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L' antica Locanda

#110 of 732 Restaurants in York
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33 The Shambles, York YO1 7LX, England
+4401904 670247
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: L'Antica Locanda is a unique, culinary Italian experience not to be...
L'Antica Locanda is a unique, culinary Italian experience not to be missed. Situated as it is on The Shambles in the heart of the City of York, this restaurant has been established for over ten years. Its menu offers an unusual variety of Italian dishes, some of them specialities of Puglia and Sardinia. The atmosphere is about as Italian as you can get and the cosy upstairs restaurant area provides a welcome relief from the hustle and bustle of the busy Shambles, with Italian music and a superb decor transporting the diner straight into 'a piece of Southern Italy'.
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Good for:
Romance
Entertaining clients

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  • 237
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  • 66
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 21
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Amazing

A great wee find after it was recommended while we did a ghost tour of York.... The tour guide said that this Italian restaurant did the best steak in York... Which certainly grabbed my husbands attention due to him being a steak lover...,.. We booked our table by phone and arrived 30 minutes later... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
cuteangel33
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Scotland
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Entertaining clients
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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

A great wee find after it was recommended while we did a ghost tour of York.... The tour guide said that this Italian restaurant did the best steak in York... Which certainly grabbed my husbands attention due to him being a steak lover...,.. We booked our table by phone and arrived 30 minutes later arriving just after 6pm when the... More 

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71 reviews 71 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We visited here as a couple on 11/04/2015. We didn't book but they had two spare tables near the door. I recommend that you book as you will be seated upstairs and this is a very popular restaurant. We ordered the olives and bread and chicken pâté to start. For mains we ordered the chicken and also the mushroom tagliatelle.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

My parter and I arrived without a booking on a Saturday night and were happy to be offered a table which was downstairs. We knew it probably wasn't the best spot in the restaurant but accepted it for what it was as a walk-in. The service was excellent - friendly and efficient. The food - authentic and very tasty. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This place serves great food and offers the truly great friendly Italian service you would expect. On a visit on a Sunday lunch, we were served with a porcini risotto, tomato pasta, chicken breast in lemon sauce and really delicious lobster ravioli. All four plates were incredibly tasty and excellent quality at a reasonable price. All members of staff are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Came across this little restaraunt during a midweek visit to York. At first you think it may be empty as there are a couple of tables downstairs but the main eating area is upstairs. This is a quaint authentic Italian restaraunt with a good choice menu at very reasonable prices. Food was top class good flavours and authentic Italian .... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We stumbled across this Italian whilst in York so called in in the day to book a table so glad we did!amazing food wine and atmosphere will definitely return again !!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The evening was amazing and the food was all on point. L antica Locanda really give the "antica" of the italian culture, and it is an amazing experience. The service too was great and the presentation of the food was really good. Would I go there again? Yes I would

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

My girlfriend and I decided to book after reading good reviews on trip advisor and to be brutally honest we were both very disappointed on the food. My girlfriend had bruschetta to start with and I had salmon and prawns with a marie sauce, to be honest my girlfriend makes a far better bruschetta and my salmon and prawn marie... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Amazing food great service and as always the best feel to the restaurant if your a local or just in york for a day you have to visit this place, came here off the off chance now me and my partner are regulars! A taste of Italy in Yorkshire

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We were there on the 20th of March around 9pm for dinner time, the restaurant was busy, but Gianni the owner managed to find for us a table in a real short time! The chef Massimo came out from the kitchen to say hello and to suggest some delicious Sardinian and Apulian dishes, while Gianni the owner suggested a nice... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 33 The Shambles, York YO1 7LX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: +4401904 670247

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Entertaining clients

Description

L'Antica Locanda is a unique, culinary Italian experience not to be missed. Situated as it is on The Shambles in the heart of the City of York, this restaurant has been established for over ten years. Its menu offers an unusual variety of Italian dishes, some of them specialities of Puglia and Sardinia. The atmosphere is about as Italian as you can get and the cosy upstairs restaurant area provides a welcome relief from the hustle and bustle of the busy Shambles, with Italian music and a superb decor transporting the diner straight into 'a piece of Southern Italy'.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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