How It Began

Already owners of The Vinehouse Cafe at Helmsley Walled Garden, husband & wife team Sue and Nigel Chapman alongside their son and daughter Sam and Mollie, acquired Gepetto's from its lifelong owner Dino, in early August 2020. With a wealth of experience between them having previously owned sandwich shops, cafes and a large mobile speciality coffee business in York they have fallen in love with Helmsley and the Ryedale area.

The team have exciting plans to modernise the building and interiors with a refurbishment of the tired kitchen on the cards - whilst also aiming to keep & continue Dinos legacy of a friendly, affordable, family Italian eatery at the heart of Helmsley. The upgrade to kitchens and interiors will ensure that Gepetto’s can continue to prosper and serve Helmsley residents and tourists for another 20 years.

Our Passion

Gepettos is not about fancy food or fine dining but the team are passionate about fresh simple food that tastes great. We are trying our hardest to bring locals and visitors the very best in simple, fresh food that is cooked from scratch and tastes great. In a world of grey bland chains we are committed to putting our love of great food, friends, family and good times firmly on the menu here. We are excited about the journey ahead and look forward to welcoming you.

Experience Our Food

Our team has put in lots of love & care perfecting the concept & recipes around you as well as your budget. At Gepettos, our aim is to provide you with delicious food, with variety and flavor in a comfortable atmosphere where “love at first bite” happens every day.


We have a strong emphasis on service, from the moment you arrive to the moment you leave. Whether its great pasta and pizza you’re looking for, or one of our fabulous daily fresh fish specials Gepettos is the place for you.