Edinburgh’s original New York Italian inspired, neon-lit hang-out, Civerinos, Hunter Square re-opened this week, bigger, brighter and bolder with a new menu, new look, same old-school vibes. The re-opening has been so hotly anticipated, after a 10-month closure, that it was immediately booked up until November (but don’t worry, pizza lovers can ring from 9am on the day for a table).

Located in the heart of the capital, just off the legendary Royal Mile, GQ called it the “coolest place to eat in Edinburgh” and Phaidon’s global “Where to eat pizza” guide put it on the world map back when it first opened in 2014. Now with five sites across the city the “OG” at Hunter Square, where it all started has been celebrated with some love & attention and a stylish new look courtesy of Edinburgh design studios Hot Slice and Ja!Coco!

Described as New York club room meets subway with a punk /skate vibe and an 80’s/90’s hip/hop pop soundtrack (which has been downloaded over 22k times on Apple), the overall aesthetic is about fun. It features a main restaurant, basement dining room and indoor neon garden, as well as the terrace on the Square that can safely seat up to 110. There are booths for date nights, sharing tables for family tea times, lunch with the girls, lunch with the guys, or a pizza party with your ride or dies.  

The OG New York style pizza pie favourites are all back including the Signature “Civerinos” – Sugo, Sicilian fennel sausage, peperoni, rosemary, garlic oil, topped with burrata with some new additions including “Savage Garden”, a vegan pizza with double sugo, olives, roast peppers, mushroom, red onion, chilli, rocket and a Sicilian crumb & garlic oil. Also new, and paying homage to the convivial dining scene of NYC’s Italian family restaurants the menu now features giant sharing platters designed to be served “family style” including chicken parmigiana “The Big Parm” and the “Tagliata Platter” of steak strips, parmesan fries and truffle aioli. Small plates of authentic Italian cicchetti, bowls of traditional pasta and salads also feature, as well as the famous box of parmesan fries (to take home if you don’t finish!)

There are tables for walk-ins and bookings can be made on the day by calling the restaurant at 9am to secure a table. It is open Monday – Sunday, lunch – late.

Civerinos Italian Dining Room

5 Hunter Square

Edinburgh, EH1 1QW

Phone: 0131 220 0851

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