“ Address: 3 Ripon Rd / Harrogate / HG1 2SX / North Yorkshire / England „
Italian restaurants come and go like the seasons in Harrogate, few seem to get it right but Joe Rigatonis has been around for years and is still my choice. Don't get me wrong though, if I want a really nice pizza then I would probably end up in Pizza Express but for everything else i.e. pastas, pollo alla kiev etc then Jo Rigs wins hands down compared to other italians (Sassos is a popular choice but is extremely pricey for an Italian). I have an addiction to Calzone pizzas and this is the best in town.
It is a very large restaurant (probably seats 300+) but is separated over three floors so it is still a nice ambiance. There is now some outside seating which is lovely in the summer. It is literally opposite the conference centre so is perfect for those who are in town on business.
Staff are always very friendly. We tend to avoid it on Fri/Sat nights in the summer and definitely avoid over the Xmas period as it gets swamped with tables of 20+ who just insist on screaming at each other. Sunday nights are the best.
Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria