135 George St, Edinburgh EH2 4JS, UK


Gusto’s slick operation from the Living Ventures Company is a very popular choice with the George Street crowd. The sleek black and white interior is adorned with chandeliers and snaps of typical Italian scenes, and the atmosphere is lively – family friendly during the day and more of a cocktail supping crowd dropping by in the evenings. Settled into booths or spread across long tables, diners tuck into deli boards, pasta and risotto, salads, seafood and meat dishes. Creamed celeriac and chestnut soup with truffle oil and Pecorino cheese impresses, as do hand-rolled meatballs in a spicy tomato sauce. The pizza dough is tasty, but there are not too many Italian classics here – rather a leaning towards more American influences, with toppings such as BBQ chicken or pepperoni and chillies, with Peking duck on a hoi sin base thrown in for good measure. Plump for the homemade desserts such as the decadent Nutella and mascarpone calzone or the tangy baked Venetian rice pudding served with pistachio ice-cream.

About this place


George Street



Hours of Operation

monday 12:00-22:00

tuesday 12:00-22:00

wednesday 12:00-22:00

thursday 12:00-22:00

friday 12:00-22:00

saturday 12:00-22:00

sunday 12:00-22:00


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