The Italian Way
Fresh food and great wine
A restaurant with an Italian heart, here in Edinburgh.
Discover our authentic Italian food and wines,
made with love and served with care.
We love seeing you happy.
You can also take your pick from our great range of Italian wines – selected by Marco, our wine list also changes regularly and includes some pretty special bottles from some of our favourite wineries.
Book a table inside and settle down to enjoy a warm welcome, or make the most of summer sunshine on our outside terrace. And if you’d rather enjoy our food and wine at home, everything is available for collection or delivery to your door.
Our dishes are all cooked to order, using the finest Italian pasta and the best quality ingredients. This is real Italian food, reflecting the flavours and favourite dishes that we grew up with.
You can enjoy our full menu every day, starting with antipasti and moving on to our authentic pasta dishes, classics and pinsa – the Roman style pizza that’s been a hit since we first brought it to Edinburgh. Pick contorni if you’d like some side dishes to accompany, and for a sweet end to your meal, don’t forget the dolce.
If you’re joining us at lunchtime, we also offer our Semplice menu – great food at a great price.
If you prefer to enjoy Tempo Perso at home, you can order food and wine for collection. Just click on the link below, make your choice and select the date and time when you’d like to pick up, or opt for delivery direct to your door.
We’ve added a little festive flair with our new Christmas menu, served from 27 November.
From classic Beef Carpaccio to Truffle Pasta, Slow-Cooked Lamb or Seabass Fillets, there’s something special to tempt you at every course – even a limited edition Goat’s Cheese & Caramelised Onion Pinsa.
And because everyone deserves a treat or two at this time of year, you can finish your meal with our special dessert – Pandorino. This traditional sponge cake from Veneto is topped with custard sauce and served with vanilla ice cream – a sweet way to finish your festive meal.
They’re all on the menu every day from 27 November to 31 December, along with all of our Tempo Perso favourites – book your table and start the countdown to Christmas, the Italian way!
We have a passion for wine and are proud to bring some fantastic Italian wine to Edinburgh for the first time.
Our wine list focuses just on Italian wine, and includes everything from fizz through to red, white and rosé wine.
We search for something different, interesting, and always delicious – many of our wines are organic and vegan, all produced by Italian wineries who really care about what they do.
We receive new deliveries weekly, so look out for our latest wine list, or sign up to our mailing list and be the first to know when something special arrives.
If you’re looking for something new or don’t know where to start, just get in touch – Marco loves nothing more than finding the perfect wine for you.
Home delivery of our wine selection is available across Edinburgh.
Selected wines are available to order online, or you can email email@example.com and we’ll be in touch.
Feast @ Tempo Perso
A series of very special evenings, celebrating the best in Italian food and wines.
Enjoy our five course menu, with matched wines to accompany each dish, specially chosen by Marco.
Expect a truly generous feast – a party to celebrate the food and wine that we love.
Vino & Mortadella
Join us for a taste of Italy – pop in and sample wines from some of our favourite wineries, and enjoy our pinsa + mortadella alongside.
It’s a fun, informal way to taste something new and enjoy an afternoon the Italian way! Look out for details of our next Vino & Mortadella event via social media.
Celebrate a special birthday, anniversary or other occasion the Italian way!
Tempo Perso is available for private hire – whether you’d like Prosecco and cicchetti for a crowd, or a sit-down feast of your favourites, we can help.
We love to see you happy, so we’ll do everything we can to make sure it’s a special occasion for everyone. Get in touch to chat through ideas and to get a date in the diary.