Giuliano's Union Place

4.6
92 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 92 People Are Saying
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thomasm
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience2

The place looked good . Front part of restaurant was full, so we were put into the overflow section at the back , although other tables were available we were seated right next to the service station . The waiters were coming and going all night which was really not ideal as they stood a Metre behind my wife’s chair ! Starters were ok , main meals were very tasteless and bland . I don’t think that they were made individually , but out of a massive batch . The calzone was full of tinned mushrooms and very cheap strips of ham plus there was only 2/3 minutes between courses . So very disappointing to say the least . We’ve been to Italy 8-9 times and been to all the Italian restaurants in Birmingham where we live . This was very very poor attempt at authentic Italian cuisine .

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NormanR
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, from the starters, Calzone, the chips to the specially prepared meal with from a menu 3 years ago.

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julied
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really enjoyed our meal. The only complaint we had was we had to stop a waiter for a menu after sitting 15 mins and nobody cane to see to us. The restaurant was very busy. Only reason we had to do that was we were booked for a show and were very limited for time after another 5 mins wait somebody came to take our order. Food came very quickly and everyone said it was super tasty

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FIONAB
Ayrshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My husband and I had a delicious pre-theatre Italian meal at Giuliano's Union Place, Edinburgh on 19.9.21. Thoroughly enjoyed our food. There was a vast selection of food to choose from and prices were very reasonable. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The service was smart and efficient.

Would definitely recommend Giuliano's and would gladly return to this restaurant.

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ANDYC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent table service from our waiter Bruno. Good food, value for money. Good use of the track and trace app without any hassles. Environment felt very safe.

Will visit again.

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NorahW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service from booking in ,table service was quick staff was very friendly and helpful
Meals were absolutely brilliant ,we were a party of 4 all having different starters and mains ,they were well presented and all really enjoyed it ,
It was very good priced for a lovely meal
Would definitely recommend and will be back

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RWil
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From starters to pudding everything was beautiful. Immaculately clean and staff very friendly

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dales
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience1

Pizza& pasta fantastic
Service terrible
Ambiance non existent

Edinburgh deserves better than this . Service this bad should not be accepted.

Don’t waste your time, there is to many good restaurants in Edinburgh

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DundeeNurse
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Food was lovely but the service was very disappointing. Our gentleman waiter was not friendly at all, we actually felt like we were a hinderance to him. To be honest he was borderline rude. This isn’t they first time we have eaten here but after this disappointing visit it may be the last. Although I would recommend the food I cannot recommend this member of staff.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Decor could benefit from attention. Food was nice, and I would broadly say the same about the service apart from them trying to overcharge us, however this was rectified quickly. Decent for a pre-theatre for the Playhouse but could be better these days.

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MargaretS
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As usual excellent, with prompt good service and attention

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GarryL
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very welcoming , cracking service will definitely be back

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mobz
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent pre theatre meal. No delays with the food, but also didnt feel rushed. Excellent location as only 5 minutes across the road from the Playhouse.

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Delighted
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So handy for the Playhouse. Delighted with our lunch and visit yesterday. Everyone very friendly.

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PaulaH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Food was really amazing but the service did not match. The first person who sat us down was lovely but interactions with other team members verged on rude. We asked for the bill 3 times and waited a long time to get it which in itself was fine. We were then given the bill, had a card reader shoved in our faces whilst the waiter stood hands on hips waiting for us to complete the sale and spoke not one word. He then ripped off the receipt, slammed it onto the table and walked off - no idea what on earth we did to upset him other than to ask politely for the bill.

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KarenP
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, always served with a smile, great value

CD
CatherineD
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been going to Guilianos for many years, so that in itself speaks volumes. Can't beat it.

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IanF
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The restaurant was excellent. The OpenTable app was dire!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Angelo and his team were and always have been friendly, efficient and able to recommend the best on the menu.
A trusted favourite when visiting Edinburgh.

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LieslA
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am a repeat customer and never disappointed with food or service

GL
GeorgeL
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ticks all the boxes and great location with parking nearby

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SusanA
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely meal here recently. Good food as usual and attentive staff. One of my favourite restaurants

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Farrell77
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was amazing. Would only have asked for a gap between courses. Overall was a fantastic meal

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GerryB
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were extremely attentive - even though there were only 2 on
Nothing was too much trouble and service was outstanding

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KeithP
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Attentive staff without being overbearing good service food very tasty.

FM
FionaM
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic food at surprisingly affordable prices.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing meal, lovely atmosphere

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IanS
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal we really enjoyed it. Would definitely go again.

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PamelaF
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service are consistently good at this restaurant, last night was no exception.

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JaniceC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent and very tasty, staff are friendly

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LynneR
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was amazing
Service was slow
We asked to move table as there were lots of insects gathering near our table next to a dropped napkin. Unpleasant and unappetising.

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PeterS
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal and drinks. the starters were wonderful, pate for me and pork belly for my wife.
We had great pizza between us for the main course.
1st class service.

JM
JessM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff and food were amazing! Thanks for making my trip from newcastle worth it☺️

MB
MoraigB
Angus
3 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well priced and tasty food. Great service and very helpful

SJ
SusanJ
London
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Weekend break in Edinburgh. My husband hadn’t been before and was v impressed. Lovely food great attentive staff and food delicious. Can’t wait to come back.

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Hez75
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff,,attentive service ,didnt have to wait long considering they were busy.
Fabulous food and wine...great atmosphere
Will go again

WA
WilliamA
Angus
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and a good Italian atmosphere , will be back

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RuthM
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pizza & pasta were delicious. Good wine with meal. Staff were friendly & helpful.

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DaveA
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Has been 7 years since we last went for my birthday. Just the two of us this time and nothing has changed. Good food, good service, excellent.

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BeLiG
San Antonio
8 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Loved the conversation with the manager/owner from Italy! He was charming and attentive! Spaghetti and meatballs was the best choice we had. Pollo fungi penne could have used a bit more chicken and less fungi for me. Wish the bread and butter were a little more robust/flavorful! All in all a pleasant meal!

FAQs

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

Giuliano's Union Place is rated 4.6 stars by 92 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.