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Il Paradiso del Cibo

) #39 of 689 Restaurants in York ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
40 Walmgate, York YO1 9TJ, England
+44 1904 611444
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“cibo” (17 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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40 Walmgate, York YO1 9TJ, England
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Reviewed yesterday

My daughter at the University of York recommended this restaurant/cafeteria. We started off by sharing the aubergine starter from the Specials' Board which was fab. I ordered the Sardinian pasta dish with homemade sausage and it was delicious. My husband had a pasta dish featuring...More

Thank ACM9
Reviewed 3 days ago

Myself and my daughter visited the new branch restaurant in Sutton on Forest today as I had recently cycled past and it caught my eye. We had a lovely meal and the staff were lovely. I had a traditional Sardinian pasta off the specials board...More

Thank Youngs40
Reviewed 1 week ago

Another fabulous meal here whilst picking my son up from Uni. On a sweltering evening we managed to get a table outside towards the back of the restaurant - brilliant and on a quite side road rather than the busy Walmgate. Pizza and pasta were...More

Thank Patriciacc62
Giampaolosilesu, Owner at Il Paradiso del Cibo, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you very for your nice review,your words make us all extremely proud of what we do and serve everyday. We'll be looking forward to see you again very soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my 3 work colleagues arranged to come for my work leaving do. When ordering, one colleague enquired about one of the specials, a langoustine Gnocchi, asking if it came unshelled (she didn't want to mess around with the shells and would have ordered...More

Thank JCinness
Giampaolosilesu, Owner at Il Paradiso del Cibo, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review my restaurant,I remember coming personally to your table (chef-owner with the black jacket)to explain why the parmesan wouldn't go with your friend's dish. I and all my staff take our job and what we serve with extreme...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came along with my friends for a catch up meal ( 8 girls) pre booked table for 8pm. On arrival I was quite overwhelmed by how cramped and small the restaurant was. Literally you could not swing a cat!!! The food was lovely however mine...More

Thank YorkWoody
paolo s, Owner at Il Paradiso del Cibo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I peronally don't remember any episodes that resemble those mentioned in your review, nor I was made aware of any. It would be great if you could email me at paolosilesu1970@yahoo.Co. uk with a bit more imformation about your visit ie. Date, time etc. For...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worst meal I have ever had! My husband and I went to the new restaurant in Sutton on the forest as we live nearby. We arrived only to find we needed cash to pay as they don't accept cards! my husband. My husband go back...More

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paolo s, Guest Relations Manager at Il Paradiso del Cibo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

This is from Saturday 9 of June at Il paradiso on the forest. Let me start with the fact that you all have previously been to my other restaurant in town and made similar comments. On Saturday when you entered the restaurant it was pretty...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I very rarely find Italian food that excites me these days but this Sardinian restaurant proved the exception. As well as classic pasta and pizzas, they have some stunning and original specials. I had smoked swordfish rolls stuffed with goat's cheese and sun dried tomatoes,...More

Thank Curlykats64
paolo s, Owner at Il Paradiso del Cibo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I'd like to thank you very much for your kind comments, it is important that the high volume of work that all the staff do everyday, reflects in the meals we serve. I'm sure it will be an incentive to improve even farther. Thank you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a find! Small, noisy and packed with happy diners. All the usual staples plus big selection of interesting dishes on the specials board (or on the restaurant iPad for those out of eye line with the board!) Attentive, prompt service, excellent well priced wine...More

Thank facialdoc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped in on my own as it was near my hotel. Host and waitress were warm and inviting, found me a spot near the back by the kitchen - lively crowd in restaurant, but back of the house was just as dynamic. Melanzane al...More

Thank Mila B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

1  Thank Diamondsbill E
paolo s, Owner at Il Paradiso del Cibo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to Wright about an issue raised a few times lately by other customers! In the past 7 months we have gone through some big time changes, like the opening of our newest venture "IL PARADISO ON THE FOREST" when...More

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Ruth E
What days/times is the new stockton on the forest restaurant open?
30 May 2017|
Response from Speakasyoufind8 | Reviewed this property |
Firstly, the restaurant is at Sutton on Forest, East of Easingwold, NOT Stockton on Forest! Open Tuesday to Sunday Tuesday - Thursday: 17.00 till 2200 Friday - Saturday 12.00 till 2200. Sunday - 12.00 till 21.00. Call... More
Which days and hours is this restaurant less crowded/full?
14 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$ 51
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
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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.
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