Stefano Pieraccini set to open new Edinburgh restaurant


Scots-Italian Stefano Pieraccini, 25, one of Scotland’s most successful young restauranteurs has announced that Edinburgh’s latest destination Italian restaurant, Rico’s Ristorante, will open its doors to guests at 58A North Castle Street in the New Town on 9th July.

The new 56-cover restaurant and 20-cover bar will open on the former site of The Honours, which was previously owned by Michelin Star Chef Martin Wishart.

Named after his grandfather, Enrico Pieraccini, Rico’s is the latest addition to Stefano’s growing portfolio of restaurants, The Rocca Group, and will create 25 local jobs in the city.

Rico’s aims to attract city centre workers and the New Town community, as well as visitors to the city and will focus on top quality and authentic Italian dishes made with the finest, locally sourced Scottish ingredients, including fresh pasta, made onsite daily.

The bar will be open to non-diners until around midnight as soon as all Covid restrictions have been lifted, offering an extensive cocktail menu and award-winning wine list be supplied by Antinori; one of the most well-known names in Italian winemaking with a history that dates back almost 600 years.

Commenting on the launch of Rico’s, Stefano Pieraccini, said, “We’re really excited to be putting Rico’s on the map as Edinburgh top destination Italian restaurant.

“We think now is the time to bring something really different to Edinburgh city centre. The venue itself will be stylish, desirable and have a great atmosphere, but I also want it to be somewhere guests know they will get excellent, authentic Italian dishes and warm hospitality.

“It’s a great feeling to be announcing some good news after the trials and tests of the pandemic. We can’t wait to welcome guests to Rico’s from 9th July.”

The Rocca Group also includes The Broughton on Edinburgh’s Broughton Street and The Seafood Ristorante in St Andrews.

Stefano’s ambition is to grow his restaurant collection across Scotland and the north of England over the next five years.



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