The Edinburgh food scene is thriving and it shows no signs of slowing down. Every way you turn there is a trendy new eatery promising to be the next gastronomic hotspot. However, there’s one fine delicacy that will never go out of fashion. Food trends come and go but pizza is forever. Serving groups, couples and solo foodies for decades its’ easy to see why it’s so popular. Whether you prefer pepperoni pineapple, here are our top picks for where you should be grabbing a slice in the Scottish capital.
Brand new to Edinburgh in 2018, Napizza has spent the last few years creating a splash in the Scottish pizza scene. Napizza has gone from success to success after winning the Best Takeaway Pizza in Scotland award at the Dine In Awards in 2017 for their restaurant in Stirling. They are focused on bringing the healthier Napoli style to Scotland by combining fresh ingredients imported from Italy with traditional Italian cooking methods. What does this equal? Deliciously fresh food cooked in under 60 seconds for you and your family to enjoy.
They also offer exciting pizza-making classes and other events for you to learn the secrets behind their style.
Address: 1 Meadow Pl Rd, EH12 7TZ
Boasting two locations already (and a third on the way), Civerinos specialise in bringing people together over New York-style pizza and Italian street food with a modern twist. With understated decor and communal seating, this trendy neighbourhood hub is all about sharing and socialising. Choose to eat in or take away but whatever you do be sure to try the arancini balls – little bites of pure delight! Don’t just take our word for it; they have recently been ranked in TripAdvisor’s list of the Top 10 Pizzerias in the UK!
Address: 5 Hunter Square, EH1 1QW
Owners of the successful Patio on Hanover Street, the Stornaiuolo family have been making waves in the Edinburgh food scene for over 40 years and that is likely to continue with Nonna’s Kitchen. Having opened in 2010, this quintessential family-run establishment is brimming with homely ambience and Sicilian culinary flare. With oodles of charm and an impressive list of specials, it is loved by both locals and visitors alike.
Address: 45 Morningside Road, EH10 4AZ.
For fast food that doesn’t scrimp on quality, we know you’ll love @pizza. With a selection of toppings to choose from, each pizza is freshly prepared in front of you before being baked in the oven for just a minute and a half. Why not pop in on your next lunch break? With such quick service you’ll have plenty of time for seconds!
Fountain Court guests can enjoy a 10% discount on pizza.
Address: 4 Charlotte Lane, EH2 4QZ
Looking for some delicious meat-free pizza? Look no further than Novapizza Vegetarian Kitchen. Located in the heart of Edinburgh’s New Town and just a stone’s throw from our Royal Garden apartments, this no-frills neighbourhood pizza joint caters entirely to vegans and vegetarians. This cosy restaurant offers authentic Italian cuisine to suit any palate and has something for everyone, not just the herbivores. Why not try vegetarian pepperoni, mince or all of the vegetables you can dream of?
They even have a separate fully-vegan menu which you have to try if you’re a vegan!
Address: 42 Howe Street, EH3 6TH
Across the road (well, canal) from our EQ2 apartments Zizzi sits in a prime spot overlooking the stunning union canal. Zizzi has over 150 restaurants across the UK and for good reason. Not only do they have mouth-watering pizza, there are also plentiful vegan and gluten-free options making this a eatery a great stop for groups.
Not in the mood for pizza? Choose from a range of Italian delicacies including pastas, risottos and indulgent desserts.
Fountain Court guests can enjoy a 25% discount on pizza.
Address: Edinburgh Quay, EH3 9RU
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Just a hop, skip and a jump from our Grove Street apartments, Marco’s Pool and Pizza Bar is the place to kickstart your weekend. Ideal for stag and hen parties, this budget friendly joint gives you everything you could possibly need for a fun night out. We’d recommend any base which has their smoky Paprika for that extra kick. As if that isn’t enough, you can even enjoy a range of over 25 gins with select gin and tonics from £3.Is there a better combination than stone-baked pizza, a festival of gin and American-style pool?!
Address: 79 Grove Street, EH3 8FG
If you’ve lived in Edinburgh a long time, you’ll know that Mamma’s in the Grassmarket is a bit of an institution. Having opened in 1985, the initial owner was Canadian actor Angus MacInnes, most famous for his role as Gold Leader in the original Star Wars films. These days it is run by a married couple who met when working there 20 years ago. It’s this relaxed and familial atmosphere that keeps customers returning time and time again.
They offer over 40 toppings for you to feast upon and claim to offer the best gluten free pizza in Edinburgh. You’ll only know for certain if you try it! There are also fantastic classes for adults and kids alike.
Address: 30 The Grassmarket, EH1 2JU
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Edinburgh truly is the pizza-lover’s paradise. We would love for you to stay with us at any of our properties on your dough-filled adventure. Each of our apartments includes daily housekeeping, a fully fitted kitchen, and free high-speed WiFi. With a range of properties across the Scottish capital there is a city break to suit every type of traveller. Stay with us today!