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L' antica Locanda

33 The Shambles, York YO1 7LX, England
1904 670 247
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Ranked #52 of 672 restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Brisbane
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We did a night walk of York and went looking for somewhere to eat. We were lucky to have found this eatery. the restaurant was full but they asked us to wait a few (Italian) minutes and were were seated. before the entry could be served a better table became available and we were asked if we would like to... More

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Suffolk
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156 reviews 156 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

A quaint Italian Restaurant, we chose it because it was busy, it was busy because it is excellent. We enjoyed red wine and veal meals, cooked from scratch. Service is slow but the servers are funny and friendly.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Just loved the welcome, the food, the atmosphere, the service, particularly the fact that it was real Italian and not a plastic imitation. Enjoyed meeting the owner from Pula (and his girlfriend) and David from Florence who looked after us so well.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We had a fantastic lunch with friends. The sauces are intense and authentic. The ingredients fressh, local, and full of flavour. The bread crusty and tasty. It's obviously an Italian-family-run restaurant, utterly unlike the chain restaurants littering the centre of York. We'll probably make a special trip back to York before long for another meal even though it means travelling... More

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York
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52 reviews 52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This is our favourite restaurant in York. Staff are friendly, helpful and at times a little eccentric which all adds to the ambience of the place. The meal we had last night was superb, the calves liver was to die for and my prawn starter was just fantastic. Well done to Gio and his team, keep up the good work.

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Lincoln
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We have been here twice now and just love the traditional Italian atmosphere. The food is varied and authentic and the staff are just wonderful, nothing is too much trouble and they are very friendly. I wouldn't say the food is outstanding but it is tasty and there is plenty of it. If you want a relaxed Italian restaurant with... More

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York, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Usually I do not go on trip advisor but what I can say is THAT the meal was fantastic, and the staff was very friendly and professional, with a very romantic atmosphere. thanks to L'Antica Locanda for a wonderful evening, surely my husband and I we will come back soon! Highly reccomended

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scotland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014 via mobile

We came to this restaurant, on a recommendation from a friend. We were visiting York for a few days holiday & chose this restaurant for my birthday tea. The food was alright. Husbands prawn cocktail said 'with cherry tomatoes' not ONE was to be seen. My bruschetta was fairly dry, but added oil & vinaigrette, & this helped. My chicken... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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109 reviews 109 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We had heard about the restaurant from friends but came here when our original booking (for another place) was cancelled. Apart from the slight wait downstairs (we did arrive slightly early and the restaurant is on the small side) everything went brilliantly. the service was superb and the people certainly have a passion for their food and wine. The veal... More

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Horncastle, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The service was brilliant - we had our 6 month old baby with us and they bent over backwars to help - very child friendly. Meal was unmistakeably traditional Italian, wine was very good. A little on the pricey side but we had a wonderful experience.

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