Divino Enoteca on Merchant Street has reopened following its expansion. Tony Crolla well-known restaurateur celebrates along with his sons Alberto and Leandro.
Tony Crolla owns Divino Enoteca on Merchant Street in Edinburgh – an elegant Italian restaurant oozing with old school charm and hospitality but the Vittoria Group’s owner’s ethos remains the same – simple, quality cooking and ingredients combined with the kind of service that will make customers return again and again.
The 100 seat restaurant is hidden in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, and offers a unique twist on contemporary dining with a wine cellar married to an elegant fine dining Italian restaurant.
Head Chef Francesco Ascrizzi spent his formative years training in his Calabrian birthplace and he has created a seasonal menu which takes a contemporary approach to traditional and authentic Italian flavours.
Francesco said: “It is a menu artfully designed to cater to many palates. You’ll find a generous selection of fresh pasta, as well as seafood, chicken and veal dishes skilfully cooked and served.”
Tony Crolla added: “Divino Enoteca is already one of the most popular spots for romantic dining and get togethers in Edinburgh. We boast an impressive assortment of world wines, we host regular wine tasting evenings allowing customers to sample, appreciate and indulge the flavours of our most famous regions in Italy.”
With awards for ‘best wine list’ and ‘best Italian restaurant in Scotland’ already under its belt, diners can expect a new menu of specials alongside its traditional mix of Italian pasta classics, while there will be an extensive cocktails and fine wine list, served from the sophisticated central bar at the heart of the venue.
Classic cocktails set to please the Edinburgh palate include a Negroni, which mixes Campari with gin, Martini rosso and soda and a Dry Martini served with an olive or a twist. Divino expects to dominate the higher-end Italian market in Edinburgh.
The highly skilled team also offer bespoke wine tasting dinners and can cater for a wide range of events from private dining rooms to weddings and receptions.
The new look restaurant is bathed in soft lighting with comfortable chairs, banquettes and booths, oak floors and a welcoming ambience.
Proudly Italian, this family business combines a passion for food and hospitality with old-school service.