These are the 20 best Italian restaurants in Leeds according to TripAdvisor reviews

Fancy a hearty Italian meal for dinner tonight?

Saturday, 26th October 2019, 7:00 am
Updated Saturday, 26th October 2019, 7:00 am
Leeds Italian restaurants

Why not try one of these top-rated Italian restaurants in Leeds, as rated by TripAdvisor users.

Reviewers are glowing with Praise for Veeno in Wellington Place, which is Leeds’ most popular Italian restaurant on TripAdvisor. One diner called the pizza: the best I have tasted in Leeds.
This modern Italian on Cloth Hall Street has dozens of five-star reviews, most praising the restaurant’s speciality - pizza. One diner wrote: fabulous pizzas with quirky toppings and crispy base.

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Great little gem, with great food and service, reads one review of CULTO on TripAdvisor. The reviewer went on to recommend the exclusive Pizza Nero base infused with charcoal.
Tucked away in Queens Arcade is Simpatico Pizza, which several reviewers praised for the range of topping choices. One wrote: the dough is a little different to the run-of-the-mill style pizzas.
The warm atmosphere was frequently mentioned in reviews of this restaurant, with one diner writing: Lovely evening, brilliant atmosphere and amazing pizzas.
Serving up tasty Sicilian treats in a street-food style, Poco Sicilian is another popular Leeds Italian, with one diner writing: this is the Godfather of all home-made pizzas that I have ever ever tasted.
All the food was great even down to the complementary olives and bread rolls, said one diner who ate at Luigi’s. They also praised the good value of the food.
A diner who has returned four times to Zucco says that on each occasion: the food the menu the service and the wines have been of the highest quality.
If you’re prepared to head a little way out of the city centre, this is a popular Italian in Horsforth. One reviewer particularly recommends the sea bass and chicken.
Is this the best restaurant in Leeds? Reads one rhetorical review of Via Verde, with the diner going on to advise others: don’t eat anywhere else till you’ve been here.
Also in Horsforth is Trattoria Il Forno, a restaurant which several reviewers have praised for their top-notch vegan options, offering vegan mozzarella and meat substitutes for pizza.
Ranked 12th for Italian restaurants in Leeds, La Cantina44 is the only Italian in Cross Gates to make it into Leeds’ top 20. One reviewer said: the food was absolutely top notch, so rich and flavoursome.
Out in Pudsey, GiGi’s Italian also has excellent reviews on TripAdvisor. One pleased diner wrote: Cannot fault any of it. Will certainly be returning and can highly recommend.
A hidden Leeds gem, Viva Italian is beloved by many locals. One reviewer wrote: Every single dish - tomato soup, salad caprese, pasta, salmon, creme brule, and tiramisu was delightful.
Some first-time visitors to Kasa Rosa gave it high praise, calling the steak they had: the best steak we’ve ever had,and we’ve eaten a lot of steak. They added that they couldn’t wait to come back.
Out in Rothwell, Salute comes highly recommended. One reviewer wrote: great food and great service....will definitely be back!!
Slap bang in the centre of Leeds, La Bottega Milanese is another popular Italian with locals and tourists. As well as the main dishes, a few reviewers said the cakes are delicious.
The village Italian Southbank is a lively place to get your pasta or pizza fix. One reviewer gave it five stars, writing: Good food choice, great flavours and a wine list that for once is not overpriced or over complicated.
We couldn't have faulted anything. The staff were polite, friendly and very efficient. The food was absolutely delicious - reads one glowing review of Divino on Otley Road.
Just making it into the top 20 Italians in Leeds, Il Paradiso has a number of five star reviews, with one reading: It certainly deserves the 5 stars it has been receiving as the food is amazing.