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There's nothing remotely flash about Stefano Lancelotti's trattoria unobtrusively buried in a basement beneath Harrogate’s Princes Square – imagine a cross between an old-school ristorante and a new-wave Italian enoteca. Contemporary artwork and polished tables create an understated backdrop for food that is several notches about the provincial norm. Seasonal specials provide a revealing snapshot of the kitchen’s endeavours – perhaps king scallops wrapped in smoked speck on wild mushroom pâté with fresh berries or Yorkshire rib-eye grilled on a typical Bologna-style salamoia with red onion chutney and rocket. Stefano's homemade pasta is also a top call: try ravioli filled with slow-cooked lamb ragù in an artichoke broth or maccheroni in cheese and curry sauce with chicken and crispy bacon. Finish in true Italian style with proper tiramisu, chocolate terrine or pannacotta. Excellent-value set lunches and well-chosen regional wines too.

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££££ - £30 - £49
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Location for Sasso

8-10 Princes Square, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 1LX

01423 508 838


Opening Times

Mon-Sat 12N-3pm 6-10pm (5.45 Fri-Sat)

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4 Reviews 


B'day Dinner
13 February 2020   - Verified Diner

The dinner was for 2 for my birthday...little Happy Birtday sprinkles adorned the table. The starters, the mains and the wine were all wonderfully presented , portions were right and the taste was delicious. I had the duck liver patte and she had th egoats cheese salad. My main was the beef stuffed ravioli and hers was the prawn pasta. Both were wonderful. The preliminary chef's samples and bread were also quite tasty. We did not sample the dessert as someone baked a chocolate cake w/chocolate icing from scratch! Service was prompt and efficient...just the right amount. The atmosphere is quaint. The value for money is appropriate. Overall I would give Sasso 5-stars! Thank you for a most enjoyable evening.


Simple the best in Harrogate
22 July 2019  

Sasso’s is definitely the best restaurant for authentic Italian food .Probably the only real restaurant left in Town 

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Steve S

01 September 2018  
Very good Italian restaurant in the center of Harrogate.Excellent food and professional service .Probably one of the best indipendent restaurant left in Town.
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Elizabeth V

Simply of the best
12 April 2015  
Dined here for the first time with some long lost friends from the North-East. The service was friendly, homely but also very professional. The food surpassed our expectations and we are already considering working our way through the menu. It was an excellent, unhurried meal and if there was only one thing that could be improved upon and that would be the coffee. But saying that after the food fest just experienced it didn't really matter! (The dessert was the icing on the cake. Well worth a visit just for that!)
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