Leeds has got some amazing places to eat and fantastic places to drink too, and amongst the most popular cuisines in the city is the good old Italian. So if you're after a classic pasta dish, the perfect stone baked pizza, or you fancy the taste of the Med in your fish meat and veg, here are some of the top places to get your Italian fix in and around Leeds.
Italian food in Leeds
This charming and authentic Italian restaurant has been doing some very lovely things in Leeds since 1976. And with nearly 40 years in the business, it's little wonder they really know what they're doing when it comes not only to food and wine, but to hospitality, too.
Lots of Leeds folk don’t even know it’s there but this family run restaurant on the north side of Leeds Bridge has been quietly serving some of the city’s best Italian food for years.
A suburban restaurant that rivals its city centre counterparts, Zucco specialises in Italian small plates, making it an ideal place for sharing (or not, if you’re feeling greedy).
One of Leeds’ most well respected independent coffee shops, La Bottega Milanese is popular enough to have two branches.
On Dock Street, this Italian restaurant sits in the heart of Brewery Wharf. Pizzas and pasta dishes are available but if you fancy going down the traditional Italian dining route then primi and secondi courses feature too.
Right by the Corn Exchange, this city centre location of the popular chain proves a hit with shoppers - and those exploring Leeds.
This city centre branch of the popular, high-end Italian chain keeps things authentic. Its menu ranges from authentic antipasti options such as bruschetta pomodoro and beef carpaccio to risottos, pasta and seafood secondis.
This branch of the popular group is located at The Light shopping centre, so it does brisk business with those doing a bit of retail therapy.