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“If the locals eat here /” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Il Piatto

Il Piatto
4 Harcourt Place, Scarborough YO11 2EP, England
+44 (0)1723 354648
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Ranked #48 of 303 Restaurants in Scarborough
Price range: $18 - $45
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“If the locals eat here /”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

The restaurant is situated just off the town centre at the end of Bar St. On our first visit early in February it was packed with what would appear to be locals who have discovered this recently opened restaurant but are keeping it quiet. Our starters and main (steak) was delicious, the welcome and service just what we wanted , attention without constantly being asked is everything allright ? Our second visit two weeks later again fairly busy - we work on the premis if the locals go it must be good. We enjoyed our meal to the point where we never got to the sweet course. An added bonus that the waiter remembered us from our previos visit. The food again was to our taste. Would we go back again yes - observations table space is a little tight, I prefer my red wine at room or somewhat near rather than cold.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“A no no for gluten free. Not the best service.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

A party of 11 of us ate here on a Saturday night. At first, all seemed well and we were really looking forward to our meals. When booking, we explained that my wife was gluten free, they assured us that this was not a problem as long as we made them aware on arrival. We did so on arrival and were very happy with the understanding of it that seemed to be displayed by the waiteress. She went to confirm this with the chef who seemed to also understand gluten free requirements. When our starters came out though, this was not the case. Luckily I had the same starter as my wife, the belly pork, which I had to say, was excellent, but it had balsamic vinegar on it which is a big no no for gluten free! When my wife ordered the dish she made it clear that it must be gluten free and she was told yhat this would not be a problem. When we called the waiter over, an italian gentleman, he was not very understanding at all, borderline insulting to be honest. He tried to tell us that the balsamic was something else, when I challenged this, he didn't have a clue! He then, jokingly said it was 'strawberry' then 'raspberry' which we found a tad belittling. Gluten free is an illness, not a choice after all! After much deliberation, he took the dish away, much to his obvious dissaproval, which then put my wife on edge as she feels uncomfortable with her condition at the best of times when eating out. The dish came back out but it was quite clear that it still had traces of balsamic on it (although not obvious to the eye) as my wife became ill shortly afterward. She therefore only had a little of her main course. I had fillet steak for main and the dish itself was very, very tasty, lovely flavours, but the fillet wasn't fantastic quality. The service was slow too. We had a lengthy wait inbetween courses.

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Excellent”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Visited in late January 2014 with a HiLife card. Excellent food and great friendly service. Made to feel very welcome. Thank you.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“John.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Just had a superb social evening with friends in Il Piatto. There were 14 in our party and were all catered for magnificently by the attentative staff. The 3 course pre theatre meal must be the best value for money in town. Not only in price but the quality of the food was excellent

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
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“Superb!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Been here many times and never had a problem. Not your average Italian (no pizza here). Food has always been excellent. Service very friendly, Claudio the chef is lovely and all food cooked from fresh. Great atmosphere. The best Italian in Scarborough as far as we are concerned...... because there are plenty of bad ones!!!!!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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