Bacco Edinburgh

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Bacco – Wine bar and merchants

The classic ‘try before you buy’ Italian wine experience in Edinburgh. In my home town it’s unique (to my knowledge) although I came across a similar offering recently in Bologna.

Edinburgh has a rich Italian culture (with many Italians settling here post WWII in particular). Try Valvonna and Crolla for the authentic deli experience on Elm Row in Leith and Margiotta is a city wide chain of slightly more affordable delis (there’s one a few doors up from Bacco).

You’ll not learn much from Bacco’s website, but take it from me: it’s a delightful, tiny cafe bar in Dundas Street just at the north of The New Town as you head towards the Botanical Gardens.

The owner’s focus is on the best of Italian (and particularly Tuscan) wines and olive oils. You’ll be served sumptuous olives with your tasting glass of wine and, if you like it, buy a bottle to take away with you.

They have wifi, so it’s a great off-the beaten-track place to hang out and check your email/do some work if you’re here on business.

Not well known; should be better known.

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36 Dundas Street, Edinburgh

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Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00


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