In the Lundwood neighbourhood of Barnsley, there’s one Italian restaurant that you can count on for quality, flavour and service – we’re talking about San Livio, a dining establishment that’s the perfect option for dinner on Grange Lane. Situated inside of an historic water mill dating from around the year 1150, this Italian restaurant provides a unique experience for local diners and tourists alike. With live events held on the regular, San Livio offers more than just dinner and drinks. Reservations are highly recommended.
The premises alone are enough to make San Livio the talk of South Yorkshire. A refurbished water mill in Lundwood dating from the 12th century, this Barnsley restaurant on Grange Lane is a history lover’s dream, and is also a treat for architecture aficionados or those who simply like a cosy feel. With exposed beams and stone walls, the restaurant is both stunning and incredibly relaxed. Also ideal for private functions, the entire restaurant is bookable for weddings, christenings, birthday celebrations and corporate events.
San Livio serves up classic Italian cuisine, putting an emphasis on fresh ingredients and time-honoured recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation. Chef Livio is truly an expert, and his pizzas are out of this world – try the Rustica with mozzarella, tomato and Mediterranean vegetables for a delightful option. From the mains, we recommend the gourmet agnello Romano, a lamb shank served atop mashed potatoes, topped with a red wine rosemary sauce. And from the pasta options, you can’t go wrong with the penne amatriciana, penne cooked with bacon onion and tomato. San Livio is one of Lundwood and Barnsley’s most popular restaurants – do yourself a favour and book a table in advance!
Such a Lovely place with a really nice atmosphere, staff were friendly and welcoming and the food was delicious we will definitely be going back!
Superb restaurant, stunning building, lovely staff especially the young lady who greeted us and took our order. The food was amazing , we eat out a lot and this has to be up at the top. Highly recommended
As we arrived early we had the place to our self's part of the menu was expensive but what the heck it was my 50th birthday the food was Delicious we had starter & main the quality was fantastic will go back again.
Beautiful food, lovely service, great surroundings .We always choose this place when we want the best Italian meal in this area. We have visited Italy on several occasions and love the food - Boticelli's make us feel as though we are back there.
Great ambience. The staff are attentitive but not intrusive. They are also very efficient. The building with the ordinal stonework makes for a venue with a difference. The food is excellent especially the 'sea bass in a bag' mwha. It was very busy, Saturday night at 7. This of course adds to the atmosphere. Would I dine here again? Most definitely. Can't find annything to fault, except unfortunately the number of steps to the restaurant.
Excellent service, we arrived early and was seated right away. Staff were friendly and inviting and engaged in conversations and a laugh with us, food was amazing and would definately visit again. My only critique would be( my opinion only) that my main was presented quickly after my starter and I was still a bit full so couldn't finish my main which was beautiful.
Absolutely terrible! The restaurant has been taken over recently and what a difference! We were greeted by a man behind the bar wearing a scruffy sweatshirt. The staff were all sat around chatting and we were the only 2 people in the restaurant! I asked for a wine list to be told they didnt have one. The waitress ( the bosses daughter) brought two half open bottles and a karaff of wine to the able. She allowed us to try the wine and we chose the one in the karaff. She left us with the wine and returned 5 minutes later with another one and left it on the table with no words to explain why. We set it to one side as we had not requested it. When ordering the food we were told that there was no veal, no lamb shank, no salmon. When out food arrived the chicken was dry, brown and curled at the end. The restaurant was cold and noisy with the sound of waitresses giggling and chatting being a constant throughout the duration of the meal. The dessert menu was a half rubbed out, scribbled on chalk board with three choices (including icecream) to which we politely declined. We had an after dinner drink and asked for the bill which took 10 minutes to arrive despite still being the only 2 people in the restaurant! We wanted to pay on debit card however the boss requested that we pay him by direct bank transfer as their card machine wasnt working! I ended up having to log on to my online banking just to be able to leave the restaurant!!!! Ive never experienced anything quite like it!!! To top it off, when I got home and checked the reciept, they had charged me for the 2 karaffs of wine! Absolutely terrible from start to finish. I cannot believe that a restaurant as beautiful as this can change so much.
Polite and friendly staff were very attentive throughout, from bringing pre- dinner drinks and showing us downstairs to the bar, to serving our food. The meal was very good, some tasty, well-cooked dishes. Staff also advised us about specials that weren't on the menu. All in all, it was a lovely evening with good food and service.
A lovely meal in amazing surroundings with superbly attentive staff.They even brought us birthday pudding with a candle when we mentioned a birthday. First visit, but we will be back soon.The scallops were delicious , in fact everything was.Haven't had breakfast this morning as still full!
This is the 2nd time we've been, 1st time we loved it. This time to be fair there was a large table also booked in but still we shouldn't have felt ignored. Our dessert was 45 minutes late, we weren't in a rush but by this time we weren't hungry. We had to ask for our bill 4 times also, I know they were busy but it's how you handle it. We will return as we love the food but will check there isn't a large table booked in this time.