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Il Paradiso del Cibo

#26 of 659 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
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As featured in Best Food in York
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40 Walmgate, York YO1 9TJ, England
+44 1904 611444
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12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
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York, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Prawn starters were OK but the 2 mains of pork and lamb were very poor & almost inedible. On complaining to the waiter he just shrugged his shoulders. This restaurant used to be busy & atmospheric, on this occasion at approx 2pm on a Sunday the place was deserted, now we know why .....What a shame

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1 Thank Joyce R
York, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What was once a lovely cosy, typical Italian restaurant has been ruined by over pricing and cramming far too many people into a very small space. The food itself could not be faulted but the experience has put me and the rest of my party from returning again unfortunately. Prices have increased ridiculously and there was literally no room to... More 

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1 Thank CFB128
UK
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54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This cosy little Italian bistro was recommended to us by a couple of friendly locals as an inexpensive characteristic Italian. The smells wafting out of the door as we arrived affirmed the wonderful Mediterranean cuisine which was being served amongst the chaotic atmosphere inside! Top marks for food and wine, book ahead, be prepared to be snugly fit in between... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This Italian was recommended by our taxi driver as it was close to our hotel. We struggled to get in anywhere on a Saturday night but they accommodated four of us. Albeit, the tables were very cramped but it kind made it feel traditional and true to Italy. I've visited Italy many times and sometimes the buildings are small and... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice food however we had to wait too long even though we had appointment too. But it was worth at the end.

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Thank Naveen S
Giampaolosilesu, Owner at Il Paradiso del Cibo, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review ,and I am sorry to learn you had to wait too long,unfortunately most of the times is beyond our control,we operate in fact a two sitting system early one and a later one and due to unforeseen circumstances inevitable delays occasionally occur. More 

York, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After being recommended by a family friend to eat at paradiso del cibo, I decided to go for a meal here with friends. Well we're do I start? Not only were the staff hostile and rude, they unknowingly disrespected paying customers in Italian. But to my advantage I am fluent in many languages, Italian being one. Not only was the... More 

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Giampaolosilesu, Owner at Il Paradiso del Cibo, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review my restaurant,I would like to elaborate a little further your comments,first of all I'd like to find out exactly which day you visited,and if possible ,obviously privately find out what king of disrespectful language was actually used in your presence.In terms of the substandard food you ate at restaurant,I am a lot... More 

Biggleswade, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited paolo's restaurant on our first night in York, and it was so good we went again the second and last night, my husband is Italian and is very fussy about Italian restaurants , this was a revelation, the fish and shellfish was super fresh, the pasta al dente, the sauces to die for , and the steak second... More 

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Thank Jen R
Giampaolosilesu, Manager at Il Paradiso del Cibo, responded to this review

Grazie mille for your kind words and I sincerely hope you all come back to il Paradiso next time you are in York. My carbonara was the best.......be honest!,,, Ps tell your friend Lemoncello is not good for her. Ciao a presto More 

Helsby, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had booked based on the reviews on TripAdvisor for our last night in York and we were really looking forward to it. The tables were really cramped and you're sat on plastic garden chairs. It seemed like my partner and I were the only people in the restaurant who the owner and waiters did not know and we were... More 

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1 Thank Rachael S
Giampaolosilesu, Owner at Il Paradiso del Cibo, responded to this review

I am really sorry to learn of your disappointment only through a trip adviser review,why didn't query your doubt when you received the bill?I would have been a lot easier to rectify the alleged overcharge.But if you contact me privately at giampaolosilesu@yahoo.com with the details I will refund your whole bill completely.As you have probably realised we are a very... More 

Northwich, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been before and enjoyed it but this time we were a group of 5 people and moved away from the standard fayre of Pizza and Pasta into the realms of sucking pig and lamb etc. - it was fantastic! We had a selection of starters which we all shared, the mains were individual and all very good. I didn't... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Un grande Grazie to Paolo and all staff , wife's and partners. For making New Years Eve 2016 such a 'fantastico " evening . All staff worked very hard , ensuring each customer felt special ... part of one big family .A New Year to remember . We were a party of 10 on a very busy , buzzing ,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 49
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?