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15 Shambles, York YO1 7LZ, England
+44 1904 633807
18:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 14:30
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Sun - Fri 18:00 - 22:00
Sun - Sat 10:00 - 14:30
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After a stroll in the afternoon we spotted this restaurant and decide to try the early bird 6.95 main. The place has a great atmosphere and ambience, actual Italians serve and are polite and helpful. We received our mains and that is where the fun stops. A very plain and less than flavourful small bowl of pasta and what must... More 

Thank Chapmanc123
York, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First of all let's get the good out of the way, they do a coffee and doughnut deal in the morning and early afternoon which is good value at £2.40. Now the bad, night time must be totally different to the morning in this place as the older guy who took our food order didn't really seem to want to... More 

Thank Karl H
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to this restaurant in York do not recommend found the pizza under cooked and tasteless The chips the same for Calamari soggy the prawns not good I feel these restaurants give Italian food a bad reputation which is a shame as Italian food when cooked correctly is the best and a lot of these restaurants where there is a... More 

Thank joebenPeterborough
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited The Bari today with family and had a terrible meal. We waited half an hour for our food and when it came it was very disappointing. What a pity, it used to be so good.

Thank SuzyGooch
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I visited yesterday evening, we fancied using a proper Italian vs chains. The welcome wasn't overly warm. The pasta with mussels didn't appear to have any mussels, pizza used what appeared to be chicken thigh meat, which wasn't very nice, had some gristle. Overall, overpriced for what it was and would not visit again.

Thank Paul T
Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We ate here on a chip to York expecting a homely small Italian but were disappointed. Decor needs updating. Service was slow and lacked warmth I would expect in an Italian restaurant. Food was not the best - we ordered garlic bread which was stodgy and topped with tomato, my chicken dish was badly cooked. We skipped desert. I wouldn't... More 

Thank BamBambi
York, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Popped in for an early evening meal. They made us feel very welcome, did not book and they got us a table straight away, bit near to the cutlery drawer and got distracting at time but someone has to sit there. I had the lasagne, tasty and hot, well presented. Did not try the started but looked nice. Our second... More 

Thank YorkieDJ
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

we went as an 8 and didn't book so easily got a table. We arrived as soon as it opened at 5 so got the early bird deal of any pizza or pasta for £6.95 or £4.95 for children. We all had pizzas, and garlic bread and olives for starters, and two if not three drinks and it was around... More 

Thank ha44a
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

I would highly recommend! Food is always spot on. Staff are always so nice. Iv eaten here for years with family and friends and never been let down. Also bargain at happy hour during the day. Well worth a trip. My favourite Italian in York.

Thank Eastwoodxo
Stockport, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

We tried here because we wanted an independent Italian restaurant rather than a chain. I can't say it was very inspiring, we both had insalate pomodoro for starter which was sliced tomatoes and red onion. The balsamic vinegar we were given wasn't actually balsamic as it was clear when we poured it on. The salad was missing some mozzarella! I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Shambles, York YO1 7LZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: +44 1904 633807

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?