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“Amazing find on my trip to Ilkley” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Emporio Italia

Emporio Italia
Ranked #7 of 93 Restaurants in Ilkley
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Small restaurant, only 7 tables. Individual menu with each item individually described by the waiter. Wonderful food, excellent friendly staff. Great atmosphere.
Toronto
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244 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Amazing find on my trip to Ilkley”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2013

I was in Ilkley for the day for a hike. When I had walked back down into the town, I was wandering around, looking for a restaurant for lunch. I stumbled upon Emporio Italia, and I'm so glad I did. It has a great atmosphere, with friendly service. The food is absolutely incredible. It definitely compares to the food I've had in Italy. The risotto is perfect. I would highly recommend it!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best Italian meal outside Italy!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2013 via mobile

We were taken to eat at this little gem of a restaurant by friends. I'm passionate about all things Italian and have visited often, but I've never - even in the finest Italian restaurants over here - found anywhere that can provide that truly authentic and glorious staple - true italian tomato sauce. Some very nice ones, but never like you get in Italy. Until now. The limited but varied menu included something to appeal to everyone but ...., oh .., the tomato sauce!!! I could have just had spaghetti with that and some Parmesan and have been transported back to Gardone Sopra or the back streets of Florence. This is a small, traditional, authentic, non pretentious Italian restaurant. I loved it!

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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Authentic !!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2013

Forget the usual Pizza and Pasta, if you want the real McCoy then this is close as you get in the area, authentic Italian busy atmosphere and true Italian food.
Probably the best restaurant in Ilkley at the moment but make sure you book !!! Great.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank PeterJane02
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leeds, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Everyone should try this restaurant its amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2013

Had pasta in tomato sauce with meatballs. It was delicious. I cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough. Do try it.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank laquen
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Menston, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Hidden gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

Whilst a little pricier than your typical Italian the food and atmosphere make up for it, Luigi and the staff are great. Worth a visit but book early it only had about 20 covers.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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