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5.1 /6 Excellent 42 Reviews

Boccellis Italian Restaurant

Lundwood Italian £££ +100
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About Boccellis Italian Restaurant

In the Lundwood neighbourhood of Barnsley, there’s one Italian restaurant that you can count on for quality, flavour and service – we’re talking about Boccelli’s Italian Restaurant, a dining establishment that’s the perfect option for dinner on Grange Lane. Situated inside of an historic water mill dating from around the year 1150, this Italian restaurant provides a unique experience for local diners and tourists alike. With live events held on the regular, Boccelli’s offers more than just dinner and drinks. Reservations are highly recommended.

Opening Hours

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 17:00 - 22:00
  • Wednesday 17:00 - 22:00
  • Thursday 17:00 - 22:00
  • Friday 17:00 - 22:00
  • Saturday 17:00 - 22:00
  • Sunday Closed
Boccellis Italian Restaurant, 81 Grange Lane, S71 5QF Barnsley

Further Information

The premises alone are enough to make Boccelli’s the talk of South Yorkshire. A refurbished water mill in Lundwood dating from the 12th century, this Barnsley restaurant on Grange Lane is a history lover’s dream, and is also a treat for architecture aficionados or those who simply like a cosy feel. With exposed beams and stone walls, the restaurant is both stunning and incredibly relaxed. Also ideal for private functions, the entire restaurant is bookable for weddings, christenings, birthday celebrations and corporate events.

Boccelli’s serves up classic Italian cuisine, putting an emphasis on fresh ingredients and time-honoured recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation. Chef Livio is truly an expert, and his pizzas are out of this world – try the Rustica with mozzarella, tomato and Mediterranean vegetables for a delightful option. From the mains, we recommend the gourmet agnello Romano, a lamb shank served atop mashed potatoes, topped with a red wine rosemary sauce. And from the pasta options, you can’t go wrong with the penne amatriciana, penne cooked with bacon onion and tomato. Boccelli’s is one of Lundwood and Barnsley’s most popular restaurants – do yourself a favour and book a table in advance!


42 Reviews

5.1 /6 Excellent 42 Reviews
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Noise: quiet
Atmosphere: entertaining
Quality/Price: cheap
Food: heavenly
Service: extraordinary
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Ann C.
1 review so far 6
27.03.2017 18:29

With fantastic food and outstanding service Boccellis is our favourite place to eat! Nothing is too much trouble and the children love it because they are made to feel as important as everyone else.

Maria J.
1 review so far 6
26.03.2017 22:14

Everything spot on, good food and service it's awesome. Very welcome Restaurant A little bit expensive but definitely can have a great time in proper Italian environment

Megan R.
1 review so far 6
21.03.2017 18:16

Lovely food. Really happy with the service provided. Always great service when we go to boccelis. The staff and food is excellent. Can't wait to go again

Emma G.
1 review so far 6
04.03.2017 16:56

Stunning place! Amazing food and excellent customer service! I have discovered my new favourite restaurant. Will be sure to return and I highly recommend this place.

Leslie H.
2 reviews so far 6
21.03.2016 00:52

Great ambience. The staff are attentitive but not intrusive. They are also very efficient. The building with the ordinal stonework makes for a venue with a difference. The food is excellent especially the 'sea bass in a bag' mwha. It was very busy, Saturday night at 7. This of course adds to the atmosphere. Would I dine here again? Most definitely. Can't find annything to fault, except unfortunately the number of steps to the restaurant.

Katie W.
1 review so far 6
13.07.2016 15:52

Excellent service, we arrived early and was seated right away. Staff were friendly and inviting and engaged in conversations and a laugh with us, food was amazing and would definately visit again. My only critique would be( my opinion only) that my main was presented quickly after my starter and I was still a bit full so couldn't finish my main which was beautiful.

Mandi H.
1 review so far 5
03.04.2016 21:44

Polite and friendly staff were very attentive throughout, from bringing pre- dinner drinks and showing us downstairs to the bar, to serving our food. The meal was very good, some tasty, well-cooked dishes. Staff also advised us about specials that weren't on the menu. All in all, it was a lovely evening with good food and service.

David T.
1 review so far 6
13.10.2016 15:26

A lovely meal in amazing surroundings with superbly attentive staff.They even brought us birthday pudding with a candle when we mentioned a birthday. First visit, but we will be back soon.The scallops were delicious , in fact everything was.Haven't had breakfast this morning as still full!

Jenny S.
1 review so far 3
23.04.2017 16:47

This is the 2nd time we've been, 1st time we loved it. This time to be fair there was a large table also booked in but still we shouldn't have felt ignored. Our dessert was 45 minutes late, we weren't in a rush but by this time we weren't hungry. We had to ask for our bill 4 times also, I know they were busy but it's how you handle it. We will return as we love the food but will check there isn't a large table booked in this time.

Tim W.
1 review so far 4
14.07.2016 14:56

I am in a difficult position because sadly I was unable to honor this booking. However, the restaurant were most understanding when I rang to cancel and wished my wife a speedy recovery. I fully intend to make good on the reservation at a later date. Therefore, my experience is based upon the Restaurant staff and Boccelli's the website, which I thought was very good.

1 review so far 5
29.11.2016 04:30

The food was excellent, very large portions and great quality. The menu was extensive and there were plenty of vegetarian options available. I did think the starters were quite expensive compared to the main courses but we all enjoyed what we ordered so didn't mind. A very enjoyable visit.

Sian F.
1 review so far 5
11.09.2016 22:57

Lovely setting, friendly staff and a good choice on the menu. Our group mostly had the pasta dishes but I would have liked to try a steak as they look delicious but were a bit pricey for us. A nice, relaxed evening

Shane h.
1 review so far 3
05.10.2016 16:27

Really nice place.. shame about the staff !! When we had finished are meal and just wanted to sit and chat felt like we where in the way and basically asked to leave!!!! Paid for meal waited for change never arrived... I would have tipped but would have liked the option... wouldn't go again... shame really because food was nice and the venue was gorgeous 😕😕

Ian F.
1 review so far 6
22.03.2016 17:04

This was our first visit to Boccellis and we were not disappointed. The service was fist class, the atmosphere was very relaxing and the food was excellent. All in all a great restaurant.

Jenny M.
1 review so far 5
25.07.2016 16:19

Although there were only 2 tables occupied in the restaurant, which invariably means a lack of atmosphere, the staff were very welcoming, gave us first class service and the food was its usual excellent quality. A most enjoyable evening.

Andrew K.
1 review so far 6
13.02.2017 00:23

Food excellent, service prompt and courteous, just what I've grown to expect from this fabulous restaurant. Set in a unique building dating back several centuries, the perfect setting for a lovely evening.

Rachel H.
1 review so far 5
05.03.2017 16:23

we went for a meal and was very impressed with the service from start to finish. Offered the perfect Italian dining experience. Food was outstanding and added bonus was a cocktail menu! Highly recommended and would visit again

Ricky H.
1 review so far 6
14.05.2016 14:31

Great food. In particular,the seafood linguini was up there as the best I've ever eaten, as was the creme brulee dessert. Lovely setting for the restaurant and atmosphere too

Josh S.
1 review so far 6
17.08.2016 20:47

Fantastic service and foods, very old building with great touch, would recommend it to anyone, defiantly go there again, also would bring my family there in the future

Nigel J.
1 review so far 6
16.02.2017 18:36

The food was fantastic, and the customer service was very good, we will be going back again. The location is good and the building was pleasantly decorated.

Adele B.
2 reviews so far 6
05.04.2016 23:49

Great staff, fantastic food well worth a try 😃 . Thay never rush you great location easy to find plenty of parking spaces . My favourite restaurant

John B.
1 review so far 6
02.07.2016 18:54

Good food, friendly service, interesting environment. Went for my son's 20th birthday, we would commend the place, and the serving staff. A hidden gem in Barnsley

Mark R.
2 reviews so far 6
11.09.2016 17:45

The restaurant was fabulous. Food and service was spot on. I would highly recommend a visit. Reasonable prices and a great atmosphere with locally sourced food.

Cindy L.
1 review so far 6
09.09.2016 14:54

Lovely restaurant. The food was fantastic. I had the steak which was cooked to perfection. Staff very friendly and helpful. We will definitely be going again.

Megan R.
1 review so far 6
24.04.2016 15:06

Lovely food! Staff was really friendly couldn't do enough for you. Defiantly will go again. Loved it. First time I've been there and it was beautiful

Chris A.
1 review so far 6
20.05.2016 17:33

Really pleasant staff, food was excellent. Staff attentive without being in your face, food was fresh, prompt and really good coffee! Would highly recommend. Thanks.

James C.
1 review so far 6
15.10.2016 06:11

Absolutely fab restaurant staff always make you feel welcome. The food is brilliant good selection on the menus and great surroundings always love eating here.

Kate T.
1 review so far 5
02.04.2016 17:51

Lovely restaurant, very attentive staff and lovely filling food, shame we couldn't fit a pudding in! I would most definitely go back again. We booked with no problems on line

Angela W.
1 review so far 6
04.12.2016 16:34

The food service and atmosphere were very good The overall price was very reasonable Looking forward to returning I would definitely recommend to my friends

Suzanne J.
1 review so far 6
25.02.2017 20:47

Excellent food with very attentive service. I had the specials, which were delicious. We found the wine expensive but we definitely will be going again.

Adele B.
2 reviews so far 5
13.07.2016 00:35

The food,staff and building so nice just a let down on the toilets having some work done last time we went but no different this time and they smelt.

Dawn B.
1 review so far 3
25.09.2016 14:31

The food was lovely but the card machine wasnt working so i had to drive to the closest cash machine, my partner asked for a free drink but when i came back to pay they charged me £6 for a glass of house white wine!

Carl B.
1 review so far 5
02.04.2017 15:05

Very good. Booking was easy and the restaurant was expecting us. Not too many steps to make a booking. Good at restaurant was excellent and is recommended.

David N.
1 review so far 5
18.08.2016 18:11

I love this restaurant, yesterday very busy and really not enough staff on to serve at table - which meant waiting little longer hence 5

Jill J.
1 review so far 5
16.04.2017 15:19

Food good and plentiful, good range of dishes to choose from. Surroundings really nice and good service without being intrusive. Will definitely visit again soon

Alison W.
1 review so far 5
09.03.2017 23:01

Very good- hearty portion sizes, good service. Open fire. Only slight gripe- staff were constantly close tending fire so it was difficult to talk privately.

Louise W.
1 review so far 2
14.04.2016 00:47

Lovely old building but bench seats at some tables were uncomfortable and too low. Food was disappointing. Steak good but veg with it was a limited choice and poorly cooked. Salmon pasta was almost inedible with overpowering tomato sauce and far too much salt. It was presented in a deep glass bowl that made it look unappealing from the start.

Ray G.
1 review so far 4
19.09.2016 16:40

Food quality fine, but overcooked and cold when served. Service was poor and akin to what you might expect in Fawlty Towers. Standard has deteriorated since previous visits.

Jonathon H.
1 review so far 4
02.10.2016 14:35

Nice food, not too clear where to go on arrival. Forgot to bring my vegetables over, but sorted it out quickly when I asked. Would go again.

Gillian H.
1 review so far 3
13.03.2016 15:09

I was disappointed with the main course dish that I ordered. It was mussels in white wine but the mussels were tiny. Apart from this the service was very good.

Kirsty F.
1 review so far 5
09.05.2016 04:21

A Lovely rustic restaurant with amazing food! The staff are incredibly attentive staff.

Deborah O.
1 review so far 1
26.09.2016 18:09

Never again. One hour before we got our table, further hour before starter arrived which was awful. Finally left without a meal. We weren't the only ones either, three other couples did the same.