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Giuliano's Union Place

4.5
4.5
666 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

22:30


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

What 666 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. DW

    DavidW

    London

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

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

    DebbieM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    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
  3. HM

    HeatherM

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    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.
  4. AT

    AnneT

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

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

    SueH

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

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

    DonaldM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    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.
  7. YA

    YvoneA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

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

    JeanM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    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.
  9. KK

    KimberleyK

    Dunbartonshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

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

    johnd

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

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

    MargaretF

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

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

    Aberdon

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    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.
  14. FC

    FrancesC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

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

    JuneR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    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.
  16. MD

    MaryDunn

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    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 .
  17. SC

    SandraC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    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.
  18. JD

    JanetD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    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.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food and service
  21. D

    Donz

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great food. Great service. Ideal place to eat if you are visiting the playhouse before or after a show.
  22. s

    scowat

    Dunbartonshire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Food was great, service was a bit hit or miss. We were sat down very quickly, drinks order taken very quickly, then we had to wait and actually call a waiter over to take our food order. To their credit, food arrived very quickly once ordered and was great! When wanting to order coffees and puddings again, we had to attract a waiter's attention, but once ordered it arrived quickly. Staff didn't feel as attentive as we had hoped. Absolutely no complaints about the food though.
  23. R

    Rosie

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Authentic Italian food, good service and amazing value. would highly recommend .
  24. AC

    AndrewC

    Roxburghshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Our family had a very nice Meal. Service was good. Would recommend this Restaurant.
  25. LO

    LOUISEW

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Great food, good price. Didn’t feel the service was very warm/welcoming however didn’t ruin the meal.
  26. WS

    WilliamS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed the experience. Very friendly and efficient staff.
  27. LI

    LISAT

    Angus

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Service was quick and prices very reasonable. Starter (bruschetta) was the best I've had. Great for pre-theatre lunch before heading over to the Playhouse.
  28. SM

    SheilaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have eaten fabulous meals on many occasion at Giuliano's, the staff are very helpful and accommodating, the restaurant is bright, clean and homely. There is lots to choose from the menu and drinks are cold which is great. The standard of food is high and delicious and nothing is every any bother. Would thoroughly recommend.
  29. AY

    AlisonY

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Amazing food and very handy if attending the Playhouse
  30. AR

    AR12

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely fun restaurant with a nice atmosphere, great staff and food
  31. SG

    SheilaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service from start to finish was excellent the food arrived quickly and was hot staff were so nice n friendly and prices are so reasonable for such lovely food and great service thankyou all so much 😊
  32. LS

    LesleyS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    After finishing our main course we were totally ignored by the staff had to ask for the desert menu 45 minutes after our main 20 minutes later still no one came to ask if we wanted anything definitely won’t be back or recommend to anyone
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They just never get it wrong! Great service, so welcoming, amazing food and brilliant value. Been going for nearly 20 years and never had a bad experience. Our favourite restaurant in the world!
  34. M

    Mulsie

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is terrific👌🏻 Staff are helpful and kept super busy. Great atmosphere and restaurant is clean. Happy days 🇮🇹
  35. B

    Bocat32

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Perfect location if you’re heading to the theatre which is directly opposite. Food was just ok but it’s reasonably priced.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good service
  37. CM

    CraigM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service and vale. Would highly recommend
  38. FM

    FeeMc

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great lunch before visiting the theatre. Very convenient location. Staff were lovely and lots to choose from on the menu. Great seafood. Would go again.
  39. LH

    LisaH

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food. Great service. Will definitely return.
  40. DC

    DarrenC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food friendly service ideal before show venue

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 666 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

22:30


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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