Review on Vittoria
Born in 1936, Vittoria has been part of Leith Walk social life for almost 70 years and shows no signs of giving up the ghost. Originally Pompa's Tearoom, it has survived the generations and it now feels as trendily urbane as anything in the city.
The menu is a long haul through just about everything in the traditional trattoria repertoire, from Parma ham with Gorgonzola to sirloin steak alla pizzaiola via a few rustic favourites including grilled sausages with caponata and sauté potatoes and stinco cotto (ham shank cooked with borlotti beans).
Pizzas and pasta dishes of every description are bestsellers and the kitchen even plays to the gallery with beef Stroganoff, mixed grills and fried fillet of haddock with chips and peas.
Vittoria bills itself as an 'Italian Restaurant and Caffè Bar' – so expect plenty of street-side activity as crowds spill out onto the pavement in fine weather. It's the kind of al fresco eating that brings back memories of sunny holidays abroad!
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: through until
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card