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Giuliano's Union Place

4.5
4.5
582 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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Booked 16 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

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 582 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. C

    Casper

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    Good food. Very good value for money but service could have been better. Very unattentive & waiter a bit grumpy.

  2. M

    Maggie

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food and very helpful staff Would recommend this place

  3. FW

    FionaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I highly recommend going to Giulianos. Everything was perfect - service was effortless, with nothing a problem for the staff, who were very courteous, pleasant & attentive. The food was amazing and prices were excellent. Please try this restaurant- I'm sure you will enjoy.

  4. JD

    JeanneD

    Oxford

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I met with a friend for the cinema and then a meal. As always it was a great experience in a clean, comfortable and friendly environment.

  5. CH

    ClaireH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had booked Giuliano’s last year and really enjoyed our meal and decided what a better way to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary than to book Giuliano’s last night the food was fabulous and the staff were great and next time we are up in Edinburgh we will be booking in for a meal and would definitely recommend it

  6. s

    sarahs

    Liverpool

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Great food, great venue however the service was a bit slow and we were incorrectly overcharged nearly £50 on a meal and drinks for 4 people - no real explanation on what happened either.

  7. DI

    DIGBy

    Angus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, service and ambience as always. A haven in the chaos that is York Place!!

  8. KS

    KiltieStef

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food and excellent restaurant. Will definitely return.

  9. LB

    LynneB

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent from entering to leaving. Had not visited G’s for a few years (mainly due to covid restrictions) and was definitely not disappointed. Still the same fantastic service, food and ambience. Hopefully, will visit again soon.

  10. JD

    JimD

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We changed our booking late to a table for four and Giulianos accommodated us no hassle or problem. Our meal was early before we went to Theatre and everything was great adding to our enjoyable evening.

  11. FF

    FrankF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service food of high standard. Value for money. Highly recommended.

  12. FS

    FionaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Giuliano’s never disappoints - friendly, quick service and amazing food.

  13. MB

    MarieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything about it was top class. Food was delicious and service was fantastic

  14. YF

    YvonneF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We ate here before a show at The playhouse, quite early in fact we were the first two in the restaurant, so if you fancy some peace that’s a good time to come. The staff were very friendly and we didn’t feel rushed. We opted for the main menu over the pre theatre as we just wanted a main course with a couple of sides. The house red was actually quite nice, although pricey at £18 a bottle 😬 I had the chicken, potato and rosemary pizza and the other person had lasagna. Our sides were fries and a house salad. It was hot and tasty, we really enjoyed it. I haven’t been here for years, but I will be back. £48 in total including a tip.

  15. A

    Alibayor

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely little restaurant, wonderful service and the best pizza in Edinburgh!

  16. VG

    ValerieG

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent Italian food and great service A little piece of Italy on Edinburgh

  17. IP

    IreneP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was excellent as was the service. Everyone very friendly.

  18. KT

    KathleenT

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The was lovely plenty of food and value for money service was very good and was value for money

  19. ID

    InaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved our evening with you - will visit again when in Edinburgh 😊

  20. AR

    AvrilR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    Warm welcome on arrival & it finished there. Our waiter neither greeted us or once smiled throughout our whole visit. He only spoke to take the order & payment at the end. Didn't ask if the meal was ok, or if we wanted anything else. Cleared tables without a word One dessert not available- no offer of alternative or even given menu to look again. Olives that were unfinished were just cleared without asking! We waited ages for 2nd glass of wine. Plently free tables so wasnt packed & plenty staff around -so no excuse! First time back in a long time and we were all very disappointed at the service.

  21. AM

    AlisonM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Food 2as great as usual. Manager was witty and engaging. Waiting staff not very friendly or that interested in their jib to be fair. More like robots

  22. SV

    ShirleyV

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Not been to Guilianos for a while but we’re not disappointed. Lovely food and a great evening. Will be back again

  23. JM

    JamesM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic restaurant with great food, great service and great atmosphere. Has a real family run feel that makes you feel very relaxed from the moment you enter. Would highly recommend

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brilliant meal, food and drinks were delicious, staff were very attentive

  25. GL

    GarryL

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Bit too quick coming with starter and then main meal, could leave a better gap before main meal arrived. Makes you feel a bit rushed but five stars ⭐️ as food delicious.

  26. DR

    DaveR

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good food, excellent service, good value in a small piece of Italy in Edinburgh. Ideal pre-theatre location too.

  27. MD

    MaryDunn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We live in Cumbernauld and every time we have theatre tickets we always book Giuliano’s it’s our absolute favourite for many years. The food is always fabulous the atmosphere and ambience is always lovely and the service is always brilliant.My husband doesn’t keep well and on one occasion we had theatre tickets and dinner booked as my husband was ill I reluctantly went on my own the staff couldn’t have been nicer and went above and beyond to make me feel welcome including the owner who asked me if he could join me for dinner as he didn’t want me sitting on my own this touched my heart what an incredible gesture from a true gentleman and to top it off he wouldn’t let me pay my bill he paid and that is why we are loyal customers now and in the future sadly due to my husband’s ill health we don’t get to visit very often but when we do we always choose Giuliano’s and always will .

  28. MM

    MaryM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have been to giulianos a few times, and we have never been disappointed with the food or the service, nothing is a bother for the staff, we always leave satisfied and wanting to go back, we find its best to book before you go as it is a very busy restaurant, going back on Sunday 8th May can't wait xxx

  29. NJ

    NoelJ

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent meal and service. We were there for a pre theatre dinner and could not have been happier. Would unreservedly recommend.

  30. L

    Laura

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4

    The food was excellent, we chose from the pre theatre menu which was excellent value. Service however was very poor. We ordered 1 drink and we’re not offered any more. We had an extremely long wait to be offered the dessert menu and again had to ask for the bill. The waiter seemed rude and this was quite off putting.

  31. n

    nrgree

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Good food and friendly service ideal pre theate menu makes for a good night out in Edinburgh.

  32. JC

    JohnC

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 April 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Good atmosphere, good food, good value. We grabbed something to eat before going to see a show at the playhouse theatre. We allowed an hour which was plenty time as the service is quick.

  33. CG

    CaroleG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A great selection of gluten free pasta and pizza. Great value for money

  34. AC

    AngeloC

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great italian restaurant. Quiet, great price for what your getting. Great friendly staff

  35. MG

    MarjG

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Tables good space between next table Lovely Primitivo wine ! Took bit of pizza in take away box Staff. Dry accommodating !

  36. B

    Bridget2

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very friendly welcome. Great food and service and good value for money.

  37. L

    Loulibbybally

    Memphis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a joy to eat here, especially pre-theatre when there is such a buzz about the place! Waiters attentive and entertaining as always.

  38. N

    Nico

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and great value for money! Great place to go before a show at the playhouse!

  39. GS

    GillianS

    Angus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place to eat fantastic staff, food and drinks

  40. s

    smith

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great food especially the pizzas- good and friendly service too

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 582 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

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Booked 16 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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