La Trattoria Helmsley
Felt more like being in a café than a restaurant. Smokers stood right outside door (nothing against smokers) but coming and going make downstairs cold. Service was poor and even forgot a starter. Main courses like cod and pork were very overpriced as that is all you got! Had to pay more for a side order ie a further £4 for a bit of broccoli! Tables very small if fact while we were there, a table of 4 people lost a plate of food on the floor.
I had a lovely evening with my Daughter, and were made to feel very welcome. We had a very enjoyable evening.
In a village of very expensive hotel restaurants, this place was a nice little find. Great food, friendly staff, and good value. I would recommend.
Food was lovely. Service was friendly however did forget to bring the water we asked for
Service was really slow and sadly the food didn’t wow us. A busy little place with lots of opportunity but nowhere near what I expected.
Bank holiday, Sunday night, the place was quite busy, pizza was good, but it took 45 min before our order was taken, after we lost our patience and asked to be served. Stuff did their best to serve us after that.
Lovely meal so went back days later, not sure why I didn’t get awarded my 100 points for first visit??
We love La Trattoria and love to come every time we visit Helmsley. It’s a firm favourite because the food is excellent and the staff are cheerful, pleasant, caring and extremely hard working to ensure everyone has a good experience. And, we can take our little dog too.
Friendly staff superb service good value for money and excellent food! Also a real variety of drinks available
We love the food here. It is fresh, tasty and cooked on order. The menu is varied and interesting. If we lived closer we would be here every week. Looking forward to another visit.
Thoroughly enjoyed our visit. It was incredibly busy for a Tuesday evening so that’s a sign that we are not the only ones who think this place is a welcome addition to Helmsley. Kids had pizzas I had the cod which was perfectly cooked. Overall it was great and I can’t wait for our next visit.
Stayed in Helmsley for a week and visited La Trattoria twice as we were so impressed with the food and service the first time we went. Excellent friendly and efficient staff. Great arrancini and sharing boards.
V good quality & quantity. Staff very friendly and the Balsamic glaze was fantastic
Delicious meal, friendly and helpful staff who were very attentive, great ambience, enjoyed everything including wonderful Aperol spritzed- will def come again!
Lovely place, amazing food. Meatballs and linguine just gorgeous. Lovely service too. Definitely worth visiting.
Best pizza we’ve ever had. Fab service and food. So impressed. The nest Italian restaurant in Helmsley without any doubt. You won’t be disappointed x
We (3 adults) dined at La Teattoria midweek Wednesday evening 8pm. We had starters and main course each. The food is absolutely delicious and served piping hot, just how we like it.
Our table was located at the bottom of the stairs which wasn’t the best as we had waiters rushing up and down serving food and clearing plates from the upstairs diners, as well as diners up and down the stairs.
The tables are very small, so suggest asking for two pushed together. Three of us sat at arable for four was very cramped.
It seemed there perhaps weren’t enough waiting staff. We had to remind the waitress twice about a drink we had ordered.
The restaurant only has one toilet. Personally, I hate sharing a toilet. It’s very unhygienic as men don’t leave a loo as they find it - seat down and clean of splashes!
The food however was absolutely delicious so I would not let this put me off going again.
Lovely place with very good quality of food- pizza was delicious and staff were excellent. Only slight complaint was the portion size of the starters was quite small for the price you pay and the tables were quite tight but would definitely recommend to friends
The Trattoria serves the best of italian food and the portions are generous , i cannot say anything other than this is partly to the customers downfall as the waiting time was beyond the average by a margin.Having said that the meal was gorgeous,so the next time i will be prepared for the wait and enjoy what is served.
Beautiful Italian food in a stunning little town. The pizzas are to die for
Obviously over booked. Poor staff did their best.
Very popular restaurant so book a table. Staff friendly, good service. Food delicious, we had carbonara linguine and pollo pesto pizza, both generous portions but couldn't bear to leave any!
We enjoyed it so much that we went the following night too!!
Always a fabulous ambience and the food is fantastic
This is our favourite place in Helmsley to eat. The food and service is always beautiful.
First visit but very impressed - lovely decor and really friendly staff with excellent food
One of our favourite places to go with our family, delicious food, great staff and very jolly.
It was a lovely setting for a relaxing Sunday lunch at a great price
Lovely meal. Great flavours, apparently fresh ingredients cooked carefully. Helpful and friendly staff. Noisy - we had to eat early and the place was full of noisy children - better later I would hope!
But we’ll go again ......
This little Italian Restaurant in Helmsley is an absolute gem. From the moment one walks in to leaving following the meal is a real pleasure. The young man who served us, Hugh, was charming and efficient. The variety of food offered was excellent and the quality of what we ordered was outstanding; the only slight criticism was that there could have been more dressing on the Green Salad. Overall a superb experience.
Fantastic meal at La Trattoria. The food was fresh and delicious. Would defiantly recommend !
Lovely food, especially the squid. Very busy, but nothing was to much trouble!
Busy Saturday night but service was not compromised, the food was excellent, would recommend a visit.
We were very pleased to be able to book a table at very short notice. It turned out to be a very enjoyable evening. The food was superb, the staff were very friendly and helpful. We would recommend this restaurant to anyone.It was obviously very popular by the number of diners
Love La Trattoria in Helmsley. A fabulous addition to this near perfectly formed market town, from the team behind La Pizzeria in Malton. Service, food and drink and smiles all get a top rating from us. We may pull a outdoor chair for a spot of imbibing whilst we wait to roll on to our next soiree.
La Trattoria is a gem.
From our first ever visit on Monday we knew that the food was excellent, so we booked a table for Friday, the last night of our holiday in Helmsley. We were right to do so as it was very busy - including the bar area which was packed with drinkers who were raising the noise level slightly to high for our tastes. But the food was, as expected, wonderful, and we will be back...
Very busy Saturday night visit. Booked table but had to wait half hour for table. Staff very pleasant and welcoming feel. Lively ambience and good music. Food was really good and cooked fresh. We had to wait a while but it was worth the wait.
Nice food, nice staff and good atmosphere. Would recommend giving it a try
The food was indifferent, the place was brightly lit and noisy, and there was a cold draft from a door which had to be left open to 'cool down the kitchen', we were told. It was closed when we asked a second member of staff to close it. I had a linguine carbonara, which had a raw egg yolk on it as well as a cream sauce (should really be one or the other, not both) and my partner's pesto pappardelle didn't taste of anything until the second heaping of parmesan and black pepper. We both plumped for the tiramisu, which was more like a boozy chocolate yogurt than the dessert we had in mind. Altogether, not a great experience.
We had a fantastic meal with our Bedlington. Pizzas were great and the service was exceptional.