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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.
PRICE RANGE
US$10 - US$55
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Sicilian, Sardinian, Southern-Italian
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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Reviewed yesterday

We were seated outside and the service was very friendly. I had a special for the main in a pasta I had very had and it looked like beans but was very nice, just wanted more lamb. My wife thought her pasta dish was excellent....I had the panne cotta for dessert which was lovely and I think my wife wanted mine! Would definitely recommend this place.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Just round the corner from our hotel, this place is definitely worth a visit. Authentic Italian / Sardinian it was a fantastic experience from start to finish. If you love your Italian food you'll love this place 5 star.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Busy Italian restaurant.....lovely atmosphere, no unnecessary frills....just great service and lovely food.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Booked here on recommendation that this is the best Italian in York. We asked for a table outside as it was such a nice evening. We had bruschetta to start, pizza Italia and amatriciana pasta for main. The food was fantastic, best pizza I have...had outside of Italy. This is a traditional family run Italian restaurant. We had tiramisu for desert which was very tasty. It is cash only, so be prepared.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We’re not local to York but always book this place when we visit. Staff are friendly and food is always amazing delicious and authentic. They do house wine at very reasonable prices. Best Italian I have eaten in outside of Italy (and some in Italy...too!) definitely worth a visit and highly recommend ordering from the specials board as opposed to the everyday menu! Thanks!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here a couple of times now. Absolutely loved it every time. The pizza and pasta dishes are delicious and the puddings are a must. We will be back. But remember everyone to bring cash as they do not take card! Don’t get caught...out and find yourself legging it down the road to a cash machine!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 13 June 2021 via mobile

We booked and paid for takeaways via their website and received confirmation of the order. Delivery wasn’t available so we chose to collect at 7:45pm, giving them 70 minutes to prepare our four pizzas. When we turned up to collect, they hadn’t even looked at...their website to check for orders and said we’d have to wait another hour for our meals. We were very disappointed and hungry but luckily found somewhere else. Won’t be hurrying back to Il Paradiso del Cibo.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 9 June 2021 via mobile

We always come here when we want the proper Italian experience. The restaurant is always full and has a great buzzy atmosphere, With people laughing and enjoying themselves, it is a happy place. The menu is varied and has a great selection of dishes to...choose from. We have a few starters which we all share and may be a pizza , which is made with homemade dough and cooked in a wood burning pizza oven so it has that wonderful smoky taste. Then we have steaks , we have a few and share them with some potatoes which are simply amazing and some sauces. The steaks are chargrilled which is the best way to cook steak in my opinion and they have such a great taste and are so tender and always cooked to perfection. For dessert again we have a selection which we all help ourselves to the Ricotta cheese cake is fantastic and so is the Tiramisu. The service is relaxed and friendly as you would expect from a small Italian restaurant. What makes the place different from other Italian restaurants is that it has a soul and of course Paolo the man himself. He makes the place with his wonderful personality and welcoming attitude , nothing is too much trouble for him. So if you want a great authentic Italian experience with fantastic food, cooked well and great service, this is the place to go.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 9 June 2021

The owner Paolo is a rear character. He brings such a fun and warm atmosphere to the restaurant. The food is amassing. Lovely meats, pasta and pizza. If your stuck and can’t decide what to eat let him suggest and surprise you…. A seriously great...place to spend an evening.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 4 June 2021 via mobile

My wife and I had a thoroughly enjoyable evening at El Paradiso. Atmosphere was fantastic, staff so helpful and the food was incredible. Do not judge a book by it's cover. This place is great!

Date of visit: June 2021
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79rachaelf
6 February 2019|
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Response from Giampaolosilesu | Property representative |
Can you please call 01904 611444 I think we might still have a table left
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JLishydoc
17 January 2019|
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Response from Giampaolosilesu | Property representative |
I am very sorry John for the inconvenience ,yes we do take bookings over the phone ,there are 2 New young.members of staff that Don't speak English very well ,if you still like a table I'll be happy to sort it out for... More
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Dawn G
18 December 2018|
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Response from Giampaolosilesu | Property representative |
Yes we are ,for 20 people we could do the whole front room for yourselves ,we have 2 options: Lunch ,or 6:30 to 8:30 (early sitting) ,late sitting for the night from 8:15 to close and this last one is a set price/menu which... More
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Il Paradiso del Cibo is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5