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All reviews pizza carne garlic bread seafood linguine quirky restaurant the owner chef small place small kitchen lovely atmosphere the food was absolutely delicious superb meal attentive service saturday night home made well worth a visit matteo banter
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

JUST INCREDIBLE! This was the most wonderful find in Settle. Nestled down some cobbled steps, the cutest little authentic, Italian restaurant where we found Matteo.. The legend behind this gorgeous place. A lovely guy cooking the tastiest Italian food we'd ever had.. better than when...I visited Rome! It was our engagement night and we were wondering around looking for somewhere to eat, couldn't have found better place!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Superb food and relaxed atmosphere. It’s a bit of a one man band but you are not rushed and he is very helpful. Would highly recommend.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 16 September 2021 via mobile

Visited Settle for a few days & thought we would try this restaurant. Mateo’s does everything from the cooking to the waiting and does a fantastic job, you can see how passionate he is which comes out in his exceptional cooking. The restaurant is small...& cosy with a great atmosphere & there is also a good selection of wines & spirits. We chose a wonderful Italian white wine which was beautiful chilled.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 14 September 2021

This restaurant is hidden away down some steps in the centre of Settle. It is quite rustic and quirky. The owner does everything himself, he cooks and serves the meals. So be prepared for a leisurely meal. He is very friendly and the food is...fantastic. It is not only tasty the portions are generous. We really enjoyed the experience and have booked to go again later in the week. Can’t wait to try something else from the menu. He also has a specials list so lots of choice. Such a relaxing experience.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 11 September 2021

The owner is a one-man- band (other than waitress). We waited 1.25 hours for our food. The food was very good, but it was an interminable wait. One assumes that he places his takeaway trade as a priority. The restaurant was full. Instead of saying...to someone placing a takeaway order, that they will have to wait a while, his regular takeaway customers took priority and ‘tourists’ who crammed the restaurant had to twiddle their thumbs. We were not the only ones.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 10 September 2021

Very nice Italian food here - also huge portions!! We enjoyed our evening alot. A good addition to settle.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 9 September 2021

Great evening spent at Matteo's when on a short trip to the Dales from London. Matteo's is an unsuspecting little restaurant, nestled right in the heart of Settle's market square. Just walking through, you get the whif of fresh pizza and pasta to invite you...in. The restaurant is owned, run and all the food cooked by Matteo. He is welcoming and says welcome to any and all that come into his restaurant. He works pretty tirelessly on his own in the kitchen to cook everything fresh on the spot. With a small team of only himself and one waitress the night we went, we did not go expecting rapid service. Instead we went to enjoy some wine, some conversation and some really good freshly cooked Italian food. The portions are massive, and it is incredibly under priced for what you get to the point that I told Matteo to put his prices up. We had a bottle of wine, two large pizzas + Garlic bread for just about £20 a head...... If you want fast food, there is a chippy down the road. If you want good food and an intimate dining experience then Matteos is the place to go. When we visit again, we will make sure we have an evening to come back. Thanks for a great night.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 30 August 2021

Opted for a takeaway pizza on Saturday evening after a long day's walking and just wanted to chill at our accommodation. What we received was so disappointing. The pizza base was ok and seemed homemade but the toppings did not taste fresh. There was heaps...of tomato sauce, the mozzarella was prepacked grated and wasn't melted properly so you could still see the individual strands of cheese. Worst of all was the mushrooms, although plentiful, the tops of them were wrinkled and they tasted old. Couldn't finish it, didn't enjoy it so unfortunately our experience was not a good one here. Lesson learned.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 29 August 2021

We throughly enjoyed our meal here. The food was delicious and service was very good too. We can recommend the meatballs and seafood pasta. The tomato garlic bread was certainly the highlight!

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 24 August 2021

Super food and super service in a small eclectic restaurant. We definitely recommend for dinner in Settle.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Response from Denise P | Reviewed this property |
It certainly was a mistake! This is a fabulous place; we first found it 2 years ago, took friends and recommended it to them. When we realised we would be in Settle again, we were determined to go here again. So good we ate... More
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Yes, The Italian Restaurant offers takeaway services.

The Italian Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5