I love pizza. It reminds me of wondering around Rome in the sun. It recreates memories of family evenings making pizza. But ultimately, it just feels like a fun, no-hassle type food. Thankfully, Edinburgh has some amazing pizza restaurants – so thought I’d share just a few of our family favourites:


The original Civernos is epic, but I want to give a shout out to it’s Little Sister – Civernos Slice. Perfectly located close to the National Museum of Scotland – or for many Edinburgh Festival events – it’s the perfect place to stop for a quick bite. Sadly, not that buggy friendly but otherwise full marks.

Mamma’s American Pizza

Mamma’s will remain one of my first loves of Edinburgh. I used to live a stones throw from the Grassmarket and this was my favourite end to a long day. Think fully customisable pizza to suit personal tastes. For me – blue cheese, asparagus, and parma ham for the win!

Pizzeria 1926

For authentic pizza from Naples – Edinburgh can provide. Whilst Dalry is a little further out of town – this pizza is worth the detour.

Söderberg Pavillion

Whilst Jazz Sunday is currently on hold – I live in hope that it returns. Söderberg’s pizza is divine, the pavilion is scant heaven and with jazz? It’s heaven on earth.


@pizza has made it’s mark on Edinburgh for catering to personal taste – gluten free or vegan? Not a problem – it’s there as a standard option. They’re up front about what they can offer and their pizza is awesome. Big props.

Pizza Posto

A stone’s throw from Edinburgh’s royal mile and closely positioned to much of the Edinburgh Fringe festivities – Pizza Post is a great addition to Nicholson Street. Their dough is to die for a spacious interior means it’s not impossible to get a table!

Origano Pizzeria

Over on the other side of the city in Leith, new kid to the block Origano Pizzeria has been quick to earn acclaim. We loved the relaxed nature and would highly recommend trying to book the booth for a meal with family/friends!

La Favorita

La Favourite is a great option if you’re wanting a delivery but their restaurant over in Leith is also another winner with the kids. They have a great gluten free option, and they’re range of toppings (and adaptability) is ace.

Dough Pizzeria

With two branches, I would argue that it would be perfectly acceptable to visit both in one day. But I find that the Rose Street branch is well positioned for the Edinburgh Festival venues based around George Street.

Pizza Geeks

Pizza Geeks often appear at food markets around Edinburgh, but nestled away on Dalry Road near to Haymarket is ‘The Mothership’. I spotted this late one night on my way back from the a concert at the Hearts Stadium, Tynecastle – and made it a priority to visit shortly after!

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