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La Trattoria Oceanside
La Trattoria Oceanside

La Trattoria Oceanside Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.latrattoria.us
  • Phone: (305) 295-6789
  • Hours of Operation: Open 7 nights a week
    5pm to 10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Next to Airport and Benihana
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking in rear.
A word from La Trattoria Oceanside
Serving Authentic Italian Cuisine in Key West. Overlooking the beautiful and neverending Atlantic Ocean enjoy the ambiance as all of your entrees are prepared to order using only the freshest sesfood and quality ingredients available. After you've had any of our specialty desserts enjoy a romantic stroll along the Atlantic seawall as you watch the beautiful sunset or gaze at the beauty of night, Stars everywhere.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Diner Reviews
  • "We are from Rockport, Texas and vacation in Key West every couple of years... On our last visit here we "discovered" La Trattoria Oceanside and loved it. Now that we're back in Key West again we knew where we wanted to go for fine dining. The restaurant did not disappoint! Our waitress was excellent and the food was sublime! We would highly recommend La Trattoria Oceanside and plan on coming back ourselves time after time. Thanks for a wonderful dining experience."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Once again, we had an excellent evening at La Trat. Food, service and ambiance- all excellent."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "We have been going to La Trott for over 20 years downtown. This location is a joke in the consistency of the food. Great amostphere and great staff but food isn't as good as the downtown location. It is a disappointment. I am in the food business all my life and the food really needs to improve or I cannot feel comfortable recommending it to others. C'mon new owners. Have some pride in the food.!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We were a party of 6 locals and had a great time. Food and dessert were amazing but it must have been a very new bartender because the drinks were terrible. Both dinner drinks and dessert drinks weren't anywhere near close. Also our server was very hard to understand and didn't come by often. The bus boy was better and more caring than our server."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "We were a party of 2. The app was not edible. The mushrooms in the app left an unidentifiable taste in our mouths that was not pleasant. The eggplant had a layer of grease on the top. The spaghetti and chicken portions of the chicken entrée were tiny. Unfortunately, the waitress did not visit the table after taking the order. The bill totaled 72$ and we mostly saw the bus boy the entire dinner. We live and work on the island so we choose not to complain."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Such good food! Very reasonibje prices, so popular with locals."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "La Trattoria Oceanside is the seaside sister version of its counterpart downtown on Duval Street. Both offer excellent Italian cuisine and service. We favor Oceanside because of its great ocean views and its updated decor. Oceanside has a small bar area which is tucked away toward the back of the restaurant. It is cozy but lacks the great water views. We had the special of the day recently - a wonderfully prepared grouper that was fresh and delicate. It was also a birthday event and they came with cake and a traditional Italian sparkler in the middle. The service was attentive without being intrusive. This was a great dining experience!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Based on their Duval St. Location I expected much more. Honestly the food was great and the waiter was very good, the server that delivered the food was very awkward and clearly uncomfortable interacting with people. The view is amazing however it was not enough to distract me from the numerous plastic plants and unattractive led rope lighting neither which I find appropriate in a fine dining restaurant."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "I"ve been to La Trattoria many times and I've always had wonderful dinners there. This time, I mistakenly ordered Linguini Aglio e Olio, which I truly love (I order it at Salute's regularly). This was the first time I ordered it at La Trat. The entree came out absolutely laden in burned garlic. I tried a few bites, but the garlic was stronger than anything I have ever experienced. I have a degree in Hotel & Restaurant management and know when a dish is not prepared correctly. When the waiter cleared our table and picked up my almost untouched dish his first question was "Do you want to take this home?", and when I said no, his second question was "So, did you save room for dessert??". Unfortunately, I said no (I had lost my appetite)."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Everything was average at best. Tomatoes on caprasi salad were still green. Carpaccio was thick and fatty. Entree was decent but still average. I wouldn't recommend the restaurant to anyone"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Once again we had a festive dining experience. Great food. Great view. Great Waiter. Who could ask for more?"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Delicious food,very nice and attentive staff..we will be back! :-)"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "First visit. My wife and I both had the fish dinners. Snapper and hog fish. Both were fantastic!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "I had been craving pasta...Italian pasta...I cooked a olive oil caprese chicken over penne and loved it but just wasn't the answer to my craving...I ordered Bruschetta appetizer, Virgillio Martini, and Tortellini Virgillio....ahhhh! I'm ok til next month. The Open Table Website was so easy to use and allowed me to send invitations to my co- diners!! Nice!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We often go to Oceanside as we find it always comfortable and enjoyable."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "LaTratt is 1 of our fav places for special occasions. The service is always great, & the food consistently superb. They're very generous with their olive oil and parmesan dipping plates for the delicious bread brought out and personally served to us. Though there was no bread on the table, the server kept asking if we wanted more, and we could have filled up on that alone had common sense not returned in short order. We shared an antipasta for the table, which was not large but in fact, large enough especially after all that bread. We can recommend penne with crab, the scallops (the child with us asked for pasta instead of rice...no problem), chicken marsala, and most definitely the best tiramisu!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Great alternative to Old Town restaurants. Highly recommend the Creme Brûlée. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Good food, Good service, nice ambiance. What more can I ask for when taking some good friends out to dinner?"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Everything about the dinner was great. Service was super friendly; in a professional way. Extensive menu selections - hard to choose. Food was great. Yes, foodies - - this could be your home. Yumm. Manager and owner came to table to make sure we were happy - - we were. No negatives; all positives. We go to a lot of restaurants in a week - - this was a real gem."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Our romantic dinner was not as hoped. While the food was good and the service great... the noise level was unacceptable for fine dinning. There was a table with some rather boisterous diners which was the main problem. There also appeared to be a lack of adequate soundproofing (sound absorbing material) in the room."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I have dined there before and loved it but this time the food was horrible. The veggies were cold and the fish was barely warm. The fish tasted as if it was a week old and the crabmeat and garlic could not mask that fact. We are not the type to send food back and make the rest of the table wait for our new entrees to arrive and for us to finish so we kept it. My friend only had 3 bites before he stopped eating. The restaurant was almost empty and there was no excuse for cold food. It is saddening to see the quality of food deteriorate in such a lovely restaurant. I know you can do better."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "More flavor than most - rich and creamy - very filling"
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Wonderful food, service and ocean view. Romantic dining."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We were told that the food at La Trattoria was "heavy duty Italian," but that was quite an exaggeration. The menu offered a number of classic Italian choices and variety enough to satisfy any number of dining preferences. The service was excellent, and we enjoyed our evening there very much."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Their fish special is always good. Great flavors. Service excellent. The view of ocean is breathtaking. My favorite restaurant. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Second time dining here and was as satisfied as the first. My out of town guest was duly impressed, said the chicken Marsala was the best he ever had."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Each year we visit Key West and always eat at La Trattoria in Old Town - at least once. This year we ate at both Old Town and Oceanside and the only differences were the view (Duval versus Oceanside) and the ambience (traditional versus contemporary). The food was the same - fresh and delicious! Look forward to next year!!!"
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Decided to change our cuisine to Italian on our last night on the island. Although there were Italian fish dishes to be found on the menu. Magnificent food!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "This is our go to restaurant for birthdays and other special events. The service is always professional with a relaxed attitude. The front dining Area overlooks the ocean, and the back dining area has a more intimate feel. The food is delicious and flavorful. The tortellini Virgilio is my favorite dish with a hearty sauce and chunks of sausage. Another dish that I enjoy is the little neck clams in white wine sauce, full of flavor! The desserts are outstanding as well, especially the cream brûlée, and tira misu. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "What I love about this restaurant is the location/view, ambiance, quietness, wine list and background music. When I dined there this weekend only the first two were consistent. Our server never handed us the wine list instead strongly suggested we order the half bottle of wine which we did. We did not like the wine and wished we had ordered glasses of La Crema as we normally do. About half way through our dinner, the music was changed from the Standards (which I love at an Italian restaurant) at a comfortable volume to Country music played at a higher volume. Immediately after the music and volume were changed everyone started talking louder. Not a nice dining experience for my date and I."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We really, really enjoyed our evening there. From start to finish the meal, the vino, the service, and the views were top notch. And reasonably priced for a Key West restaurant of this caliber. We'll definitely return on another trip to the Keys."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Our go-to place for dining out in KW. Coming from the Northeast where Italian restaurants are abundant & excellent, we are a bit picky. La Trat does not disappoint. Service is excellent, warm bread when you sit down, along w/ excellent herbed oil for dipping--dishes are lg, but we were 5 that evening, & they brought 3 containers of it so we could all reach. Very nice. My fav veal cannelloni was perfect as usual. 2 others had lasagna, delicious w/ nice chunks of beef & generous cheese. Scallops, also delish. They offered a 1/2 price, 1/2 size entree of anything on the menu for the child w/ us, nice to be able to choose grown-up food! We'll always go back, and a nice parking lot & view of the ocean makes it all a very pleasant experience!"
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "La Trattoria Oceanside was wonderful. My veal marsala was perfect, the potatoes really good. We had a wonderful salami soup. We had amazing service and a wonderful ocean view. The restaurant is spacious - plenty of room between tables. And the birthday tirmasu was wonderful."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "The food was great. It was the best dinner we had during our Key West stay. A first class Italian restaurant. We recommend it highly."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Amazing dinner! Great food, ambiance, and service!"
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "We reserved a table here for a romantic dinner after our wedding, which was a short distance down the beach. We arrived a little early but our table next to the window overlooking the ocean was waiting for us. Our server was very good and knowledgeable but also very busy so he was a little slow in following up on everything but not really objectionable. Food was excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed our evening there. This was our first visit to this location but in our opinion, it is equally as good in all aspects as their Duvall Street location, with a better view."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "For a special evening with my wife, I especially enjoy dining at Trattoria Oceanside. The service is consistently smooth, the food is good, and the ambiance is relaxing. Although we eat out most nights of the week this is my favorite restaurant in Key West."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "It's a perfect place for fine dining if you don't feel like the bother of Old Town traffic and parking problems. Dinner is always perfect."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "We were seated at a cozy table with a very nice view of the ocean. The service was prompt and the food was excellent. Even when the wrong soup was brought to the table, the server promptly corrected the mistake. The pasta choices were excellent and the portion size was healthy! I would definitely return to this restaurant."
    Dined on 4/23/2014