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“Average.”

Il Piatto Italian restaurant
Ranked #66 of 358 Restaurants in Scarborough
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Redcar, United Kingdom
1 review
“Average.”
Reviewed February 20, 2014

We had high expectations of this restaurant after reading glittering reviews. Although the food came quickly; we wished it hadn't.

For starters we had the parmesan cheese cone filled with ricotta & smoked salmon as well as the minestrone soup. The cone salmon starter appeared to be still frozen; leaving it almost impossible to cut through. The minestrone soup was okay, however it contained large chunks of unnecessary leafs and vegetation.

Our main courses were a vegetarian lasagne type pasta dish, along with pork tenderloin medallions in a wine and garlic sauce. The pasta dish was very bland and disappointing, a supermarket version would probably taste a lot better. In contrast the pork main course was very nice, the meat was cooked nicely and the sauce that came with it was very tasty.

After the general feeling of disappointment with the first 2 courses, we decided to try our luck with some desserts. The deserts that we ordered were a lemon cake and a strawberry cheesecake. Both of the deserts didn't really have much taste but they were acceptable.
Overall we felt that the quality of food consumed on our visit was not worth the fairly high price.

  • Visited February 2014
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English first
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Lovely food (the courses that hadn't run out) shame about the service”
Reviewed February 19, 2014 via mobile

Decided to eat here after looking on trip advisor when planning our short break to Scarborough. The starters were lovely- very different twists on these dishes. The main courses were good too. After 2.5hours to consume these 2 courses, we were told there was one choice left for dessert!
There was only one server for a full restaurant, but even so she would walk back to the bar without clearing tables as she passed. Very poor service. We had planned drinks after our meal, but didn't leave the restaurant till 11pm! A real shame as the food was good.

Visited February 2014
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Bridlington, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Perfect night out”
Reviewed February 17, 2014

This is an Italian Restaurant with a difference. Not an English version of Italian food but genuine fresh food created by an imaginative (and friendly) chef. The minestrone soup is to die for! My Sardines were beautiful, haven't tasted any like this since I was last on the continent. If you are expecting garlic bread, pizza and Carbonara then this is not the place for you. But if you enjoy fresh home cooked food cooked in the Italian way this is a massive YES!

  • Visited February 2014
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Slow and Confused”
Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

The resturant had two waiters and really needed more. We a got main course after an hour of being there - a reasonable risotto. Desert was at 1.5 hours, it was supposed to be lemon cheesecake, but was poorly flavoured. Another diner had tiramasu it contained coffee grounds and both with ice cream on a digestive biscuit(?). We paid and left at 2.5 hours.

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Superb!”
Reviewed February 14, 2014

My Dad and his wife have been to this restaurant many times and they have always come back to tell me how good it was. I had unfortunately never experienced this for myself until tonight.

What can I say? The food was excellent, the service was friendly and they made you feel welcome. It was a lovely relaxing evening with the added bonus of some amazing food being served. I wish I had known Claudios' cooking was this good before. I'd have been more of a regular.

None of us that have been (within our family) can fault this restaurant!

  • Visited February 2014
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