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“Gave this a second chance....”
Review of Elio's Trattoria

Elio's Trattoria
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Barton-upon-Humber, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
219 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Gave this a second chance....”
Reviewed 3 March 2014

.... and we won't be giving it a third. The food is overpriced for the quality, the portion sizes are small, the vegeatable portion for two is the size of most restaurants individual serving on the small curved dish, you know the one. Dessert was better size but the chocolate triffle, while it looked great, was tasteless. Didn't have the wine we asked for and when asked to recommend something similar suggested a much more expensive wine without telling us the price, bit of a shock on the bill, especially when there is a service charge of 10%. Oh, and no one poured the wine for us, I even took the screw cap lid off myself, again not a 10% level of service. There appears to have been a major staff change and the new head waitress is a rather dour, officious type who looks like she would be happier snarling at you than serving you. Indeed she did just that to a young barman, rudly telling him to carry drinks rather than use a tray and spill them, nothing subtle or constructive in the advice, just a barked order in full hearing of lots of people. Four staff on a Saturday evening with a fairly busy throughput of diners just not good enough. Overall this is a long established restaurant, same owner/chef who is resting on past history when I hear that this really was a good Italian restaurant; it's past it's best now and overpriced for what you get. There is a new place opening next door which if the sample menu is anything to go by will offer a challenge allbeit on a smaller, more informal manner. Sorry Elio's I know we're in a recession and we're all cutting back but not good enough now.

  • Visited March 2014
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2 Thank Fromhome1
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Barton-upon-Humber, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Absolutely amazing!”
Reviewed 2 March 2014

One of the prettiest places ive ever eaten at the ambiance was unreal the food was delish and the staff was brilliant would strongly recommend for a place to go! 10000% will be returning! Brilliant!

  • Visited March 2014
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Leeds, Yorks
Level 6 Contributor
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
“Long wait”
Reviewed 24 February 2014

We had dinner here for four of us and found that it woefully under staffed, when we arrived it was a shambles people placed everywhere, we ordered drinks which came promptly but then it was another 40 minutes for us to order food, which was not too bad, my feeling is this restaurant needs more staff and needs to reduce the choices on the menu, with the specials board there are too many options which must make the kitchens very difficult.

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank prs54fmpu
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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic Evening”
Reviewed 17 February 2014

Elios on Saturday night with special friends, the staff were very friendly the food was amazing, i think this had to be one of the first times we had all been out to a restaurant and eaten every thing that was put in front of us , definitely recommend this restaurant , so thank you for a cracking night .

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank maria H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Won't go again :(”
Reviewed 10 November 2013

We decided on Elios after the place we wanted to go was fully booked. At first we were excited as the place was beautiful and really had the Mediterranean feel, we thought wow this is going to be good. We was waiting a good hour before our orders were even taken, whilst we sat in the lobby, then we were led through to the lovely dining area, like a conservatory with growing ivy etc which was beautiful, there we waited another 45 minutes for our meals to arrive, which were ALOT smaller than expected, and my friends was basically a small chicken fillet and 1 king prawn with sauce on top, 1 small piece of broccoli, 2 carrots and a tiny new potato chopped in half! There was only 3 of us but our bill came to £115! I needed to lie down in a dark room, in no way on this earth was what we ordered to the quality, size and standard to what we paid! I resented paying the 10% discretionary fee too as the service was very poor. And to top it off my partner felt ill the rest of the night which spoilt our following plans, and my friend woke up sick at 2am this morning. We won't ever visit again, I could fly to Italy and dine there for that price and the food would be much nicer!

  • Visited November 2013
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