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La Trattoria Old Town
La Trattoria Old Town

La Trattoria Old Town Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.latrattoria.us
  • Phone: (305) 296-1075
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday thru Thursday open at 5:30pm till 10pm in our dinning room. Virgilios opens at 7pm till 2am
    Friday and Saturday we open at 5:30pm till 11pm in our dinning room. Virgilios opens at 7pm till 3am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Steak
  • Executive Chef: Chef Lloyd Gould
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catered Affairs of Key West, the premiere catering company of the keys. Off site events include weddings, corporate events, charities, birthdays and anything else you might need. We can accommodate groups from 30 to 300. Please visit us at cateredaffairsofkeywest.com.
    Director of catering.......Amy Lay
  • Entertainment: Live entertainment 7 nights a week starting at 9:30pm in Virgilios Martini Bar. Located directly behind La Trattoria Old Town.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Fleming and Southard Street on Duval
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: street parking
A word from La Trattoria Old Town
LaTrattoria Old Town has been serving Authentic Italian cuisine since 1983. This is our original and flagship location located in the heart of Key West at 524 Duval Street. This bistro type setting offers one of the premier intimate settings in the lower keys. All of our entrees are prepared fresh to order using only the freshest of ingredients. Our signature dish, Yellowtail snapper, is locally caught daily and prepared fresh with garlic, capers and tomatoes in a lemon white wine butter sauce--it is to die for. When dinner is over look no further than Virgilios Martini Bar, located directly behind the restaurant. Virgilios offers an extensive Martini menu along with live entertainment 7 nights a week. This sexy speak easy sits just off of Duval street and is for sure to satisfy your pallet with refreshing libations.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "Great restaurant to eat diner at. Good service, your meal comes out fairly quickly. The food is excellent."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "A new favorite ... This was a truly great meal with good service. Have already recommended it to some friends. The local snapper was fresh and prepared to perfection... Good Ceasar salad and pasta was fresh and delicious. We will definitely go back! "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "The service was as good as the food! Delicious meals and attentive servers made for a wonderful experience! In fact, we loved it so much we went twice!"
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "I'm simply NEVER disappointed! I will return again and again!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We had pasta dishes, which were great. Loved, loved the chocolate mousse for dessert."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We went on a busy night. The staff was very friendly, the food was good but the service was a bit slow. I would definitely recommend the seafood ravioli which was excellent."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Good quality Italian fare at reasonable prices. Not the best I've ever had but good food none the less."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Food was delicious and our server Bill was great. Would definitely recommend if you are in the mood for Italian while you are in the keys!"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "possible? yes. Get away from the crazies with the cocktail bar and Italian restaurant on Duval of all places. Gret feel of an old time Italian diner with great wine list and friendly staff. Prices reasonable too."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We would never consider eating on Duval ST because it is such a tourist trap but our friends made us go there and it was unexpectedly great. Tiffany and the manager were very personable and professional. Great southern Italian items and very strong on the basics. a++"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "What a pleasant break from the commotion of Key West! Located on Duval St., La Trattoria makes you forget you're in Key West and transports you to Italy. Wonderful house-made pasta and sauces plus great service! Ask for Carlo. Delicious!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "We made a reservation for 5:30, right when they opened. We sat in the front window which was nice for watching duval st. The place filled up really quickly. The wait wait staff was especially nice to our young children. The whole experience was pleasant, food was really good and interesting. Thank you."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Cannelloni del Casa is a complete 10. Wine list and meals are very reasonable. Very good about reservations. Nice bar in front and fun bar In the back"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Another superb dinner at La Trattoria. This was our second visit, over 2 vacations. Be sure to get a reservation so you are assured a table at a time you like. There is nothing bad on this menu. Great service as well, with professional wait staff."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "As a first time visitor to Key West, we weren't sure what to expect of the area. Looking for Italian, I stumbled on this little gem. We were not disappointed. The Italian meat & cheese appetizer was to die for. Our entrees were perfect & the bottle of wine we shared was excellent"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Busy, but it didn't have a crowded feel due to multiple small rooms. Very accessible and meals were good. Try the scallops!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "This was my third time dining here and probably my last. This place is overrated and overpriced. One lasagna meal was served only slightly warm. Our fish meal wasn't fully cooked,and our pasta dish with the scallops seemed to be missing scallops."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "My wife and I first ate here on our honeymoon 22 years ago and we go back every time we are in Key West. The food is always great and it is nice to see a place stay consistent for decades. We drove 8 hours to Key West for the weekend to meet an old friend and would not have had dinner anywhere else."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "A key west standout for it's consistent food, service and just overall great atmosphere.. Highly Recommended !"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Get dishes that are fit for a foodie. It's great cause it's a relief from all the touristy resturants on this main street in Key West. They do some Northern classic, but do well with Sea Food too cause they're in Key West. Great place for a romantic date!"
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "Every time we are on the island we have dinner here. It doesn't matter what you order, everything is excellent. Service on the island can be shaky, but never here."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Excellent menu lots of choices the seafood salad was amazing . Pasta dishes are large so maybe share. Great location in the heart if key west."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Pasta dishes very well made with great sauces. Caesar salad missed the mark again as dressing was lacking. Server was a bit annoying with too much drama but was accommodating. Would appreciate a better variety and quality in wine glass pours. Entree prices are quite reasonable."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "We have eaten here before, and it was great. Could only rate it good because we had to send our food back. It was served cold. Service was ok, but not great."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "want to be in the thick of it for New Year's Eve - have dinner here and then walk Duval St if you can. Good service and food considering how crazy it was."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "If you want a more laid back experience, ask to be seated in the back at Virgillios. Cosy bar seating with great bartenders and drinks!"
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "We wanted to have a nice meal to celebrate our week in Key West and we zeroed in on La Trattoria Old Town after seeing it on our daily walks on Duval Street. The restaurant is quaint and has very nice ambience. We enjoyed a cocktail with grilled fresh vegetables & goat cheese appetizer - delicious! I chose the canellini stuffed with veal, spinach and ricotta entree and it was fabulous - definitely fresh home-made pasta. We shared a great bottle of Chianti at our table too. Other guests got Red Snapper, filet mignon, but the topper was the fresh home-made chocolate moose dessert that we shared! 2 scoops of chocolate and 1 of vanilla and it was light and creamy...best I've"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Food and service was great even though we had a large party. We will definitely go back on our next trip to Key West."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "My friend and I left before we ordered as the noise level made it all but impossible to converse."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Enjoyed a lovely meal here. Dirty Martini and Proseco to start. Shared a Caprese salad with melt-in-your mouth mozzarella. Delicious bread (ciabatta, I think) with a very nice oil and vinegar dipping sauce. linguini with clams and tortallini ala Romana. Discovered a new wine -- Falanghina. Excellent with seafood pasta. Key lime pie for dessert was perfect. Very good service and reasonably priced. Recommend fully."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "We had great service and enjoyed the availability of half portions so food was not wasted. Being a tourist, there is no way to warm up leftovers."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "The food and service were outstanding. It made my birthday memorable."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We loved this restaurant! Italian food at its best. Our server Chris was born to deal with people! His happy, helpful disposition made our meal perfect. This place is a little piece of heaven amidst the madness that can be Duval Street. Get there early so you can sit by the window and watch the world go by."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "We enjoyed our meal here. Generous portions (had leftovers for lunch the next day and even better) with a good selection. The restaurant is busy, but service was efficient and pleasant. Very nice wine list as well."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "My husband and I went to Trattoria for Thanksgiving while in Key West. I had the best lasagna ever!"
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "chose three restaurants in advance of our three-night Key West trip, this was the hit of the trip."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Our dinner at La Trattoria was excellent. Tuesday night and the place was packed - glad we had reservations. Asked the waiter for a wine suggestion - the wine he selected was excellent a reasonably priced. Antipasto was excellent - one of the best we had. I had lamb chops, which were excellent and I can highly recommend. My wife had a seafood and pasta dish. Pasta and sauce were excellent - the one complaint was that the seafood did not seem fresh, but instead frozen. Had Key Lime Pie - one of my favorites - for dessert. Good, but I had better. Overall, a great experience. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys Italian cuisine."
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "Best Italian restaurant in Key West. Food and service is consistently good."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "Food was very good and service was excellent. Both the Veal Piccata and Fettuccine Alfredo were great(the waiter suggested adding a little pesto to the Fettuccine ...and it was wonderful)"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "In spite of the crowd they seated us on time and at the requested table. Food was good but slow (therefore only 4 stars) so they gave us complimentary deserts, also delicious. Will definitely.go again."
    Dined on 1/10/2014