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“A hidden Italian gem”

Buon Apps Italian Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 76 Restaurants in Otley
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $26 - $58
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Ilkley, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A hidden Italian gem”
Reviewed February 26, 2013

Far exceeded my expectations. Given the off the beaten unusual location I was expecting an average pizza/pasta Italian restaurant. On walking in (without a reservation) I was pleased by the welcome and the old Italian style interior decor. I ordered the Friday night £20 fish special. This was starter, main course and a glass of wine. It proved to be exceptionally good value for money given the high quality of the food. The seafood pasta was very tasty but my Halibut main coarse was superb. A big piece of very fresh perfectly cooked Halibut in a very tasty sauce with very tasty shrimps and lightly battered fried courgettes as a side. Even the included glass of wine was tasty. The wines on the wine list seemed a little on the pricey side - mostly £20+ but my set menu special was very special.

  • Visited February 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Lovely venue and great food”
Reviewed February 9, 2013 via mobile

First visit this evening with family, including a 10 year old. Very friendly staff, great service and food to write home about. The building is beautiful and a bit of a hidden gem in Otley. Has a very family feel about it and they couldn't have been nicer with our 10 year old. All in all, a lovely evening, and will definitely go back next time we're in Otley. PS linguine with mussels and king prawns was to die for!

1 Thank Catherine M
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Otley, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Wednesday set menu”
Reviewed February 2, 2013 via mobile

we have been to buon apps a couple of times in the past but haven't tried the Wednesday set menu before. on Wednesdays you can enjoy 3 set courses for £15 or choose from the a la carte menu. we opted for the set menu because of the good value and its nice to try something you may not usually pick. this week was stuffed mussels, followed by beef and then apple strudel. the food was delicious although I am hoping for a main a little more Italian next time like pizza or pasta. the staff were very friendly as usual and the restaurant was pretty busy for a wednesday night and so the atmosphere was good and it appeared most people were having the set menu. we will definitely be back to try Wednesday night again!

1 Thank EHF301
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Guiseley, England, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Delicious food and wonderful service!”
Reviewed February 1, 2013

This was our first visit to Buon Apps and it certainly won't be the last. The building is beautiful and tastefully decorated. We went on a Wednesday for the set menu, all 3 courses were amazingly prepared and the staff were very attentive to whatever we needed. The set menu is great value and we would highly recommend Buon Apps!

  • Visited January 2013
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Ilkley, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Lovely evening”
Reviewed January 20, 2013 via mobile

Great evening with friends. Haven't eaten here before but it has been highly recommended. We were not disappointed, super wine choice and excellent menu choice. Also liked the fact that not the usual massive choice on the menu as most Italians! Highly recommend the pizzas!

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