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Tempo Perso is an independent Italian restaurant and wine bar owned by the Iacobelli family. Marco Iacobelli now calls Edinburgh home – he is deeply invested in sharing and promoting the true essence of Italian food and hospitality. He is passionate about celebrating the fresh food and fine wine he grew up enjoying in Italy. Remaining true to his roots, means keeping it simple but eternally pleasing. As such, the ethos of Tempo Perso was born – Simple is Beautiful. In April 2014 the people of Edinburgh were first invited to taste and embrace a true Italian dining experience. A concept that was first born in Italy in 2003. Osteria del Tempo Perso was created with love by the Iacobelli family 15 years ago in Casalvieri. As well as importing artisan ingredients from their home farm in Italy, the family have since enhanced their menu with the finest produce from Scotland’s larder.  Experience Tempo Perso today – great food, great wine, great times!

The Iacobelli family take food very seriously and this passion is reflected in the evolution of the Tempo Perso menu. The popular daily specials menu, further emphasises the focus on fresh, culinary delights. So whether you’d like to sample Scotland’s most impressive (and largest) Italian wine list alongside a delicious antipasti sharing board or tuck in to a beautiful handmade pasta dish – your palate will be seduced within this charming space.

Ravioli Cacio e Pepe Porcini & Noci
Seafood Pasta
Tempo Perso Sharing Board
Papparedelle Polpette
Risotto Beetroot, Gorgonzola & Salsiccia
Bruschetta Classica
Bruschetta Tricolore
Lasagna di Mamma

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At Tempo Perso, we have a serious passion for wine! Within the cosy confines of this family run restaurant, is one of Scotland’s largest Italian wine lists. Inspired by the traditional, neighbourhood Osteria’s of Italy – Marco Iacobelli can be found regularly introducing his guests to exclusive flavours from Italy’s finest vineyards.

Marco loves a wine that tells a good story. Perhaps about a place, a time, a memory or a special winemaker. Whether beginner, or expert, come and share the wine love at Tempo Perso, where you can try wines from some of the greatest wineries, combined with delicious food, carefully matched to accompany our wine list.

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If you’re planning to gather a group of people you adore, Tempo Perso is the perfect location for your event.  As we all know, Italians bring an effortless elegance to hosting and the team and menu at Tempo Perso embody this national stereotype. Whether it’s a birthday celebration, relaxed dinner party, family anniversary or charity function, we can create a bespoke experience to impress your guests. We also host regular live music and wine tasting events – keep an eye on our Facebook page for the latest happenings at Tempo Perso.

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208 Bruntsfield Place | EH10 4DE
T: 0131 221 1777

Piazza san rocco 13
03034 | casalvieri (fr) | italia