Archive for the ‘Italy’ Category

Scotland the Best 2012

January 6, 2012

“Fabulous conversion by Victor and Carina Contini of a lofty, pillared Georgian room towards the west end of Edinburgh’s better boulevard into the classiest restaurant on the street and the most stylish joint in town. Passion for food and good service always evident; and they are ubiquitous (although they also run The Scottish Restaurant in Princes St Gardens). Bar and central pizza oven, unexpected combos in a straightforward, oft-changing menu. Great people-watching strip of tabes on the street. 7.30am till LO 10pm (11pm Fri/Sat), 11am-9pm Sun. Bar open late.”

– A recent review from Peter Irvine’s Scotland the Best 2012

Well done team and thanks to all our lovely customers, suppliers and friends for your continued support xx

New Year, New Menu!

January 5, 2012

Happy New Year, Buon Anno to all our dear friends.

Good health in 2012! xx

New Menu for the Festive Season!

December 1, 2011

Christmas has come early at our house!! Today we’ve launched our new Festive Menu, celebrating all the goodness of our winter larder and full of delicious dishes to warm you through! We’ve got something for everyone, including: our favourite Piatto Della Nonna – our festive sharing platter full of Italian flavour and amore from Milano and our dedicated vegetarian and gluten free menu so that everyone can enjoy an authentic taste of Italy this Christmas. An early Buon Natale from all the team at Centotre, we look forward to seeing you soon!




Hogmanay 2011 at Centotre!

October 20, 2011

Begin your evening with a Fireworks cocktail and canapé on arrival, followed by a four course dinner from our Hogmanay menu filled with your favourite dishes and our seasonal specialities. Then welcome in 2012 with our live DJ.

Tickets : £85 per person and include:
Arrival canapé and Fireworks cocktail
Four course menu
Live DJ from 11pm
Glass of prosecco to toast the New Year

Bookings taken from 9pm with dancing until 2am.

Why not make a night of it. We have secured great rates with some leading hotels in the city and would be delighted to provide more information on request.

Book your table today!

Email : reservations@centotre.com | Tel: 0131 225 1550

Centotre – that’s 103 in Italian…

October 4, 2011


Vegetarian and Gluten Free!

September 16, 2011

Fresh, simple, Italian to be enjoyed with ALL your friends and family!!
We’re pleased to be offering not one but two menus (lunch and dinner) with dedicated vegetarian and gluten free options so that everyone can enjoy the fresh taste of Italy no matter your dietary needs. We’re always happy to adjust any dish to suit your requirements, please just ask!! Buon Appetito!

September Menus!

September 6, 2011

Just in time for Autumn, we’ve got not one by two new menus for you! Join us for Lunch or Dinner and enjoy fresh Scottish ingredients with authentic Italian flavours at centotre

Fresh, Simple, Italian. The very best ingredients simply prepared, served fresh and best enjoyed with family and friends. We take fresh local ingredients from our Scottish larder and add authentic Italian flavours delivered direct from the Milano markets weekly, exclusively for us.

From Scotland this month we’ve sourced new season wood pigeon from Burnside Farm in the Tweed Valley, near Kelso. Burnside is family run farm which has been in the Rutherford family since the 12th century! We’re proud to support a wide range of Scottish suppliers, including Peelham Farm in Foulden for our organic veal, Inverurie Gold for our sirloin steak and Carroll’s Heritage in The Borders for our potatoes.

From Italy we receive pallets of our fresh vegetables, several varieties of tomatoes, Mozzarella di Bufala and Burrata. Our Mozzarella di Bufala comes direct from Mondragone in Campagna, it’s made on a Thursday, delivered to Milan on the Friday and is with us on the Monday. You can’t get any fresher than this. Our Burrata comes on the same route direct from Lecce in Puglia.

Buying direct from both our Scottish and Italian suppliers means we cut out the middle men and the warehouses, and ensures we serve only the freshest produce. It’s also a guaranteed investment in the farms and in their people. These choices are key and have always been at the heart of our love of good food. We hope you can taste all the hard work, enthusiasm and commitment invested in all our lovely food. Buon appetito!

Handmade Orecchiette – Puglia Style

August 6, 2011

On our recent family holiday to Italy we were lucky enough to visit the Puglia region and there we found Lucia! Lucia was kind enough to show us how she makes orecchiette, by hand! It’s the way her mother made it, and her mother’s mother before her, and her mother’s mother’s mother before her, and her mother’s mother’s mother’s mother before her…! You get the idea!

Lucia’s family recipe uses semolina flour, fresh egg and a little water to bind. When time’s were tight, eggs were not an option and the family would just use flour and water. Check out the video’s on our Facebook page here – you can see how expertly she mixes, kneads, cuts and shapes the pasta. It’s not as easy as it looks! Trust us! We all had a go. One of the joys of running a family business is we get to work together, share a home together, holiday together and make pasta together!!