As a York resident for many years, we thought we'd a pretty good idea of the city centre restaurants and many in the surroundings. There's lots that are good or very good but which (to be honest) I can't be bothered to review. A few outstanding ones, which I should review. And also some dire ones, of course.
We'd bought bread, prosciutto and Italian cheese at the La Langhe deli several times and had always intended to try the restaurant. But it never worked out. They were busy. We were busy. They were shut. We were going somewhere else.
But today we set off to make a special trip to have lunch at La Langhe. Didn't book - just walked in on a cold and miserable Monday lunchtime.
A nice place, half full. Filled up a bit more later. I think they open Friday and Saturday evenings and quite a few lunch times but It would be wise to make a reservation I guess.
Believe me, it is worth it. We're now kicking ourselves for never eating there before!
Every mouthful was absolutely superb. A shared antipasti platter followed by calves liver main course. Absolutely perfect ingredients, perfectly cooked and perfectly presented. Washed down with a lovely Puglia wine from a quite extraordinary Italian wine list.
Some reviewers here moan about the service. Perhaps we were lucky. Perhaps they were unlucky. But for food of that quality it would be worth fetching from the kitchen yourself and doing the washing up afterwards! NO complaints from us, the waiter was a very pleasant, attentive and helpful young man from Sicily.
By no means the cheapest Italian in York (we actually have at least four or five other good ones that I can think of.) But, on this experience, La Langhe leaves them all for dead.
Can't wait to go back!
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