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L'Osteria Italiana, York, York

L'Osteria Italiana

4.2
4.2
187 Reviews
£25 and under
Italian
The food served at L’Osteria Italiana is based on the traditional Italian cuisine.

Our philosophy on cooking is simple – based on quality and seasonality of produce with minimum fuss.

Our decor is elegant, our welcome is warm and relaxed, and our menu offers you well-loved dishes with a twist.

Our restaurant has a relaxing atmosphere with friendly service.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary Italian
  • Hours of Operation
    Sun 12:00–22:00
  • Phone number
    01904 621404
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress

What 187 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • North Yorkshire

    Healthy

  • North Yorkshire

    Romantic

  • North Yorkshire

    Vegetarian-friendly

187 Reviews
  1. ChristopherT

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely evening meal . Been here before for a special occasion and wanted to return, we wasn't disappointed . The food is amazing, cooked to perfection . The staff are very attentive without being overbearing. We will be back without a doubt. We have recommended you to all our friends . Thank you for another lovely memorable evening.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was good and food came fast but quality of food not very good ordered fillet steak but it came as a kebab never had fillet steak as a kebab and the meat was to well done wasn’t asked how I wanted it cooked the levels of the floor were horrendous felt like I was drunk very uneven will not visit this restaurant again

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  3. StephenJ

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Cracked plate cool pasta bread was pre sliced and dried out no spoon for spaghetti so difficult eating had to ask for Parmesan wine was good and reasonable price and service was good with pleasant smile and chat.

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  4. PaulB

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely restaurant, excellent service. Wine expensive. My food - Pork belly starter and Spaghetti Carbonara were very nice, my wife’s food - Bruschetta was just cherry tomatoes on toast with a splash of balsamic on the plate, main course Saltimboca chicken was overcooked, asparagus tasteless and Marsala sauce to sweet.

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  5. CharlieP

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, very friendly and helpful staff. Well geared up for allergies.

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  6. RicBird

    Yorkshire

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Thought my meal was nice - salmon. Wife was ill later & blamed her pork belly 😬. Cannot say either way as she didn’t save me any 😂. Probably would try it again if in York 👍

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  7. Luke

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Wouldn’t recommend going on a Saturday. From being sat down to having our order taken took about 30 minutes. Our starter arrived of bruschetta which was tasty! Our wine didn’t arrive until we’d finished our started after having to ask a separate server if our wine or water were coming. Eventually nearly an hour into the meal our wine finally arrived. The main courses then took over an hour to arrive which were okay but both pastas overcooked not Al dente like you’d expect from an Italian. It was quite difficult to get any service and it seemed like they were more bothered about cleaning empty tables than serving the tables they had. We wanted to get dessert but by the time we would get served we didn’t fancy it anymore. We got the bill and left swiftly. I will say however the wine was very good and saved the date! Maybe mid week we would get some attentive service?

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  8. Loulou345

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good atmosphere, service was just right, the food was good, we had an enjoyable evening.

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  9. viap

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a great place, good menu, delicious food nicely served, very friendly.

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  10. LynnN

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very busy Saturday night, service and food excellent. Was a little noisier than we would of liked, and tables were rather tightly packed. However, in general excellent.

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  11. IanG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We went to this restaurant for a friendly, good value, tasty meal, in a convenient position for a gig we were going to afterwards. The restaurant fulfilled all the qualities. Service was efficient and friendly, and the 2 course meal was tasty and good value. Wine could be ordered in various measures which suited us. We will return

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  12. Lb73

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really lovely spot with a warm friendly welcome. The food was reasonably priced and service was excellent. I only knocked a point off the food as I’m a sauce person and felt my dishes were lacking a sauce but this is of course my personal preference. Would definitely recommend and return☺️

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  13. Zari

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service was excellent. Love authentic food from Italy which was served by brilliant staff.

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  14. Stadinator

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely food, generous portions, nice staff, good value. Perfect for our pre theatre dinner. Highly recommend.

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  15. JosieS

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was very tasty and the staff were friendly and helpful. It was great value for money and we will definitely visit again the next time we are in York. Thank you.

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  16. GeorgeW

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The overall experience was quite nice. As reported to the floor staff my cannalony was too hot to which my roof of my mouth was burned. 16 hours later it is still sore..The food was taste. We are a couple to have regularly holiday in Italy over the past 5 years,hence our visit to your restaurant last night.

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  17. MichaelP

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time here , will definitley go back , Arancine and Beef Cheeks were very good

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  18. LauraM

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was a little disappointing. Bruschetta was thick cut french stick, not italian style at all. The food was under salted, particulalry the pasta which was also overcooked. The desserts were excellent.

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  19. PaulDaBoss

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great, fast service. Lovely meal - would recommend the lasagne, and great selection of drinks (mango martini is amazing)

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  20. TimK

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The environment was a bit on the cool side though a fan heater was provided until the heating came on @ 5pm. The food was generally ok quality although my crushed potatoes were only just warm enough. The service was pleasant & friendly. We were surprised that 2 courses with a large glass of wine each and coffees was nearly £100

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  21. DawnJ

    Birmingham

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    I wouldn't recommend here at all. Although the food was OK , the staff and service were poor. We were shown to our table and given menus. A short time later they returned to take both our drinks, starters and mains order. We had the garlic mushrooms for starters which were good bur the sauce was runny and only a fork to eat it with. As soon as the starters were cleared the mains arrived. That too was OK. When we finished it was at least 20-25 minutes before our plated were cleared. We then spent another hour waiting for someone to come to take our desert order. In the end we decided to give pudding a miss and went directly to the till to pay. No member of staff approached us for another 5 mins and when my husband mentioned our lengthy wait for deserts etc she seemed almost disinterested, just a passing "oh sorry". We won't be returning.

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  22. RobH

    Lancashire

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We went for an early, pre-theatre meal with my grandma. She struggles to hear and the staff could not have been more accommodating. They turned the music to a low volume and seated us in a quiet area of the restaurant. The food was delicious and the service was warm and welcoming. When my grandma mentioned her love for limoncello, the kind staff brought an additional glass for her on the house. The only challenge we faced was accessing the toilet, as my grandma is not the most mobile. The toilet was at the bottom of a steepish staircase and the cubicles are quite narrow. This is nobody’s fault as such l, but just the nature of the building. Definitely somewhere we will be visiting again at some point.

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  23. CarolT

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service from lovely friendly staff - will definitely come again to enjoy the wonderful food

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  24. AnneF

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A really nice place with very good service. The food is home-cooked Italian and is delicious. The portions are enormous - you will not leave here hungry. Our server (Tuesday 6 February) was polite, friendly and helpful. A most enjoyable evening.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was delicious and good value on the Set Evening Menu. Service was a little slow but we did get everything eventually. Room was a little uninspiring and not particularly warm.

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  26. RebeccaS

    Yorkshire

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I'll start by saying the food was great. We had garlic mushrooms and arancine to start then lasagne and honey pork for main course. We ate really early (5pm), so it was understandably quiet. I think that meant the atmosphere was a bit lacking (hence the 3 star), but we also felt the tables and lino were a bit cheap and the lighting didn't help creat a cosy atmosphere. Also, given it was so quiet, we still needed to remind them to bring our drinks (after our starter had arrived). All in all a good experience, but couldn't give it 5 stars.

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  27. Alison

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful location and restaurant with high quality food, highly recommend

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  28. Hoggy

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Arrived a bit early but was shown straight to our table. The food was excellent, very tasty and plenty of choice. The staff were great and would definitely go again.

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  29. JayneH

    Liverpool

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food. Really good value. Staff were lovely, very attentive!

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  30. DenisM

    Lancashire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We really enjoyed the set evening menu. Great value and friendly service. We shall definitely go again.

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  31. DanL

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fourth visit to L'Osteria, tried something different from the menu each time and it's never short of excellent. Have paid twice as much for food half as good in other places so will always be happy to go back

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  32. KajalP

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We happened to be the only people in the restaurant. The food was lovely and the staff were attentive

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  33. EmmaF

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really lovely food - very authentic. Service quick and friendly. Nice restaurant inside.

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  34. NickS

    Gloucestershire

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    First time at the restaurant, it’s a converted old building, the floor has a slight slope from one side to the other, which is a little odd, but you get used to it. The food was excellent, great choice across two menus. The sharing antipasto was immense, albeit the flatbread was way over baked. Both our respective mains, Lamb and chicken were perfect. Overall service was good. The restaurant lack ambiance, I think this is as much the fault of the building, laminate floors which are noisy and very basic decor. However if you want great food and good service , the restaurant ticks both boxes

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  35. LottieB

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely quiet Italian restaurant, wonderful food and service!

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  36. SimonL

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A welcoming arrival although it was a bit cool when we sat down at the table. Service was good, we both enjoyed our meal, however we wouldn't go back due to having better meals elsewhere.

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  37. PaulM

    Newcastle

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    We arrived at time of reservation- there was a party of 50 seated. The restaurant was packed We were taken downstairs to a table next to toilets with all the starters for the party laid out around the room There was one other couple finishing their meal - no ambiance whatsoever. We asked to be seated upstairs and we couldn’t be so we left. We did suggest that they ought to have closed to reservations that night or at least alerted us - they said it wasn’t possible as was an open table booking. Had heard good things about this place so disappointed

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My partner and I decided to book a last minute meal for New Year and this place was a hidden gem. The food was amazing, we ordered 3 starters believing they would be small. They were no where near small. Every course was presented beautifully and tasted amazing. The tiramisu, was so light I could have eaten another 3. Yes they were short staffed but it did not matter to us, they did an amazing job. We will definitely be back, thank you for a wonderful meal.

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  39. GaryM

    Derbyshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Booked for New Years Eve. Arrived early but we were allocated a table straight away. It was clear that there were staffing issues. The lady serving was rushed off her feet and was very apologetic. She did a good job given the circumstances. The restaurant was clean but there was not much atmosphere. Service was slow and when the food arrived the portions were over generous. No complaints about the food in general.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    My partner and I chose this restaurant as it looked perfect to start a special celebration - on arriving the. Host told us to shut the door and then continued dealing with a customer who had the card machine - she then asked for our reservation and. Couldn’t decide where to seat us - we were shown to a table and she left 28 minutes later my partner had to go and ask if we could get a drink - a further 10 minutes later the host came and took our order We got the drinks after. Further 5 minutes - our started arrived 1 hour after arriving at the restaurant - we asked for a jug of water and this was ignored - no one came to ask if we were ok and the food was nice - we then had our main brought out 35minutes later these were not our mains another 10 mins later and our food arrived - we asked to get another drink the waitress advised me she was busy and would comeback - I then asked a second young lad who looked like a lost sheep he took the order and the waitress we originally asked brought them over - there were two other tables close by who were also having a bit of a problem wrong drinks and desserts ! We had no interaction with staff unless we went to ask them - my partner went to the toilet only to find the bi fold. Door wouldn’t close and it was directly on to the restaurant- so he was unable to use the facilities! The food was lovely but the service and. Lack of service was appalling- this really put a dampener on our evening we didn’t choose a dessert as we felt 2hours for a starter and main was enough time spent ,plus the fact we had to beg to get a drink - the evening was such a disappointment and I wouldn’t recommend this place

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L'Osteria Italiana is rated 4.2 stars by 187 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for L'Osteria Italiana

31 Castlegate, Coppergate Shopping Centre, York, York YO1 9RN

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    York
  • Hours of Operation
    Sun 12:00–22:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wine
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