Marcella's Italian Pastry Shop, Tollcross, Edinburgh – Dec 2010

20A Brougham Place,
Edinburgh, EH3 9JU
This quirky taverna style bakery/pizzaria serves some of the cheapest food in Edinburgh.  Angelo has a range of pizza’s and pasta’s to keep you well fed and in budget where else can you get Spaghetti Bolognaise to sit in for £3.50? (if you know anywhere else cheap and good to eat please let us know!)
Starters include Garlic Bread (£1.50) or Minestrone Soup (£1.50)
Crisp and garlicky, none of that washed out stuff
Spaghetti Carbonara was priced at £3.50.  Good amount of ham, creamy sauce and a good portion too.
It seemed like the sea had been poured onto this pizza, £5 for the prawn pizza, but it was delicious.  A real bready base but not stodgy, a good tomato base too.  Loved it.
Overall an excellent experience, quirky,cheap and good food.  A great budget choice.  It’s BYOB too, £2 corkage charge.



I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

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