Located opposite the Victoria Quarter in Leeds, just across the road from the West Yorkshire Playhouse Theatre, Ipsum Vinoteca is the result of Andrea’s vision.

Andrea’s vision was a bright open space where the emphasis was on the food and the company. A place where people would sit together, talking and laughing for hours, like he used when living in Italy. Ipsum Vinoteca is a unique concept; a coffee house, restaurant, wine bar and shop from morning to late night, 7 days a week.

Ipsum Vinoteca uses the finest quality ingredients, local and Italian, everything is personally chosen by Andrea, from the extensive selection of Italian wines to the I.G.P. balsamic vinegar and it’s possible to purchase any of them, so you can recreate the Ipsum Vinoteca experience in the comfort of your own home.


The restaurant and bar

With only five tables in our restaurant, we offer a unique dining experience. Our daily changing menu features a handful of freshly cooked dishes using the highest quality ingredients. Our meat, fish and vegetables are locally sourced and our cheeses and charcuteries are imported directly from small Italian producers.

You have the option to pair your meal with matching wines or simply choose your favourite, from our 300+ exclusively Italian wine list. Our restaurant is available by booking only and is open 7 days a week, for lunch and dinner.

Separate from the restaurant is our award winning wine bar, open to everyone for a glass or two and a separate menu offering traditional homemade Italian dishes, from pasta to arancini, to desserts and sandwiches. Everything is freshly made and accompanied by one of the biggest selections of Italian wines, craft beer, spirits and soft drinks in the UK.

Enjoyed something in particular? Ipsum Vinoteca is also a shop and all our products are available to take home but if you don’t want to carry them, you can order from Italyabroad.com

book online

Booking will be confirmed by telephone, if booking for the same day please ring