La Trattoria Helmsley

4.6
334 Reviews
£25 and under
Italian
La Trattoria brings an authentic taste of contemporary Italian life to the heart of Helmsley.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 334 people are saying
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SuzanneD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Having been a huge fans of this restaurant, my daughter and I stopped in for lunch on yet another pilgrimage to Newcastle to visit my son. I ordered my favourite chicken liver pate, it was delicious as usual. Followed by chicken and mushroom risotto, which whilst just as tasty as usual, was unfortunately Luke warm and had half a wishbone in it. It was the lucky half, so I can't be too harsh. We didn't have time to wait for the dish to be sent back for correction as we were wanting to get pitch side before kick off. The guy front of house has said he will speak to the kitchen and "sort something for our next visit". We will visit again, we like the place and would still recommend it.

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Hhccfhbb
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food was very cold … coffee was cold…. Forgot things. Cinnamon toast was cold and awful. The salmon was freezing, so fishy and made the thin toast cold.

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KAYB
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Warm friendly greeting on arrival. We had booked in advance. Clean table in the naughty corner. Prompt efficient service. Lunch special menu excellent value,great choice, perfect food. Good vibe, quite busy but nothing too much trouble for the staff. Would genuinely recommend.

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JayneM
Lancashire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food, lovely atmosphere and very reasonable prices! One of the nicest lasagna's I have ever had!!!

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Punch
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect casual atmosphere great food excellent service.

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JulieG
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a really lovely meal here. Tasty food. Nice staff.

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Neilb
Liverpool
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely food but fish was overcooked, in hindsight should have sent it back but taste was lovely. Would go again..

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CarolynL
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always good to go to Trattoria. Super staff make it a special time every time

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SueR
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food, lovely staff. Very busy on Saturday night.

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JanetH
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delight however, everything was REALLY good on this visit

Thank you to all the Team on duty Friday 8th. Wonderful food, service and evening.

KD
KarenD
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food. Very reasonably priced. Friendly helpful staff.

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richard
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, nice cosy atmosphere & great service.

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MargaretT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time for our evening meal with friends and our dog great place would definitely recommend xxx
Lasagne gorgeous xxx

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Ragnar
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and good service. Rang first to book a table and was told it was fully booked - meanwhile my wife was on the app and managed to book a table no problem.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked for 5.15 pm, Seated to the table straight away , service for drinks and menus immediately!
Ordered Bread and olives
One Vegetable pizza and a child’s carbonara and a pepperoni pizza! We can’t fault the food or service at all !
The total surrounding were wonderful and didn’t feel rushed, even with a toddler, they came with a smaller spoon!
Kids 2 courses £6 with a drink , who can complain at that , especially when your child eats well and loves Italian food .
Pizzas were outstanding,
And we will be back ..
Thank you La Trattoria

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SteveB
Manchester
15 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit post pandemic.

Excellent service from our waitress. Food, Arancini, Pizza and Chocolate Brownie all superb. Great wine list, comfortable surroundings.

A really super lunch experience.

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PeterM
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A very enjoyable dining experience. The food was delicious and the waiting staff were very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal last night was so good just like it always is

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SueH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As near to real Italian as you will get in UK. Loved it.

JD
JuliaD
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Nothing the same sadly - this was a favourite eatery for us pre lockdown. However, not the same quality or “Italian” feel as we knew before. We cannot comment on the Pizza as we chose pasta dishes. My husband had the meatballs with linguine ; the meatballs were nice but the sauce was totally tasteless and bland without any “Italian” flavour. I had linguine vongole which had an ok flavour but the pasta had been tossed with the liquor and was full of tiny pieces of smashed up clam shell which was quite unpleasant to eat - I was very hungry as hadn’t eaten since breakfast in anticipation of usual good meal, so I persevered picking shell out of my mouth - ugh. We paid and left without commenting to host as place was buzzing - perhaps that is the problem, too much easy custom, or perhaps just a bad day; sadly we will not be rushing to book again. (The morning croissants and coffee are excellent)

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JackieJ
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fab food and great price, I would definitely recommend

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HilaryP
London
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Had to wait a long time for our food. Short staffed in the kitchen perhaps?

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KatieL
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and brilliant service. Friendly and attentive staff.

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BarbaraB
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I did book even though it was Thursday lunch time, and it was quite busy. The food was very nice, and the lunch time menu is good value. Nice efficient staff, all good.😁

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DianeG
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great fun place, polite staff, delicious food and a lovely vibe.

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Jayne
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful Italian restaurant. Warm welcome and shown to our table with table water, menus & quick service. Gorgeous interior and delicious food. Wide range of choices, high quality ingredients & cooked to perfection. Gentleman behind the bar even charged my phone (had been Camping nearby & was out of battery for Sat nav home - huge help). Dog friendly & ample car parking right outside on the square. Couldn't recommend more!

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PhilB
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, friendly and efficient staff . Definitely recomend,nice experience.

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EmmaD
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent quality. Delicious! Service was attentive but not overwhelming. Nicest dining experience for a long time.

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Notgettinganyslimmer
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Family day out with grandson - Thirsk Races then meal

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AmandaH
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Really nice feel to the place.

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Tony
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Very family oriented restaurant. We both had pizzas. Base very light and crisp. Topping of tomato sauce a bit bland and not enough on the pizza. Over generous with the actual topping. Deserts were excellent. A tad noisy for our liking. Excellent range of drinks.

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vipKerry
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening here, lovely staff and food is fabulous and consistently fabulous, each time we go which is maybe every few months we have constantly enjoyed beautiful fresh tasting food.

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JeanL
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice little cafe/bar serving a good variety of meals and drinks throughout the day. Lovely relaxed atmosphere and scrummy food with good friendly service.

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JEMA
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly and professional staff serving beautiful food. Only slight reservation was the number of dogs in the bar and the eating area!

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PamS
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience1

The table we were sat at was right next to the toilet it was disgusting people kept leaving the toilet door open this should not be a seating area. If we get put there again we will walk out. The waiters are not very attentive when you are sat upstairs. The food is nice but not enjoyable when toilet fumes are floating over, I am shocked that this is allowed.

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Jenz
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal as ever. So lucky to have this on our doorstep. :-)

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OpenTable Diner
Jersey
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely, food good, staff good.

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AllisonM
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the staff were very friendly and attentive. Definitely another visit

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James
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a very enjoyable meal. The starters (heritage tomato bruschetta, tomato & mozzarella salad) were delicious, our main courses (risotto & pollo con broccoli) were excellent. The melting chocolate brownie dessert with ice cream was wonderful. Service was friendly, fast and efficient.

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DanC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, highly recommended and will visit again.

FAQs

La Trattoria Helmsley offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01439 771044.

La Trattoria Helmsley is rated 4.6 stars by 334 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.