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“A Great Italian Run By South Americans!”
Review of The Vine

The Vine
Ranked #12 of 99 Restaurants in Ilkley
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed April 5, 2013

My wife and I visited last Thursday, having read a promising write up in the Yorkshire Post. We were not disappointed.
The setting is clean and simple, the chairs very comfortable and the tables a good size, (which is a refreshing change from the recent trend at many restaurants, where they seem to think it acceptable to force you to dine at tables the size of a postage stamp, just so they can squeeze more covers in).
Service was friendly and efficient and timings between courses were good, enabling us to have a relaxed and convivial meal.
The Vine serves a wide range of Italian food but on the night we plumped for pizza's and puddings. Frankly, we could not fault the food, which had clearly been prepared with care, using very good quality ingredients. From the mutterings coming from neighbouring tables, where everything from pasta dishes to fish and steaks were being eaten, it was clear we were not alone in our views.
If I have any suggestion for improvement, it would be that once they have established themselves, they invest in softening the decor, as the colour scheme in there is a bit plain and a bit bright.
That said, we have booked to go again this evening with friends and are really looking forward to it.

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Reviewed March 30, 2013

Another great meal at the Vine and fantastic value. Really good for families with a mix of fixed price and kids menus on offer before 6pm during the week, much better than either Pizza Express or Piccolino in this respect.

An accomplished kitchen with friendly service.

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Reviewed March 30, 2013

Have been here a few times since it opened and tried lots of different dishes. My husband absolutely loves the steaks here and says they are the best he has had. The antipasto for starter is lovely and the freshly made ravioli is always superb. The atmosphere is lovely and relaxed, and the children are made to feel really welcome (they especially like being able to see the chef cooking all the food!!) The prices are very reasonable especially the children's menu and the lunchtime offer of two courses for £9.95 (which can actually be enjoyed as an early dinner which we did on our recent visit!!)
we will certainly be returning very soon!

Thank Jenny P
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

We were regulars at La Sila when Vittorio ran it and we were so disappointed when he returned to Italy. The next owner ruined the place in a few months. We had heard The Vine was good. It was, and it was so good to climb the stairs, remember the "good old days" and find that the new owners had produced a really great restaurant. Nice relaxed but efficient atmosphere and really good food at a price around 25% lower than Picollinos who have lost their way completely. The family running this deserve to succeed. We'll be back soon.

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Thank jpmcghee725
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

We Went for a birthday meal, midweek. The restaurant was almost full and our table was one in front of a wall of mirrors, which was a little uncomfortable . The service as very slow and casual. The starters and main courses were tasty and good quality, but the desserts were very disappointing , bland and lacking in taste and texture. The background music was a bizarre mix of really old stuff. The restaurant lacked atmosphere a very disappointing night out .

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Thank julie F
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