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  • Writer's pictureSharon Wilson


Design will be playful and flamboyant

The Vittoria Group, famous for Bertie's, Taste of Italy, Vittoria and Divino, will open Antonietta, next month. The new restaurant replaces the much-loved La Favorita restaurant which closed last month. The new eatery, scheduled to open on December 3rd, promises a flamboyant design reflecting the passion of Italy. The design will be bold with contrasting and clashing styles across two dining rooms to create a celebratory space that reflects Antonietta's fun cuisine and lively atmosphere. The aim is to create and instagram-friendly setting and connect with a younger clientele.

A popping yolk pizza with cacio e pepe sauce,

Dishes will be served on hand painted plates from Amalfi and include Beef & Nduja Mafaldine pasta and a popping yolk Pizza with Cacio e pepe sauce, Fior di Latte & Pancetta strips. A Limeoncello and Pink Gin slushy and organic wines will be included on the drinks list. All of Antoietta's ingredients will be sourced as locally as possible, or direct from small suppliers in Italy.

Vittoria Group Director Leandro Crolla said: "We have fought with tram works on Leith Walk for years; nevertheless, there is now light at the end of the tunnel as we say goodbye to La Favorita Restaurant after 17 years, we welcome Antonieta - a loud and bold Italian eatery that serves a 'new look' neighborhood. The pizzeria brand lives on in our takeaway and home delivery businesses under our La Favorita Delivered, which continues to thrive in the city". Studio So, an Edinburgh-based commercial interior design firm, was commissioned earlier this Autumn to create the new look of this 140-seat restaurant space. Michelle Ridley, Director at Studio So said: “Antonietta's creative concept was born directly from ‘La Famiglia’. The strong family orientated Italian culture and the deep bonds of family members. We want to stay true to the group's traditional family roots and warm Italian hospitality, while celebrating the much-loved Italian extroverted, passionate, and bold personality.”

Crab Linguini

Earlier this year, the multi award winning Vittoria Group announced changes to their pizza delivery brand La Favorita Delivery to offer a future design and a more affordable menu as part of their ongoing research and development. Their takeaway site on Leith Walk beside Antonietta was redesigned internally with a contemporary look to match new branding and menus. La Favorita Delivered continues to operate 7 days a week in Edinburgh Central. Antonietta will open on December 3rd 2022 at 325-331 Leith Walk, Edinburgh EH6 8SA Scotland. Sign up for first access to bookings at

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