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Updated 2020-03-27
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  • Fish
  • Meatballs
  • Carbonara
  • Tiramisu
  • Pesto
  • Lasagne
  • Pasta
  • Bruschette

Description

  • Phone number: +44 1226 244888
  • Cuisine:
    Vegan Options
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    Gluten Free Options
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    European
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    Italian
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    Vegetarian Friendly
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    Mediterranean
  • Restrictions:
    Vegetarian Friendly
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    Vegan Options
    ,
    Gluten Free Options
  • Meal types:
    Dinner
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    Lunch
  • Category:
    Sit down


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    Nickynoonah1977 2020-03-01

    Been here three times now and all I can say is, this is the closest you will get to being the guest of a true Italian home. The food is traditional home cooked, the meal is set but you will not be disappointed at all. Whatever this lady produces you will want to eat trust me. So warm and welcoming and you could literally sit there with your partner/group and chat away at ease. I recently went to a well regarded pub in the area with friends and felt rushed, unwelcomed and ripped off. This place has it right which is why it is so popular and always busy.

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    Major_Ted 2020-02-13

    Simply a must for every visit to Barnsley. Lovely atmosphere. Met some great new friends. Thank you for your kindness claudia Edward

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    cazbaby9 2020-02-12

    After all rave reviews was disappointed.thought it would be a little different but after sampling italian food in Italy couldn't understand what everyone raves about to be honest.

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    Sharon8586 2020-02-11

    Food was lovely, very generous serving sizes, a beautiful mix of traditional Italian meals. My husband and I had a great night, it was unique in the fact that there is no menu, you get what is served and we loved that. We have booked again and will look forward to our second evening dining with Claudia 😊

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    dannyr89 2020-01-14

    Wonderful atmosphere and the food was exceptional. Booked in for September for private dining! Can’t wait!!!

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    Julierdance 2019-12-05

    What fabulous food! A great evening with family for a surprise birthday treat. The food served to us was traditional Italian family cuisine that was enjoyed by everyone. A big thank you to Claudia and Becky for excellent food and service.

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    johnl1950 2019-12-04

    Interesting setting, in small business park, very snug interior, great interaction with hosts. The food is wonderful, and just keeps on coming, everything cooked to perfection, doggy bags for what you can't manage, after raving about tiramisu, was given a portion to take home, so enjoyed again following day. We will return, definitely worth the wait in booking.

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    bethho 2019-11-17

    So many people have raved about this place and visited so when it was suggested we go for a meal with the bridal party before the wedding I couldn’t wait to try it. It really is an authentic Italian experience! Compact inside so great for a large (ish) group and you get the room to yourself! You bring your own drinks and alcohol which makes it so much easier to manage the bill at the end as everyone pays the same. We started with a mixture of tapas type starters. Quite a few different meats and veg and olives etc. For the course after there were two large bowls of pasta. Carbonara and a veggie pasta for the vegetarians in our party. I didn’t realise after this we still have another course to go! We had chicken with these cubed potatoes (probably the best potatoes I’ve eaten)! Any food that was left over was packaged up for any of the party to take home which mean the experience even better cause I enjoyed the food for the following two meals the next day. To finish we had tiramisu, which I was unsure about as I don’t like coffee but it really was amazing. I really couldn’t fault anything about the evening and I can’t wait to visit again in a couple of months for my mums 60th. An amazing place in Barnsley which I would 100% recommend booking if you can!

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    Inspire20096696535 2019-11-11

    Took an age to get a table, 10 weeks from booking to get in, but was well worth the wait. The restaurant is very small but don't be put of by this, and most of the pictures on Tripadvisor actually make it look bigger than it is! I think it's probably the smallest restaurant we've ever been in, and certainly one of the best. We were greeted by a very pleasant lady and given a choice of 2 tables, it turned out she was the chef, waitress and washer-up, with some help from James. She presented us with olives while we waited which were quickly followed by sausages, antipasti (2 cheeses and salami) and a superb bruschetta. We were then given a small break before our spaghetti arrived, this was served from the pan at our table. The final two main dishes were oven cooked chicken and fish with roast potatoes. The desert was a delightful tiramisu. The whole evening flew by and the food was wonderful, there's no set menu and you get what's fresh that day and it does show in the quality. It also means every course/dish is a lovely surprise when it arrives. Don't go expecting pizza and spaghetti bolognaise etc as I doubt this would ever be an option. We enjoyed the evening so much we booked again to take some friends but will have to wait until February to share the experience with them.

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    dale z 2019-11-10

    Booked a long time ago but boy was it worth the wait food and service was out of this world best Italian I've ever tasted definitely a must.

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    debsido 2019-11-08

    What an incredible place. Tiny but perfectly formed. The food is the star of the show here! Absolutely incredible freshly cooked dishes that just keep on coming to the table. All our group of 9 were blown away by the food and wonderful friendly service. The last dish of the evening Claudia’s homemade Tiramisu was quite frankly the best dessert I have ever eaten. Well done guys, keep up the good work!

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    melanieh130 2019-11-05

    Fabulous intimate Italian restaurant with a 5⭐️ Service. Claudia is an amazing cook & lovely lady. Food is authentic Italian and all freshly cooked... divine! Simply the best home cooked food & service brilliant. I highly recommend a visit.

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    Yorkshireboomerang 2019-10-23

    A group of friends and I ate here, taking up the whole restaurant. The food was absolutely amazing!!! It was anything but a light meal, but that was part of the joy. It was large portions of fantastic flavor and great quality. As the food is cooked fresh each night, we also got doggy bags to take the leftovers home in. I loved this because, not only did it prevent food wastage, but also meant we got to enjoy it again the day after :-) They serve a set menu, which varies depending on availability of produce etc, so you can't really choose dishes, but they were ever so accommodating to us with dietary requirements and preferences. As we booked the whole restaurant, it was quite easy to do this in advance. It was such good customer service. The restaurant is very small, with the kitchen pretty much in the same room, so it isn't 'fancy', however, having been to Italy a couple of times, it is a very authentic experience. I felt fully emerged when we were there. It was BYOB so be aware of that in advance. The restaurant is good value anyway, but not having the uplift on drinks makes it very affordable.

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    Malcolm V 2019-10-20

    Went here a couple of months ago and just getting round to review. Very nice people run the place. Very nice food as long as you like it salty which luckily I do. Fantastic value for money

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    VickyStyan 2019-10-10

    Visited here last night with some friends I don’t see often enough and it was perfect! It surpassed expectations in both the food that was served and the experience the small setting afforded. The experience is one of the things that makes this place unique- especially here in Barnsley! Having the place to ourselves, being sat around one table and passing the delicious food around really made the experience more sociable and wholesome! Excellent for catching up. The food tasted like what we had enjoyed on travels in Italy, relatively simple but so tasty and plentiful! It was excellent value. Thank you, hope to return soon!

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    MrsE2901 2019-10-05

    This is a tiny little back street restaurant with an authentic Italian atmosphere. We were served a variety of dishes, all of which were stunning and were encouraged to try them all. (We were given doggy bags of what we couldn’t eat). Everything was cooked to perfection and tasted amazing. Excellent service too - we’d not realised it wasn’t licensed so the owner nipped off and fetched a bottle of wine for us and despite being busy, the owner and chef made time to share their story and make us feel welcome. Overall a truly wonderful experience, can’t wait to return!

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    traceyjeffs 2019-10-04

    Been here with friends tonight and it was FABULOUS. Cannot recommend enough, it is just beautiful in every way possible. The food and the service is absolutely outstanding, We will be back xxxxx

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    clareking018 2019-09-18

    Claudia was absolutely amazing ..... what a credit to the restaurant her food was just perfect I’ve never tasted such fresh home cooked Italian food . It’s the smallest restaurant I’ve ever been in but the food is up there with the best food we have tasted in a long time . Value for money is an under statement we had to be rolled out of the restaurant we ate that much We would definitely recommend secret Italian if you want fantastic food and a very good price and a lovely host .

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    dawnbinns67 2019-09-07

    We all loved our evening here! Small and intimate place with only a few tables, it did feel like you were in a little place in Italy. The food was basic, lots of it and all cooked and served very well. Its bring your own alcohol, and there is, no corkage charge. The chef and waitress were so friendly and hospitable, it's such a cosy and romantic plac to eat and chat. If you want posh dining with fancy extras then this isn't for you. If you are up for a relaxed evening to chat and enjoy lovely Italian food and feel very full afterwards then give it a try! We will def go back.

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    collette d 2019-08-28

    Literally the best italian food I have ever eaten! The restraunt is beautiful inside, and has a lovely relaxed atmosphere. Nothing is hidden away and you can watch the chef prepare your food for you, the portion sizes are huge and everything is cooked to perfection. The tiramisu is to die for and I don't even usually like it! I honestly have nothing but amazing things to say it's a fantastic place.

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Our aggregate rating, “Sluurpometro”, is 99 based on 414 parameters and reviews

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Timetable:

  • Monday
  • Tuesday 17:00-22:00
  • Wednesday 17:00-22:00
  • Thursday 17:00-22:00
  • Friday 19:30-23:00
  • Saturday 12:00-15:00,19:30-23:00
  • Sunday

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