11 Multrees Walk, 0131 557 0088
NEAR: five minutes from Assembly Rooms
Sassy offspring of the venerable Valvona and Crolla, VinCaffe is a smart, stylish Italian that makes the most of the seasons. The menu should suit both ladies who lunch and those with more robust appetites. A couple of tapas style snacks such as the calamari and a trio of crostini plus a glass of wine are yours for a tenner. More substantial choices could include the crab linguine or the chicken breast pan-fried in extra virgin olive oil with Prosciutto di Parma, fresh sage, white wine and garlic, served with cabbage sautéed with pancetta. Thanks to a complicated looking bar contraption that keeps opened bottles fresh, VinCaffe offers a wide range of wines by the glass.