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Il Castello will be closed from the 19th March until the 26th March. We look forward to seeing you when we re-open!


Edinburgh, Tuesday 26 May 2015

Giuseppe Votta 6 January 1960 – 22 May 2015

It is with extreme sadness that Il Castello Restaurant announces the recent passing of its founder and proprietor Giuseppe Votta. Giuseppe lost his year long battle with cancer last Friday. During the past 25 years since Giuseppe first opened the doors of Il Castello a truly remarkable institution has been created. Customers not only from Scotland but equally from across the world have been served what Giuseppe boasted was the “Best Italian food from the Best Italian Restaurant in the Universe”.

Indeed, many of you have returned on numerous occasions over the years due to the flowing love and charm of this wonderful person who possessed an almighty kind heart. In his final days Giuseppe expressed his gratitude to everyone, and his wish is that Il Castello continues his legacy.

We love you Giuseppe and we shall miss you dearly. God Bless You.


This Edinburgh institution has had a long deserved face lift.

Il Castello is looking more refined, bright and airy with white walls dotted with monochrome photos, gilded cornicing, stone and wooden floors, new tables and chairs.

The atmosphere is good humoured and manager Eliana has been known to burst into song.



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