Mia - Morningside

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Italian
We are a family-run Italian restaurant that has been established in November 2013. We are proud to have become many peoples’ favourite local restaurant in Edinburgh. We have 2 restaurants situated in Dalry & Morningside areas of Edinburgh.
What 115 People Are Saying
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RM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious and the service was excellent. Will definitely be back. Only criticism would be the plumbing smell from the downstairs bathroom was obvious for us dining down there but only when the door was left open, which was quite a lot - maybe a closer on the toilet door would help?

JR
Inverness
4 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Seated in the basement.
Distinct smell of toilet unfortunately

JG
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Will be back for sure - great with or without kids!

DS
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was amazing! Service was on point and the value was fantastic! I will definitely be returning. The only negative was that when we first arrived the restaurant seemed fairly cold, all 5 of us said the same thing when we were seated at our table but having said that once we started to eat and drink we did not notice as much.

OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had such a lovely experience here, food was cracking and there service was fab! Would come back again :)

L
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Hogmanay dinner was from a nice menu of good choices and we picked well and the food was lovely and good portions . The service was good and friendly respite they were very busy . The restaurant upstairs is a bit tired and needs some upgrade but a nice night nevertheless.

DM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been many times and despite it being really busy the team were great and food was excellent.

N
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, great service, overall would definitely recommend 👍

AB
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our third meal @ Mia Morningside,
first set menu. Cosy restaurant, friendly staff, good menu choices.
Lovely steak, perfectly cooked!

OT
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

My brother and I dined here on Saturday night at half seven our table wasn’t ready had to wait about 15mins no big deal really. We noticed there is a musty drain smell in the restaurant which was quite unpleasant the menus are printed on the inside of old vinyl record sleeves which are filthy we sat at a table right next to all the cutlery and a stairwell for the staff which led to the basement very annoying.I ordered the scallops which was a very wet dish swimming in sauce and quite tasteless my brother had the prawns which he enjoyed. We both opted for the half pizza and seafood pasta which was very tasty with a good array of seafood with some of the prawns still in there shell you can imagine the mess our fingers were in but there was no offer of a napkin water bowl or wipe very basic things you get in any restaurant. We also noticed that every diner around us after they paid there bill all received a limoncello shot a nice touch unfortunately we weren’t offered one obviously not part of the regular morning side clique it’s these little touches that I would personally never return

C
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food (fresh and generous) and the service were excellent and good value for money but a few things:
A service charge was applied and there were only seven people there. I would have tipped more anyway but
the info from the website set the level at eight.
The second reminder from opentable Indicated the time as 7.30 till 9.00.
This wasn’t in the first confirmation.
I phoned the restaurant to sort this out.
There was no problem, but had I been aware of this I wouldn’t have booked in the first place.
Very noisy - I have a hearing problem but this applies to every restaurant now.
Luckily I had cash on me but card system had broken down.

We will be back

TD
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and service. Just a little annoying that we didn’t know it was cash only. As we all had cards to pay

F
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The risotto seemed as if it might have needed a little longer cooking eg the texture of rice and onion was a little hard. Also we spotted before paying, that we had been slightly over-charged, one of us being asked to pay for a 3 course lunch when we had ordered a 2- course lunch.

T
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We had a meal at Mia in Morningside as the main part of a night out for my wife's birthday. However, the food was delivered so quickly that we had had both courses delivered to the table within 30 minutes of arriving at the restaurant and were finished eating within 45 minutes. The staff seemed to be on a mission to get us out of the restaurant as quickly as possible. In addition the restaurant was so cold I was having to hold my drink with both hands because of the lack of feeling. If the heating was not working we should have been notified in advance or when we arrived.

In terms of the food my starter and my wife's main course were underwhelming.

OT
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

There were 4 of us. The Bruschetta was basically tomatoes on garlic toast. The steak main course was very good, but the risottos were very average. Service was slow, when the restaurant was not particularly busy.

JC
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good honest Italian menu well prepared and presented. A nice bistro ambience. Good service. Reasonable prices, including wine prices.

BC
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food, excellent value. A really good dining experience which I would commend to anyone.

RT
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply class. Food lovely. Staff excellent in all ways. Didn't have to wait long at all. Nice to see smiles on staffs faces

s
London
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and served in good time with good service all round

UB
Edinburgh
15 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a very enjoyable meal here. There was a decent choice on the menu & the food was good & reasonably priced. House wine also a good price. The service was friendly & efficient, can recommend.

OT
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very tasty meal, attractive interior, good service! Only small niggle - the interior needs some soft materials to improve the acoustics! It was hard at times to converse with ease.

OT
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

SW
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service was very good in a nice relaxed atmosphere.

MO
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The downstairs seating area was cold and had a slightly unpleasant smell. The service was courteous but slow. The food was average in quality.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Really good meal. Pizza was excellent. Definitely recommend booking, at least at the weekends, by the look of it. We went on a Saturday and it was packed. Service was a little slow at times but it was to be expected given how busy it was.

MC
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

My second attempt at Mia Restaurant. This time even wors than the first time! My extremely overpriced penne with seafood ( £24.99) consisted in poor cooked pasta and some shellfish in the shell, no special cutlery so most food couldn't be retrieved from the crab leg. We needed to stand up 3 times and go to the bar asking for our bill while the waiters sat next to us having their dinner. Nobody in charge. Very, very disappointed, never will go again.

EC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service.Highly recommend if you like Italian cuisine

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family meal - excellent food for kids and adults, friendly and quick service. Couldn’t be better.

S
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Mixed reviews amongst our group regarding the food- nice enough but definitely nothing special. Service was average with waiters clearing plates while people still eating, had to remind them to bring olives etc. Restaurant was empty when we arrived but a group of 5 squeezed onto a table for 4 with an extra chair put on the end. Probably wouldn’t go back.

JD
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A relaxing Italian with a fresh menu. None of the dishes are too challenging from either a taste or portion perspective. Convivial atmosphere with attentive and courteous service. Only criticism - needs a pate dish as a starter!

MM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite Italian restaurant in Edinburgh, always a good choice.

L
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cooked perfectly to order, my ravioli was the most delicious I have ever eaten, even in Rome!

CM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Never been before, even though I live locally, but will definitely be back.

B
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food at Mia's was absolutely delicious! There was great sized portions and everything was above expectations! I particularly liked the seafood options on the menu.

MO
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Friendly, causal dining. All 4 of us enjoyed our food although one was a bit on the cool side.

8
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Food was very good when it eventually came. But this was negated by the service which was painfully slow, nonchalant, disinterested and terribly poor. The head waiter (hopefully he wasn't the manager otherwise the restaurant has a culture issue) didn't give any warm welcome on arrival, actually looked miffed we had arrived on time for our booking, he did not smile at all, he didn't ask how our meal was once, he didn't smile when we left, and he didn't say thank-you or goodbye when we left. It's not as if we did any actual complaining so he had no reason to be in the huff with us - in hindsight we wish we had and given him a reason to behave like that. We were just a family with 2 young kids. It took them 15 mins to come say hello and take our drinks order, 25 mins for them to even take our food order (even though we asked to order at the same time as our drinks and were told that the orders would be taken separately), a total of 50 mins to bring out some garlic bread and kids pasta, then we had to sit and wait another 25 mins before the adults were served main courses. That's an hour and a quarter to reach a main course. Throughout this the kids (5 and 7) were getting more and more bored and restless, which should have been very obvious to the waiting team had they taken a blind bit of notice or interest - any family restaurant should know how to serve a table with kids. Around this, 4 tables were served before us having arrived/ordered afterwards (we only ate garlic bread and pasta) - in fact a table with only a couple had eaten starters, main courses, and finished coffees before we even got our main courses - having arrived 10 mins after us!! Really nice food, but appalling service - with so many other Italian options around the city, after this 1st visit we won't be back. We recommend the restaurant replaces the disinterested front of house/head waiter, as looking around the tables and seeing other diners' reactions, we were not alone in having this view of him.

F
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here a couple of times and the food is always delicious. Would recommend this place to anyone 👍🏻

OT
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience1

The restaurant was freezing. We asked for the door to be closed and were told it needed to stay open. Was given lunch menus by one waiter and another came and said the lunch menus were not on on saturday. Food was cold.

IM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall1food4service4ambience1

We were downstairs and as you came down there was a very strong smell of drains/toilets.... Not a nice smell at all. It was very off-putting. I didn't want to make a fuss at the time as I was with friends but we all found it very unpleasant. Apart from that the food and service was very good.
Please sort the smell as I love this restaurant.
Thanks
Irene

M
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really lovely meal, friendly, considerate staff, great choice on menu. One of our party has a small appetite so didn’t finish her food and the waiter was concerned there was a problem with it. We’ve never been disappointed at Mia’s.