Locanda de Gusti – New Location for Edinburgh Restaurant

Following a short relocation hiatus, Locanda de Gusti re-opened its doors on Dalry Road on Monday 19 May.  Chef proprietor Rosario Sartore and wife Maria have created a relaxed and welcoming interior in which to serve their authentic southern Italian food.

The couple, renowned for their genuine Italian hospitality and respect for traditional recipes and techniques, have been part of the Edinburgh dining scene for almost 30 years.  Edinburgh-born Maria hails from a family of restaurant owners whilst Rosario, who was born and raised in Naples, started his culinary career in the capital in 1986 aged just 15.

Rosario commented: “Our approach of serving simple, good ingredients remains the same despite our relocation.  Our menus showcase a fantastic array of authentic dishes from Naples.  The kind of food I grew up with!”

Using authentic ingredients like Gragnano pasta, scamorza, and tomatoes carefully sourced and imported from Italy, as well as top-quality meat, fish and seafood from Scotland, Rosario creates traditional Italian dishes such as linguine à pescatora, provola dei poveri and babà salsiccia e friarielli as well as ‘specialties of the day’.  In addition, Locanda de Gusti serves a selection of gluten-free pastas and desserts.

Editors’ Notes

Locanda de Gusti

102 Dalry Road

Edinburgh EH11 2DW

Tel: 0131 346 8800

Email: locandadegusti@gmail.com

www.locandadegusti.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Locanda-De-Gusti/

Twitter: @LocandaDG

 

Opening Times

Sunday: closed

Monday: 5pm-10.30pm

Tuesday to Friday: 12pm-2.30pm / 5pm-10.30pm

Saturday: 12.00pm-10.30pm

 

About Locanda de Gusti

Locanda de Gusti began life in 2006 on Edinburgh’s East London Street before owners Rosario and Maria Sartore relocated to Dalry Road in May 2014. The 30-cover restaurant serves authentic Neapolitan dishes 6 days a week.

 

Sample dishes

Parmiggiana di melanzane

Aubergine layered with tomato and buffalo mozzarella

Polipo e cetrioli

Octopus carpaccio with a cucumber citronette

Spigola alla aqua pazza

Sea bass poached in a lightly-herbed broth

Agnello Scozzese farcito con pancetta e menta

Scotch lamb with pancetta and fresh mint

Raviolone con provolone D.O.P. e crudo

Home-made ravioli filled with provolone D.O.P. and Parma ham

 

About Rosario Sartore

Chef proprietor Rosario Sartore, 42, grew up in Naples with his extended family.  Life for the young Rosario revolved around food.  With 9 children, all vying to be crowned best cook each mealtime, Rosario quickly learned the traditions and techniques that go into creating southern Italian dishes.  He arrived in Edinburgh in 1986 at the age of 15, following in the footsteps of his 2 older brothers who had already made the trip to the capital to pursue their culinary careers.

Disillusioned by the ingredients used and dishes served in his first job at an Italian restaurant in Edinburgh, Rosario was determined to one day serve the authentic Italian food of his childhood in Scotland.  In 1999 his dream became a reality with the opening of La Partenope on Dalry Road.

Since then, Rosario has been cooking the way he was taught by his mother and aunt in Naples, making daily purchases and creating menus depending on the ingredients available.  By importing Denominazione di Origine Protetta (D.O.P) artisan produce from Italy and combining them with prime Scottish ingredients, Rosario is able to recreate authentic dishes from southern Italy.

In October 2013 Rosario was presented with a prestigious Ospitalita’ Italiana Ristoranti nel Mondo award by the Italian Chamber of Commerce.  He is a member of the Federation of Italian Chefs.

 

Awards

Scottish Restaurant Awards 2009 – Best Italian Restaurant

2 AA Rosettes award in 2010-11 /2011-12 /2012-13 and 2013-14 (the only Italian restaurant in Scotland with this accolade in those years)

Ospitalita’ Italiana – Ristoranti nel Mondo 2013-14

 

Media contact:

Lee MacGregor at Mitchell MacGregor Public Relations

lee@mitchellmacgregorpr.com / 0131 2261442 / 07801 286005