If you’re looking for a cozy Italian restaurant in Whitby then look no further than Moutreys. Serving freshly cooked food from the open plan kitchen, which features a stunning wood-fired oven as the centerpiece. Hopefully, this Moutreys review should inspire you to visit this unique little restaurant.
My Moutreys Review
I simply love this restaurant as it offers something a little different to the other restaurants in Whitby. The wood-fired oven and open plan kitchen, along with the rustic iron clad décor make this a unique setting for a romantic meal or relaxing evening with friends. The restaurant is nearly always full in peak season so make sure you book in advance.
The restaurant is fairly small, but this is what makes Moutreys unique, it’s simply a little haven tucked away on Grape Lane, away from busier West side of town. You get the feeling you could be in an authentic Italian restaurant, tucked away in a Rome backstreet.
What’s the food like?
The menu at Moutreys is mainly Italian themed, but the specials do feature chicken wings and other flamed grilled meat and fish from the wood fired oven. You can also get a selection of steaks and mouth-watering burgers. The chef likes to use local produce whenever possible and there are several vegetarian choices available.
There is plenty of pasta and pizza to choose from, with my personal recommendation being the “Americano Hot” pizza. I have tried several of the pizzas at Moutreys over the years but this is defiantly my favourite. I’m a bit of a “spice” addict so this pizza suits me perfectly. I combine this with the garlic prawns starter and wash it down with a few glasses of red wine, it’s simple food that’s well cooked and never disappoints.
There is something for everyone on the menu and kids can be kept happy with the wide variety of wood-fired pizzas on offer. They also do smaller portions of pizzas, pasta and other main meals for children and senior citizens. I’ve eaten several times at Moutreys and have never been disappointed.
What are the prices like?
Very reasonable. You can get a main meal for under £10 and most of the pasta and pizza dishes are in the £9- £14 range. It’s great food at a sensible price.
What about drinks?
Wine is never far away from a table at Moutreys, they have a great selection of wines from around the world along with champagne, beers, ales and spirits.
The staff are more than happy to assist you with matching a wine with your meal choice. The service at Moutreys has always been very good when I have visited.
There is a good selection of soft drinks on offer along with coffee and tea to wash down your desert.
Is it open for lunch?
Yes, Moutreys is open for lunch. I would recommend you ring ahead and book a table as lunch can also be busy during the summer season.
Can you just pop in for a drink?
Moutreys is not a bar/restaurant/bistro like many other establishments in Whitby. You cannot pop in for a quick drink. Instead, book a table and settle in for a few hours with some great food and wine.
My overall Moutreys review
One of my top picks. I always book a table here when I’m in Whitby and I’ve yet to be disappointed. The staff are friendly, the service has always been good and the food is great. Moutreys is a small rustic Italian restaurant with a friendly atmosphere. You can visit with family, bring the kids or you can visit here for a romantic meal for two. A must visit restaurant in Whitby! Highly recommend.
Tel: 01947 602751
Address: 9 Grape Lane, Whitby, YO22 4BB
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