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Valvona and Crolla - Edinburgh, Edinburgh and the Lothians


Small cafe attached to famous Edinburgh deli.

Style of food on offer: Deli / Sandwiches, Italian
Parking: Street Parking
Bar Facilities: Wine / beer

Review Summary

Valvona and Crolla has received 3 reviews, giving the following average ratings (out of 10 - higher is better):


The reviews can be seen in full below these details.

Recommended dishes: Pannecotta... Puddings and coffee.

Address and Contact Details

19 Elm Row
Edinburgh and the Lothians

Telephone: 0131 556 6066
Opening Hours: Mon - Sat

Other Information

Dress code: Casual

Hoseasons Country Cottages

Customer Reviews for Valvona and Crolla - Edinburgh

Gorgeous lunches in Edinburgh's most famous deli - review added on Mon 13th Dec 1999

Delicious fresh made Italian sandwiches and snacks in a lively cafe at the back of this bustling deli. Produce is shipped in daily from Italy, and the bread is made fresh on the premises. A lovely spot for lunch, but be aware that it gets very busy at weekends and you may have a wait (you'll no doubt find something in the shop to keep you occupied, though). Highly recommended, and a local favourite.
Overall: 8
Food: 10
Service: 8
Ambiance: 8

Recommended Dishes: Pannecotta...
Festival rip off - review added on Wed 21st Aug 2002

As a regular of V&C I am really angry at the rip off that is their festival menu. Ok we all know that they play on quality and I don't mind paying for that, but this special menu takes the tourist biscuit for bare faced cheek for inflated prices.The limited menu on the face of it offers a range of choices, however prices for starters hitting the £8 mark, leave an unpleasant taste. Main courses at £18 make me feel really queezy.I chose pork tenderloin, which on arrival took the form of one slice of fatty roast pork on a sea of watery, underseasoned mash. The pork had two bites of meat, the mash, inedible.Staff make matters worse by lacking any concern and taking far too long to clear.Luckily puddings and coffee remain top notch. Had I not been with friends I would have been more forthcoming to management in respect of my anger at their end product. It's a cafe for crying out loud. Not a three michelin star restaurant. I won't be back, my friends won't be back.
Overall: 2
Food: 4
Service: 4
Ambiance: 6

Recommended Dishes: Puddings and coffee.
Desperately overpriced - review added on Thu 29th May 2003

V and C may be one of the greatest deli's known to man, but as a sit down experience they really are taking the mickey. An overpriced menu offering a range that is available in many of the cities bars ensures that the meal will not be repeated.It's shameless that such a good name can fleece it's paying customers in such a way.
Overall: 2
Food: 4
Service: 4
Ambiance: 6

Recommended Dishes: none

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