I really enjoyed having lunch
I really enjoyed having lunch at J. Trani's. It was easy to get a reservation. Staff was friendly and the food was delicious. The steak was excellent but the vegetable portions were small. I literally got two tablespoons of mashed potatoes. Tasty and perfectly seasoned though. Would definitely visit again.
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good food at a reasonable
Good food at a reasonable price. Great place to take friends and family
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
We have been to Trani's, our
We have been to Trani's, our area favorite, for many years. We are always very welcomed and the food is great!!!
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food is excellent. Truly
The food is excellent. Truly innovative and beautifully presented. Pasta is homemade, and perfectly prepared. The “CALAMARI NEW STYLE” appetizer is probably the best calamari I've ever tasted. After you try J. Trani's, you'll most certainly put it on your list of favorite restaurants.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had the Bolognese Risotto
We had the Bolognese Risotto appetizer, Porcini Mushroom Ravioli, and the Gorgonzola Gnocchi. The food is excellent with just enough sauce to enhance the flavors without burying the Gnocchi and Ravioli. The service is perfect and well paced. The wine list is extensive and choices are excellent. Definitely reccomended
5/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Neighborhood Joint
J.Trani's is a great little neighborhood italian place that serves up solid old school classics. In the day and age of "Modern Italian" this is a journey back to "Red Sauce" roots with a few modern touches. The food was quite good and prepared with skill, the service was good, every need was attended to in a timely fashion.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worth the travel time from PV
The calamari was very good and the sauce to die for. Caesar salad big enough for two. Sea bass special was quite tasty and cooked perfect. Wine list is a little sparse. The 2011 Banfi is too young to be serving now.
We had a good time. The Manager came by twice to see after us and that is a nice touch.
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love Trani's
Good food, excellent service! The staff makes you feel at home and were attentive despite it being a very busy night. Lots of delicious sounding dishes on the menu that I look forward to trying in the future. I had one of the specials, White Sea bass- was cooked to perfection, nice and flaky.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great restaurant for a romantic date. Wonderful ambiance and excellent service, and the food and wine are exquisite. Handmade ravioli was a standout. Looking forward to returning and trying more dishes!
6/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
we expect the food here to be outstanding, but our waitperson WARREN made our experience especially noteworthy. he was very personable, knew the menu and made excellent recommendations. he was very professional, solicitous without being intrusive. when we go back, we will ask for him.
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great experience
Servers were very friendly, restaurant handled moving our reservation with no problem.
Wine list is diverse and high quality.
Menu has something for everyone.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very unique, flavorful menu
We definitely recommend the slow braised pineapple short-ribs. The meat was so tender you could cut it with a fork. We also got the seared tuna and the sweet and sour sauce which was delicious. Service was very professional.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
The dishes were really tasty,
The dishes were really tasty, and the portions were definitely filling. Great ambiance and attention from the staff!
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of San Pedro's Best
J Trani's has always been a great restaurant, but it keeps getting better and better. Order at least one special and try the many interesting and well-prepared appetizers, including items not on the menu. We've had the old-fashioned style (delicately fried calamari tossed with a spicy tomato sauce) and zucchini flowers, both not on the menu; we also like having our meals served up family style where we each order different entrees, pastas, and salads and they are prepared to be shared by all. While it can be an expensive evening, it is well worth it.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our anniversary dinner
We made reservations online and were seated at a small table for two with apologies that a booth wasn't available. In about 2 minutes the manager came to us and asked if we would like to move to a just vacated booth. It was cleared and ready instantly. Had a fantastic dinner with a complimentary dessert. Highly recommend for a special evening
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dining with friends and family
We enjoy a wonderful dinner which included mushroom ravioli, and pasta with short ribs. Trani's changed their calamari recipe which I didn't care for but otherwise the food was fantastic! The Wednesday special is 50% off select bottles of wine as well.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
our special occasion go to
J. Trani's is our special occasion go to restaurant because we know the staff, know the food is always great, and it is just minutes away from home. How can you beat that! It never disappoints!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely San Pedro treasure, Good food, good service. Recommended.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
fine for mom
went for mom's birthday. early 5:15 reservation. by 6pm, dining room was full and noisy. great, extensive menu. i had the octopus--very tender, but w/ little flavor. friend had rib eye--was chewy. another had mushroom ravioli--fabulous. ambiance cant be beat, san pedro landmark. service excellent, but waning when it got busy. otherwise, server was delightful.wine list extensive, but the sweetest wine they offered was white zinfindel--my mom is not a typical wine drinker and prefers moscato. still, it is a place to be seen, and was a delightful outing for my mom. will always return.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service here in the dining room is dicey. Usually we will sit in the bar with Marco the bartender to avoid the dining room service. Tonight we had Justin as our server and he was fantastic! I will make sure to request him next time. You can never go wrong with the new style calamari or short rib pasta. If you are in a hurry, let them know up front so they can speed up your dinner service.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our favorite restaurant in
Our favorite restaurant in the neighborhood.....When we walk in there, it's like when "Norm" walking into "Cheers" the old TV program....They all offer us a very friendly welcome.....
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Would definitely return again
Good food and prompt service; even with a full dining room. The exterior could use a face-lift. If it weren't for word of mouth and excellent Yelp reviews, I might not have chosen this restaurant based on the curb appeal.
Enjoyed delicious braised meatballs as an apetizer and gnocchi for the main entree. A generously-sized house salad came with the entree. Others in my party enjoyed the minestrone soup, spinach ravioli, and rigatoni. All received rave reviews.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
We truly enjoyed the food
We truly enjoyed the food the new calamari is wonderful our entrees were delicious lasagna and short ribs. Can't say enough about our waiter Justin he was very attentive great personality. I made the reservation on open table and put in a note we were celebrating a birthday they surprised us with a candle lit dessert. Very special will certainly return.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
San Pedro's Finest
Excellent food & staff. They definitely make you feel at home.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM