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L' antica Locanda

33 The Shambles, York YO1 7LX, England
+4401904 670247
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Ranked #79 of 719 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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'.
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Simply one of the best Italian restaurants I have ever eaten at! The food is delicious and the staff is very attentive, polite and always smiling. They make you feel like you are in their home. This is going to be my new place to eat every week!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

Ate here last year with my wife, whilst the food was ok the upstairs room was very warm and at just over 6 foot tall the seating arrangement was cramped with the back of my chair touching that of the lady behind

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Stopped in mid Christmas shopping for a bite to eat with the family and had a lovely seafood pasta and a glass of wine. House wine was very tasty and a reasonable price. They didn't scrimp on the seafood in the pasta either - plenty of mussels, prawns and squid! Very tasty food and perfect portion size for lunch. Would... More 

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We decided on a selection of cuisines to choose for our Christmas office meal but the majority went for Italian, something easy so I went along with it. Went to the above restaurant because a few members of staff were Italian and it was highly recommended. Everything was going fine we were all having a nice time, wonderful starters etc... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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38 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Had a very pleasant Italian meal here on a recent trip to York. Delightful intimate restaurant in the Shambles. Bit disconcerting on arrival when the young waitress wasn't sure if we had in fact booked. We had so was shown to our table by the charming Italian waiters who chatted away in Italian whilst we were seated. Started with bruschetta... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

2 of us had a lovely meal here midweek between Christmas and New Year. wine list was extensive, though fairly pricey with the cheapest bottle starting at £17. Menu was also very wide ranging and offered plenty of choice for vegetarians. Service was friendly and efficient, would certainly eat here again.

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Had a fabulous meal here to celebrate our wedding anniversary. It is quickly apparent that booking is essential (luckily we had) as this restaurant is very popular and also has very loyal return customers. We were greeted by very friendly staff and our starter, main course and dessert all arrived in a very timely manner. We were not rushed in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Visiting York with family, we ate here as all the places we normally eat at were full. So glad this happened, although small it has a wonderful atmosphere. The staff were very friendly, and one guy;who I think was the owner was especially welcoming. It felt like we were dining with friends. It has a very intimate atmosphere, but is... More 

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Worksop, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We dropped on this beautiful quaint little family run italian restaurant by asking a local taxi driver to suggest one. On the shambles in York, we called in at lunchtime to book for the evening, thank goodness we did this or we would not have experienced this most fabulous place, as it would have been booked. The food was to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

We've walked past this restaurant a few times and decided to go for my birthday meal and we were not disappointed! Both me and my husband had delicious food, shared a lovely bottle of wine and really enjoyed the atmosphere! The waiters were brilliant and gave great service. We will definitely be returning!!

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Additional Information about L' antica Locanda

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

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