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“Wonderful, friendly restaurant with delicious food”
Review of Papilio Restaurant

Papilio Restaurant
Ranked #104 of 2,435 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 14 - US$ 49
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Bruntsfield
Description: Italian Restaurant offering wide range of pastas, pizza, meat, fish and vegetarian dishes, including gluten free pasta. Our specials board offers further variety to our main menu. We also offer a daily 2-course lunch between 12:00pm and 14:30pmwith a choice of 5 starters and 5 main courses for £11.50. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Reviewed 28 May 2021

I went here to celebrate my husband’s birthday. Food choice was amazing and the staff are so attentive. Food itself was fantastic and the restaurant has a brilliant ambiance. I’d recommend this lovely place to anyone and we will be back soon

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 27 May 2021 via mobile

Visited for dinner last night, along with my husband, son and his two friends, a very popular place indeed. We ordered 3 starters,5 mains and 4 deserts , with drinks , the food was very tasty, ample portions and piping hot, all was devoured briskly . Menu choices are super,we all had different dishes and at a reasonable price . Service was prompt, and waiters cheerful and engaging . Such a lovely atmosphere to enjoy a lovely meal with family and friends . Well done to all , keep up the good work

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 14 December 2020

Went to my favourite Edinburgh - Italian Restaurant today for lunch, Papilio.
Due to the COVID restrictions and all the re arranging that this has meant for Restaurateurs I had the foresight to phone to book and check which menu they were serving. Understandably they are not doing their Business Lunch at the moment and we were fine with this. Also the delicious choices on the main menu were too good to miss out on!
As usual the service was extremely friendly and very accommodating,
Thank you all at Papilio for working very hard to stay open during this very difficult time. There aren’t many establishments open at all at the moment and for a short while being able to meet a friend and enjoy a lovely meal in your wonderful restaurant makes all the difference to many.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 19 November 2020

Thrilled to be back here, after a day off and a trip to a gallery a fantastic lunch at a favourite restraint, all safely done with a full regular menu (I understand the business lunch may be back soon as well) had a lovely starter of bruschetta and Parma ham, and some fabulous fish and pasta as a main course, very sadly missing a good quality red from the great wine list but at the moment I guess we cannot be ungrateful for small mercies ! I cannot wait to be back for a real good feast of the great menu and wine list. If you have never been, you simply must. Simple, tasty and always a warm welcome at Papilio make it for us the best Italian in Edinburgh

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 17 November 2020 via mobile

Not good value , came for lunch thinking the 2 course £11.50 menu which was advertised on website but this not on offer
So for lunch bill came to circa 50 tor 2 for not very much and of course that was a couple of soft drinks
Specials monk fish was £20 which very steep for lunch
Just think ridiculously expensive for a lunch

And also updates e your website if you don’t offer lunch deal

Date of visit: November 2020
3  Thank Heida2013
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