Mediterranean Restaurants in Wakefield

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Eleanor Taylor, Experience Wakefield

If you’re looking for Mediterranean restaurants in Wakefield, we’ve got you covered! Turkish restaurants, Italian restaurants, even Greek and Spanish restaurants – you’ll find them all in Wakefield.


First up is Fino, combining a traditional pizzeria that you would expect to find on the streets of Napoli, with a Cicchetti-style restaurant in Wakefield city centre.
Cicchetti – Fino’s take on Italian tapas – are medium size dishes, typically served in cicchetti bars in Venice. You can make a meal of them by ordering several plates and pizzas together – perfect for sharing with your amore.

📍 Northgate, Wakefield, WF1 3BP


Damelio is all about sharing food, drink, and conversation. This modern Italian restaurant is situated right in the heart of Wakefield, and features seasonal menus using the freshest food from the sea, land, and garden.

For the œnophile’s out there (or wine lovers, to us ordinary folk!) Damelio also offer a unique selection of wines that you won’t find anywhere else in the area. Salute!

📍  Wood Street, Wakefield, WF1 2ED

Sofra Turkish Grill food


Enjoy a vibrant atmosphere and even more vibrant food at Sofra Turkish Grill. THe perfect blend of old and new, enjoy the restaurant’s stripped-back, industrial setting as you tuck into their range of Turkish classics: hummus, Tzatiki, dolma vine leaves, lamb shish, kofte, homemade Turkish bread and a colourful salad bar.

Plus, a fantastic range of drinks including (of course) Efes, Mythos and a cocktail menu it would be rude not to take advantage of!

📍  Northgate, Wakefield, WF1 3AS



Rustico is a classic Italian restaurant on Wakefield’s Northgate. They believe in keeping the food simple but naturally flavourful – in true Italian style – with their fresh pizzas and pastas made daily using only the best ingredients and traditional cooking methods.

Their diverse menu also offers a wide range of vegetarian dishes, so everyone can enjoy their authentic Italian cuisine.

📍 Northgate, Wakefield, WF1 3BJ

La Fortezza


Fancy a view with your food? La Fortezza is an Italian restaurant in a stunning lakeside setting on the banks of Newmillerdam.
La Fortezza’s Italian head chef is passionate about food and this influence is evident throughout the menu. The main focus is rustic, traditional Italian food and simple authentic dishes, all made with the freshest ingredients.

📍 Barnsley Road, Newmillerdam, WF2 6QQ

Jose's Tapas Restaurant


Jose’s Tapas Restaurant is a family owned Spanish restaurant in Wakefield city centre serving up the finest authentic Spanish tapas as well as paella and other main meals all prepared in-house from fresh ingredients.

In the kitchen, the food is lovingly cooked by Jose and his team, while out the front you’ll find his wife, Sofia, ensuring exacting standards of service are maintained throughout the restaurant.

📍 Cross Street, Wakefield, WF1 3BW

Felice's Bella Roma


Felice’s Bella Roma is owned by experienced restaurateur Felice Di Giorno, a Calabrian who grew up in the small Italian mountain village of Verbicaro. Felice’s vision is simple: good honest Italian cooking in a classic but relaxed setting, with excellent service. Felice sources quality ingredients, combining the best that Italy and Yorkshire have to offer.

📍 Northgate, Wakefield, WF1 3BP


Step into the streets of Capri and take a walk through the old town as you dine on traditional Italian cuisine! Enjoy fine Italian dining in modern surroundings, or an informal drink from the bar.

Capri have two restaurants in the Wakefield district, Capri at the Vine and Capri Horbury.

Capri at the Vine:
📍 Leeds Road, Wakefield, WF1 2QF

Capri Horbury:
📍 Bridge Road, Horbury, WF4 5QA


Gyros Bros brings the finest Greek street food to Wakefield! Up to the minute decor and a casual and friendly vibe surround diners at this most modern Greek restaurant.
Gyros Bros aims to foster community and connect people across generations, using food and drink (including a hand-crafted list of delicious cocktails and spirits) to bring people together.

📍 Wood Street, Wakefield, WF1 2HB


Prego Pizzeria is an artisanal Italian pizzeria on Westgate. All their pizzas are cooked in first wood burning pizza oven, which they imported especially from Tuscany, giving them a distinctive flavour that you just won’t find anywhere else. Meaning a visit to Prego really can make you feel as if you’re dining a thousand miles away from home.

📍 Westgate, Wakefield, WF1 1EL


One of Wakefield’s best Turkish restaurants, Olive and Meze offers a warm atmosphere, friendly staff and excellent quality food – packed full of flavour – at a great price courtesy of head chef Zafer and his team.

Treat yourself to the set meal and share a selection of the best dishes, including hot or cold meze plates, a main course to share and baklava for dessert!

📍 Northgate, Wakefield, WF1 3BJ


Mamma Mia is a family-run Italian restaurant that has been in Pontefract for almost 40 years.
The cosy interior is decorated with murals of Venice and other iconic Italian cities, while the menu includes an impressive wine list and some classic Italian cocktails, including refreshing Tè Freddo.
The restaurant showcases a rich variety of traditional Italian dishes, prepared with love and expertise – just like Mamma used to make!

📍 Northgate, Pontefract, WF8 1HJ


With delicious dishes and genuine friendly service, Valentino’s Italian restaurant on the outskirts of Wakefield, offers a home-from-home experience for diners.
The restaurant features a modern open kitchen design, coupled with a traditional laidback Mediterranean atmosphere.

Valentino’s operates under this old Italian proverb: “At the table with good friends and family you do not become old.”

📍 Leeds Road, Outwood, Lofthouse, WF3 3HF


Nikoz Greek and Mediterranean Restaurant is a warm, friendly Greek Restaurant in the heart of Ossett.
Serving up traditional Greek dishes together with a selection of pizza and pasta using only the finest fresh ingredients, Nikoz also specialise in meze. Meze has been evolving as a style of eating all around the eastern Mediterranean for hundreds of years, and at Nikoz it really is an art form.

📍 Dale Street, Ossett, WF5 9DB


The Pizza Yard is the home of Neapolitan pizzas. A family-run restaurant based in the heart of Wakefield, The Pizza Yard uses only the freshest ingredients. From the Caputo ’00’ flour that goes into every pizza through to specially selected toppings, every pizza they serve is of the highest, freshest standards.

More than that, The Pizza Yard offer a range of things which contribute to a bright and lively atmosphere, from brilliant bottomless brunches through to live music events which run most weekends.

📍 Kirkgate, Wakefield, WF1 1UF



In the heart of Sandal, five minutes from the centre of Wakefield, Rinaldis is a vibrant, modern and attractive Italian restaurant.
Rinaldis has an authentic, extensive Italian menu with a wide selection of dishes including pizza, pasta, steaks and freshly prepared fish dishes, all accompanied by a very well-appointed wine list and a great selection of beers.

📍 Sandal Castle Centre, Asdale Road, Sandal, WF2 7JE

la Rokka mediterranean kitchen, Pontefract


La Rokka Mediterranean Kitchen is a stylish Mediterranean restaurant in the heart of Pontefract.

This atmospheric and modern restaurant serves up Mediterranean classics like pizza, pasta, calzone, risotto, kofte and lots more. They also have an extensive gluten-free menu, so there’s something for everyone.

📍 Norwood House, Stuart Road, Pontefract, WF8 1BT


Last – but certainly not least is – Dolce Vita, a unique experience which brings together the beauty of fine food and fine art. Located in the heart Wakefield, directly on the walking route from Old Town Square to the Charles Bridge, Dolce Vita’s 12th Century cellar restaurant offers the finest contemporary cuisine from Italy – and all corners of the globe. The sweet life, indeed!

📍 Smyth Street, Wakefield, WF1 1ED