There’s plenty of good reasons as to why Italian food is so popular in Britain. There is always something for everyone, whether you fancy pasta, pizza, seafood, or even steak. Italian restaurants are also the perfect place to bring the family: friendly staff, generous prices, and above all, delicious food.
Fortunately Hull and East Yorkshire is home to tonnes of amazing Italian restaurants and eateries, with each one bringing something new and exciting to the local area. For your guidance, here are some of Hull and East Yorkshire’s top rated Italian restaurants.
Gusto da Gianni
26 Newland Ave, Hull HU5 3AF
First up on todays list is Newland Avenue’s very own, Gusto da Gianni. Established in 2013, the restaurant prides itself on using authentic, imported Italian ingredients, the quality of which evident to those lucky enough to have visited. Set in a small yet comfortable space, Gusto’s champions hospitality and wholesomeness above all else.
A two time recipient of Hull Daily Mail’s Food & Drink Award, Gusto’s popularity and acclaim amongst locals is seemingly endless!
The restaurant’s emphasis on authenticism has lead it to specialise in everything from pasta, and pizza to risotto and steak. Although the restaurant’s prices are a little north of what might be expected, the quality of the dishes and the surroundings in which you dine more than warrant this.
Those seeking delicious and authentic food provided by friendly and helpful staff need look no further than Gusto.
Uno’s Trattoria Pizzeria
153 Newland Avenue, Hull HU5 2ER
Less than a five minute’s walk away from Gusto is Uno’s Trattoria Pizzeria, a bustling Italian restaurant situated in the heart of Newland Avenue.
Like Gusto, Uno’s prides itself on authenticity, friendliness, and inclusivity. In addition to serving up some classic Italian staples, Uno’s also has a vegan and children’s menu, making it the ideal place to come for a family meal out.
Uno’s acclaim amongst locals is chiefly down to it’s air of comfort, generous prices, and wealth of delicious dishes being on offer. In addition to it’s extensive food menu, Uno’s also prides itself on having an excellent wine menu- the perfect accompaniment to any relaxing evening meal.
Uno’s promises affordability and wholesomeness to each and everyone of it’s customers.
Al Porto Italian Restaurant
13 Hull Marina Warehouse HU1 2DQ
Finalists in Hull Daily Mail’s ‘Restaurant of the Year’ and ‘Signature Dish of the Year’ awards, Al Porto mixes Italian wholesomeness and comfort with fine dining.
This award winning restaurant is to be found on Hull’s historic marina, a short walk away from the bustle of Humber Street. Those seeking first class service and quality food will be more than impressed with Al Porto.
Al Porto’s menu, which features a vegetarian option, contains everything from halibut and T-Bone steak to gnocchi and beef tartar.
As a result of this, Al Porto is slightly more expensive than Uno’s, but, as with Gusto’s, this escalation in price is warranted by the restaurant’s brilliant service and food.
Da Gianni Restaurant
48 Princes Ave, Hull HU5 3QG
Flying the flag for Italy down Princes Avenue is Da Gianni Restaurant, a small, traditionally minded eatery whose belief in simple, authentic food has made them one of Hull’s most popular Italian restaurants. Chicken, steak, anti-pasti, pizza, pasta- Da Gianni does it all, and to a high quality standard.
Da Gianni gets everything right and, with it’s intimate atmosphere and varied food, deserves all the praise it gets.
If you’re in need of a wholesome meal amongst the business and excitement of Princes Avenue, Da Gianni is perfect.
Osteria Italian Restaurant
Osteria Italian Restaurant, Cornmill Hotel, Mount Pleasant, Hull HU9 1NR
Osteria Italian Restaurant is situated at the newly refurbished Cornmill Hotel and is an establishment whose popularity grows from day to day.
With it’s extensive outdoor and indoor seating, Osteria is perfect for large parties seeking somewhere to eat, drink, and socialise. The restaurant’s children’s and vegan options also make it suitable for this purpose.
Like all of the restaurants featured on this list, Osteria specialises in the Italian culinary classics: Pasta, pizza, steak, and chicken, it’s dishes being both generously priced and full of flavour.
This, in addition to it’s flawless reviews, makes Osteria a must visit for any fan of Italian food.
Mancia Sicilian Kitchen
45 Newland Ave, Hull HU5 3BE
Despite being open less than a year, Mancia Sicilian Kitchen has taken Hull by storm.
The restaurant’s traditional décor and intimate space makes it one of the area’s most comfortable places to eat and drink, an experience which is made all the better by the eateries delicious and authentic food.
Mancia’s menu goes for simplicity at it’s finest: Pizza, pasta, small plates, and dessert, all of which are made using the finest ingredients.
Some of the restaurant’s standout dishes are as follows: Calabrese pizza (basil and spicy n’duja sausage), Amatriciana Pasta (cured pork cheek), and their flavoursome Sicilian Arancini! Vegan and vegetarian options are also available.
22 New Walkergate, Beverley HU17 9EE
Since it’s establishment Figaro has garnered a reputation as being an inviting family-friendly restaurant which prides itself on friendly staff and delicious food.
Based in the market town of Beverley, Figaro is a large, bustling restaurant full of atmosphere and charm.
With an extensive and varied menu featuring everything from barbecue and fish to vegetarian dishes and pizza, Figaro knows that the key to success is accommodating customers.
Like Uno’s, Figaro is a little more on the affordable side, making it the perfect place to come with family and friends to sample some delicious Italian cuisine.
Kings Parade, King St, Cottingham HU16 5QQ
Now with a second restaurant in St Andrews Quay, Pasco’s Italian seems to go from strength to strength.
Like Figaro and Uno’s, Pasco’s is the perfect family-friendly Italian restaurant: wholesome, friendly, and affordable.
Serving up a wealth of Italian and English dishes, Pasco’s champions good quality comfort food and hospitality above all else.
Now offering delivery, you can even have Pasco’s acclaimed food from the comfort of your home.