La Trattoria Helmsley

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£25 and under
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Italian

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La Trattoria brings an authentic taste of contemporary Italian life to the heart of Helmsley.
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JW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience1

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.

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a lovely evening with my Daughter, and were made to feel very welcome. We had a very enjoyable evening.

DH
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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.

AE
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was lovely. Service was friendly however did forget to bring the water we asked for

HM
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

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.

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

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.

M
London
8 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely meal so went back days later, not sure why I didn’t get awarded my 100 points for first visit??

CL
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

J
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff superb service good value for money and excellent food! Also a real variety of drinks available

DB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

CL
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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.

SH
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

V good quality & quantity. Staff very friendly and the Balsamic glaze was fantastic

FD
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal, friendly and helpful staff who were very attentive, great ambience, enjoyed everything including wonderful Aperol spritzed- will def come again!

L
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely place, amazing food. Meatballs and linguine just gorgeous. Lovely service too. Definitely worth visiting.

JH
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

AS
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

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.

M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

AB
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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.

LB
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful Italian food in a stunning little town. The pizzas are to die for

MD
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Obviously over booked. Poor staff did their best.

JJ
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

G
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed it so much that we went the following night too!!

OT
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fabulous ambience and the food is fantastic

V
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favourite place in Helmsley to eat. The food and service is always beautiful.

LR
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit but very impressed - lovely decor and really friendly staff with excellent food

F
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favourite places to go with our family, delicious food, great staff and very jolly.

NJ
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a lovely setting for a relaxing Sunday lunch at a great price

R
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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 ......

RS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

SR
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic meal at La Trattoria. The food was fresh and delicious. Would defiantly recommend !

NB
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely food, especially the squid. Very busy, but nothing was to much trouble!

TP
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Busy Saturday night but service was not compromised, the food was excellent, would recommend a visit.

DB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

LR
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

R
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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...

LL
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

CH
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice food, nice staff and good atmosphere. Would recommend giving it a try

RB
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

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.

JC
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic meal with our Bedlington. Pizzas were great and the service was exceptional.