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Il Paradiso del Cibo

#26 of 673 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
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40 Walmgate, York YO1 9TJ, England
01904 611444
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fabulous food, great service with entertaining staff - best Italian I have eaten for a long time. Be ware only cash for payment !

Thank Sara C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

So we arrived with no real expectations. We were met with very friendly staff who were attentive at all times. My starter of clams and muscles was sooo nice. My steak was extra special too. Both of my kids who are 5 and 8 loved it. My daughter had the Lasagne which was delicious. It was so nice we booked... More 

Thank Trevor I
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I went to Il Paradiso for my birthday on Saturday (a rare child free evening). I loved the warm relaxing atmosphere, the slightly flirtatious waiters and the food was DELICIOUS. My husband had swordfish from the specials board and I had a simple but perfect pasta dish. The starters and dessert were also beautiful, delicate tasting. I can't wait to... More 

Thank sophierussellser
York, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I'll get the negatives out of the way: the staff were friendly but could have been more attentive, i had to wait a while to hail one down for another drink. The football was on on a large screen TV which was intrusive, nobody was even watching it... And we were bundled to one side on a tiny table, such... More 

Thank Sarah B
United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sat outside on the side street in glorious afternoon sunshine and enjoyed Sardinian pizza that was reminiscent of the real thing. Good service and very decent coffee. Would definitely return.

Thank kamonite
Norwich, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food here is amazing, the restaurant is very popular so definately recommend you book, it is very cozy & tables are very close to each other but the food is so worth it, the staff here are very friendly & made the experience more enjoyable, if you don't try the food here you are missing out, very delicious, there... More 

Thank Donna Y
Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went for dinner with a couple of friends and will be back next week! The place was heaving, yet based on an earlier phone call to reserve a table even though they were full with graduating students they sat us down within 10 minutes. The specials board was so good I didn't even look at the printed menu -... More 

Thank GeoffR
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to many of the restaurants deemed to serve authentic Italian food in London but none of these match Il Paradiso in quality, value and atmosphere. The service is typical Italian style - they take the Mick and treat you like a friend once you have been there enough. I now know some staff members by name and... More 

Thank William F
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

amazing true italian food,, menu is fabulous so much choice need to go back soon too many great things to choose from. great atmosphere too will definatly be back soon

Thank Paul G
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a table based on reviews and what a let down. Rushed , cramped with little atmosphere. All I can say is the previous diners enjoy very basic Italian with the owners paying attention to more frequent guests rather than new customers. I observed more than one couple turned away because it was busy and the owners were obviously struggling.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $52
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Walmgate, York YO1 9TJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: 01904 611444
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.

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