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Emporio Italia

Railway Road, Ilkley LS29 8HQ, England
+44 1943 430005
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (18 reviews)
“antipasti” (5 reviews)
“tiramisu” (6 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Railway Road, Ilkley LS29 8HQ, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A wonderful lunch. Limited menu but all dishes we ordered were outstanding - so tasty, fresh and piping hot. Bonus was having a drink and coffee included in the lunch offer. Service also excellent. Cosy and authentic atmosphere. A real gem and we will definitely...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I enjoyed the experience and the food that I ordered was very njce. Everything on the menu is described very well and made me want to order nearly all of it. I expect excellent pasta from an independent Italian which was not the case, it...More

Thank Sam G
Gian W, Manager at Emporio Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks Sam for your Review, Were glad you enjoyed the Desserts and the atmosphere. We have a fresh pasta blackboard every day and also in the evening. So maybe the Mezze with the Tuscan Pork Broth wasn’t to your taste. As for the chairs, we...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely food and great service, value for money. We had the lunchtime special main course drink plus coffee £11.95. This is ahidden gem in Ilkley a must to visit.

1  Thank nicolan444
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked this restaurant for my birthday because I enjoy Italian food. Almost turned around and left when I saw the hard chairs (no cushions). Even a joke made loudly by my son "you should have brought your cushion mum" evoked no response. The menu is...More

Thank ElizabethB5220
Gian W, Manager at Emporio Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thankyou Elizabeth, For your review of our furniture at Emporio. We take all reviews on board, especially those which affect your ability to appreciate good food. We shall be sure to ask all our customers in future should they require a cushion rather than wait...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I were visiting Ilkley for an overnight stay and picked Emporio Italia for dinner. We didn't book as it was a Thursday evening but it seems we should've. Two couples were turned away after we snagged the last unreserved table so we...More

Thank Emma J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here last night, food, staff, ambience was first class, the last time I enjoyed an Italian restaurant as much as this one was in Naples last year, will definitely return.

Thank maureen s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

1st visit there’ll be more. Great atmosphere. Amazing food.The best Italian food I’ve had. Fresh ingredients, beautiful flavours, lovely choices and the desserts yummy.

Thank rubyjameslottie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have lived locally for a number of years so have been aware of this restaurants's high reputation and have tried to book a table a couple of times but left it too late. We finally made it there last week and can only confirm...More

Thank 29Hebersgyll
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A truly enjoyable dining experience. The host is clearly very passionate about his restaurant, enjoys what he does and this added to our enjoyment. The menu for the day is posted on the chalk board to choose from - 7 or 8 dishes with lasagne...More

Thank Deanomassive
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a fabulous meal. The best Italian food I’ve eaten outside Italy. The calamari is absolutely fabulous as is the rest of the food. There are no menus as such, just a blackboard with today’s menu which is then fully explained by one of the...More

1  Thank Nedkl
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Railway Road, Ilkley LS29 8HQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Ilkley
  • Phone Number: +44 1943 430005
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Small restaurant, only 7 tables. Individual menu with each item individually described by the waiter. Wonderful food, excellent friendly staff. Great atmosphere.
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