Leith History

We are proud of our Vittoria History.

Vittoria on the Walk has been providing delicious Italian food from its family friendly restaurant in Leith for over 45 years. The secret to success? A dedication to providing authentic, traditional Italian dining throughout but it’s also interesting to look at the history of our lovely Leith!

Leith is located on the Firth of Forth in south east Scotland. It was for many centuries Scotland’s premier port. In 1833 it became a separate burgh with its own Town Council. It became part of the City of Edinburgh in 1920.

While the story of Leith is in part the story of Kings and Queens, Merchants and Mariners, it is more the story of the ‘ordinary’ people who lived in Leith and worked in its docks and industries – often in conditions that we would regard as intolerable nowadays.

Vittoria on the Walk has been providing delicious Italian food from its family friendly restaurant in Leith for over 45 years. The secret to success? A dedication to providing authentic, traditional Italian dining throughout.