Sasso Bar and Cucina, Newhaven, Edinburgh

Lip-smackingly lush seafood dishes, tender beef, pork and chicken courses, as well as new takes on the traditional pasta and pizza are what’s on offer at this new kid on the block. Sasso is an Italian restaurant with a lovely, homely vibe about it. Whilst it’s spacious enough, the decor, intimate lighting and delicious aromas make for a cosy, comforting feeling.

Sasso Restaurant, Newhaven

Everything tastes deliciously fresh and flavoursome with the emphasis being on top quality, local produce. Some knock-out courses included the generous portion and flavours of the bruschetta, linguine ai fruitti de mare and the most incredible spaghetti carbonara I’ve ever had in my puff (life). Soooo tasty! I’ve also been reliably informed that their brasato di manzo (Scotch shin of beef) is tender to the point of no return and that their orata (sea bream) is to be relished.

Delicious food at Sasso Restaurant, Edinburgh

A couple of things to mention about the drinks. The Picpoul I had was sublime and the Sasso Craft Lager is very delicious and decently priced at £3.80 a pint. Cheers!

Sasso Restaurant wine

My favourite thing – asides from the incredible tiramisu – is the warm, relaxed atmosphere which is generated by the friendly, helpful staff. The owner, Ernesto, is a lovely fella who greets and chats to guests like he’s known them for years. In a world filled with Whatsapp and Twitter conversations, he is a tonic.

Sasso Restaurant desserts

Of note is the outside veranda/smokers bothy and seating area ‘lest you fancy a spot of scran al fresco in the sunshine.  It’s a nice, additional touch which just adds to whole rustic, Italian charm of the place.

This restaurant is undoubtedly, the best Italian Restaurant in North East Edinburgh and y’know what? I reckon it’s on it’s way to becoming the best in Edinburgh. Sasso is the very essence of the term hidden gem. Hence why I’m writing about it and exactly why you, dear reader, should know all about it too 😉

Exterior of Sasso Restaurant, Newhaven, Edinburgh

Find Sasso here.

Sasso, 100 Lindsay Road, Edinburgh, EH6 4TZ.  Tel: 0131 552 2111

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