Capital Pizza Place Wins Upper Crust Food Award

""According to, “A prestigious food award has been given to a Scottish pizzeria for the very first time.”

“La Favorita in Edinburgh has been crowned with an AA rosette, a prize previously reserved for such high-end eateries as Restaurant Gordon Ramsay and Heston Blumenthal’s Fat Duck. After making a secret visit to the Leith Walk restaurant in September, judges said they were blown away by La Favorita’s traditional wood-burning pizza ovens, fresh use of ingredients and service, Jubilant owner Tony Crolla said: ‘I’ve always believed that being a pizzeria does not mean people should in some way expect basic food.’ The AA rosette comes after La Favorita won the 2008 Pizza Restaurant of the Year at the Pizza Pasta and Italian Food Association Awards.”