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Joe Crowe
· October 12, 2017
Absolutely stunning, proper Italian food and genuine staff that know their stuff and clearly really do care about this place, it shows! Would return without a doubt.
Susan Richmond
· September 24, 2017
All I can say is that the staff were brilliant and the food was excellent, I can recommend this place to anyone, I will be returning very soon. Thankyou for a lovely meal and very good service...
Denise Bailey
· March 24, 2018
Lovely proper Italian restaurant.
Good food.
Good staff who know all about stuff.
Will return for sure.
Elaine Mclean
· March 12, 2018
Lovey atmosphere, friendly staff, gorgeous food... enjoyed every moment of our girly evening.
Sally Turner
· April 12, 2018
Hugely impressed with the food and atmosphere and the staff were fantastic.
Ronnie Moir
· June 17, 2017
To be honest! When I arrived the menu was very small and I was very apprehensive...

Ordered my food and wow... the starter and the main course was superb... ...

The lasagne is to die for!!

The staff are very friendly and accommodating. Ambience lovely.

The whole experience has been magnifico.

Thoroughly recommend it...
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Kyla McGregor
· October 13, 2017
Absolutely lovely little family run restaurant. Fantastic staff, incredible food, and a great atmosphere. My partner and I will definitely be there again soon!
Matt Dowson
· May 7, 2017
A great place and longstanding favourite of ours, we used to go to the Skipton location when we were there on our narrowboat and since that one closed in 2015 we have made the trip to the original. I the lasagna and Italian craft beers, the atmosphere and Luigi's energetic banter. You pay cash now so don't just take your card with you. Have fun. See More
Abigail Sawyer
· September 14, 2017
My favourite place - it has made me fall in love with Italian food and wine again. Lovely staff, amazing food and always a great experience.
Pete May
· October 19, 2016
I was invited for lunch here by a local friend. Superb meal, risotto with pancetta, spinach and cream - perfectly cooked and full of flavour. Not on the menu, but we fancied some cheese rather than 'd...olce'. The obliging and smiling owner delivered a delicious board to our table in person. Add in the friendly and helpful serving staff, and it's difficult to fault this Ilkley gem. I had my own French restaurant in Kent for 4 years, so I know how hard it is to be this good. Well done! See More
Sue Passant
· December 21, 2017
Always really authentic food and such lovely staff !
Julie Greenhalgh
· February 2, 2018
So nice! Small good food great service what more do you need!
Claudine Snow
· November 16, 2017
The food is truly delicious - would have given 5 stars but for the loud music
Helen Burton
· October 12, 2017
Fabulous! First visit, the food was so full of flavour, great service best Italian in ilkley
Alison Mallender
· August 18, 2017
Fantastic food and a lovely place. Went yesterday for a bit of lunch and the salmon and prawn pasta bows was delicious. Will definitely go back. Very friendly staff.�
Michelle Armitage
· January 1, 2018
Absolutely fabulous food, loved it and can't wait to return
Clarissa Arundel
· May 8, 2016
Over the last year I've had both lunches and dinners here and enjoyed every time. The food is as authentic as I can imagine ( having never been to Italy ) the ambiance great and the staff really friendly.
Linda McNamara
· September 8, 2016
There are many great restaurants in Ilkley, we are blessed. BUT this is the best. No menu, it's whatever Luigi wants to cook on the day, beautifully explained by, in our case Luigi's wife. Quality of ...the food and wine was excellent, atmosphere cosy and friendly. We will be back. You have to book though, it's so popular for lunches and dinner. See More
Tara Louise Butler
· March 25, 2016
5 * experience! I absolutely loved my time at Emporio Italia. The food was fantastic, with service to match. To top it off, we were greeted with a wonderfully quintessential Italian ambience. Can't to go again! - highly recommended. See More
Vikkie Poole
· September 22, 2016
We love this restaurant, wonderful food and service, different specials on the board each day, great wine and coffee too, a little touch of Italy created by Luigi and his family ���☺️



As of February 1st, we will be changing our evening opening times. We will be opening in the evening on the first Saturday of every month, for our authentic Italian dining experience.

We shall be opening on special dates such as Valentines and Christmas Eve etc. We will also be continuing with our private functions, the restaurant will be available for private parties and large gatherings (10+ people) on request.


Many thanks,
Sam and Luigi

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