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Little Italy is one of York's finest family-run Italian restaurants! Nestled between York Minster and Monk Bar "Little Italy" was established in January 1992, and as a result of endless dedication we have built up an enviable reputation as one of York's finest Italian restaurants offering gourmet cuisine to satisfy the most discerning tastes.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Sicilian, Sardinian, Southern-Italian
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a fab Italian restaurant. The food was amazing, the staff were so polite, service great. Nice atmosphere too. We will be back and I can recommend the seafood pasta which was great value for money too.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This restaurant serves good authentic Sardinian food but their male staff have a serious attitude problem. Astonishingly rude service from two male staff spoiled an otherwise enjoyable meal. Having screwed up our reservation for 3 as a 2 and insisting that we had made the...mistake (until we produced the email), then a grudging acceptance and later when we tried to order desert asking ‘are you sure you’ve got time for that?’ (They wanted the table back, having delayed our start time). Shame because otherwise nice restaurant.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My wife and I managed to get an early evening table for Valentines Day whilst on a visit to York, and ended up extremely glad we did. Our starters were excellent, a trio of different flavoured bruschetta for me and an air dried cured beef...dish for my wife. Both were just right, very tasty and making us look forward to our main courses. They arrived fairly promptly after the starter, which suited us. My seafood risotto was wonderful, lots of tiger prawns, clams and squid with very light white wine and parsley sauce. However, I was more than a little jealous of my wife’s slow roasted belly of pork that looked and smelled amazing. She then took great delight in telling me just how tasty it was too! I had to console myself with my favourite dessert of fresh panna cotta with mixed berries. Could not fault the food in any way, shape or form, and the service was first rate. Our only ‘gripe’ was the huge mark up on the wine, a very nice Montepulciano, that most restaurants are guilty of. Don’t let that put you off though, because the food really is outstanding.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Exceptional food with wonderful service! More than just your average Italian. Seafood Spaghetti and Spaghetti Aurora is exceptional!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful food. Amazing service, especially Mara; very friendly! Mentioned my girlfriends 21st and they brought out a lovely treat for her.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely waiter called Ergest. The food was wonderful and it tasted very authentic. We had a great time and would love to come again.

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

We've been to this lovely little restaurant several times. Sat just behind Monk Bar, the restaurant has a good deli downstairs and restaurant upstairs. Little Italy has a good menu of antipasti, fresh pastas, grills, secondis and sweets. The service is friendly and efficient and...the food was, as usual, really good. I chose: - Burrata e Prosciutto Di Parma: A soft and creamy mozzarella cheese, served with Parma Ham and torpedino cherry tomatoes. Garnished with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, basil and oregano. - Gnocchetti Piccanti con Salsicce e N'Duja: Homemade gnocchetti pasta with delicious spicy Italian 100 %pork sausages. Served with rich Calabrese pesto of aubergine, sun dried tomatoes and spicy N'cuja. The dishes were excellent and the portions were very large - we shared the starter and I couldn't finish my main. Great wines and grappas. We'll be back!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been to Little Italy 3 times now and it’s become our favourite restaurant. We live in York so have plenty of choice but you would struggle to beat this little gem. The food is consistently outstanding and the service is friendly and flawless. The restaurant...is upstairs above the little deli and has lovely ambience. I had the pate to start which was beautiful but I had food envy for my husband’s starter which was the spicy sausage. I then had one of the specials a lamb shank served on mashed root veg with dauphinois potatoes. The sauce was beautiful. We didn’t have desert this time as we were full. Try it you won’t be disappointed.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here for a celebration meal and it was absolutely wonderful! The quality of service was fantastic and our server Ergest looked after us very well. The food and drink was delicious, especially the affogato for desert - would highly recommend!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Exceptional evening, we didn’t book a table, we popped in to ask if they had a table for three? The staff couldn’t be more accommodating, they seated use straight away. Our son (3 yrs old) was so happy & said on the way home “Maria...is a lovely lady & can we go back “🥰 Starters - bread & oil ✅ Mains - pasta ✅ Sides - tomato & onion salad ✅ We really appreciate all the hard work that goes into preparing each dish in the kitchen, the front of house staff were equally as great. Thank you so much for making our evening so lovely Vicky & Pete (Judson’s)More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I decided to have fish for a change. It was OK. Needed garlic and olive oil like back home.... Should have stuck to the pasta though. But service was excellent and my partner's pasta was divine they said. Dessert was the cannoli, not the best...creamy filling but will be back for sure to try the other dishes.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing! We visit Little Italy whenever we visit York, which is once a month. The staff are so helpful and friendly and the food is consistently good, chosen from an extensive menu. Great atmosphere and ambience, would recommend Little Italy to anyone looking for a...special dining experience.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 7 January 2024 via mobile

Lovely restaurant. Nice atmosphere, good service and great food. The N’Duja starter was lovely and the Risotto Allo Scoglio was fantastic. Will be back

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 5 January 2024 via mobile

冬天英國約克好快天黑,晚飯選擇了接近城牆周邊很受本地人歡迎的一間正宗意大利餐廳,食材新鮮之餘,味道不錯,很道地! CRAB AND LOBSTER RAVIOLI Homemade ravioli with a crab and lobster filling, served with a delicate saffron sauce & garnished with king prawns. RISOTTO ALLO SCOGLIO Arborio rice with fresh squid, tiger prawns and clams. Cooked in a white wine, saffron, garlie and parsley...sauce MISTO DI PESCE A selection of seafood with king prawns, queen scallops, mussels, tiger prawns, calamari and langoustine. Cooked in a white wine, garlic and tomato sauce. Served on a bed of fresh home-made spaghetti. SPIGOLA ALLA LIVORNESE Fillets of fresh seabass, served with a delicate white wine, garlic, basil, cherry tomato and prawn sauce. Accompanied with roast potatoes, root vegetables puree and grilled asparagus. ICE CREAM Vanilla, strawberry, hazelnutMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 2 January 2024 via mobile

Wow this place is incredible! The most delicious Italian food and great customer service 🤩 I would 100% recommend eating here if you are ever in York and I will definitely be back!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Yes they do, my daughter has had it on our last visit. Enjoy, you will not be disappointed
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Little Italy is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5