Gordon's Trattoria

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Italian, Mediterranean


Opened in 1982, Gordon’s Trattoria can be found at 231 High Street overlooking The Royal Mile. Set in Old Town near Edinburgh Castle and St. Giles’ Cathedral, this restaurant prides itself in offering delicious homemade Italian cuisine. A few local Scottish favourites like spicy haggis also find their ways into the menu. The menu showcases an admirable balance between vegetarian and non-vegetarian food. The ambience is cheerful which aptly complements the food quality. Soft music playing in the background further enhances the charm of dining in Gordon’s Trattoria. Along with a variety of pastas and pizzas, the restaurant offers a good selection of bruschetta and focaccia bread. Separate children’s portions are available at a reduced rate. Unpretentious yet lovingly cooked dishes successfully transmit the flavours of Italy to the heart of Edinburgh.


231 High Street, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH1 1PE

01312257992 01312257992



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19 July 2021  
Food & Drink 0.5
Service 0.5
Atmosphere 3
Value 2
Pizza very far from being authentic Italian

I had lunch with 2 friends. They ordered 2 pizzas, which were far away to be homemade. Was a disc of dough, like those you buy frozen in Iceland. Their "pepperoni" was probably so cheap that was so salty they couldn't eat. I order a calzone, that probably was made with old dough, that I clearly could see the cracks( meaning wasn't fresh) on the dry dough. When I was to pay and the waitress asked if everything was "ok"... I said: besides the frozen pizza...

then she said: no! It is fresh. Our chef makes the dough everyday. 
when I told her I work with restaurants for over25 years, and that pizza was frozen, she just stay quiet.

also, there was a blonde waitress, externally miserable. She clearly hated her job. Never smile, or try to be friendly.

I would never recommend 

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