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Italian – May 2022
We hit it out of the ballpark on restaurants in York on our 2022 England/Scotland journey (link to trip report here). The first night we visited Lucia York for Italian food and liked it so much we went back the next evening. There is a lovely outdoor patio covered with a blue striped awning for al fresco dining, but on the first evening we sat inside in the white marble lounge area.
Our hungry table (even with only a half day under our belts in York, we tallied six miles of walking) shared an order of Cheesy Italian Herb Pinwheel with garlic butter. A thin pizza crust wrapped around Fontina cheese and herbs and then dipped in garlic butter and cooked to crunchy perfection. Wow! It was so delicious Tracy has been trying to replicate it at home, and I am the happy recipient.
On this evening, I went with the Slow Cooked Beef Shin and Saffron Risotto; pulled shin of beef slow cooked in an aromatic sauce, served with saffron risotto and parsnip crisps topped with sweet, tender pea tendrils. Pea tendrils are great! Who knew? We need to find these at home.
Kim, unfortunately still was not feeling the love for lettuce, so he skipped his usual choice of Caesar Salad and went with a rib eye steak with peppercorn sauce and Truffle Chips (that’s fries for those of us outside the UK).
Tracy had the Marinated Chicken, Mushrooms and Pancetta Skewer served with chips and a peppery Rocket and Parmesan salad.
While enjoying a glass of prosecco and the house red wine (Languore Sangiovese) we again ordered the Pinwheels, this time with crispy prosciutto. Yum!
I went with the Spaghetti Carbonara with cream, eggs, pancetta, Grana Padano and black pepper. Wow, it was as good as this photo looks!
Tracy started with a side salad of Rocket and Parmesan salad and topped that off with a main course of creamy Wild Mushroom Risotto with oyster, chestnut and button mushrooms, shaved parmesan and rocket. The servings were so large we really could have shared and didn’t manage to finish this delicious meal.
I would definitely make this a choice if you have a few nights in York.
13 Swinegate Court East
Phone: 01904 731599
Hours: 12 p.m. – 1- p.m. daily