“ Address: 325-331 Leith Walk / Edinburgh EH6 8SA / Telephone: 0131 554 2430 „
La Favorita is a Pizza/Pasta restaurant situated half way down Leith Walk in Edinburgh. It was opened in 2004 and has continued to flourish year after year. You can get there on the number 22,10,16,12,7,14 bus. It is a fantastic restaurant and has just started providing a delivery service as well. Mmmm!!! You can book a table online and also order online which is a big plus for me.
The lighting in La Favorita is quite bright but it is sophisticated. It is the sort of restaurant that you could go to with a group of people, have a work do, bring your parents or have a nice meal with your other half. There are no cosy intimate corner spaces but it does have an air of sophistication about it!
The pizzas are spectacular and do seem to be a cut above the usual pizza restaurants. They are baked in a stone-baked oven and it shows. An example is:
Di Leone (Sauce made of cream and radicchio, mozzarella, chopped radicchio and rocket leaves with slices of marinated cured beef (bresaola) in lemon) £10.95
There is also a good section of pasta dishes starting from £9.50. The wine list is fairly extensive too and starts at £14.95.
They are open 7 days a week from 12 noon - 11pm.
325-331 Leith Walk
Edinburgh EH6 8SA
Tel: 0131 554 2430
Do try La Favorita if you live in Edinburgh or are planning a visit there. It is a cut above the usual pizza restaurant. The biggest draw for me is the fact that the place is always packed with Italian diners when I go there. Need I say anymore!!!