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Giuliano's Union Place

4.5
4.5
686 Reviews
£25 and under
Italian
At Giuliano's, we warmly welcome you to share our love of good food and good times. We have a passion for life and we put our hearts and pride into everything we do.
This well established Giuliano's Partnership share the same desire to make your visit with us always a memorable experience – for all the reasons we pride ourselves in, preparing the very best food and feel – the real things in life we should all share and enjoy.
Very centrally located within short walking distance of Edinburgh's very famous Princes Street and opposite Edinburgh's top musical venue The Playhouse Theatre.

With a capacity of 160 dinners on one level Giuliano's Union Place is renowned for its great food, excellent service And party atmosphere, offering an extensive Italian menu.

Giuliano's offer a warm welcoming environment, with stylish and relaxing surroundings and guarantee the very best of Scottish hospitality with an Italian twist.

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2 people

20:00


Booked 18 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00–21:00

  • Phone number

    0131 556 6590

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Discover, Eurocheque Card, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    The Royal Mile

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    7 minute walk from Edinburgh Waverley train station.

  • Additional

    Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 686 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Pre/post theatre

  • Edinburgh

    Pre/post theatre

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  1. CF

    ClaireF

    Glasgow

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Enjoyed the food, service was poor. Felt abandoned in the far corner. Have been coming here for years, sadly I think this is my last time.
  2. ML

    MaryL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We have been eating in the restaurant for many years and have never been disappointed. Beautiful food, perfectly cooked and well presented. Staff that are always cheery and helpful. A very enjoyable experience. A small detail from Saturday, waiters chewing gum, sorry, but I find this abhorrent.
  3. SM

    SandraM

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere however some of the waiters were a bit unfriendly
  4. V

    Vasilinka

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Have been going to this restaurant for more than 20 years. The food and atmosphere are amazing. The attention of the waiting staff could be improved.
  5. E

    Ellaine

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, great location and atmosphere. Fantastic service.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been going for years and it never fails to disappoint .
  7. AM

    AshleyM

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant meal, great staff, ideal location for the theatre
  8. AM

    AngelaM

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    I had a small problem with my voucher however,it was rectified in a very quick and professional manor. We had a wonderful experience before our show.
  9. DB

    DeborahB

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Watched tables arrive after us and be served before us. Calzone was brick hard after a 30 minute wait - couldn’t eat half of it. Bit of a let down as previous visits have been exceptional.
  10. AN

    ANDREWB

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great food very good service and very nice place to eat.
  11. G

    Georgie

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Lovely place opposite the theatre. Food was outstanding! Slow service with waiters not engaging or any smile/welcoming service. Perhaps overworked/shattered...I have no idea but, my kids even commented on them. Food was outstanding! Great value for money! Too many flies in the restaurant, perhaps a few UV fly catchers discreetly placed around the restaurant. Overall good experience!
  12. D

    Dally

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really beautiful food with quick service and a smile. The waiters are so nice and I know some of them have worked there for years. I can't fault anything or say a bad word. Excellent chefs and a lovely place to enjoy the amazing food. My steak was cooked exactly how I asked for it. Thanks team G.
  13. WB

    WendyB

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went with my family of 8. This place has a wonderful atmosphere. The food was wonderful. Not only an excellent variety,also very good value. The staff were all very efficient courteous and friendly. Hope to return. Highly reccomend
  14. LF

    LauraF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant, friendly, attentive staff. The food was amazing. Delicious carbonara. The chairs weren’t very comfortable and I was glad we weren’t sitting longer.
  15. VO

    VickyO

    Hokuriku Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were going to theatre so my mum can’t walk too far so it was perfect place across road from theatre. Food was great. Only thing we wondered about was are the waiters allowed to smile or that part of service? Overall great place x
  16. m

    michellem

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We really enjoyed our meal. If sharing garlic bread would maybe order 2 portions as only received 3 small slices for a table of 4. Was slightly surprised there wasn't a pre-theatre
  17. K

    Kirsty

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service2ambience2
    Food amazing however staff all looked very unhappy.
  18. JB

    JeanB

    Edinburgh

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Will be back. We are from Glasgow and anytime we are in Edinburgh we visit Giulianos!
  19. SE

    SusanE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Warm welcome, great service & tasty food. Perfect pre theatre menu & right across from the Playhouse.
  20. DW

    DavidW

    London

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 27 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant evening great food,excellent service. Fun staff couldn't ask for more
  21. DO

    DonnaO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my 1s time dining here & it won't be my last the service ,food ,& value for your money the whole experience was just amazing thank you .
  22. DM

    DebbieM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I’ve been to the restaurant many times over the years and re book every time we are at a show! Only negative was the pasta dishes were warm rather than hot but still absolutely delicious! We didn’t complain as were on a time limit and I hate complaining when food is delicious even if just warm. We’ll be back and this has in no way put us off
  23. HM

    HeatherM

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great food and value. Very busy with theatre show guest so it’s noisy but what else can you expect. Ask to sit at the front of the restaurant much quieter.
  24. AT

    AnneT

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff all lovely Food delicious Staff funny So handy for the theatre Table a little cramped
  25. SH

    SueH

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is great, Bruno is always so friendly and welcoming when we visit, it’s our favourite Italian restaurant in Edinburgh.
  26. DM

    DonaldM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The place is a bit like the tarsus, which allows plenty of space between tables. The team that looked after us throughout the night were really good and made you very welcome. The food was good and portions generous. I will definitely go back again, thanks for a great night.
  27. YA

    YvoneA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and Service friendly staff value for mo ye
  28. JM

    JeanM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    We were a party of 3 adults 4 kids. Only the young wine waiter interacted with any of us. I ordered the goats cheese salad and got half a bag of lettuce, walnuts sprinkled on top, round of microwaved goats cheese, no cherry tomatoes and dressing was runny honey. My husband’s pizza Del Casa looked and tasted good. Carbonara not the best. Food eaten as all starving but just disappointing. Manager was pleasant. No soap in ladies toilet.
  29. KK

    KimberleyK

    Dunbartonshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Can’t feed you fast enough but then leave you to practically beg for your bill!
  30. j

    johnd

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Decor was nice food was excellent some staff were just s little bit abrupt but overall I would recommend a visit.
  31. MF

    MargaretF

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favourite pre theatre restaurant. Excellent food service and ambiance. Staff very friendly and polite. Look forward to our next visit
  32. A

    Aberdon

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Would recommend. Great menu choice. Staff are excellent and very cheery and welcoming. The fresh pasta was delicious.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Food was OK, and meal was only good value because we only had time for one course. Service was beyond terrible. Took 20 mins to have a drinks order taken, said we were ready to order food only to be told by the waiter that he only takes drinks orders, the next waiter we stopped told us the same - took 45 mins to order food when we ready 5 mins after sitting down. I’ll acknowledge it was busy as pre-theatre but this can’t be a new experience for a restaurant that’s been opposite the Playhouse for decades. Just an incredibly disappointing experience - used to be a firm favourite but the last couple of visits have been a huge let down. Staff were snotty about the wait - no good ar all.
  34. FC

    FrancesC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Great place for a pre theatre meal , food was fab , service could have been a bit quicker but it was very busy …..
  35. JR

    JuneR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely beautiful meal, staff were very efficient, very friendly and informative. Service, just after Playhouse emptied, was just perfect and price very acceptable. Will certainly be back. Thank you for ending a lovely day.
  36. MD

    MaryDunn

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always we had another fabulous meal at Giuliano’s’s we booked to have a meal before going to Murryfield for a concert we could have gone to a restaurant nearer the venue but we just can’t we have been visiting Giuliano’s’s for many years every time we visit Edinburgh no matter where we’re going in the city we stay loyal . We’ve never had a bad meal we take and recommend it to all our friends and family. Service is always friendly polite well attentive. Food is to die for on every occasion never had a bad meal over all these years and will continue to come to our favourite restaurant for years to come . We live in Cumbernauld and a 40 minute train journey gets us to Edinburgh and it’s always worth it .
  37. SC

    SandraC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely pre-theatre lunch with our youngster who was celebrating her birthday. Staff were wonderful in helping celebrate and making it special. I’ve been many times before and I’m sure it won’t be long before I’m back again. Thanks for the wonderful hospitality as always.
  38. JD

    JanetD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been many times and never disappointed. True Italian food at a reasonable price. Thanks again.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    We waited quite a while before the server came to take any orders. Also right at the back which was quite dark. Food was excellent however.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food and service

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Giuliano's Union Place does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo, Just Eat and Uber Eats. Giuliano's Union Place also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0131 556 6590.

Giuliano's Union Place is rated 4.5 stars by 686 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

20:00


Booked 18 times today
Google Map for Giuliano's Union Place

18-19 Union Place Edinburgh, EH1 3NQ

Additional information

  • Area

    The Royal Mile

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00–21:00

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    7 minute walk from Edinburgh Waverley train station.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Discover, Eurocheque Card, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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