Edinburgh Experts: Italian Cuisine

The Expert: Sara Iamonte

Age: 31

Lived in Edinburgh: Almost 8 years

The Subject: Italian Cuisine

Osteria del Tempo Perso - Seafood Pasta
Osteria del Tempo Perso

Why do you love it?

Good question. I guess mostly because I grew up with it and this is all I have been eating โ€˜til I was 19, when I moved from Italy and started to taste new flavours. However, I would say Italian food is still my favourite because of the tasty dishes you can create with very simple and cheap ingredients.

How often do you eat it?

Every day ๐Ÿ™‚ I bring pasta to work, or I grab a nice wee tab of pasta pesto from the Harvey Nicholsโ€™ Deli, which uses high quality ingredients.

How many Italian restaurants in Edinburgh have you been to?

Many, I love eating out.

What are your top 3 recommendations from an Italian restaurant?

I either look for a nice thin and crispy pizza, or a spaghetti carbonara or seafood. Any seafood, but it needs to be high quality (like Locanda De Gusti).

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Locanda de Gusti

What makes a great Italian restaurant?

Lots of homemade pasta on the menu, fresh bread and house wine ๐Ÿ™‚ Cheap and cheerful.

Whatโ€™s your alternative if you canโ€™t eat Italian?

I like a good burger, and I like Mexican food and/or Spanish tapas. There are some really good places in Edinburgh.

You can only eat at 1 Italian restaurant in Edinburgh for the rest of your life, which one would it be?

Osteria del Tempo Perso.

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Osteria del Tempo Perso

Is there an Italian restaurant you havenโ€™t been to, but want to try?

Many ๐Ÿ™‚ Radici Italian Bistro and Locanda De Gusti are in my top list.

To find out more recommendations from Sara, visit her blog Tales from a Red Suitcase here: https://talesfromaredsuitcase.wordpress.com

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