Our Story

The Pranzo story…

Pranzo is inspired by our founder Marco’s Italian heritage. Notably by his Nonna’s traditional Calabrese cooking which he was lucky enough to experience in his youth. These traditions have been passed through the family for generations and today, Marco has taken his favourite elements of Nonna’s traditional recipes and added a modern twist to create the traditional Italian food you experience at Pranzo.

How it
all began…

In 2018 we opened our first Italian restaurant in Ilkley. Pranzo started life as a humble Italian lunch bar employing a handful of people, with Marco and his dad cooking together in the kitchen. Two years later we opened a second Italian restaurant in Harrogate on Cold Bath Road.

How we’ve

Restaurant openings, expansions and relocations have helped us gain an AA Rosette in culinary excellence plus we have achieved recognition from TripAdvisor as one of the best Italian restaurants in the north. In 2024 we opened a third Italian restaurant in Horsforth.

The future

Thanks to the dedication of Marco, his family and our staff, Pranzo has forged ahead and is spreading the joy of authentic Italian food in Yorkshire.

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