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“Carlsberg don't do Italians but if they did...”

Il Paradiso del Cibo
Ranked #39 of 858 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $51
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Good for: Romantic, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
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.
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“Carlsberg don't do Italians but if they did...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

This crowded restaurant is one of the best Italians I've been to. Everyone is greeted like an old friend and the locals seems to love it too.

It's quite crowded and noisy but that just adds to the atmosphere and is part of what makes it different to all those boring chain restaurants.

The food was excellent and extremely good value. I'd recommend it to anyone and if I visit York again I'll definitely go back.

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English first
London, United Kingdom
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“Friendly, Fun & Full”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

Walked in and asked for a table for two and the only one that wasn't reserved was the one by the door. Normally I would of walked out but my pregnant wife was too hungry to make her walk on and the smell, the smell was immense. Totally authentic little restaurant. I ordered a glass of red but the waiter (maybe owner) told me to have the cheaper house as it was better. I was not dissapointed. When i ordered my pizza i asked for pepperoni to be added and he said no as it didn't need it. He was right. We ate 2 starters 2 main courses soft drinks and wine for under 30 quid. Amazing atmosphere, full of life, brilliant food and all for an amazing price. Cheaper than a chain and infinitely better. Five starts all the way and back again

  • Visited December 2012
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york
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Book early”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

Delicious food, fantastic friendly service. We visited this restuarant with a large group before Christmas. It is a little off the beaten track but so worth it. One of the owners who was serving actually remember me from a restaurant he used to be a waiter at 20 years ago - and there is nothing particularly memorable about me!! We had a great night in this very rustic and cosy restaurant and cannot wait to go back again. I shall recommend it to my guests staying at my B and B

  • Visited December 2012
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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“A GOOD NIGHT OUT”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012

just the two of us the place was full a good sign
food and service excellent even though it was full service very quick
booking required

  • Visited December 2012
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York, United Kingdom
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“Love,love,love this place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012

We have lived in York for a number of years but first time at El Paradiso. So sorry we haven't been here before. Loved the noisy friendly welcome.Service was brilliant and food came quickly. Pizzas were great from the wood oven at the back. If you go there just go with flow and relax. No frills, no pomp just a brilliant experience ! Will make it a regular choice.

  • Visited December 2012
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