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L' antica Locanda

#97 of 663 Restaurants in York
#115 of 749 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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, 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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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
Authentic, delicious Italian food

Took my niece here for a dinner out recently. Let me start by saying I am extremely fussy when it comes to Italian food. I've often found I can make better myself. Not here. Lovely table by the window overlooking the Shambles. We each had starters, mains, split a pudding and a bottle of wine for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
zhark
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York, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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English first
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Last year my fiancé and I went for lunch after a recommendation and it was beautiful, this year we stayed over and decided to come here again for a late dinner. We got seated promptly and when a better table became available we where moved before our starters promptly, lovely; the food I could not fault it was gorgeous. What... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Took my niece here for a dinner out recently. Let me start by saying I am extremely fussy when it comes to Italian food. I've often found I can make better myself. Not here. Lovely table by the window overlooking the Shambles. We each had starters, mains, split a pudding and a bottle of wine for under £80. Food was... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

While visiting York for a few days, it didn't take long for the Shambles to be our favourite street. On our second night we decided to try this lovely Italian restaurant. The atmosphere is very nice and the food was good. We were the only ones there at 6:20 but by the time we left it was full:) we shared... More 

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Hallandale Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

When spending the day in York we passed in front of these restaurant in shambles. Because of the menu outside we made a reservation for dinner. At our arrival we had our table when the owner saw us checking the trip advisor reviews he said don't trust trip advisor !! Now I know why. The food was nothing special. The... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Stumbled on this whilst exploring York and chatted to the owner who was outside and booked for thee evening.Service,atmosphere and food were excellent -so much better than the so called Italian chains

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london
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The best Italian food we have ever eaten outside of Italy - and better than many meals we have had even there. A great range of first class Italian dishes delighted all of our party, and the service was prompt and friendly. Would certainly recommend to anyone who appreciates truly authentic Italian cuisine.

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Derby
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We went on spec at 7.30, they asked us to return at 8.30. No probs we headed off for a swift one or two! Had to wait another 15 mins but def worth the wait. Service, food, atmosphere etc etc etc excellent! We can't say anymore than you have to go.

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Bournemouth
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Nice area on the shambles - eating area is upstairs though not much of a view Food was decent and can't put my finger on it but the flavours werent quite right and as a result was a little disappointed Maybe 3 stars is a little harsh but it wasn't 4 stars for me

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County Durham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Myself, my husband and two of our friends stopped by here for a bite around tea time 5 oclockish was very quiet as as we expected but they where very happy to serve us ... we had a truly wonderful meal, I had the spaghetti carbonara and it was great, great price not too expensive really a little treasure of... More 

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Trimdon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Me, my wife and our two friends ate here on the 11th July 2015, looking for a good bite to eat before heading for some ghost tours on the night. The place was airy and cool - a nice reprieve from the hot sun! - and the dining room was quaint and comfortable. Our host was chatty and she was... 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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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: Romantic, Doing business, 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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