maitland Street, Edinburgh EH12 5DX, Scotland
+44 131 225 3199
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

From the outside this place looks a bit tired. But inside is a different story! The decor is truly like you'd see in Italy. Our waiter was super friendly and didn't speak much English which made this even more authentically delightful! Our food was fantastic. We had the prosciutto for a starter and then had the ravioli and the gnocchi.... More 

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Thank Andrea D
1 review
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

In a world full of chain restaurants and mass produced food ... Gali is a breath of fresh air! You could easily walk right past this little restaurant , but stop in! The waiting staff is funny, polite and professional, and the owner Gianni takes the time to welcome guests and genuinely cares that you and your family had a... More 

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Thank Mirdjan H
Surrey
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff were friendly but the food was poor. We were the only people in the restaurant when we arrived. Food (pasta and gnocchi) arrived in good time but was dry on top like it had been sat under a heat lamp. Was under seasoned and bland with unpleasant and odd aftertaste. No parmesan offered. Didn't finish food and didn't risk... More 

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Thank Elles8ells
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Came here with my family, had no problem with the reservation even though the restaurant was full. Food came at a good pace. I ordered the seafood pasta which I thoroughly enjoyed, the fish was fresh and full of flavour. Still my favourite Italian restaurant in town! Keep it up guys!

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Thank ivg1996
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

We are here as an alternative to our hotel - it's was super service, good food and decent prices. I would recommend this little restaurant to anyone :)

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Thank Nikki K
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 March 2017

I went there with my friend as she spoke italian. The prices seemed fair . However, the waiters were drunk even before serving us. We realised then why they may have been empty with only the two of us. The italian 'maestro' decided he would chat up my fiend for the rest of the evening...sorry I did feel left out... More 

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Thank RahHay
Darlington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Been here tonight staff were extremely friendly and meal was devine would 100% recommend if we lived here we would visit once a week will highly suggest a visit.

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1 Thank Carol W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Spent 2 nights in Edinburgh for mine and my mam's birthday, went here on our final night and can only wish we had found it the first! Staff were so friendly and on hand for whatever we needed, food was absolutely devine! We both had the pollo supreme and if we lived closer would be going every week! Portion size... More 

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1 Thank Amy W
London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

+ Very friendly service + Generous portion sizes + Comforting Italian food -- Unfortunately lacked a little atmosphere After reading several of the mixed reviews Gali has recieved on TripAdvisor my partner and I decided to try it for ourselves. Overall we were pleasantly surprised: the Italian gentleman who served us was very welcoming and held about him a sense... More 

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Thank Seb C
Reading
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111 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a pasta and pizza dish at the restaurant. Great pictures on the wall and helpful staff. Food was well cooked. £10 a main course. Lacked a bit of atmosphere.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 West Maitland Street, Edinburgh EH12 5DX, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 3199
Description
Excellent Italian

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in West End

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West End
Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in industrial Britain had their most desirable neighbourhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes. Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along the district’s busy main roads. Lothian Road connects to southern Edinburgh and harbors a vague entertainment district: three theatres and the city’s main indie cinema. All attract a select crowd, the sort who appreciate the Saturday Edinburgh’s Farmers’ Market around the corner. The West End’s other great thoroughfare, Shandwick Place, is dominated by trams trundling out to the suburbs and airport, and shoppers picking up last-minute items before hopping aboard.
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