12pm-2pm and 6pm-10pm
12pm-2pm and 6pm-10pm
12pm-2pm and 6pm-10pm
12pm-2pm and 6pm-10pm
12pm-2pm and 6pm-10pm
12pm-2pm and 6pm-10pm
12pm-2pm and 6pm-10pm
  • Ranked #64 of 101
  • Avg. main course: £12
  • 0.3 miles from Lincoln
  • Italian

We say…

Gino’s has been serving up fantastic food and superb service to Lincoln diners for over sixteen years, making it one of the most long-standing fixtures in the city centre. The establishment has two versions, a restaurant and a café. The café is more than the name suggests, as Gino’s l’espressa delivers fantastic food as well as coffee to the loyal regulars. The café is situated in the centre of Lincoln on the bustling Bailgate, next to the distinguished Lincloln castle and just around the corner from Lincoln cathedral. So, whether you’re a local who is already familiar with the city’s delights, or are visiting, this is the perfect spot to enjoy Lincoln’s history as well as cuisine.

Gino’s l’espressa has a relaxed, welcoming ambience, just like an authentic Italian café. The tables remind one of something you might find in a Florentine square, but with a modern twist thanks to the elegant black, white and red colour scheme. You will also find quirky Italian touches, such as Ferrari signs and blackboards with today’s specials featured, which gives the space a stylish and classy flair.

The menu at Gino’s l’espressa is much more than coffee and nibbles, though these are undoubtedly tasty. To start with, try a traditional garlic pizza bread to split between your tables as you enjoy the other hot and cold starters. We love the calamari dish and the spare ribs as well as the bruschetta with fresh tomatoes and balsamic vinegar, and the refreshing parma ham with seasonal melon. To follow, the pizzas are a highlight of the menu with a thin, crispy base and fresh toppings. The pasta is a great option for a warming, comforting dish, so treat yourself to the spaghetti Bolognese or the spinach tortellini. If you fancy something different, pick from the huge selection of chicken, meat, fish and panini options.


Gino’s l’espressa is a staple for diners in Lincoln, and it’s easy to see why their take on relaxed Italian cuisine in classy, timeless surroundings is a hit with any diner who visits.

last updated: 22 Mar 2019
14 Bailgate, Lincoln, LN1 3AE
01522 576 556