Rico’s Pasta Bar is an exciting new concept restaurant brought to the Bonnie & Wild Scottish Marketplace by The Rocca Group.
The pasta bar is the latest addition to the Rocca Group’s portfolio, which also includes The West Room and The Broughton, both favourites with Edinburgh locals for stylish drinks and delicious plates made with Italian flare. Rico’s Pasta Bar will give guests a ‘taste’ of Rico’s, a destination Italian restaurant and bar which is set to open on North Castle Street in July.
Building on the high standards he grew up with, owner Stefano Pieraccini and his team combine an eye for new trends with an unwavering commitment to quality. Named after his grandfather, Enrico Pieraccini, Rico’s and Rico’s Pasta Bar will have their own unique character and stand-out style, connected by a shared passion for the very best food and drink, professional service and bringing Italian traditions to the modern day.
Previous winner of ‘Pasta Chef of the Year’ in 2019, Chef Francesco Ascrizzi will be serving up some of the freshest pasta dishes made daily with locally-sourced Scottish ingredients of the highest quality. Originally from Calabria, Italy, Francesco has a long history of working in some of Edinburgh’s top establishments, including Restaurant Mark Greenaway, the Michelin-star restaurant Plumed Horse and most recently, he was head chef of Divino Enoteca restaurant and wine bar.
With his enhanced knowledge and understanding of local ingredients and relationships with suppliers, Francesco will be serving up a menu which will consist of four dishes, with a daily special and side options.
Mains from £8.00, sides from £4.00.