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“Lovely little restaurant in York” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Il Paradiso del Cibo

Il Paradiso del Cibo
40 Walmgate, York YO1 9TJ, England
01904 611444
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Ranked #48 of 656 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $11 - $61
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Real and authentic italian food with strong sardinian influence.Good selection of home-made fresh pasta , regional italian dishes, fantastic pizzas cooked in a real wood burn pizza oven .large screen tv featuring all the major european leagues games live.Original wine list with all the best sardinian wines at great prices.
Wigan
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“Lovely little restaurant in York”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Taken here by York residents, always needs to book even on a quiet night! Friendly, efficient service with a good selection of specials and wine. Really could have done with a bowl to clean up after the superb king prawns! No problem with the request for extra bread to soak up the lovely sauce! Italy were playing football on the TV so the vibe was good!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Newcastle Upon Tyne
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“Ignore the bad reviews.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013 via mobile

If you you read the reviews about service and read too much into them you will really miss out.

A short walk from the city centre, this little Italian restaurant is packed full of character. The setting is unassuming but the quality is undeniable. I ordered the carbonara, very boring I know. But it was the best carbonara I have tasted. The service was very Italian. If you want to interpret that as rude you will not rate this place. It is however only matter of fact. Order food, eat food, get on with it.

We pay for the food, we go for the food and the food is delightful. I left an almost 50% tip because the food was underpriced. Just go and see. Well done to the staff and the very obvious proprietor. You have a wonderful restaurant.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Lovely authentic food but shame about staff attitude!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013 via mobile

Came here for lunch with my husband as we had checked out the reviews prior and this came out top! I was concerned with a lot of negative reviews on here regarding staff attitude and unfortunately they are not wrong. We were hardly given time to look at the menu before being asked what we wanted, when I asked if we could have a bit longer the waiter simply rolled his eyes and mumbled something in italian. I also happened to overhear a lady ask for some parmesan on her sea food pasta and was laughed at by the waiter and abruptly said ' you dont put parmesan on sea food pasta' having an Italian mum myself i know this but wouldnt dream on insulting someone in that way. i felt sorry for the poor woman who again asked for the cheese and was given it but the waiter was not happy about doing it. That being said i will not complain about the food. My husband had the diavola pizza and i had the amatricana, both were fantastic! 5/5 for
Food 2/5 for service. Would give it another go if service better.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Fab family run Italian”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013 via mobile

Went to this place for lunch. Warm welcome and attentive staff. Food excellent well prepared and presented. The staff were great with our children and showed a real interest. The lunchtime special was £6.95 for that you could have pizza or pasta dish plus a drink that is superb value for the centre of York. We arrived at 1300 and got a table but 20 minutes later they were all taken. We will go here again!

Visited May 2013
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“Good food, good people.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Excellent food, great staff who have a lot of character and personality to a busy yet pleasurable dining experience! Top rated, but book well in advance!

Visited May 2013
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