Trattoria at the Lodge
Trattoria at the Lodge

Trattoria at the Lodge

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.trattoriaatthelodge.com/
  • Phone: 5185847988x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Beginning May 1, 6pm to 10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, American, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Marcelo Hernei
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Offers on-site catering for private events.
  • Private Party Facilities: Private dining room for 8-10 and a semi-private dining room for 6-8.
  • Private Party Contact: Kevin Decker 5185847988x
  • Entertainment: Featuring the musical stylings of Giovanni Fazio, singer and piano player as well as local musicians.
  • Special Events: Weddings, Rehearsal Dinners, Private Parties.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Crescent Avenue
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Trattoria at the Lodge
Experience Saratoga as you drink and dine alongside horse racing’s top jockeys, trainers, and owners. Cool off after a day at the track and step into Old Saratoga at Trattoria at the Lodge.

With Chef Marcelo Hernei holding the reins, Trattoria offers fine Italian cuisine, a full bar, and one-of-a-kind horse racing memorabilia. Catch up on the day’s races over drinks at our mahogany bar looking out at seven acres of pristine lawns. Listen to the legendary Giovanni Fazio, singer and piano player, as he sings classics and today’s biggest hits. The menu features notable dishes such as lobster and seafood fra diavolo, filet mignon, and broiled Block Island swordfish. Trattoria’s wine cellar offers bottles of wine, champagne, and liquor ranging in price as well as wines by the glass and festive cocktails.
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Trattoria at the Lodge reviews from OpenTable diners
18 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.7
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (9)vibrant bar scene (9)romantic (7)hot spot (7)good for groups (6)neighborhood gem (5)fit for foodies (3)scenic view (2)notable wine list (2)great for brunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)great for lunch (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Incredibly Disappointing
    Tiberius
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Amazing. I had a guest coming in to town so I booked a table for four--adjusting my preferred time because the restaurant only showed availability for certain time slots. We then received our confirmation from OpenTable. When we arrived with our family the restaurant was CLOSED. Incredible. So we had to find a place at the last minute on a Friday night in a popular town. Really bad.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome!
    Markncarla
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Siro's is a fantastic find for us. We have eaten here 3 occasions and each time the food is outstanding. The bar scene with the dance floor is fabulous. We will always visit when we're inSaratoga.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • For those with deep pockets
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    First time here, enjoyed my meal (papardelle with filet mignon and porcini mushrooms), but found some of the prices beyond belief ($68 for osso buco - REALLY!)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful setting prices too high
    Rose
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I have had dinner here five or six times. The food is very good, but $62 for a veal chop is over the top, given the quality. The ambience is great -- a beautiful old house (the lodge),lovely dining rooms, near Saratoga racetrack. Service is also very good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BEWARE!!!!!
    KarenE
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Be very careful!! This ‘restaurant’ doubles as a nightclub with music so loud that you cannot have a dinner conversation. In fact, as soon as dinner was served we had it wrapped because we had lost our appetites. When we ate it the next night, the food was quite good, but I will never return.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice restaurant
    foodie
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Good food, great location with valet parking. Very nice wine list. One drawback the night we were there was the loudness of the band. They were very talented, but were so loud you couldn't carry on a conversation with people at your table.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dinner!
    suedili
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We had a great dinner and an excellent server named Claudia. I would definitely recommend this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Taurus
    Taurus
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Great food. Great bar scene fair service. But food trumps all
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Great ambiance in a beautiful old Saratoga building with very pleasant surrounding grounds. Great bar scene. Dining room was very pleasant. Salads were great, seafood pretty good. Wait staff still working out the kinks I think but generally attentive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 9 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 19, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 29 reviews are from the Trattoria at the Lodge reviews archive.
  • 2nd time this summer & loving it!
    critiqueVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    Siro's Trattoria is a great place to drink & dine after the racetrack where you end the night having so much fun! The Italian food is absolutely delicious! This time around, our table raved about the veal chop, lobster ravioli & swordfish. 6 of us arrived for an 8:30pm dinner reservation & didn't leave until almost midnight not realizing the time because of how much fun we had. The entertainment is great! Our Italian waiter had the best attitude too!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for post-race dining
    Rose
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    Restaurant with Italian menu in beautiful turn of the century country house in a park-like setting. The food is good but should be better. I had penne alla vodka -- the pasta was cooked just right but the sauce was more like a tomato sauce and there was too much of it. Linguine with clam sauce was well prepared with fresh clams. I've been to this restaurant half a dozen times, and . ambience-wise, it's the best restaurant in Saratoga.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unbelievable Time!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    Had dinner on Travers Night, Place was packed. The service was top notch. After dinner, went to the bar for next two hours where Giovanni, the singer/piano player had everyone singing and dancing. What a night !
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    Everything was perfect - from the valet parking to the maitre d' to our waiter to the delicious food. Our out-of -own guests couldn't have been more impressed. The waiter was very engaging and helpful. The food choices were varied. With four different entrees at our table, everyone couldn't have been more complimentary. As it was the evening of the Traver's Race in Saratoga the restaurant was really abuzz. I'm not sure what a more typical night is like. Although the restaurant was very busy and there was a large number of people at the bar, because of the small rooms for dining it was not a problem. Will definitely return
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great Siro's meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    We had a great meal! The service was wonderful, our waiter was spot on with his recommendations.Other staff stopped by to say high and/or talk to our young children - who loved the special attention. The girls also raved about the bolognese!! Not sure how many children eat at Siro's, but the staff couldn't have been nicer. Made for a great evening for the adults too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charming & lively restaurant!
    critiqueVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    A party of 4 went for a later 8:30pm dinner reservation Friday night after the racetrack to celebrate a birthday! For our 1st time there, we found ourselves impressed with the atmosphere, the decor, great food and good tunes! our waiter's sense of humor and at-tentativeness won us over. The food was great even though they didn't have anymore lobster ravioli that was on the menu. Hope when we go back again, they will! The special appetizer of buffalo mozzarella, fresh basil, prosciutto & drizzled balsamic was delicious; especially with the warm & fresh bread! The sea bass was fabulous!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just love this place!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    Such a great night, Awesome from the time we walk in to the time we walk out! Fantastic Food and Service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Food, Very Expensive Wine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    The food and service were excellent. My wife and I both had veal dishes which were moderately priced at $25. The bar noise was very loud, and we had to be asked to be moved from our table near the bar in order to hear ourselves talk. That move necessitated a gratuity. There was not one reasonably priced chardonnay on the wine list. Lowest priced bottle of chardonnay was $45. Other wine types on the wine list did not have that problem. That needs to be changed.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best in Saratoga !!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    One of our new favorites, I have been hounding my husband for two years to go! I finally wouldn't take no for an answer and of course he is kicking himself!!! One of the best meals we have had in Saratoga - Fine dining, superb service and we had so much fun!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Poor Reservation Service
    JDre
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    Tried adjusting time or even cancelling reservation multiple times and nobody ever responded...
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Historic charm
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/23/2013
    Siro's Trattoria at The Lodge has all the great food, quality service and charm you could ask of a great restaurant. We much prefer it to their snobby counterpart Siro's. This is a place that is great for a romantic dinner for two or a large family group. If you haven't been there in a while you should revisit as the management and staff have changed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always loving it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/22/2013
    On the off season Siro's is just a lovely place to have a terrific relaxing meal. We also enjoy it's vibrance and spirit of Saratoga when it is packed with the race season crowds.The staff is friendly and attentive. no matter how busy they are. My husband and I have enjoyed each and every food item we have ever ordered. I am constantly recommending Siro's to others. We are excited that our daughter's wedding reception will be held there in September.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Phenomenal Occasion
    jamesvitale
    Dined on 6/7/2013
    We had the pleasure of holding our daughter's wedding at Siro's Trattoria. My wife scoured the Saratoga Springs area for a wedding venue last fall. She fell in love with Siro's. When we booked the reception, it was with the understanding that the General Manager (Kevin Decker), Chef (Phil Fitzpatrick), and Beverage Manager (Fitzie), would be part of the deal. The restaurant business in Saratoga is volatile and we were afraid that the staff might depart. As luck (and the business) would have it, Chef Fitz moved on. The team reunited for the big day and provided us with the ultimate wedding reception. The food was impeccable and the service phenomenal. There is not one thing that could have made the event better! 5 Stars understates!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We really enjoyed our experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    We really enjoyed our experience at Siro's. The staff was friendly and fast and the food was great. I have already told friends about our wonderful night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • was closing night for the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 9/2/2012
    was closing night for the season, so things were a little wild at the piano bar..... food was very good and the staff was friendly
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The bar area is beautiful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/28/2012
    The bar area is beautiful with dark stained wood, old-time craftsmanship! Food was excellent, I would highly recommend the swordfish, very unique and delicious! The service was good, professional but not pretentious. We've been several times and will certainly return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was awesome at first until
    VPfromLongIsland
    Dined on 8/26/2012
    It was awesome at first until some noisy people - and I mean very noisy - screaming types - ruined the ambiance. At least two other tables asked to be moved due to the noise. If my wife and I weren't almost finished with dinner, we would have also. But truth be told, we skipped coffee and dessert due to the screamers.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service and food were excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/16/2012
    Service and food were excellent .The staff could not have been more helpful.We will return on this trip
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, friendly staff!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/11/2012
    Great food, friendly staff! Our server was very attentive
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Incredible food...it was the
    MMoonVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2012
    Incredible food...it was the highlight of our trip to Saratoga. the restaurant is new and there are a few service glitches, but still worth every penny.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Everything was excellent,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/28/2012
    Everything was excellent, starting with all the friendly and knowledable staff. Food was delicious, dinner music was great and all the diners that I saw looked like they were enjoying Siro's every bit as much as we were. I can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outrageous prices, won't go back.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/12/2011
    We had dinner at The Lodge for the first time recently. The atmosphere was very nice and the waitstaff were friendly. The food was average/good but the prices were very, very high. Dinner for 4 with 2 drinks each and entree (no dessert) our meal was $400 with tip. This was much higher than expected and some of the meals were not priced clearly on the menu. For half the price we could have gone to Pennell's Restaurant around the corner and had much better food. It is unfortunate that this restaurant is so high end. If the prices were reasonable we would go back as the food was not bad, just not different or exceptional. I would expect something much better for their prices. We will not be going back.
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  • Potential to be Great
    AndreaVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2011
    This place is a gem and could use a bit more marketing and accessibility. Most people do not even know it is there. On a Friday night, by 10PM there were about 5 guests listening to the fantastic piano player in the bar (which has amazing acoustics) and about 4 dinner guests finishing their meals. It was not exactly the vibrant scene it could have been. The food is very high quality, the homemade pasta excellent, choices and combinations could have been a bit more healthy and inventive. The wait staff was very good, but seemed to be not well informed. With a little effort this could transform into a hot destination in Saratoga as much in the winter as in the summer.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Thoroughly enjoyed this new
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/6/2011
    Thoroughly enjoyed this new restaurant. The dinner special was excellent and the service was professional and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Can't Recommend - Could Be Better
    Greenmountaineater
    Dined on 9/3/2011
    Seated by front door, waiter believes that Risotto is Arborio PASTA, not rice and took issue with our complaint (argued with us) that it was crunchy. Had to send back, waiter did not talk to us again after that, shifting resposbility for our table to someone else. Caesar salad sodden with dressing, flavor out of balance (too much garlic) served with high quality anchovies. Paparadelle with lamb ragu was very good. Overall, restaurant is OK, but unfocused in terms of menu, service and decor. Could be good, just a long way off. Not recommended.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I love the ambiance in Siro's
    Kristin
    Dined on 8/31/2011
    I love the ambiance in Siro's Trattoria and the service was great. The food was fine, better than just "good" but not as fantastic as I would have expected it to be.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was excellent. Sufficient
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/29/2011
    Food was excellent. Sufficient size portions (unlike some fine dining). Atmosphere is great. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • our first visit to Siro's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/29/2011
    our first visit to Siro's Trattoria was a good one. The service was excellent, and the food was very good. One of our group was a little disappointed that the first courses of pasta were small and not really a meal, which was thoroughly explained by our waiter. Two of us had the two different versions of swordfish which were outstanding. All in all, a very good meal.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The outdoor bar is great for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/25/2011
    The outdoor bar is great for casual drinks and live music while the inside restaurant is more elegant. I've eaten here 3 or 4 times. The food is usually consistent and the wait staff is generally knowledgeable and attentive. The inside piano bar is a fun way to cap the night after dinner.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic