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#26 of 55 Italian in York
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Italian, Cafe
Meals
Lunch, Brunch
FEATURES
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Free Wifi

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0.2 miles from York City Walls
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Expensive and mediocre at best - ordered 2 salads. The salad leaves were gritty and each of the salads were simply out of a jar or packet. So basic

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The cruffins here are the star of the show! There's a range of sweet treats in the window though, and good coffee. The lunch menu isn't the largest in the world (couple of salads and a few brushettas and paninis) but its nice food. There...is a little courtyard out the back if the weather is fine.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 15 April 2024 via mobile

Visited late Saturday afternoon. The chef served a wonderful fresh vegetarian sharing board full of flavour. We were recommended the most fabulous crisp Vermentino. Great service and a very caring family vibe. We finished our wine in their little garden courtyard in the sunshine. What...a treat. Thank you.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 13 February 2024

We always choose small independent venues if we can. The staff were friendly but the coffee and food were diabolical, I felt ill for the rest of the day. Luckily there is plenty of choice in York, I guess they can't all be good.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 February 2024 via mobile

This friendly York cafe is a busy place, loved by locals like me as well as visitors. The staff are friendly and efficient but because it is very popular you need to take into account that things like a good Italian snack take time. Lovely...fresh salads and breads, as well as all sorts of tasty patisserie.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 31 October 2023 via mobile

I visit La Bottega on a weekly basis when working in York. Lovely atmosphere and owners. The barrista's are lovely and always have a smile on their faces! They also do the best coffees and brownies in York! 10/10

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 9 October 2023 via mobile

We stopped off here for coffee and cake with friends. The coffee was wonderful and the staff extremely helpful. The cakes we had were sublime. We will definitely return for lunch.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 23 September 2023 via mobile

We are always on the look out for the best cinnamon bun since our favourite place stopped doing them. We have a winner!! Not only are the cinnamon buns and lovely coffee but we loved the service we received . Good customer service is becoming...so hard to find but this place nailed it. First time we have been but looked at the menu, loved time spent here and we will definitely be back!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 22 September 2023 via mobile

With the abundance of places to eat in York, it's difficult to stand out. However, we really enjoyed our first visit here today and will be back. It's quite expensive, but the pannini, bruschetta, cakes and coffee were all excellent so we didn't mind paying...a bit extra. The negative reviews on here seem to focus on the staff. Our experience was that they welcomed us in, explained all about the specials and cakes on diplay, and we didn't have to wait long for the food. They all seemed very friendly throughout. A genuine Italian run café and I would recommend this place.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 19 September 2023

Wonderful food, especially the panini and the cakes are delicious. Definitely a place not to miss whether just for coffee and a cake or a larger lunch. Topped off with a warm welcome

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 8 September 2023

We popped in here for a light lunch and chose the "Specials" of the day, a delicious Bruschetta with buffalo mozzarella cheese, tomatoes and cured ham served on local bakers sourdough bread with a side salad and dressing. It was a nice touch that the...chef came to ask how our lunch was. Afterwards, we could not resist the sweets which were equally as delicious. The staff are welcoming and friendly. The atmosphere was chilled and relaxed, with many different local or Italian produce to purchase too! We will certainly return in the future. Thank you to all at La Bottega.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 19 July 2023

Only open four days a week. Decided to give it a visit after no going for a long time. Professional Italian family style place very friendly appears to be run by a cultured Italian couple given recommendations of what’s on offer above the line service...albeit not a vast menu. Nice outside garden to the rear food was well presented and coffee good. Quality place will visit again.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 18 July 2023

Absolutely the best pastries we’ve ever eaten. I had an almond croissant and husband had the cinnamon bun….OMG both were amazing, coffee and hot chocolate stunning too. Sat in the lovely courtyard and had peregrine falcons fly overhead. Friendly and efficient staff - would highly...recommend.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 15 May 2023 via mobile

We popped in here for a coffee on our last morning in York. The lady behind the counter was very friendly and we both laughed when my friend ordered a cannelloni with her latte, rather than a cannoli! I opted for a cappuccino. It was...quite busy inside and so the items did take quite a while to arrive and when they did my coffee was sadly luke warm. The lady seemed to be rushed off her feet though and so I just drank as much of it that I could. My friend enjoyed her cannoli but as I don’t like them, I didn’t try it.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 14 April 2023 via mobile

Although having lived in York for more years than I care to remember, this was our visit here but certainly won’t be the last! The cappuccino was one of the best I have ever had ! We were spoilt for choice when it came to...the cakes but opted to share the pain au raisin as it was very large -=and delicious!More

Date of visit: April 2023
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4