Eating good quality gluten free food, mainly in Edinburgh


Edinburgh gluten free pizza

Are you looking for the best gluten free pizza in Edinburgh?  Well, here is a good round-up to help you find a takeaway or a pizza restaurant. Whether it is a Sunday night family meal out or a quick hit pizza delivery, there are plenty of options in Edinburgh to eat pizza and eat it well.

We have a long history of Scots Italians and they are some of the most dynamic and creative people, particularly when it comes to food! So do not eat rubbish, eat wonderful Italian pizzas!

Here is a scoop up of some of the best gluten free pizza in Edinburgh:

La Favorita

350 Morningside Road – 0131 447 4000
325-331 Leith Walk – 0131 555 5564

La Favorita is part of the Vittoria family: a range of restaurants around the city including family-focused classics and the highly recommended Divino Enoteca (wait for a review). La Favorita is the pizzeria element and there is one restaurant on Leith Walk and a delivery option in Morningside. In my view these are the best delivered gluten free pizzas in town. They also do GF pasta and some desserts.


28-30 Grassmarket
0131 225 6464

Mamma’s is a bit of an Edinburgh institution: well packed tables, well priced and speedy service. Italians seem to do gluten free well and Mamma’s is no exception. This is a nice restaurant with Italian style take-it-or-leave-it service, but usually with a smile. A good spot for a relaxed meal when in town.

Pizza Express

Restaurants all over town, see website for details

Pizza Express needs little or no introduction: a good, well thought out chain offering quality food, friendly and efficient service and an ever-changing vibrant menu. Look on the website and you will see that Pizza Express has a full (and extensive!) GF menu. The pizza is good and almost as good as the non GF one. This chain gets it right on menus, atmosphere and service – and of course, gluten free dining!

Victor and Carina Contini Restorante

103 George Street – 0131 225 1550

Formerly known as Centotre, this Edinburgh lovely is a superb restaurant offering the best in Italian cooking and style. Rebranded to fit within the expanding Contini empire, it is no less impressive and continues to charm with the choices and quality of food offered. GF options are really clearly marked and the pizza is, naturally, extremely good. I choose Contini again and again, whether for a meeting over coffee, a Christmas dinner or a business lunch.

Contini also runs the lovely Scottish Café within the National Galleries and the new Cannonball Café on Castlehill – each of these also has gluten free options, though not necessarily pizza! They are all worth visiting.


236 Leith Walk, EH6 5EL –  0131 554 6539

I usually only review places I have visited, but I have tried to go to Origano so many times, it is not fair to leave it out when the non-visits have been my fault.  Plus, I have been told by others that the gluten free pizza is really good here and is one of the best gluten free pizzas in Edinburgh.  An attractive cafe / restaurant on Leith Walk, this place gets busy at the weekend.  But they also do takeaway and delivery.

Other good gluten free pizza can be found at places such as Zizzi’s, Gusto and Giuliano’s.  I believe Domino’s does a gluten free pizza delivery too, but I have never tried it.