Sasso
Sasso

Sasso

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.sassorestaurant.co.uk/
  • Phone: 01423508838
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm (Kitchen closes at 2:00pm); Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 12:00am (Kitchen closes at 10:00pm), Friday & Saturday: 5:45pm - 12:00am (Kitchen closes at 10:30pm)
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Stefano Lancellotti
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Beer, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private function available to hire.
  • Special Events: Our Summer offer for the month of June! Order from our a la carte menu lunchtimes and before 7.45pm, Monday to Friday and receive a 20% discount off your food! Buon Appetito!

Getting there

  • Parking: No
A word from Sasso
Sasso Restaurant is an award winning restaurant. With approximately 100 seats including 2 function rooms there is space for everyone to enjoy our gourmet freshly made food and friendly efficient service. There is a wide range of choice on the menu with starters, home made pasta dishes in small and main course sizes, meat and fish main courses and a range of delicious home made desserts. The wine list is mainly Italian, well researched by our Chef/Owner Stefano Lancellotti.
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Sasso reviews from OpenTable diners
80 reviews since 6 May 2014
Average Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambience4.1
    Value4.2
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasions (49)romance (41)fit for foodies (36)business meals (33)pre/post theatre (28)outstanding value (26)group bookings (20)outdoor eating (10)good vegetarian options (8)sunday lunch (3)child friendly (3)brunch (3)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 29/8/2014
    To be fair i was very dissapointed with the meal very bland and not very nice at all we were never asked during the evening if everything was ok and when we left most of the main course we wasnt asked why !!!!! and was very costly wont be dinning there again
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  • Top rate food and excellent service
    Luvallfood
    Dined on 25/8/2014
    We were highly recommended to this restaurant and were not disappointed. The service, food and atmosphere were brilliant. The presentation of the food was excellent and you could see a lot of thought and hard work had gone in to this . We will definitely go back and will be recommending to friends
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    business meals, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • best italian in Harrogate
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 22/8/2014
    always a pleasure going to Sassos .. a favourite place in Harrogate, great food, service, wine ... never lets me down.
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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  • Great Italian
    Hiltone
    Dined on 16/8/2014
    One of the best Italians we have visited! Food was beautiful, we even had 3 courses! Service very good and nice atmosphere. Thought prices very reasonable especially when the quality was so good. Enjoy!
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    romance, special occasions
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  • Very good Italian restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 14/8/2014
    What can I say,this place is simply amazing.Food was excellent,everything was beautifully served and cooked with passion.Will return again soon but be advise to book early!
    Special Features:
    outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sweet and charming
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 14/8/2014
    The food ,the atmosphere ,the music ,the staff ....everything was perfect.Fresh Italian food cooked with a lot of love&affection.
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    group bookings, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Lovely Find
    2girlseatout
    Dined on 12/8/2014
    My daughter and I booked through opentable because of the good reviews and we weren't disappointed, The ambience was perfect, the waiters were attentive and polite and the food was excellent. My daugher ordered the fresh tuna from the specials menu and was very pleased with the quality. I ordered pasta which was delicious and beautifully served. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Lunch
    Jag1
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Good service, good food at a fair price. What more can you ask.
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • Average
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The service was poor and food below average. We choose the £12.50 for 2 courses menu which seemed great value. Food was bland and it was difficult to get salt or pepper! The tomato and onion side salad I ordered was extremely poor.
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  • Enjoyable evening
    Love2eat
    Dined on 30/7/2014
    Very warm welcome and excellent service. Food was one of the best we have enjoyed and have dined throughout the world. Staff very attentive but not over the top will come again when we visit Harrogate
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    romance, special occasions
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  • embsay36
    Dined on 21/7/2014
    Service was fiendly and helpful without being overbearing. The menu gave plenty of choice. The crab ball starter was devine - possibly the BEST thing I've ever eaten. My wife chose the "pasta of the day" which she said was really nice. I had lamb as a second option - the calve's liver being unavailable. The lanb was very well cooked and the accompanying sauce was superb though I wasn't keen on roast deep fried potatoes in the middle of July. For dessert again there was plenty of choice and the Lemon Tart with Berry Jus was definitely something to savour. Would definitely reccomend and WILL be going again.
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    outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent homemade food
    MaggieB
    Dined on 12/7/2014
    My husband and I thought the food here was excellent. Obviously homemade, very tasty and well presented. He had Ravioli filled with Lobster and I had Veal with parsley Burger. The mozzarella and tomato salad starter was served at room temperature, making it more tasty and with olive paste and a fennel marmalade on top. The finishing touches. the only slight downside was the wine list. There were very few wines available by the glass, at a reasonable price apart from Chardonnay, which I really don't like. We had a bottle of Rose but not much choice and expensive.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding food and service
    Freebs
    Dined on 12/7/2014
    This was our 2nd visit to Sasso, it's a shame we only get to come once a year as we exhibit at The Harrogate Home and Gift Show. The food is truely outstanding with the best pasta dishes I have ever tasted and the main guy is always happy to offer advice on choosing from the extensive menu!!
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  • Excellent choice
    Foodie
    Dined on 12/7/2014
    Was looking for a restaurant for a special occasion and wasn't dissapointed with Sasso's. Excellent food and service, the little appetisers brought before our first course where a pleasant surprise and very nice. Waiters were friendly, courteous and efficient, overall we had a very pleasant, relaxing evening, not hurried along at any point.
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    special occasions
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  • Not as good as it used to be
    jccd
    Dined on 12/7/2014
    Have eaten here several times on business trips. This time we felt unwelcome. Food was no where near as good, scallops wrapped in ham - one came without ham and the others so little it was not tasted. I needed gluten free food and was told I could have the risotto, previously they have been helpful and asked the kitchen what food was safe or could be adapted. I like risotto but to cap it all it was so grossly under seasoned that it was ruined. Given all this it overpriced
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  • Excellent in all ways
    JanandDavid
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Tour de France had ended just round the corner - thousands had converged on Harrogate. We had booked well ahead! Despite the fact the restaurant could have piled in a lot more people and cashed in they did not -we did not feel rushed or cramped and service excellent. Both had the special crab and scallop ravioli which was excellent and no problem when we asked for extra ( homemade)bread to soak up sauce. Desserts which are often a weak point in Italian places were also excellent and all homemade including the ice cream. When the Maître D' asked us if we enjoyed our meal and I said I was going to give five star write up he said the chef would kiss me - called his bluff and was escorted to kitchen for big kiss on both cheeks from chef!!
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  • Fab
    Westwood18
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    The food was Fab. The service the best. Can not wait to retun when over in Harrogate visiting my parents
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, outdoor eating, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Very very good
    Tazlee
    Dined on 21/6/2014
    We had our 1st wedding anniversary meal here & it was brilliant, service great & the food was amazing.
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    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find in Harrogate
    Live4goodfood
    Dined on 17/6/2014
    Booked here for our Wedding Anniversary, mid week visit so not overly busy but enough people in to create a good atmosphere. The table was well attended all evening and our wine poured for us until the staff got very busy with food orders. The meal sizes were of a good portion. The Duck Pate starter was particularly good. We both chose a chicken main course which was cooked well and the sauce very tasty. Well worth the short walk from the centre to receive the attention from the staff and the quality of the food. We would advise anyone to give it a try.
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely romantic evening out
    AAAA
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Visited Sasso for the second time, to celebrate an anniversary and had a lovely meal, with excellent service. Would definitely recommend it.
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    business meals, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still the best in Harrogate
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Sasso's still the best after all the years it has been going .A fantastic menu and also we wanted to change one course and this was not a problem at all.
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    business meals, child friendly, fit for foodies, group bookings, outdoor eating, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Dont miss this one!Excellent
    Billy
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Sasso's is a real treat.Amazing food excellent service and value for money.The restaurant has a very relaxed feel and the staff were friendly yet professional.First-class
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    business meals, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Faultless
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Quite simply,in my opinion ,this is still one of the best restaurant in Harrogate.Good combination of good service,quiet elegance and excellent food.Have been here numerous times and always lives up to the good name.
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    business meals, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok but nothing special
    Designer46
    Dined on 31/5/2014
    Having been to Sasso's in the past and had a fantastic meal I had high expectations. Unfortunately Sasso hasn't moved with the times and are in danger of being eclipsed by the new Italian restaurants in Harrogate (Carluccios and Jamies). But unlike these chain branded restaurants Sasso has authentic Italian credentials and really needs to make more of them in order to compete. The main course fish was beautifully cooked but the accompanying vegetables were laughably sparse. 3 cubes of pallid sautéed potato and 3 green beans tied up with a chive and one button mushroom! At £70 for 2 courses each + wine I thought it was expensive. The staff need to smile more and I'd like to see more of the warmth and generosity that Italians are famous for.
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  • Saturday Eve Dinner after Cricket
    Lollypop
    Dined on 31/5/2014
    We took my parents for dinner after watching Harrogate play cricket. Good food, and service as always. We have been on a number of occasions and always enjoyed the food.
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    brunch, business meals, good vegetarian options, romance, Sunday lunch
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  • Our Anniversary meal
    AfineDine
    Dined on 31/5/2014
    Thoroughly enjoyed our romantic evening meal at Sasso. Booked a few days before we arrived in Harrogate. Checked out a few reviews and most were positive. Attentive staff and good timing between courses. The food was delicious. Quite special really compared to your average Italian restaurant. Pleasant surroundings too. My only complaint on reflection would be that any music that was being played we couldn't really hear. Maybe just turned down a little too low. Overall though.. very good. Would certainly visit again.
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    pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ladies who lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 30/5/2014
    Great place to meet friends for a leisurely lunch. Good but unintrusive service, excellent Italian based menu but more adventurous than the usual pasta and pizza fare.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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  • 5 stars
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 28/5/2014
    We found this restaurant after being recommended it by friends. We weren't disappointed. It was all excellent, the best Italian meal we've had in a long time. We loved the vibrant original paintings of Italy. If you're in Harrogate, definitely one to try.
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    business meals, child friendly, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Please don't change
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 28/5/2014
    When I hear a restaurant like Sasso being compared to chains like Carluccios and Jamie Oliver's it makes me laugh and I think I'm not the only one. Eating at Sasso means being served warm bread with tapenade, amuse bouche and thank goodness you can finally eat somewhere with real tablecloths and napkins for this Sasso will not be eclipsed but will always have a market of customers who can appreciate real Italian food. Carry on as you are Sasso!
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    business meals, group bookings, outdoor eating, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Top notch food
    Steven56
    Dined on 28/5/2014
    Excellent food,italian flavours well combined and presented.Veal "caramele"for starter and lamb for main.....Perfecto!!!
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    business meals, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best in Harrogate
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 28/5/2014
    These days it is difficult to find in Harrogate good food ,friendly staff and relaxing ambience!!!Cannot fault this restaurant .
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    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, outdoor eating, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Bex99
    Dined on 23/5/2014
    Lacklustre food, over-priced for what it was. Avoid the calves liver, which was overcooked. A side dish didn't appear, but we didn't realise until we had left the restaurant. Nice surroundings.
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  • Fabulous Evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/5/2014
    Service great. Food gorgeous no complaints. Had a fabulous evening. Would highly recommend it to my frirnds.
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    fit for foodies, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cheap and bad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 30/4/2014
    Menu didn't give a good description of what we got. My food was covered in mayonnaise, salad was clearly straight from a bag with bad shop bought dressing. We both ate and had drinks for £30 but could have cooked something far better ourselves. We had a total of five different waiters even though the restaurant was nearly empty. Because there were so many of them they got the bill wrong. In Harrogate, a town with so many good restaurants, Sasso's desperately needs to up its game.
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  • Another great meal........
    Saddleworthresident
    Dined on 19/4/2014
    Been going to Sasso for many years now. Not a Harrogate resident and been visiting the town from over the border in Lancashire but Sasso is always a must. Friendly service, great ambience and the food is top notch. Wouldn't miss a visit.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening meal
    Robertc
    Dined on 18/4/2014
    Really authentic Italian food, served with simplicity but great flavour and quality. Fantastic service and a perfect meal for a special occassion.
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • Excellent
    Tonka
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    A great meal food and service to a very high standard
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    business meals, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic as usual
    Jeff
    Dined on 22/3/2014
    I visited sasso again during my annual visit to Harrogate. The food is always excellent and this time was no exception. I will definately be back
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food
    Jenny
    Dined on 14/3/2014
    We visited Harrogate for a short weekend so only had two evenings out so we didn't want a disappointment! Sasso has a delightful ambience with paintings of Italy all around the restaurant, the food quite delicious, the service was just right and the Maitre d' charming. All four of us had a great evening.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italian food at it's best!
    Kniffers
    Dined on 22/2/2014
    We really enjoyed our meal at Sasso. Both of us experimented & tried things we wouldn't normally pick - I went for the pasta with chicken & bacon in a curry sauce. An unusual combination but absolutely delicious. We treated ourselves to 3 courses each & were surprised at how reasonable the amount our total bill was. If only we lived closer, we'd love to go back!
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    fit for foodies, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.