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Ti Amo

Italian and Pizza Restaurant

3.4 out of 5 3.4/5 from 6 reviews (add your opinion)

16 Nicolson Street

Phone: 0131 556 5678

Ti Amo

Price: ££
Licensed: Yes
Pre-Theatre: No

Takeaway: No

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4 from MartinR (88%) on December 7th, 2009 (9 years ago)

Ti Amo, 16 Nicolson Street, EH8 9DH, Edinburgh

I'm not sure how long Ti Amo has been open, but it's decor harks back to the early 1980s, and it seems to be slowly covering up that ostentatious Italian chintz of yesteryear (look out for the remanants of an indoor fountain on the lower level) with a more subtle and convivial ambience.

Once you get past the Michelangelo-esque statues in the window, you are presented with a large, bright, airy split-level dining area, awash with large, roomy tables covering the floor and an attractive, lengthy bar spreading down the right hand side of the upper tier.

The staff are very friendly and extend a pleasant welcome, noting politely that it isn't the slightest problem that we hadn't booked in advance. The service overall is friendly, swift, and flawless, and the staff have a knack of seperating those couples looking for a quiet meal away from larger parties, tucking couples away in corners whilst group bookings take up the central floor areas. This goes a long way to ensuring that both types of diners are accommodated without problem.

Looking at the menu, the empahasis is on traditional Italian standards, with a selection of pastas, pizzas, steaks and chicken dishes. One slight difference here is that Ti Amo offer a 'healthy eating' menu at the side, although it is a little more pricey than the rest of the menu.

Wine comes by the bottle or glass, and the selection matches the menu for its steadfast traditionality. There's no place here for adventure, but then, that's why you're here: Ti Amo specialises in welcoming, relaxing and easy on the palette comfort eating.

Each time I have ordered the minestrone here it has proven itself to be freshly prepared in that it has been an entirely different, but always enjoyable, experience; from small diced fallen veg in a tomato sauce, to crunchy large slices in their own juices. And who ever said minestrone was boring!

Pizzas are, again, traditional tried and tested Italian classics, and extremely tasty. Well proprtioned and with some (occasionally) slightly unusual additions to the toppings -the menu's only real nod towards experimentation. Pasta is equally traditional, but expertly and lovingly prepared.

If it's a dull winter night and you want to get out somewehere, Ti Amo offers a relaxing dining environment with a menu guaranteed to put a smile on your face and warm your belly. It won't inspire you with exotic adventure, but it will certainly dispell those winter blues! And it's location is perfectly suited for drinks afterwards at the Jazz Bar or Biblios, or for a pre-theatre meal before redeeming your tickets at the Festival Theatre or Queens Hall.

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3.5 from EmmaR (69%) on November 30th, 2009 (9 years ago)

Ti Amo, 16 Nicolson Street, EH8 9DH, Edinburgh

We decided at the last minute to try out this place on Friday evening. From the front the place looks quite small but upon entering, you see that there are steps down to a larger dining area. However, we were sat at the top part of the restaurant and were near the window, which was nice. The restaurant has a warm feel. There is a big bar with lights that arch over. We were seated fairly quickly and given menus. The menus are a little on the tatty side but nothing really to grumble about. The waitress seemed a little abrupt but it could just be that she was over-efficient.

I ordered home made pate to start. I love pate and this had a lovely flavour. I'm not convinced it was homemade but I enjoyed it nevertheless. It came with plenty of toasted bread and a nice little salad which had a tasty honey mustart dressing on it. For my main I chose Farfalle alla Bolognese. The pasta was cooked well but the bolognese seemed to lack something. Perhaps it's just because I chuck all sorts of things into the bolognese I make at home. On the opposite side of the table, the soup and pizza were devoured and enjoyed immensely.

The bill was cheap which is always good. This place is nice and I would be happy to go back again.

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4.5 from btocher (17%) on August 26th, 2007 (11 years ago)

Ti Amo, 16 Nicolson Street, EH8 9DH, Edinburgh

Absolutely knockout pizza, very fast service, lovely staff and a really nice atmosphere. The restaurant looks tiny from the outside, but in reality it's split across two floors, so it's a fair size.

We found it by chance and went back again later the same week!

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4 from Andy (12%) on July 29th, 2011 (7 years ago)

Ti Amo, 16 Nicolson Street, EH8 9DH, Edinburgh

Good simple food. Pleasant quick service.

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4 from Moira Dunworth (12%) on July 3rd, 2012 (7 years ago)

Ti Amo, 16 Nicolson Street, EH8 9DH, Edinburgh

Lovely welcoming restaurant. I eat here regularly before a show at the Festival Theatre. I am often with a disabled person and the staff are very flexible about where we sit and what we eat. There is a disabled toilet near the entrance so it is all very easy.

Delicious food too.

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1 from Grant18 (6%) on June 5th, 2012 (7 years ago)

Ti Amo, 16 Nicolson Street, EH8 9DH, Edinburgh

NEVER AGAIN - My wife asked for a steak medium to well done and it came bleeding through the blue cheese sauce. The meal was sent back, but there was no offer to re-do my meal which I thought was common etiquette. When the steak returned it was overcooked and completely inedible. Consequently we did not pay for that meal, there was no apology and the attitude towards us from the staff became frosty.

When we left there was complete silence. Do not visit this restaurant as the chef does not heed to the customers' orders and the staff are ignorant. On the flip side my meal was very pleasant... we both enjoyed the chicken in lemon sauce.

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