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“Big flavours in Little Italy”
Review of Little Italy

Little Italy
Ranked #5 of 909 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed June 22, 2013

It can be hard to find Italian (or indeed, any) restaurants in central York that have not dropped to common denominator tourist-level standard. But friends kept recommending this place, so eventually we gave in, and went on a date on a child-free evening. First impression was very positive - it's a cheerful place where the staff are welcoming, and the presence of a family with young children who were obviously regulars made us think that perhaps the offspring should have come too. Most of the seating is in an upstairs room, light and full of small tables, overlooking the street.

The starter plate of mixed antipasti was just right - it came with Sardinian flatbread, which was light and crispy, and new to us. The home-made fresh pasta mains were delicious - black linguini with seafood for one, and cheese ravioli in a mushroom and truffle (not too truffly) sauce for the other. A rocket salad came with, and was fresh and light too. We did well on the wine, with a light and fresh (sorry, keep using that word) Barbera - not cheap, but worth it.

Criticisms? When I ask for a jug of tap water, please bring a jug not a glass - we were thirsty, and the wine is there to sip, not glug to slake a dry throat. A bit slow with the bill, but it was a busy evening and we weren't in a rush. Stop at the deli counter downstairs and have some of their mortadella and "music bread" on the way out, to take a little souvenir with you. Recommended.

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Reviewed June 20, 2013

This was one of the best Italian meals we have had. Went there for our 40th. anniversary on the 9th. June. Service,food and presentation A1. We will definately visit again when in York.

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Reviewed June 15, 2013

It took us a little while to find this restaurant. It is based above a deli, supplying all kinds of meats and olives. We climbed the stairs, wdid not have a resavation. We were shown to our seats as the host was very accomodating. We ordered form the italian waitress and did not have to wait too long before our meal came along. The quality of food was excellent and the atmosphere was warm and welcoming. We would not hesitate but to recomed this jewel to anyone.

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Reviewed June 14, 2013

Did any one try home made pasta from little Italy! It's fresh and fabulous tasty.
I like to to recommend to every one who likes pasta.

Nihat Sari

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1  Thank Nihat-York
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

Lovely ,authentic food served by friendly staff.
Great value restaurant above the family deli which is also really nice

1  Thank Roger C
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