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L' antica Locanda

#84 of 673 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
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33 The Shambles, York YO1 7LX, England
+4401904 670247
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Bidford on Avon
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have eaten at L'antica Locanda a few times over the past couple of years and it is a little gem of a restaurant on the Shambles of York. It is small but has a great atmosphere and is perfect for all occasions. We decided that it would be an ideal spot to hold a 50th Birthday Party, and the... More 

Thank Jonathan_Spence
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Today i visited this beautiful authentic Italian restaurant in the shambles , it had lovely character to it, the staff were very polite and inviting, we ordered a caprese and octopus starter it was so fresh and tasty, we polished it up very quickly ! we then had a seafood pasta it was amazing , i cannot fault it in... More 

Thank meloPachino
Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

what attracted us to this restaurant was the smell coming out of it (lovely). we attended in mid week without a booking and were welcomed like old friends. the menu was extensive and they were quite happy to alter a dish at our request. I'm told by my wife that the tiramisu was "to die for" (don't eat many puds... More 

Thank jfh_po100
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Neither me or my boyfriend are particularly romantic types and when we TRY to be romantic in the way normal people are, we usually fail miserably, ending up in some snooty restaurant, paying too much for a tiny portion, going home angry broke and hungry. We were in York to celebrate our fourth anniversary and contrary to the norm, I... More 

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in Glasgow
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64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In York for one night and decided to try this restaurant after a day sight seeing. We found it down one of the many little streets in York. We booked a table which was a good idea as it was very busy. There was a large party of dinners next to us who took up most of the restaurant upstairs... More 

Thank monsoon1inGlasgow
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is a really lovely ambience in this small restaurant in the centre of York. The staff are friendly, the food is fresh, beautifully presented and tastes as good as anything I have ever eaten in Italy. I really can't recommend this restaurant highly enough. If I didn't live 150 miles away I would happily go back tomorrow.

Thank Graham W
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This small restaurant in the middle of The Shambles it's a Must if you come to York. Maybe it's not the typical food, but it's worth it! The food was absolutely delicious and the crew was really nice. We fellt very comfortable there while taking a break from a long day walking around. Come in, and try it!

Thank bego l
Preston, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A table for 11 on a hot, humid night in York. The restaurant had been described to us as authentic Italian, so we were looking forward to the experience. This restaurant is on the Shambles itself and has only a small frontage as the main restaurant seating is upstairs. We were greeted warmly and directed to our seats. I ordered... More 

Thank Travelqueen026
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here last night and we cannot speak highly enough of the staff. They were polite friendly and really took care of us. The food was fabulous. We had window table overlooking the shambles. The atmosphere was top notch. We took our time with our meal so the staff worked around us I didn't feel rushed at all. All... More 

Thank Budwasti
Hampshire, UK
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104 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A combination of an interesting menu, and overhearing the staff speaking in Italian, meant that we popped in to ask for a table. They explained they were busy, but if we didn't mind a small table downstairs, then they had a place. The wine list was extensive, the menu was varied, and there were an extensive list of specials. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Seafood, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?