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L' antica Locanda

#91 of 653 Restaurants in York
#110 of 736 Places to Eat in York
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33 The Shambles, York YO1 7LX, England
+4401904 670247
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Today
12:00 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, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 245
    Excellent
  • 72
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 18
    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
Evening meal

If you are looking for proper Italian food this is the place to be the food is excellent even the staff are Italian I would definately recommend this place to anyone who loves proper Italian food,

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Daniel G
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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381 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Greenhithe, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We were recommended to this restaurant but very disappointed by the food. The starter was fine but the main course, steak with side dishes of mixed vegetables and sautéed potatoes, was very disappointing. We had to send the vegetables back as they were so over cooked - the potatoes black on several sides and the mixed vegetables cooked to mash.... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

If you are looking for proper Italian food this is the place to be the food is excellent even the staff are Italian I would definately recommend this place to anyone who loves proper Italian food,

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Good food, good service in an intimate, cosy environment. We found this restaurant by chance and were not disappointed. My only gripe was the temperature - it was like a furnace up there. Ice water went down very well!

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We've eaten here twice and it's simply divine - a true authentic Italian! Romantic venue, amazing staff and even better food and wine.

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York, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Situated on the World famous York Shambles this Italian bistro is well established and respected in the City, In an historic property and full of character and atmosphere. The main dining area is located upstairs. The menu and wine list is comprehensive and provides a wide choice for most people (they do not serve pizza but with the selection available... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Wine list was cracking. Nice atmosphere. Friendly staff.. Not too expensive either for what you get.. Was impressed with the food. And to say we ate at nearly 10pm.. Stayed way past closing hours but they were all fine with that will be back again for sure

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Batley, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The restaurant is in an ideal location, giving you a view over The Shambles but somehow managing not to be packed, overpriced or pretentious like some of the more touristy venues. We ate here on a Sunday afternoon to celebrate our anniversary - we both had a pasta dish - I had the seafood pasta and my partner the carne... More 

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York UK
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Very good food and service. Will definitely be eating here again. Great atmosphere and lovely interaction with staff.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We live in London and every time we visit York (regularly every year) we always pay more than just one visit to L'antica Locanda. We're of Italian origin and we generally don't dine out to Italian restaurants as, with L'Antica Locanda as the exception, we're always disappointed. Afterall why dine out unless the food is better than you can get... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Incredible food from an authentic Sardinian Chef and fantastic service from Gianni the owner of L'antica Locanda and Stefano, one of his highly trained service team. A relaxed Saturday evening, 4 happy diners, perfect ambiance and great background Italian music. Paulo Conte serenading us while we ate. Great to see a restaurant that has invested in a high quality Sonos... 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: Entertaining clients, Romantic

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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