Contini Restaurants

& Events

Welcome to our independent award-winning, family-run restaurants and events sourcing delicious produce from Scotland and Italy.

Welcome to our independent award-winning, family-run restaurants and events sourcing delicious produce from Scotland and Italy.

Welcome!

Victor and Carina are third generation Italian Scots.

Our families arrived from rural Italy in the early 1900’s and are proud to be sharing their families love of good food while making good choices that care for the environment, our suppliers and our team.

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Historic 17th century three-storey building in the heart of the Old Town, with fabulous views of Edinburgh Castle, serving the very best of locally-sourced seasonal produce

Vibrant & buzzy Italian restaurant situated in one of Edinburgh’s former banking halls, modelled on a Florentine Palazzo. Delivering everything you want from an authentic and contemporary Italian restaurant.

Award-winning sustainable Scottish restaurant situated within the Scottish National Gallery. Set against the iconic Princes Street Gardens in the heart of Edinburgh offering contemporary Scottish dining.

Contini Events create unique events set across three stunning locations with a caring and attentive team to look after you and your guests.

We cater for exclusive use private dining for to 300 guests in our three city-centre venues.

Fresh & local produce

We buy seasonally from a network of over 70 local suppliers in Scotland. Fresh fish is always landed at Scottish ports from Peterhead to Eyemouth. Our meat is always grass-fed and Scottish. Anything we can’t buy in Scotland in season we buy from Italy.

Each of our three restaurants has its own unique personality and that is reflected in the food we serve and the atmosphere of each venue.

The Contini Team

Our TEAM are the heart of our business.

We are a family business. Our Team Charter is built on fair work principles.  Our team benefits, include our Breakfast Club and Employee Forum. We operate a Tronc.  100% of all gratuities are shared equally with all of the team. 

Join our Leadership Training Programme, it’s built to serve you.

What people say about our food

Absolutely fantastic food, high quality ingredients cooked with real love for food

Lunch here was an absolute delight. Highly recommend the smoked salmon started, the venison main and the Edinburgh mess. Immaculate service.

Irina

Great spot for lunch

Came for lunch after visiting the National Gallery and really enjoyed their new menu. I had the beef stew and it was perfect on a cold winters day! Can highly recommend a visit

Jennie

Absolutely Perfect!

This is the best Italian food I ate outside Italy. Everything was perfect! The service was absolutely amazing.. staff are so nice and kind! The restaurant looks absolutely stunning … and the tiramisu is brought from heaven (best tiramisu I’ve ever eat.. sorry Mom but it better than yours..)

Anca

An excellent lunch

Had the lemon sole in parmesan and cream, but also tried the calamari. Both were excellent and some of the best fish seafood I’ve had. Lovely selection of wines by the glass, and a special mention to the lovely and professional staff. A fabulously run restaurant.

Tim
Edinburgh

Birthday lunch

The restaurant is beautiful with views of the castle, the service and food is impeccable and great value. I had the lobster thermador Mac & Cheese which was phenomenal and portion size was unreal! Can’t recommend this restaurant or its sister restaurants Contini and Scottish cafe

Donna

This was an amazing last place to eat in Edinburgh!

I try to eat fairly plant based and this place has amazing options that weren’t just a garden salad. I got the asparagus to start, and we tried the courgette soup. I cannot stop thinking about that soup. I’m scouring the internet for a recipe. I also got the roasted vegetable salad and it was amazing. I can’t wait to go back.

Samantha

Contini Gift Cards

Gift vouchers for the Best Dining Experiences.

Gift cards are everyone's favourite present. You can purchase an e-gift voucher online from our website.

Alternatively, you can collect a gift vouchers from any of our restaurants. 

Vouchers can be purchased from £30 

Delicious fresh dishes prepared for you to enjoy at Home.

Entertaining at home has never been easier.

Italian classic dishes, exciting seasonal larder ingredients, our Italian fruit and vegetables, and bespoke Italian wine selection to complement your meal. 

Choose from a selection of seasonal set menus - whether a dinner for two, or a special occasion with friends and family.

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