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L' antica Locanda

#95 of 676 Restaurants in York
#112 of 762 Places to Eat 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, Lunch, Dinner, 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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  • 76
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 20
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  • 21
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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
Friendly and welcoming in an excellent location

Had a lovely meal in this very good authentic Italian restaurant. we were lucky enough to be sat in a window seat and were able to watch the world go by. My partner loves the ambiance that seems to ooze from this restaurant but unfortunately I am not able to eat pasta. Fortunately they have a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
GreyBlade
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Had a lovely meal in this very good authentic Italian restaurant. we were lucky enough to be sat in a window seat and were able to watch the world go by. My partner loves the ambiance that seems to ooze from this restaurant but unfortunately I am not able to eat pasta. Fortunately they have a menu with several items... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was featured in the York Press some years ago, it has not lost any of its magic. Location, excellent, the greeting on entry was warm and friendly, ambience is relaxed and authentic , service excellent, food was delicious , what more can I say, is definitely on our regular visit list.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Lovely small Italian in the historic Shambles area of York. Amazing food and atmosphere. Highly recommended, in fact we have booked again for later this week!

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Melbourne
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We found this place by chance and we really loved it. Nice staff who looked after us very well. Our main courses were of the best quality, one lobster ravioli and one gambieri provinciale. Good range of wine. Eating a meal in The Shambles at York added a special atmosphere to the occasion. But the meals we had would compare... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Food was delicious. Staff all really nice. Nice vibe going on, and a very retro playlist. Would Deffo recommend!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Really good traditional Italian food clearly with Italian staff. Soups and pastas tasty. Didn't try pizza. Very friendly and good service.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Delicious food and great location on The Shambles. Service was very good and the owner/manager was a great character with many stories to tell! Would definitely recommend.

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Amazing food, top quality, I live in Italy and the food is better here!! The owner is professional and friendly.

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Taunton
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We had a lovely meal with good service in this quaint and romantic restaurant. Plenty of choice on the menu and there is also a specials board. The mussels and fish were beautiful and my dinner partner had the veal which went down well.

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York, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

My wife and I have been here several times and loved every time, but we came last night to celebrate my wife's new job, the food surpassed all expectations. My starter of marinated fish was superb followed by veal and my wife had the lobster ravioli. We left walking on air, can't wait to return, best Italian in York.

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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: Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions

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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