Very delicious food. Friendly and accommodating staff. Worth it.
Excellent food in a traditional environment. Good value for money. Would definitely return.
Absolutely fantastic service. Best food we have ever tasted. We are making a point now of travelling through from the west coast every month. Thank you for making the birthday special.
We had a great meal here on Saturday lunchtime, the staff were so welcoming and friendly, great music..classics, food was delicious and fresh and the cocktails tasted amazing! We will definitely recommend and hope to return on our next trip to Edinburgh :)
This is an unassuming looking little restaurant but a gem. The staff are so friendly and the food is delicious. We were both blown away by the tastiest meals we'd had in a while.
We were in restaurant a total of 1hour 10 mins and we’re asked if we wanted a drink once . We had to pay our bill on the way out . No staff asked if our meal was ok or if we wanted any more drinks . So tired of waiting we left .
Wouldn’t usually visit the same place twice when on a weekend city break but Gordon’s was THAT good! Nothing was too much trouble, made us feel really welcome, BRILLIANT with kids & the food was delicious! Would highly recommend!
Went for a last minute call diner. Greeted by the owner of this restaurant. 30 px can seat there. The atmosphere is fantastic. We had lasagna and they were very tasty. Perfect for a lovely evening. I’d definitely recommend it!
We visit Gordon's every time we go to Edinburgh. We have never been disappointed. Food is always great and the service equally good.
Friendly staff and quick service (it was lunch so not many people in) the food was also very nice.
It was quite cold despite being sat further back in the restaurant. They were playing music too loudly and I felt it was slightly overpriced compared to other restaurants we visited on our trip
Been to this restaurant a number of times over the past fifteen years and never been disappointed. Great atmosphere and top food and service.
Most amazing meal. Friendly service. Great location.
Cozy, comfortable with quality food and service! Everyone at our table enjoyed their dish and eagerly attempted to sample what others had ordered! We enjoyed so much that we returned the following day for lunch. This we be our “go to” restaurant for future visits to Old Town Edinburgh.
Great service and the banoffee pie was awesome.
Tasty food, generous portions and efficient service. Waiter was very friendly, but arguably a little informal/over-familiar. The place could benefit from a bit of a spruce, it did feel a bit dated and rough around the edges, but everything was perfectly clean, so this didn't detract from our experience. We all thoroughly enjoyed the meal and experience and would gladly recommend and return.
Been here twice now.
1.. was with rugby lads night out. No1 could finish there calzone it was amazing and filled to the top.
2...with the family, again food and staff were amazing.
This will be my go2 place from now on.
Food was soooo tasty my prawn pasta was worth the journey, will be back soon!
Good Italian meal Prefer somewhere like this compared to a chain (which are a lot busier)
This place is a wee gem! It is in need of updating decor wise, it looks a bit tired and on first impressions I was a bit wary but the staff and food are excellent. The food is a wee bit pricey but it's on the royal mile in Edinburgh so when you factor that in along with the fact the food is delicious, it's worth it!
The food was amazing both myself and my mum went for the spaghetti carbonara which just melted in our mouths the staff were very friendly the service was very fast and the restaurant was very quiet
We needed a “wee little break” from traditional Scottish food and found Gordon’s Trattoria on OpenTable with high ratings. We had Gordon’s brother as our server, who kept us laughing the whole meal. I ordered the pizza with spicy sausage and rocket (pepperoni and arugula) and it was piping hot and delicious! Highly recommended for a casual dinner for weary travelers!
From the moment we arrived the evening was excellent. The manager was warm and friendly and made wonderful suggestions for our dinner. From the local beer to the pizza and pasta specials, the food came out hot and delicious.
Great authentic Italian cuisine. Definitely will try again next time we are in Edinburgh.
They charge you 10% service by default. Thought is was optional :-(
Expensive place then, food was very good but in some appetizers too cold.
It was closed even though they took the booking and website stated they were open
Food was delicious and Gary was a charming host! Front room was busy and probably somewhat loud but we were there on a Monday night and sat in the back room with no other customers most of the time so it was much quieter. After nearly two weeks of great Scottish seafood and game, I really needed my Italian "fix" and Gordon's filled the bill perfectly! Spaghetti Amatriciana was wonderful with huge amounts of pancetta!
Kind of a bizarre mix of an incredible Italian trattoria and an old-style diner, with smallish booths and a view into the "kitchen", which was little more than a flat top, a pizza oven and a fryer. The staff was engaged in a running bit of very loud banter, which - once you realized it for what it was - was consistent with the rest of the place, which was quite unpretentious. When the food arrived, however, all concerns went away. Beautifully presented, flawlessly prepared, and incredibly affordable pastas, breads and sauces. What a gem of a place for a relaxed but incredible meal. Would highly recommend for a relaxed evening with great food.
Brilliant food and service. They even made me a custom pizza just because I wanted one! Awesome!!!!
I just dropped my daughter off in Edinburg and she wanted one last night of Italian before I left. The reviews of Gordon’s on Yelp and Open Table we’re solid so we decided to give it a try. The service was fantastic. The food was excellent. Moreover it was a great value.
Thanks for accommodating our larger group then what I had reserved for. The staff were very friendly and the food enjoyed by all 7 of us.
Boisterous restaurant with abundant food and cheerful welcoming service
Outstanding food and service! The staff was attentive but not intrusive. We found the music was slightly incongruous. Rock and roll with an Italian vibe was an interesting combination, but once the food came you forgot it was there. We liked it enough to come back the next night for a pizza! Highly recommended!
Wonderful! Huge portions: we split an excellent pasta dish in order to have room for banoffe pie. Servers were The Best! Friendly, like family. Cozy atmosphere.
Excellent food. Really recommend the Penne Special, so good! Large portions.
We had Gary as our server. The staff was welcoming, kind, and we had a great time. The food and wine choices were excellent. Our server did everything to make his tables feel well attended. Outstanding experience and reasonably priced. Gary is great!
Don't let the name fool you. This is a true Italian place even if it is named Gordon's. Walk in and you can imagine Sinatra and the gang eating at a back table. If you like mussels, try the seafood risotto. Loved every bite and every minute of being there.
Food was exquisite and hospitality was great
Friendly staff, good food and lovely place.
So disappointed!! We had 3 different pasta dishes all very bland and stodgy! When we told waiter he was very rude. Won’t be back
Way to expensive for a small plate of ravioli which was average to poor. I have had tinned ravioli with sauce just as good. Place inside needs revamped. Not comfortable to be in or look at. Need to spend some money on the place. Wouldn't go back.
Gordon's Trattoria offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0131 225 7992.
Gordon's Trattoria is rated 4.6 stars by 127 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.