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Il Paradiso del Cibo

#30 of 665 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
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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Colchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My partner and I made a point to book here during our 48 hour trip to York as we love tiny Italian restaurants. This lovely place did not disappoint. Service was quick and friendly and the food quality was superb. I only endeavour to leave my most positive impressions and this certainly left us feeling merry. Try the house wine... More 

Thank misswils29
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

At first you are thinking it's really cramped and how are all these people moving around and not bumping into each other but from the moment you sit down you feel at home. The staff were really friendly and genuinely cared about you being there. The decor was lovely and they obviously were there toplesse. Now normally I'm a calamari... More 

1 Thank Connor S
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was lovely no complaints there at all. The staff were attentive and friendly and it was a personal experience. Absolute gentlemen the lot of them. My one issue was the size. It is a busy popular restaurant but it has too many tables crammed in it. The staff were struggling to get to us in the corner in fact... More 

Thank jphill91
London, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Odd place really. We visited 6pm with family. Food is good, fresh and tasty. Good lively atmosphere. However, the two small rooms have far too many tables in them, making it cramped. The service was poor. Slow to attend, and on several occasions we had to ask for menus or for coffees. Twice orders were taken incorrectly, so once desert... More 

2 Thank Timswsfc
York, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited for the first time yesterday, having walked past it on several occasions to see it always busy and also having a vibrant look. We weren't dissapointed, the food was delicious, the quality of ingredients was apparent. We will definately eat here again and again.

Thank Celeste2012
Alnwick, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This really is an experience from start to finish. There is no wine list to speak of but the wine they have is excellent and good value for money. This is a loud, bright authentic Italian eatery. You will get to know the people at the next table. In our case, one of the party at the neighbouring table (an... More 

Thank TheBard2014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely little Italian! went to york for our anniversary although the place is small I liked this as it created atmosphere. the food was amazing I had a king prawn starter that had so much flavour and my other half had the soup he said it was one of the best he has ever had I had a steak pasta... More 

1 Thank Sjacko
York, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hoping the owner reads this. After having booked 3 weeks in advance a table for 7pm for a birthday meal for our family we were escorted to the rear of the restaurant where there were cardboard boxes cut up and used as mats. This was clearly a staff breakout area. at this time we were assured approximately five minutes for... More 

4 Thank 745jason
London, United Kingdom
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241 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to Il Paradiso with 3 friends on a Sat night. We had pre-booked a table which I think is probably always necessary at the weekend, as they seemed very busy. Restaurant is small and tables are very close to each other so avoid if this kind of thing irritates you - we were fine with it however. Service was... More 

1 Thank travels_ahoy
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked in to this restaurant two weeks in advance and could only get an early table, which shows how popular this place is! We arrived and it was jam packed full of people! This only adds to a crazy, busy, but amazing atmosphere. Yes, it is noisy, but this only adds to an authentic Italian vibe and the staff... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$50
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
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
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?