Italian restaurants York – Looking for a great Italian Restaurant in York?
Whether it’s pizza, pasta or calzones that float your boat, here are a few of our favourite Italian restaurants in York City Centre.
See also our top ten family friendly restaurants in York.
The Olive Tree
10 Tower St, York YO1 9SA Tel: 01904 624433
The Olive Tree has a great location with a fantastic view of Clifford’s Tower. The menu is centred on seasonal ingredients drawing inspiration from the South of France, Italy, and the Mediterranean. Locally sourced game, lamb, and beef from Yorkshire.
The restaurant has a relaxed atmosphere and is popular with celebrities visiting the Barbican Centre (and is a good choice to pair with a show there or at The Grand Opera House).
Lucia – Italian York
East, 13 Swinegate, York YO1 8AJ
From their website: Experience al fresco dining with Lucia, the perfect destination whatever the occasion. Join us in our York, Harrogate & Beverley restaurants and lounge bars for exquisite Italian food, world class cocktails, wines, beers and good times.
Have a look at our review of Lucia here.
Delrio’s Sardinian Restaurant York
City Centre, 10-12 Blossom St, York YO24 1AE
I have eaten in Delrio’s many times in the past, it has a lovely ambience. Described as ‘The little Italian restaurant down the stairs by Micklegate’ this perfectly sums it up. Nice independent long standing Italian restaurant in York. Fab Sardinian restaurant York.
Il Paradiso del Cibo, Italian Restaurant Walmgate York
40 Walmgate, York YO1 9TJ
Il Paradiso del Cibo is another restaurant in York I haven’t tried yet but comes recommended by a local family. In her words, “little friendly Italian, amazing food, and they love children, one of the best Italian restaurants in York”. The menu looks fab too. Walmgate and Fossgate have lots of great restaurants.
Best Italian Restaurants York
Little Italy York
12 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LQ
One of the restaurants near York Minster. Little Italy York – From their website: Little Italy is one of York’s finest family run Italian restaurants!
Nestled between York Minster and Monk Bar “Little Italy” was established by owners Andrea & Mandy Gaias in January 1992, and as a result of endless dedication have built up an enviable reputation as one of York’s finest Italian restaurants offering gourmet cuisine to satisfy the most discerning tastes.
La Vecchia Scuola, York
62 Low Petergate, York YO1 7HZ
La Vecchia Scuola is a fine dining Italian restaurant in a beautiful historic building in the centre of York. A bit of history from the website: If La Vecchia Scuola’s walls could talk they would have incredible tales to tell! That’s because our opulent restaurant is set in a 300-year-old building with a dynamic and colourful history.
Before it became La Vecchia Scuola, 62 Low Petergate was the address of York College for Girls; before that it was a doctor’s residence; and before that it was the house of a lawyer who worked for the Church of England. And going right back to Roman times, a fortress stood on this very spot!
Italian Restaurants in York City Centre
Caesar at the Minster
27-29 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LS
Another of the restaurants near York Minster. From Caesar’s website: All of our dishes are homemade and we only use the freshest, best quality ingredients.
Our selections include traditional Italian pizzas, pastas, risottos, fish and meat specialities and wide range of great Italian wines. Our desserts are made from scratch and include favourites such as tiramisu, Italian gelatos.
Great Italian Restaurants, York
York has so many fabulous restaurants! Also have a look at my post for Thai Restaurants in York or Indian Restaurants in York. Or if you are looking for child friendly restaurants or if you want to go upmarket and sample one of the Michelin Starred Restaurants in Yorkshire.