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L' antica Locanda

33 The Shambles, York YO1 7LX, England
+4401904 670247
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Ranked #60 of 712 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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Restaurant details
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
  • Italian first
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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Upminster, United Kingdom
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57 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I have to start by saying that this restaurant is very quirky - a really nice find on the Shambles in York. We booked a table a week before as we were a large group and the owner could not have been more friendly. The service was great, we felt taken care of whilst we were dining, and requests were... More 

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wigan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

What a Italian full marks my wife and my friends came here on Friday was fantastic so we came again on Saturday one word brilliant a must for all visitors who come to york

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

walking down the shambles and you could smell the most amazing smell coming from this restaurant, so we booked a table for the evening. A little bit chaotic, but the owner and staff were very attentive. The food was superb, and reasonably priced. It was all candle lit and very intimate. Had a lovely view of the shambles. Would definitely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This is a gem of a restaurant in a wonderful location on the Shambles in the centre of York. Visited with a group of 8 people and the servcie was exceptional. It's a traditional italian. I had steak and didn't need the steak knife. Melt in your mouth. Definitely needs ot be on the visit list.

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Wicklow, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A colleague arranged a meal out at L'antica Locanda. I arrived early to a warm welcome from Gianni who made sure I was looked after until the rest of my colleagues arrived. The service was second to none and the passion and attention to detail was a real breath of fresh air. This was only the start! Nothing was too... More 

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Mansfield Notts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Found this lovely restaurant on Tripadvisor and booked it for six girlfriends spending the weekend in York on a Christmas shopping trip. Booking is advisable especially on the run up to Christmas and at the weekend. We all agreed it had a lovely atmosphere and it seemed to be buzzing all the time we were there. The food was nice... More 

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Paris, France
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

business Dinner in this small rsstaurant lcated in the old city of York. the food was excellent and very italian cooking. I had octapus nicely cooked in a spicy sauce and a mix seefood as the main course. the mussels were big and delicious. good itlian wine and excellent service. part of the success of the evening was due this... More 

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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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