York is about as beautiful a city as you could wish to find and right on Shambles, it’s historic a most famous medieval street, sits L’antica Locanda, a gorgeous Italian restaurant that you simple can’t afford to miss. The menu here is as appealing as the restaurant itself and it’s filled with Italian classics made exclusively with produce imported directly from Italy. Not just that, here is one of the most exciting rotating specials boards to be found in the centre of York and the focus of it, as well of the main menu, is authentic pasta and fish dishes. Top all of that off with an all-Italian wine list and it’s absolutely possible you’ll fall in love with L’antica Locanda in an instant.
Centrally located in The Shambles. Prompt and efficient service with authentic Italian food and a friendly atmosphere. Would suggest phoning to book table rather than on line.
Four of us dined here on 9 December 2017. All the staff were cheery and pleasant and we had some banter. All the food went down well, especially the ravioli, ribs, calves liver and steak. We will go back next time in York.
Beautiful food as alwsys, this is our favourite restaurant ! The fillet steak is the best we’ve ever eaten! It’s like being in Italy with the quirkiness and great tasting wine. All staff are lovely with awesome customer service. You need to eat here-you won’t be disappointed.
Great food with a good menu and lovely atmosphere - upstairs is very cosy and Christmassy. The waiting staff very friendly and amusing. Highly recommend!!
After our third visit to L’antica Locanda we still love it as much as the first time. The food is delicious. We have had steak before, but this time had a chicken dish and it was spot on, with a beautiful sauce and accompaniments. The place it’s self is small but comfortable, the staff are very nice ant typical Italians, you can hear them squabbling amongst themselves in the kitchen but in a nice way, it’s quite comical to listen to them. We went for our wedding anniversary, it’s ideal if you want something special. We also came out with a gift each of Panettone. I would definitely recommend L’antica Locanda. X
Our favourite restaurant in York. Rustic, authentic and friendly with superb food! We came back to York from Kent on a mini break and planned our visit around eating at L'antica Locanda. Great value for money is a bonus! Already planning our next return!
The food was ok, not the best I’ve had - when I go to this restaurant I always leave with the impression that the staff can’t be bothered with the customers! We asked what came with the fish and were told ‘spinach’ so ordered some roast potatoes only to be served with a portion of vegetables that hadn’t been mentioned! So roast potatoes a waste of my money. The dessert menu not appealing at all! I rarely give negative feedback but on this occasion is thoroughly deserved and we won’t be returning!
Very disappointed - we have been to this restaurant three times before and the food is sublime. Arrived on Saturday and was made very welcome by the waiting staff who were friendly and efficient. so what was the problem? the Manager was at first friendly and then became annoying. He had made a new desert which we didn't want to try but felt bullied into. Two of us were served the desert which we made clear we didn't want. He then made personal comments about other people on other tables. Food was beautiful, waiters tried hard, but the manager is a liability. Very disappointed.
Lovely intimate restaurant with nice view of The Shambles, especially with a window seat upstairs. Good home cooked food at reasonable prices with good friendly service. I had the Lobster & Prawn risotto which was to die for. Highly recommended, what's not to like!!
Fantastic little restaurant with main dining room upstairs overlooking the Shambles. Great wine list (had the vermentino) and superb specials. Cosy candle-lit atmosphere and very good service. We'll be back.