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33 Shambles, York YO1 7LX, England
+44 1904 670247
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed today NEW

Second time I have eaten here and both occasions have been excellent. Staff could not be more attentive. 4 covers, 2 courses each + wine = £141.80. It may seem a lot but in my opinion value for money.

Thank michael2863
Floral Park, New York
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

went for dinner nearby to hotel-wanted a light meal the owner and the help all italian-gracious we had minestrone soup, and a veggie risotto along w a glass of wine made for a good dinner you could tell all were made fresh small place w an upstairs & downstairs-don't let it put you off great place to go in YORK

Thank LTRx
Dundee, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great little authentic Italian restaurant in the Shambles. Wonderful food good background music and entertaining service...." theatre with a good chef" is how the waiter described it. Didn't feel hurried at all.....lovely evening.

Thank Denmain
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A cosy restaurant with small space downstairs and slightly larger upstairs. When booking I had requested a window seat looking down on the lanes but was sat at a table which was in an awkward position in the way of the waiter (they should really remove it). When I politely remarked about not being in the window seat they immediately... More 

Thank johndemreill
Wetherby, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Revisited L'antica Locanda for the first time since last year due to surgery restricting my mobility and was delighted to find the food as good as ever. Service was excellent with some new staff since my last visit and all were keen to help I had the Pacceri Pasta which was excellent with large pieces of lean meat within the... More 

Thank Steel47
United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 18, 2017

Excellent food but a little expensive. The service was terrible to the point of feeling ignored and they tried to overcharge on drinks by adding an extra drink to the bill. Would not go back.

1 Thank MargSandra
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

Almost walked by this little gem but at the last minute a couple in front of us went in ant closed sign was then turned to open. We were ushered upstairs to a delightful cosy restaurant full of atmosphere and ambience. I started with baby squid in a chilli sauce and my wife had king size garlic prawns, both were... More 

Thank John A
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

Amazing food - best pasta ever - lobster ravioli. Friendly and attentive staff. Authentic atmosphere. Definitely worth a visit. Great value for money

Thank janeth20152015
Colchester, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed April 14, 2017

We happened upon this place when walking round York-luckily we hadn't read the other reviews or we wouldn't have tried it. The food was delicious; we just had bread and olives to share and a main course each, followed by coffees. My partner had the sea bass pasta, and I had the ravioli with lobster-both absolutely brilliant. The staff were... More 

Thank crazyfish17
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed April 6, 2017 via mobile

We were recommended to try this restaurant by a local who has been visiting for many years. Service was very slow especially bearing in mind there were only three tables occupied. Interestingly enough the table next to us which were paying their bill as we were ordering were muttering between themselves about the 'crap service' and 'forgetting their garlic bread... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
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 Shambles, York YO1 7LX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: +44 1904 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?