Café Trastevere
Café Trastevere

Café Trastevere

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cafetrastevere.com/
  • Phone: 4078390235
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Philippe Meiffret
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room
  • Private Party Facilities: Please call 407-839-0235 and ask Santos for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Santos 4078390235

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Granada Court
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Café Trastevere
Café Trastevere is on Magnolia Avenue in downtown Orlando, just about a block from all the shopping and heavy traffic on Colonial Drive. Café Trastevere is a quiet oasis and one that evokes a wonderfully cozy, intimate environment. With a glass of wine in front of you and the smell of freshly cooked pasta rising up from the kitchen, this is a place to go when you want a dining atmosphere that's quiet, romantic and intimate.
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Café Trastevere reviews from OpenTable diners
16 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.6
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (10)neighborhood gem (8)special occasion (5)great for outdoor dining (5)fit for foodies (4)notable wine list (2)great for lunch (2)Show More
  • Reminds me of Italy! Not my
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/31/2013
    Reminds me of Italy! Not my first time and won't be my last!
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Please Improve Your Service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 1/17/2013
    The quality of the food was mostly very good. Clearly, only the best available ingredients are used. The only disappointment was the crab and corn bisque, as there was very little crab meat and you could taste congealed flour that they had tried to use to thicken the bisque. The service was pretty bad. Our waitress was pretty scatterbrained, and the whole sequence of service just wasn't there. We were also charged $3 for two in our party sharing a salad, and 18% gratuity was included for our party of 5. Very tacky. We won't be back!
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  • The food was very good. Service
    Steelman
    Dined on 12/15/2012
    The food was very good. Service was a little slow for a mostly empty restaurant. Parking is limited to a couple of places on the street in front of the restaurant and a few behind it. Many tables are available outside in a courtyard setting, which is very nice when the weather is good. All in all, two thumbs up.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Great spot for a romantic
    JoeDVIP
    Dined on 12/14/2012
    Great spot for a romantic dinner or for catching up with with a small group. The indoor space is small and there were a couple holiday parties that were getting loud so we chose to sit on the patio which was much quieter. The food was good...not spectacular or with a fancy presentation, but good enough to keep this place on our list of options.
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    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • House salad was just lettuce
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/26/2012
    House salad was just lettuce with a few carrot curls and dressing. Bread nothing special. Chicken piccata was a little tough. It's a cute little place but the food was definitely what I remembered.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was really good. Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/20/2012
    Food was really good. Service was horrible. I think the waitress was having a bad day. Food came extremely slow and waitress had trouble with the bill.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • need to open for lunch perhaps
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/6/2012
    need to open for lunch perhaps a light menu. My wife is a long time customer this was my first and will not be my last
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very good food for the price.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/7/2012
    Very good food for the price. Nightly specials. A good choice if you want to have a good meal for a reasonable price.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous Italian restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/23/2012
    Delicious food great wine list, beautiful setting. Very romantic, perfect to go on a date. Best Italian in Orlando . We ll be back again and again...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A great little Italian restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/21/2012
    A great little Italian restaurant hidden from the noise of downtown Orlando. Food was excellent, great wine list, ambiance was charming. The only moment of concern was the lack of attention and delay in getting our bill after we gave one of the servers our "coupon". We waited quite awhile before actually getting the bill, as if they were upset that we didn't tell them sooner? I would return and I will recommend to friends, however.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A delightful restaurant. We
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/21/2012
    A delightful restaurant. We loved it. The food was outstanding. There were five in our party and everyone was pleased. The staff was courteous and fast -- very fast. Although the restaurant is small and there is a need to turn the tables quickly, we could have enjoyed it even more had we felt a little less rushed. This will not deter us from returning!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ripped us 28.00 for a bottle
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/9/2012
    Ripped us 28.00 for a bottle of wine that was supposed to be free as stated on their site. Messaged on Facebook and email,no response
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  • Excellent food and intimate
    jasonfz
    Dined on 6/23/2012
    Excellent food and intimate setting. Authentic Italian cuisine with a Mediterranean flair.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner for 2...spectacular
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/7/2012
    The food was outstanding and authentic. You can't find pastas like this anywhere else in Orlando. You can really see that the kitchen is Italian . The atmosphere is great and very romantic. Typical Italian building from the early 1900, a treasure in Orlando. Been living in Orlando for 10 years and cafe tastevere has been the best culinary experience I ve had so far. It has no match when it comes to food and atmosphere in Orlando.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner for four. Usual pasta
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/1/2012
    Dinner for four. Usual pasta dishes. Nothing spectacular. "Old " part of downtown Orlando. Building could use updating.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for dinner party or romantic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/19/2012
    I had my sister's 35th birthday party here with 7 girls a few Saturdays ago and was very impressed with this place. It was very quaint, the server and owner were very attentive, the food & desserts were great! We had a whole section to ourselves which they allowed me to decorate. The outside section is very nice too, whether to eat outside if the weather is nice, or to step outside and smoke. I would totally recommend this place for a small-medium sized dinner party/events and it is also a great place for a quiet, romantic dinner date.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great little restaurant in
    SeagosOnTheTown
    Dined on 5/18/2012
    Great little restaurant in the heart of downtown Orlando. Good Italian food!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Italian restauran in Orlando
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/17/2012
    What a pleasant surprise. First the place looks amazing, very romantic, great patios, beautiful fountain. The food was excellent, very generous portions and not expensive at all. I had the Zuppa di pesce and my wife the filet mignon. The Zuppa was exactly the way it is served in Rome and the filet extremely tender no steak knife needed. The service was very professional and efficient . I highly recommend cafe trastevere , one of, if not the best Italian restaurant in Orlando.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good, homemade Italian.
    Adrea
    Dined on 4/18/2012
    Food at Cafe Trastevere was really good. The lobster ravioli was homemade - no packaged stuff - which is very difficult to find in Orlando. Large portions, too. We also had the "stuffed" mushrooms: portabellas smothered in a very tasty meat sauce and covered with melted cheese. They were unconventional, but very good. There is an outdoor patio, but I feel like it could have been a little cleaner; our table hadn't been wiped down (and we were there at 5:15 when they opened). Even so, I will be back to Cafe Trastevere. A nice little neighborhood restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good find, will go again
    VipaliiiVIP
    Dined on 4/7/2012
    Food was very good. Had 8 people and a baby. Owner was not happy when we wanted to sit at a bigger table, but after that eveyone was very nice and we had great service. Good prices. Wine list was just ok, but the wine prices were very good. All 8 people enjoyed there meal. We will go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cafe Trastevere is the place
    KayEmm
    Dined on 3/29/2012
    Cafe Trastevere is the place for 'real' Italian food. It has a wonderful charm and ambiance akin to the old world.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor Management
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/24/2012
    Party of eight celebrating a Birthday with a gift certificate that owner would not accept in conjunction with any web related discount. Server would not ask owner concerning matter and indicated we would need to speak directly which resulted with an emphatic no from owner. A member of our party had dined in the restaurant years ago and remembered the owner’s unresponsiveness. After checking out the private upstairs area that was in great need of renovation and had a smell of years of neglect; we decided our dollars could be better spent at another dinning establishment.
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  • Transported to Florence
    CarolHVIP
    Dined on 3/20/2012
    Our party of 6 opted to seat outside on the terrace which was charming - I felt like I was in Florence! And the food backed that up. It was straightforward Italian cuisine at it's best. I enjoyed the corn and crab bisque which was so flavorful. For my main course I had the arugula salad but tasted everyone's pasta dishes...the vodka sauce was excellent as were the veal and eggplant parmesan dishes. The inside seating area looked small and intimate. The staff was attentive but not overly so - our meal was well paced. Again, like in Italy, no one was rushing us. I highly recommend Cafe Trastevere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were seated outside since
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/15/2012
    We were seated outside since it was a nice evening weather-wise. The patio itself is nice enough, however it is surrounded by a wall and within 20ft of the Magnolia Ave., so there is some traffic noice and a beggar came through a gate in the wall asking us for money. The food was very good with appropriately sized portions. I think the owner was our server, and he was a nice older Italian man with a thick accent. He wasnt overly speedy but certainly knew his menu. All in all it was a very good meal for a reasonable price, and we will probably go back when we are in the mood for Italian food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service started off poor,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/15/2012
    Service started off poor, as we stood waiting some time before being acknowledged. We we leand to a nice outside dining area, where the hoestest left the silver/napkins,menus in a pile on the table, and walked off. The owner took over, and service improved. The food was average, disapointing in that regard, givien its reputation. The place could use a do over, a little ragged and worn.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • If you want something romantic,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/10/2012
    If you want something romantic, DO NOT go here! The dress was code was VERY casual(tshirt and jeans). The place was so full they were sitting people anywhere there was room. I told the OWNER I had a reservation and would like somewhere quiet and he totally disregarded it. He said "we sit everybody,no need for reservation" He took us upstairs and sat us next to a large family with kids??!! I chose this place because other reviews said they're known for their "romantic ambiance/lighting outside" and yet he didn't sit anyone out there. This place shouldn't be on OpenTable if "no need for reservation" is what is said at the front door and on their website. We left 2 mins after we sat down.
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  • Don't go if in a hurry.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/10/2012
    We were all for the Italian dining experience ( have been there so know it can be slow) but we arrived at 5:40(only family upstairs), ordered promptly b/c were going to the amway and did not receive our dinner until 7:15!! other people had joined the upstairs been served and paid before we got our food. When the food came, 2 of our meals were missing.. we just barely made it to our event! No apologies or regards to how long it took , still charged the 20% gratuity.
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  • Amazing food in a charming setting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/24/2012
    Reserved a table on OpenTable for 930pm. Upon arriving at the restaurant (slightly late) we saw that they were actually only open until 10pm. We were unaware at the time of booking and never would have reserved so close to closing time had we known their hours. We showed up to a quaint, empty restaurant but were greeted with smiling faces. We were very apologetic and had planned to try and find somewhere else to dine, but the staff was very warm and welcoming even given our late arrival. We never felt rushed throughout our meal. We loved this place from the moment we walked in. Not your typical restaurant but a house converted into a restaurant. All of our food was amazing. A++ experience. Very highly recommended!
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    neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • The food was outstanding.
    SamR
    Dined on 2/18/2012
    The food was outstanding. We each ordered a pasta and both were wonderful. The service was great and the food came out very quickly. I've been to many upscale Italian restaurants, this one matches the quality but doesn't break the bank. Will go here often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outdoor seating in a downtown
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/3/2012
    Outdoor seating in a downtown location. Soft lighting with rock fountain focal point. Had evening special, blackened snapper, my wife had lobster ravioli,both very good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We find this restaurant to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/31/2012
    We find this restaurant to be the most authentic real Italian dining spot next to being in Italy. No chain formula food to be found here only great honest delicious simple Italian fare. Nothing else even comes close!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent food and atmosphere.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/24/2012
    Excellent food and atmosphere. Wine is the only alcohol served at this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very good food and easy access
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 1/21/2012
    Very good food and easy access to the Bo Carr PAC.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service was terrible. Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/17/2012
    Service was terrible. Food was good, but I was too aggravated by the bad service to truly enjoy it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was a very pleasing experiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/2/2011
    It was a very pleasing experiance for my wife and I. We were looking for quiet place to have dinner and conversation. The cafe did it for us.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The service was attentive.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 10/29/2011
    The service was attentive. Outside was romantic but could use an update on lighting as the lighting is rather uneven. Pasta penne with a garlic/cheese cream sauce was outstanding. The marsala was disappointing as the taste was too mild. The owner immediately offered to replace the dish. Olive oil on the table may have been old as it was not a pleasant taste in which to dip bread. I would definitely go back for the pasta dish.
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    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was pretty good. There's
    Adrea
    Dined on 10/25/2011
    Food was pretty good. There's a patio out back that could be romantic if the weather is nice. A little sketchy on the service.
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  • Incredible Italian Restaurant!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/8/2011
    A taste of Italy in Orlando! My wife and I enjoyed an extraordinary dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sweat Lodge
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/9/2011
    We wanted to try a new restaurant so we decided on Cafe Trastevere. The restaurant is decorated nicely but the small room air conditioner just does not cut it in Florida in the summer. We were all visibly sweaty at the end of our meal to the point that we needed to change clothes after our dinner. Also we decided on a carafe of Sangria since we all wanted to have some. On receipt of our check we got a big surprise when the Sangria was $35 a carafe, a little steep if you ask me.
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  • Cafe Trastevere is a wonderful
    luv2dineoutVIP
    Dined on 6/2/2011
    Cafe Trastevere is a wonderful Italian restaurant in the heart of Orlando but easily accessible to I-4 E & W. Staff is very friendly and attentive and the food is very good. You can dine in an intimate dining room, in their outdoor garden or in their upstairs private dining room. Whatever meets your fancy. We really enjoy all our visits there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet