Our intimate five table restaurant, offers a unique gourmet experience. Our philosophy is to use only the freshest local and seasonal ingredients, our aim is to highlight their flavours, I learned from my mum and grandma before her. Our menu is small, our dishes carefully thought out, freshly prepared and cooked to order. We are not your usual Italian restaurant, but are Italian and follow the Italian approach.

Our menu is changed daily, based on the ingredients availability, and give the option to have pairing wines.

At Ipsum it’s all about you and your experience, focusing on the food and the people you are with, we don’t rush guests, we want you to enjoy your time with us as much as you want. Our service is attentive without being intrusive, and it starts the moment you sit down. Enjoy a complimentary selection of 48hr fermented sourdough breads, Italian extra virgin olive oil and aged balsamic vinegar and enjoy the Italian life without leaving Leeds.

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Please note, whilst our restaurant is open 7 days a week, booking is required. If you would like to book on the day, simply give us a ring.


Our food

All our food is locally sourced, from meat to fish, to vegetables except Italian specialties that imported directly from small Italian farms.

Our meat is local, all grass fed, except for our wild venison and game and aged in Himalayan salt chambers, losing on weight but improving in flavour and tenderness.

Our fish is bought daily from Leeds Kirkgate market just across the road from us where our chefs go every morning. Same for our vegetables, they are locally sourced and we do our best to use seasonal British vegetables.

All our ingredients are fresh, all our food is homemade expect for the bread where we have sourced possibly the best in the country, we work in partnership with a bakery that make 48H fermented sourdough for us. It’s our promise to you.

Our ingredients aren’t cheap, the best ingredients rarely are, but we think they are worth it.

Finally our wine list, it goes hand in hand with our food. We love wine, especially Italian wine, as we believe these great wines add value to your experience and an extra dimension to the food and we are proud to be awarded "Best Italian Wine List” in the UK at the Italian English Awards. Despite already owning one of the biggest Italian wine selections in the country, we’re constantly growing, we love wine as much as food. From Aosta Valley to Pantelleria, we have a wine for every palate and taste.