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Antonietta, a flamboyant new Italian restaurant, debuts in Edinburgh

A fiercely extravagant and audacious new Italian restaurant has opened in Edinburgh.

Antonietta features a flamboyant design infused with friendly Italian hospitality while honouring the strong, extroverted, and passionate nature of the much-loved Italians.

The Instagram-friendly Leith eatery is easy on the wallet while reinventing Italian cuisine in Edinburgh with a vibrant space designed to impress guests, creating stylish Italian hospitality and connecting with a younger neighbourhood customer. The design is striking, offering seating for up to 140 guests, with contrasting and clashing styles spread across two dining rooms to create a celebratory space that reflects Antonietta’s fun cuisine and lively atmosphere.

A show-stopping menu offers playful, generous and authentic Italian food. Dishes are served on hand painted plates from Amalfi and include Beef & Nduja Mafaldine pasta and a popping yolk Pizza with Cacio e pepe sauce, Fior di Latte & Pancetta strips. A Limeoncello and Pink Gin slushy as well as Organic wines are part of the drinks menus. All of Antoietta’s ingredients are sourced as locally as possible, or direct from small suppliers in Italy.

Vittoria Group Director Leandro Crolla said:

“We have fought with tram works on Leith Walk for years; nevertheless, there is now light at the end of the tunnel as we say goodbye to La Favorita Restaurant after 17 years, we welcome Antonieta – a loud and bold Italian eatery that serves a ‘new look’ neighborhood. The pizzeria brand lives on in our takeaway and home delivery businesses under our La Favorita Delivered, which continues to thrive in the city”. 

Studio So, an Edinburgh-based commercial interior design firm, was commissioned earlier this Autumn to create a new interior concept for Italian cooking with Antonietta on Leith Walk.

Michelle Ridley, Director at Studio So said: 

“Antonietta’s creative concept was born directly from ‘La Famiglia’. The strong family orientated Italian culture and the deep bonds of family members. We want to stay true to the group’s traditional family roots and warm Italian hospitality, while celebrating the much-loved Italian extroverted, passionate, and bold personality.”

Earlier this year, the multi award winning Vittoria Group announced changes to their pizza delivery brand La Favorita Delivery to offer a future design and a more affordable menu as part of their ongoing research and development. Their takeaway site on Leith Walk beside Antonietta was redesigned internally with a contemporary look to match new branding and menus. La Favorita Delivered continues to operate 7 days a week in Edinburgh Central.

Antonietta is now open at 325-331 Leith Walk, Edinburgh EH6 8SA Scotland.

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