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Il Paradiso del Cibo

#57 of 732 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
As featured in Best Food in York
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40 Walmgate, York YO1 9TJ, England
01904 611444
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Real and authentic italian food with strong sardinian influence.Good...
Real and authentic italian food with strong sardinian influence.Good selection of home-made fresh pasta , regional italian dishes, fantastic pizzas cooked in a real wood burn pizza oven .large screen tv featuring all the major european leagues games live.Original wine list with all the best sardinian wines at great prices.
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Visitor rating
  • 453
    Excellent
  • 96
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 35
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best restaurant of our trip to UK

One of the best Italian restaurants outside of Italy or maybe inside Italy. They made the risotto to order, and perfectly done. Pizza was excellent. Pastas made fresh every day.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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lawrence, ks
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lawrence, ks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

One of the best Italian restaurants outside of Italy or maybe inside Italy. They made the risotto to order, and perfectly done. Pizza was excellent. Pastas made fresh every day.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Visited here based on TA reviews and was not disappointed. The food and service was excellent with the staff very friendly and welcoming. It was busy with a few couples so the tables were very close but we didn't seem to mind as the restaurant was quite loud. Also the food isn't $$$, its reasonably priced. However, the drinks are... More 

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We visited this restaurant in July last year and we were not disappointed with this meal. The food is consistently delicious, fresh flavours of typical Italian food - the house vino was very good also and went down a treat!! The restaurant is small with an intimate feel but with a general buzz which adds to the atmosphere. Staff are... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

Despite its puzzling $$$ rating, the food was very cheap and unbelievably delicious. The atmosphere was great too – loud laughter, music, bustle and wonderful smells. Everything was authentically Italian, including the staff, who gave great recommendations about what to choose! Eat here for a fun and tasty meal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Tiny little restaurant in the outskirts of York, a complete hidden gem, never had a bad meal there. Prices are very reasonable, just make sure you book, specially during peak time

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Authentic Italian food, friendly service and good prices. Always busy hand we walked past several times at different times of day

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Hawkinge, Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I was warned that this wasn't a place for an intimate meal for two but as a lone traveller i need a bit of interaction and this place has more life than you can shake a stick at! Classed as Italian but chef's from Sardinia - go for suckling pig, and the muscles, for two real treats.

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washington
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13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

It's easy to walk right by this restaurant. The name is "Il Paradiso del Cibo" but the awning covers the name, and what's painted on the front window is "Da Paolo."To add to the confusion, Google Maps shows its address as being on the side street Dixon's Yard, but the entrance is actually on Walmgate. We walked past it twice... More 

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Thorne, null, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

As some other reviewers on Tripadvisor have pointed out, this restaurant certainly doesn’t look like very much from outside on the street. However when you cross through that doorway, you are no longer in York but transported to Italy, along with the warmest welcome to a restaurant you have ever had in your life! The staff are so friendly and... More 

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

From the outside this place looks unprepossessing, but it's definitely worth an investigation. Tasty food and good wine served without pomp. We ate and enjoyed two starters instead of main courses. For a Monday lunch time the places was buzzing.with both locals and visitors.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 40 Walmgate, York YO1 9TJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: 01904 611444

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 61
  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

Real and authentic italian food with strong sardinian influence.Good selection of home-made fresh pasta , regional italian dishes, fantastic pizzas cooked in a real wood burn pizza oven .large screen tv featuring all the major european leagues games live.Original wine list with all the best sardinian wines at great prices.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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