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Il Paradiso del Cibo

) #35 of 672 Restaurants in York €€ - €€€ Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
40 Walmgate, York YO1 9TJ, England
+44 1904 611444
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“pasta” (104 reviews)
“cibo” (17 reviews)
“tiramisu” (31 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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40 Walmgate, York YO1 9TJ, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our 7th or 8th visit here was a disappointing one. The magic that made this small but previously charming bistro seems to have gone. I could put up with the lack of elbow room because Giannini's banter and warm hospitality made you want to be...More

Thank Diamondsbill E
Reviewed yesterday

This restaurant does not have top class decor but what is does have is very tasty food at reasonable prices. Next time I go to York they will have my custom again.

Thank Trevor B
Reviewed 2 days ago

WOW did i just get transported to italy. Has to be one of the most authentic italian meals i have eaten outside of italy. We went mid week for dinner and was surprisingly busy, and had a great atmosphere as soon as you walk through...More

Thank LocalGlutt0n
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Having been recommended by a friend we booked a table for 2 for on a Saturday night, and glad we booked as it was one packed restaurant. Great homely feel, had some of the nicest mozzarella I've ever tasted and a litre bottle of montepulciano...More

Thank FanOfGoodFood86
Reviewed 3 days ago

I visited Il Paradiso through the recommendation of the Rick Steve's travel book and although I've disagreed with Steves in the past, here he was spot on. Who'd a thought my finest meal in York (which has many great options) would be Italian? The staff...More

Thank mjnmjd
Reviewed 5 days ago

Food is cooked and presented very well. Tasted great. Portion size reasonable (not large but not small either). Friendly staff. Attentive. Cozy atmosphere. Busy on a Saturday afternoon (but managed to eat with no reservation), probably very busy in the evenings...

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Booked a table and after eating here before was looking forward to the atmosphere. However it was very noisy difficult to hear each other speak! The owner is quite forward with women ,I don't like that. Although the evening was okay the food is grossly...More

1  Thank Hurrells S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here for my birthday after my other half had eaten here before and said it was great. I was not disappointed at all. From the minute we got there we loved the atmosphere. Paolo came to talk to us straight away and arranged...More

Thank tpw11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came to York after 6 days of walking in the Yorkshire dales. We were waiting for our Airbnb check-in and needed food. Since we had luggage we picked the closest place to the flat. After a week of pub food we were definitely ready...More

Thank ABfromTOR
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have just returned from a trip to York with friends. This place was recommended to us so we had a look and noticed that, though not remotely glamorous, it was heaving with people at an unfashionably early hour on a Monday evening. We went in...More

Thank shirlsatlarge
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Which days and hours is this restaurant less crowded/full?
13 October 2016|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from paolo s | Property representative |
mainly Tuesdays, Wednesday lunch and dinner, still full but likely to find a table Saturday and Sunday open all day easier to find tables in the afternoon 14:30 to 18:00
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$52
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Walmgate, York YO1 9TJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: +44 1904 611444
  • E-mail
Real and authentic italian food with strong sardinian influence.Good selection of home-made fresh pasta , regional italian dishes, fantastic pizzas cooked in a real wood burn pizza oven .large screen tv featuring all the major european leagues games live.Original wine list with all the best sardinian wines at great prices.