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L' antica Locanda

#92 of 659 Restaurants in York
#110 of 744 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, Breakfast, 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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  • 249
    Excellent
  • 72
    Very good
  • 26
    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
Mario, jim

Italian restaurant in Shambles york This is an absolute dream for Italian food from 1st course to pudding & ex cellent Italian wine & beer. This lovely restaurant is worth at least two visits during your stay in York Italian B

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
James J
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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386 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Italian restaurant in Shambles york This is an absolute dream for Italian food from 1st course to pudding & ex cellent Italian wine & beer. This lovely restaurant is worth at least two visits during your stay in York Italian B

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Reasonable surroundings Good typical Italian My amatriciana very good Staff very inattentive took ages to pay OK but not great

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Doncaster
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We reserved a table last Saturday as we had read the reviews on Tripadvisor. There were a good selection of "specials" in addition to a good menu. We were given the best table in the house by a window overlooking the Shambles. It was interesting seeing the tourists clicking their camera from our observation deck! There were locals eating here... More 

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Lake Maggiore, Italy
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

L’antica Locanda is advertised as a restaurant run by Italians and that is just what it is. The staff were attentive,professional and entertaining. The food was of a high standard and beautifully presented. My husband had the steak which was cooked to perfection and I had the sea bass. We visited at 6pm which meant the restaurant was fairly quiet... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I don't tend to write many reviews but some restaurants are worth mentioning. I had a great experience last week at L'antica Locanda. The owner and staff were very attentive and provided a lovely ambience (very much part of the experience) the food was amazing, I understand from a conversation with one of the waiters that the chef is new... More 

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Greenhithe, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

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
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

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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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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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: Special occasions, 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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