La Trattoria Oceanside
La Trattoria Oceanside

La Trattoria Oceanside

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.latrattoria.us/
  • Phone: 3052956789
  • 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
La Trattoria Oceanside reviews from OpenTable diners
58 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (49)special occasion (36)romantic (34)fit for foodies (19)neighborhood gem (14)good for groups (13)notable wine list (10)hot spot (2)kid-friendly (2)vibrant bar scene (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Nice evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Wonderful Italian food. Service a little slow. Think we got there just a s they got Slammed. We are locals, and we go there often. Always great food.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Key Italian
    jojomas
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Bread with olive oil and cheese was delicious; slow to bring our drinks had to remind waiter. Also asked for linguini side and got penne , forgot green bean side also. Menu had 1 price for veal and we were charged another price
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as always.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Great martinis to start, and consistently great entrees and desserts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy birthday to me
    Jaye
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    It was the best! I don't think I even got older! And the birthday dessert was a great surprise and incredible presentation
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chef isn't Italian
    Luvitalian
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Certainly below average food quality. Go anywhere else.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very very special!
    Keysgram
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We always enjoy this setting, with lovely ocean views, great service, great food. Whether we share with friends or dine alone, we always enjoy our dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A wonderful dining experience...
    mjOnTheBay
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite Spot
    dezig
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We had early reservations, and my husband was disappointed that his favorite dish , scallops, was not available so early in the night. After he finished pouting, he ordered the nightly fish special, the night was saved.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An excellent dinner
    Keywestfred
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Once again, we had an excellent evening at La Trat. Food, service and ambiance- all excellent.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food
    SNOOKUMS1
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    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.!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Family gathering
    Kwtrifecta
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worst food and service
    keysgirl
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent italian
    NeurobladeVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Such good food! Very reasonibje prices, so popular with locals.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rusty
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I expected more
    Rotterdan
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My first bad experience
    Keywestfred
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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).
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sub par
    Consieur032
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Festive
    Die4Godiva
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Once again we had a festive dining experience. Great food. Great view. Great Waiter. Who could ask for more?
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ellie
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Delicious food,very nice and attentive staff..we will be back! :-)
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    Awesom
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    First visit. My wife and I both had the fish dinners. Snapper and hog fish. Both were fantastic!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • ALWAYS A SPECIAL OCCASION HERE
    Die4Godiva
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    DINING AT LA TRATTORIA IS ALWAYS A FESTIVE, SPECIAL OCCASION HERE. GREAT SERVICE, EXCELLENT FOOD AND GREAT VIEW. WE LIKE IT BETTER AT LA TRATTORIA OCEANSIDE BECAUSE IT IS QUIETER AND A GENTLE WAY TO SAY GOODBYE TO THE SUNSET WITHOUT ALL THE BUSTLE OF DOWNTOWN KEY WEST.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Italian craving
    jenalou
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old reliable
    FreddyVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    We often go to Oceanside as we find it always comfortable and enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love LaTratt!
    KeysChris
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great ocean view.
    Davisislands
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Great alternative to Old Town restaurants. Highly recommend the Creme Brûlée.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great evening !!
    Keywestfred
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Good food, Good service, nice ambiance. What more can I ask for when taking some good friends out to dinner?
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Super Great Dinner
    SRQMark
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food but rather loud
    keysfoodie
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friday night
    foodie
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    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.
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  • The Finest Alfredo
    Jaye
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    More flavor than most - rich and creamy - very filling
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best in Key West
    keystv
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Wonderful food, service and ocean view. Romantic dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice evening out
    L2B2
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My favorite restaurant
    Luv2eatout
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Their fish special is always good. Great flavors. Service excellent. The view of ocean is breathtaking. My favorite restaurant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 25 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 99 reviews are from the La Trattoria Oceanside reviews archive.
  • Lovely
    Sunshine
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oceanside View
    Ginger
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    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!!!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Last Night in Key West
    MusicCity
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Italian
    Keywest
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my favorite's but...
    2noisy4me
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sensational Seaside Restaurant
    thehuey
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great dinner, as usual
    KeysChris
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet