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29 West Maitland Street, Edinburgh EH12 5DX, Scotland
+44 131 225 3199
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible9%
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“pasta” (18 reviews)
“minestrone” (2 reviews)
“garlic bread” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
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29 West Maitland Street, Edinburgh EH12 5DX, Scotland
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Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

My husband and I ate dinner here twice during our stay in Edinburgh. We also ate at more popular, higher-rated restaurants, too. Our experiences at Gali were very good. Both times, we had excellent service. On one night, my husband had a mushroom pizza that...More

Thank Susan A
Reviewed 4 July 2017

We wanted to branch off from the Royal Mile and find a restaurant, so far the food that we had in Ireland and Scotland had been amazing, and we were going from different cultures. We hadn't had Italian yet so decided to stop here. That...More

Thank GlobalPhotographer68
Reviewed 27 June 2017

I love when you visit an Italian restaurant and you get the feeling of authenticity almost like you are transported to Italy. There are so many make believe Italian restaurants out there pretending to be Italian run by non Italian people which for me kills...More

2  Thank Barry C
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Iv'e been coming here since I first moved to Edinburgh 7 years ago, and I can honestly say that the food, service and ambience are still as excellent as they were when I first visited. Giani and his colleague do a brilliant job and they...More

1  Thank Kel_01
Reviewed 12 June 2017

I booked a table at Gali via 5pm early May to have lunch with friends before a concert on 9th June. We arrived at 1:30pm, before our 2pm booking. I asked the waiter if this was alright and we were shown to a table. There...More

Thank Car0lynM
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Went her before a gig, waited about 10 minutes on a table. We go served our prossecco and water very quickly but waited about 40 minutes on our starter. They were worth the wait. The main course was lovely too, quite a small portion for...More

Thank Dotski K
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

the seabass was fab and the pizza was ok but the place needs a bit work done. it is a good family run place

Thank 1beltrix
Reviewed 23 April 2017 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....More

Thank L4180EMandread
Reviewed 22 April 2017

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...More

Thank Mirdjan H
Reviewed 7 April 2017

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...More

Thank Elles8ells
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Groups, 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
  • E-mail
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