The owners of an independent family-run Italian restaurant in Harrogate are celebrating after being included in the UK’s best-selling food guides – for the seventh year running.
Sasso, in Princes Square, Harrogate, has been praised for its “sound regional Italian cooking” in the latest edition of The Good Food Guide, which has just been published.
The popular Italian restaurant, which celebrated its 15th birthday earlier this year, is one of just three restaurants in the town to be included in the independent and authoritative guide to eating out in the UK.
Chef Stefano Lancelotti, and his wife Sara, who own Sasso and sister restaurant Caffe Marconi, are delighted that, yet again, their traditional Italian food with a modern twist has been singled out for mention in the guide.
“I am really delighted to be included in The Good Food Guide – it is the UK’s best-selling restaurant guide and to be featured for the seventh year in a row is a real accolade for us here at Sasso.
“We know that we are producing high-quality, traditional Italian food with a modern twist, and for the Good Food Guide to recognize this, year after year, is testament to our consistency, the quality of our cooking and the excellent team we have here at Sasso.”
In the guide, published by Waitrose, independent restaurant inspectors heaped praise on Sasso, and head chef Stefano, marking them highly for their “sound technical skills and quality ingredients”.
The guide said: “The location may be the smart basement of a Georgian terraced house, but the Italian heart of this restaurant shines through.
“Chef Stefano Lancellotti’s trademark pasta has drawn praise once again this year.”
And a number of the restaurant’s signature dishes, including truffled pasta ribbons served with tiger prawn, scampi, lobster, crabmeat and asparagus sauce, are singled out for special mention.
Sasso is named after Stefano’s home town in northern Italy, an hour’s drive from Florence.
Opened in 1998, the family-run restaurant in the heart of Harrogate is recognized for its authentic and innovative Italian cooking.
Sister restaurant, Caffe Marconi, is open for coffee during the day, and pizza each Tuesday to Saturday nights.