Bar Leo Restaurant

About Us


Bar Leo first opened its doors in September 1999 as an Italian restaurant. Formerly known as the Red Lion Inn, it was a thriving public house in Linlithgow for many years. Customers often come in and start reminiscing about how they spent their days drinking or being entertained in the skittle alley in the back of the restaurant.


Set in the heart of Linlithgow’s high street and a short drive from Edinburgh, we cater for all types of diners in our restaurant. Be it from a coffee with a snack and business lunches to intimate candlelit dinners and family gatherings, we will always endeavour to accommodate you and your guests, whatever the occasion.

In a relaxed and recently renovated surroundings, where your comfort is given priority, enjoy our classical Italian a la carte menu with a modern flair together with a wide choice of carefully selected award winning Italian wines with the knowledge that we strive for perfection and continuously aim to better ourselves to give you a memorable time in our restaurant.

Service with friendly and non intrusive staff, we are only too happy for any special requests you may have.

Owner and staff

Having returned from running one of Glasgow’s top Italian restaurants, owner Gianni Grolla has been running Italian restaurants since 1990. Working with food and the public for all of his years, he knows only too well what you expect when you go out and dine and does so with passion which shines through all of our staff too.

Attention to detail is what sets this restaurant aside from others. Customers are often overwhelmed when, returning to the restaurant, staff remember their names an drinks.

Food and wine

There are restaurants and there are good restaurants, and, to be the latter, the use of fresh and top quality ingredients, whether local or uniquely sourced and imported from Italy is a must. A great amount of time is spent choosing top value wines from Italy’s many wine producers and believe our wine list offers something for everyone.