A competitor for some of the best Italian food in York is Il Paradiso del Cibo, a small, unassuming restaurant halfway down Walmgate. Locals and visitors flock here for the amazing authentic dishes that go beyond the usual pizzas and pastas to include fantastic meat dishes and daily specials. There’s not much space and it’s eternally busy, so think twice about taking a buggy. Older children are likely to enjoy the buzzy atmosphere and delicious garlic pizza bread. The lunch deal is an absolute bargain. Booking is essential. You might just want to check out the hygiene rating before you visit as there’s been some controversy about it recently.
Best for – some of the best Italian food you’ll taste in a unique atmosphere.
Il Paradiso del Cibo, 40 Walmgate, York YO1 9TJ (visit the website)