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L' antica Locanda

33 Shambles, York YO1 7LX, England
+44 1904 670247
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
33 Shambles, York YO1 7LX, England
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1 - 10 of 572 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Slow service, Overpriced, Hard and stale bread, Unseasoned food, Not so fresh seafood, Rude manager... I felt genuinely uncomfortable being there. Located in Shambles, so I suppose many tourists would go there and never return. It needs to be improved in every aspects.

Thank imminyung
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Could easily miss this authentic little restaurant but we were lucky to get a table upstairs as was very busy for dinner. Like eating in Nonnas dining room. Pleasant but busy waiters so maybe not quite as attentive as could be but service was very...More

Thank Jacqui B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Called in without booking but this wasn't a problem as it was a quiet Monday evening. Food was fantastic. Staff are great, happy to answer any questions about the dishes and very knowledgeable about the ingredients. A very entertaining and enjoyable evening for a reasonable...More

Thank dv_flyer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Found this restaurant by accidient whilst walking round York. The restaurant is upstairs and some tables have views over the street. There is a very good selection on the menu plus some specials daily. We were not disappointed with the food which was wonderful and...More

Thank mcall43
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Second time I have eaten here and both occasions have been excellent. Staff could not be more attentive. 4 covers, 2 courses each + wine = £141.80. It may seem a lot but in my opinion value for money.

Thank michael2863
Reviewed 20 May 2017

went for dinner nearby to hotel-wanted a light meal the owner and the help all italian-gracious we had minestrone soup, and a veggie risotto along w a glass of wine made for a good dinner you could tell all were made fresh small place w...More

Thank LTRx
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

A great little authentic Italian restaurant in the Shambles. Wonderful food good background music and entertaining service...." theatre with a good chef" is how the waiter described it. Didn't feel hurried at all.....lovely evening.

Thank Denmain
Reviewed 6 May 2017

A cosy restaurant with small space downstairs and slightly larger upstairs. When booking I had requested a window seat looking down on the lanes but was sat at a table which was in an awkward position in the way of the waiter (they should really...More

Thank johndemreill
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Revisited L'antica Locanda for the first time since last year due to surgery restricting my mobility and was delighted to find the food as good as ever. Service was excellent with some new staff since my last visit and all were keen to help I...More

Thank Steel47
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Excellent food but a little expensive. The service was terrible to the point of feeling ignored and they tried to overcharge on drinks by adding an extra drink to the bill. Would not go back.

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
mark p
Why is the manager so rude to customers and they let him get away with it?
2 February 2015|
Response from Gicro70 | Property representative |
Probably cause you behaved as a drunken idiot, to do not talk about the discrimination against the waiter who couldn't understand your northern English, being Italian and so your jokes which weren't funny. And I do not... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Shambles, York YO1 7LX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: +44 1904 670247
  • E-mail
L'Antica Locanda is a unique, culinary Italian experience not to be missed.

Situated as it is on The Shambles in the heart of the City of York, this restaurant has been established for over ten years. Its menu offers an unusual variety of Italian dishes, some of them specialities of Puglia and Sardinia.

The atmosphere is about as Italian as you can get and the cosy upstairs restaurant area provides a welcome relief from the hustle and bustle of the busy Shambles, with Italian music and a superb decor transporting the diner straight into 'a piece of Southern Italy'.
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