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November 24, 2017
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New pizza restaurants: Vapiano has opened in Edinburgh.

New pizza restaurants in Glasgow? We got ’em. New pizza restaurants in Edinburgh? We got them too.

Starting with Glasgow, Pizza East is posed to join the pizza party.

Located in the former Bank of Scotland on Dennistoun’s Duke Street, the new place aims to open within a fortnight.

They are keeping their powder dry at the moment but we understand that the restaurant will have a stripped down, industrial feel mixed with handmade, rustic, wooden furniture.

More news as we get it.

New pizza restaurants in Edinburgh

Zapping across the M8, @pizza is due to have its official opening this weekend.

Located on Charlotte Lane, in Edinburgh’s West End, @pizza has big ambitions.

They believe in ‘shaking things up, forging your own path and standing up for your ideals’. Apparently, they aim to create ‘a valiant counter culture’ and challenge ‘the world as we know it’.

High expectations for a pizza joint. But, before we get too snarky, BrewDog made similar promises and had a similar rebellious attitude.

And they’ve done alright.

Cooking a pizza in 90 seconds seems to be @pizza’s USP. Their thin base pizza are cooked at a little over 300 degrees centigrade on a conveyor belt oven.

They offer eight off the shelf pizza or customers can design their own.

Freestyle your pizza

Freestylers can choose their dough, their cheese and the type of topping they want: veggie or protein.

And once their creation has been cooked it can be finished with fourteen different toppings ranging from Kalamata olives to balsamic glaze.

Apparently, there are some 56,000 different permutations so even the most regular of customers won’t get bored.

All of the pizza are priced at £9.50. Unless you order king prawns which attract a £2 supplement.

Local beers, Italian wines and self serve craft sodas with flavours such as mango and blood orange complete the picture.

Staying in Edinburgh, Franco Manca is to open its first Scottish outlet in Edinburgh.

The sourdough pizza restaurant will take up residence on St Andrews Square, the location of choice for chain restaurants keen to set up in the capital.

The 5pm Dining blog was at the opening of Vapiano last night.

Selling pizza, pasta, salads and antipasti, the Germany-based chain is on South St David Street. Just around the corner from… you guessed it St Andrews Square.

New pizza restaurants in Glasgow

We’ll have a full blog next week. We understand that Glasgow is next with the former HMV on Buchanan Street earmarked.

The 5pm Dining blog is also intrigued to learn of a new Malaysian place opening on Glasgow’s Claremont Street.

There are few details at the moment apart from the fact that it will be called Nonya.