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Il Paradiso del Cibo

#29 of 662 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
As featured in Best Food in York
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40 Walmgate, York YO1 9TJ, England
+44 1904 611444
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Today
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Okay, so yes this place is a little rough around the edges; the tables are a little cramped, there's only one toilet for all guests and one of the waiters may push too hard for attention from a lady whilst her partner is in said toilet (I was busy looking at the specials board when I realised the repeated "ciao!"... More 

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Thank DLilz
Brancaster, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The restaurant was recommended by a local photographer, and I am so pleased we took her advice! On a damp, drizzly Tuesday evening the atmosphere inside was buzzing. We chose from the main menu before noticing the huge range of specials on the blackboard beside us. I 'd like to come back to York for a fortnight and work my... More 

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Thank Caroline658
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The place is small and a bit crowded but the food is defenetly worth it. The best carbonara I've had in years, delicious calimari and amazing wine! Too bad they are not in London otherwise I would be a regular, but it will be my must go place in York!

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Thank Lana G
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I was with me gf for dinner and we were so happy with the food and the athmospher. I recommend this place.

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Thank Gerard D
York, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Prawn starters were OK but the 2 mains of pork and lamb were very poor & almost inedible. On complaining to the waiter he just shrugged his shoulders. This restaurant used to be busy & atmospheric, on this occasion at approx 2pm on a Sunday the place was deserted, now we know why .....What a shame

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4 Thank Joyce R
York, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What was once a lovely cosy, typical Italian restaurant has been ruined by over pricing and cramming far too many people into a very small space. The food itself could not be faulted but the experience has put me and the rest of my party from returning again unfortunately. Prices have increased ridiculously and there was literally no room to... More 

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3 Thank CFB128
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This cosy little Italian bistro was recommended to us by a couple of friendly locals as an inexpensive characteristic Italian. The smells wafting out of the door as we arrived affirmed the wonderful Mediterranean cuisine which was being served amongst the chaotic atmosphere inside! Top marks for food and wine, book ahead, be prepared to be snugly fit in between... More 

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Thank mich13uk
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This Italian was recommended by our taxi driver as it was close to our hotel. We struggled to get in anywhere on a Saturday night but they accommodated four of us. Albeit, the tables were very cramped but it kind made it feel traditional and true to Italy. I've visited Italy many times and sometimes the buildings are small and... More 

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Thank Tamara_Watts16
Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice food however we had to wait too long even though we had appointment too. But it was worth at the end.

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Thank Naveen S
Giampaolosilesu, Owner at Il Paradiso del Cibo, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review ,and I am sorry to learn you had to wait too long,unfortunately most of the times is beyond our control,we operate in fact a two sitting system early one and a later one and due to unforeseen circumstances inevitable delays occasionally occur. More 

York, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After being recommended by a family friend to eat at paradiso del cibo, I decided to go for a meal here with friends. Well we're do I start? Not only were the staff hostile and rude, they unknowingly disrespected paying customers in Italian. But to my advantage I am fluent in many languages, Italian being one. Not only was the... More 

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3 Thank christinavj
Giampaolosilesu, Owner at Il Paradiso del Cibo, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review my restaurant,I would like to elaborate a little further your comments,first of all I'd like to find out exactly which day you visited,and if possible ,obviously privately find out what king of disrespectful language was actually used in your presence.In terms of the substandard food you ate at restaurant,I am a lot... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$49
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Walmgate, York YO1 9TJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: +44 1904 611444
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?