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Café Trastevere

4.0
234 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

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About

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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(407) 839-0235
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Philippe Meiffret
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Granada Court
Additional
Banquet, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room
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4.0based on all time ratings
4.1
food
3.9
service
3.9
ambience
3.9
value
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on May 7, 2016

Very small and intimate atmosphere. A few tables inside, so not a lot of room to move around but the food was outstanding. We will definately return

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2016

I appreciated the ambiance pf the period architecture and small dining room, a rare find in any fast paced city center.

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2.0Dined on March 25, 2016

Place looks great from the outside but once inside, the service was a tad slow and the food was unimpressive. A bit bland for Italian food and not all that tasty. Ambiance was O.K., but we will not be returning. Sorry.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2016

We stumbled across this as we were looking for a place near downtown Orlando, but did not want to do the usual " Big Name of Chain thing. It was our anniversary. How fortunate we were that this came up on search for Italian near downtown Orlando. It was sooo charming. Easy to find. Free Parking.Great Service. Great Food.Close to where we were. What more could you need!And the prices were great too!

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2016

Fourth visit to this restaurant -- we took some out of town friends for a quiet dinner. Second generation Italians, they still spoke Italian in home. Said it reminded them of their grandmother's house, cooking & family dinners. We had a nice relaxing time. Little on the pricey side, though, so we don't go often.

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2.0Dined on February 19, 2016

overrated and uncomfortable the food was overpriced I could have ate just as good at Olive Garden and the chairs were extremely uncomfortable I left there with a bad back ache

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2016

They had a set menu and I had no problem with that. I want to think that their regular menu is better than the choices we received the night we went. The food was good but I can't say great. When asked for a side of bread we were told they didn't have any, when requesting a cook tempature for my filet I was told it was all served medium (mine came medium well). Champagne was part of the menu to be included but our server never offered though other table received champagne. Truthfully I was fine without it but is should have been offered.

So maybe this wasn't their best night, I'm willing to go back on a night when the full menu is available and see how that goes.

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2016

Sadly I have to report this was a disappointing experience at Café Trastevere. My husband and I have dined here twice before and were very happy with the quality of food and the overall experience. This time, not at all.

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2016

Time spent here for dinner was very pleasant and satisfying. Service good, food, plentiful.
Quarters were a bit tight but cozy.

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5.0Dined on January 7, 2016

Fine gem in downtown Orlando! Great food, friendly service, nice for dates and other special occasions.

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2015

Cafe Trastevere is a hidden gem off of Magnolia Avenue on the out skirts of downtown. The building is quaint, and dining patio is wonderful. The staff are very accommodating and well versed in the menu and wine availability. The food was well prepared and very tasty. We have wanted to try to visit for quite a while and finally made it on New Years Eve. We weren't disappointed!

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4.0Dined on December 29, 2015

We enjoyed the food and the waiter was very pleasant! It was quiet and the service was friendly and helpful ! Delicious

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5.0Dined on December 11, 2015

We went to celebrate our 4th anniversary. Cafe Trastevere is always a home run. Authentic Italian at its best.

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5.0Dined on November 27, 2015

I love this place. Very classic, rustic Italian food in a unique, intimate setting. The staff was very patient and accommodating.

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2.0Dined on November 12, 2015

I was hoping for a friendly, good local Italian spot. What I got was unfriendly with very forgettable food. I assume this was a father/son team. The one seemed lost, and the other gave off the attitude of not wanting to be there.
Soup too sweet. Bread was bland. Chicken ok but in watery sauce.
I think I'll pass on this one.

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4.0Dined on September 10, 2015

We always have a wonderful meal and the service is always good. Neighborhood gem for sure.

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5.0Dined on September 5, 2015

Excellent authentic Roman-Italian fare. Service is efficient, prompt and courteous. Staff very knowledgeable with menu. This was my 3rd visit, will continue to visit this downtown Orlando gem.

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5.0Dined on September 4, 2015

I greatly enjoyed dinner at Café Trastevere this past weekend. It had a great atmosphere with a romantic setting that my boyfriend and I loved. The food was absolutely delicious and very authentic italian. I think I can speak for both myself and my boyfriend by saying that we will definitely be going back!

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5.0Dined on August 24, 2015

We had a wonderful 41st wedding anniversary dinner at Cafe Trastervere. The food, service, and overall atmosphere was excellent, excellent, excellent!!!

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2015

This is the most delicious homemade italian food i've had in years!

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4.0Dined on July 22, 2015

As we arrived, the door was opened for us and greeted by a nice gentleman. We were immediately seated in a very small nice dining room; probably about 10 tables. Despite other reviews the room was air conditioned very well on a 98 degree FL day. The server came immediately to see if we wanted a beverage. We had Veal Marsala and Lobster Ravioli; both were very good. We did not have any appetizers or desserts. This is a nice Italian restaurant; great place for a quiet dinner.

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3.0Dined on July 18, 2015

Expected more from this quaint location. Service felt rushed and food was inconsistent in preparation.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2015

We keep coming back over and over . The service is great and the food has no match . Every chef in town should be trained at cafe trastevere .

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3.0Dined on June 9, 2015

A bit pricey; very small space; food's ok but, not worth price. Wine very pricey also.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2015

We just moved into the Nora building and gosh what a gem cafe trastevere is . This place for us is conveniently located at a walking distance and the food is absolutely delightful . By far the best restaurant in the neighborhood . Try their tiramisu . To die for . They also deliver to Nora . You must try it!!!!!!!!

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3.0Dined on May 15, 2015

Overall this place was just average. Not bad. A place I would go to if I lived close but would not recommend someone drive across town for. Service was adequate.

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4.0Dined on May 2, 2015

Excellent food great service an all around good experience we will be back.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2015

This is my second experience here and is favorite. Home cooking when you are on the road 80% of the time is always a great find. This is the furthest thing from a chain restaurant. Quite, outdoor eating among friends, coworkers or that someone special. Awesome!!!!

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2015

My second time eating at Café Trastevere and food and service was outstanding, will highly recommend it to family and friends.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2015

Consistently fine food and service in a unique and comfortable environment.

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4.0Dined on February 7, 2015

Aside from being on a major road, the restaurant was a nice quiet place to eat. I enjoyed the outside seating. Food was good. Their bread is amazing.

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2015

Wonderful little place - great food and ambiance

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2014

Like the small trattorias in Rome or New York City, this has a comfortable, welcoming atmosphere and good service. Both times we visited we've had outstanding dishes, from the antipasto to the crime brûlée (not Italian, but good anyway!). We're new to Orlando (Winter Park) and were surprised our friends here had not visited. We will urge the. To do so!

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4.0Dined on December 5, 2014

Love Café Trastevere. Small and intimate dining room with two outside dining areas and small bar area with two tables. The owners are there to greet you and meet your needs. The staff is friendly and attentive and help to make your overall experience pleasurable. The food is very good too! Whether a local or tourist don't miss Café Trastevere.

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3.0Dined on November 26, 2014

The salad dressing was not on the side like I ordered, the bread came 10 minutes after I asked. I had to go up to the bar and ask for more wine. The veal was fresh but the francese was very salty.
not a lot of pasta on the dish.

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5.0Dined on November 24, 2014

I loved how attentive the server was during our meal. She was helpful in making recommendations, plus she let us enjoy our meal without too many interruptions.

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5.0Dined on November 15, 2014

Great place to chill with friends. It also has a quaint romantic ambiance. I've taken my mother for the food, gone with friends for a glass of wine, and taken my boyfriend for a romantic dinner.

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5.0Dined on November 8, 2014

This restaurant is really awesome. Great atmosphere, great service, great food! It's a tad pricey, but it's worth the money.

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4.0Dined on November 8, 2014

This place is reliable, good service, good food and a cool location.

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4.0Dined on November 6, 2014

We really enjoyed dining out on their patio. The food was good. We ordered the chicken picatta and chicken marsala over linguine and both dishes were very good.

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