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“Almost great”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Gepetto's

Gepetto's
Ranked #6 of 35 Restaurants in Helmsley
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
London
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128 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Almost great”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

It is difficult with Italian restaurants as there are a lot of average pizza and pasta restaurants around and usually because it must be a fairly cheap outlay for reatuarant owners the food can be uninspiring-particularly those chains that are everywhere. So when we go to an Italian we like to try their meat dishes to see how they compare with Italy. It was a mixed bag here-my husband loved his pork escalopes but my pork dish was overwhelmed by peppers and a very watery sauce. At £16 for meat courses of pork or chicken it is not cheap.However, the starters were great. It is true that a few added extras would make a difference here. I found the service really nice, but with no candles, no bread or nibbles when you enter the restaurant it doesn't make for a memorable evening (but then again no service charge which is good) the restaurant could be great with a bit more personal touches.The town of Helmsley is mobbed by cafes but no nice restaurants so this place could easily notch its ambience up and add value to the town.

  • Visited October 2013
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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
“Not always smiling”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2013

We like Italian food but are sometimes disappointed when the reception at Gepettos involves someone who finds it difficult to smile.

The food is fairly good, prices average, but I do wish they would dot a little 'T' light or two around the place as sometimes it lacks atmosphere.

Visited September 2013
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2013

A lovely Italian restaurant in the centre of Helmsley. The meal we had was great, both pasta dishes, and very reasonably priced. The restaurant although not packed had a good atmosphere. The staff were friendly and helpful and we would love to go back another time.

Visited September 2013
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Thank Pete B
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Harrogate, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“Our favourite restaurant in Helmsley!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2013

We've visited Gepetto's many times over the years.. Too many times to review each time, due to the constraints of Trip Advisor!! However, in this case, one review should suffice.. They do have limited opening hours so booking is essential. We've been many times in the past and thought it was quite empty (which must fool passers-by) but be assured, due to the booking system, the place is full to capacity in no time and really buzzes with atmosphere! The food is absolutely wonderful and is always cooked to order so there is usually a short wait - having said that, it's always piping hot right to the end. We usually have a drink and a small starter like garlic bread in the meantime.. The staff are brilliant - really friendly and attentive. If you have room for dessert there is a great selection to suit all tastes. Always nicely presented and so appetising! Either for an intimate meal for two or a party, I can highly recommend Gepetto's..

Visited August 2013
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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Excellent restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2013

Excellent restaurant with good food and service. Can be quite busy so probably would be best to book at weekends.

  • Visited September 2013
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