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La Trattoria Old Town, Key West, FL

La Trattoria Old Town

4.6
4.6
2272 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (305) 296-1075

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chef Bill Lay

  • 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. <br />Director of catering.......Amy Lay

  • Private party contact

    Amy Lay: (305) 296-2345

  • Neighborhood

    Key West

  • Cross street

    Between Fleming and Southard Street on Duval

  • Parking details

    street parking

  • Entertainment

    Live entertainment 7 nights a week starting at 9:30pm in Virgilios Martini Bar. Located directly behind La Trattoria Old Town.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,272 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Key West / Florida Keys

    Fit for Foodies

  • Key West / Florida Keys

    Romantic

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    Fit for Foodies

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    Romantic

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  1. MJ

    MicheleJ

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and atmosphere! Love coming here whenever I’m in Key West!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, food was fantastic, highly recommend!
  3. JW

    JenniferW

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    It’s a cute place but the food was just ok. We wanted to love it. The staff was very friendly though and the drinks were good.
  4. L

    Leonard

    Pittsburgh

    82 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for our 34th anniversary. Our server Oscar was fantastic. I asked for a wine recommendation and he picked the perfect bottle. The carpaccio was great and our main courses were superb. Keep up the good work. Hopefully we will spend our next anniversary in Key West at La Trattoria!

    La Trattoria Old TownResponded 5 days agoThank you Leonard for celebrating with us! We are delighted that you had an amazing evening with us and enjoyed the food and the service. We hope to celebrate with you again soon!

  5. FC

    FrankC

    Fort Lauderdale

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very good food and very good service in a nice environment.

    La Trattoria Old TownResponded 5 days agoThank you for choosing to dine with us at La Trattoria! We are glad you had a wonderful evening with us! See you on your next visit!

  6. AO

    AmyO

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, the food and service were amazing.
  7. DF

    DavidF

    Miami

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I loved this restaurant! We are coming back in December. Thank You!

    La Trattoria Old TownResponded 5 days agoThanks guys! We can't wait to see you again in December!

  8. LM

    LeeM

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and excellent food!

    La Trattoria Old TownResponded 5 days agoThank you Lee for sharing your feedback with us. We hope to see you again soon.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the food and the martinis! Would recommend this place to anyone and then go dance off the pasta in the back at Virgilio’s.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location, the service was top notch and the bread, olive oil with parm cheese was a great way to start a good dinner. The Caesar salad was amazing and highly recommend even gave us some anchovies on the side which was a plus.
  11. MV

    MariaV

    Fort Lauderdale

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Third time dining here and food was delicious again. When you are Italian yourself and are picky about Italian food, it’s hard to find good Italian restaurant. I would recommend this restaurant. Potions are a bit on the smaller side.
  12. DS

    DwayneS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the moment we arrived it was great. The service was amazing and spot on. The food was prepared very very well and at an affordable price. One of the best restaurants on the island.
  13. LG

    LaGinaG

    Savannah

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Return for dinner and big change for Saturday’s dinner. We could actually eat our meal!! See you in October!!
  14. MT

    MichaelT

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time in Key West with many dinner options. Highly recommend La Trattoria, Old Town or Oceanside. Large menu selections and the food was well portioned and amazing for the price. Definitely a "go again" place.
  15. MA

    MichelinAdvisor

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Reservation was wrong. Staff not friendly about reservation being for two extra people. Waitress way overworked but did her best. Slow slow long wait on food to arrive at table.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    highly recommend this spot… great food, great vibe, great service.
  17. LG

    LaGinaG

    Savannah

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food3service3ambience5
    This is our go to place for our Anniversary for the last 8 yrs straight. Really disappointed This years food wasn’t on point at all. My pasta dish was so bland, I got a hot bowl of pasta and tomato. We’re here for a week and was hoping to eat one more time there before we leave. Not sure now.
  18. L

    Luvfood12

    Atlanta

    158 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    158 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience4
    I used to enjoy to come here and have the lasagna and the spaghetti bolognese. Over the last year and he food has been declining. I had the bolognese and it was dry with no flavor and it had a light burnt taste. I sent it back and was offered something t else but decided not to since my dinner companions had already started their meals. The chicken piccata was colorless and had a nice lemon flavor however this dish normally is dredged and sautéed this seemed like it was poached. The server was really great. No one from the leadership team came to speak to us about any of the concerns. We were all disappointed by the experience. Hope the food gets better.
  19. TT

    TinaT

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend! Went twice on this trip. Amazing food, very accommodating with special requests and provide suggestions. DELICIOUS!
  20. MH

    MicheleH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    FOOD WAS PREPARED PERFECTLY, NICE PRESENTATION, DELICIOUS, ABLE TO ACCOMMODATE HALF PORTION REQUESTS ON SOME ITEMS.

    La Trattoria Old TownResponded 5 days agoThank you so much for the kind words. We are so happy you had a wonderful evening with us! We hope to see you on your next visit to Key West!

  21. L

    Lacey

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Overall a solid restaurant, good Italian food with good service
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Diner was great. The staff was excellent. “Bread” from the Bronx is new Key West best friend. We just chose the restaurant on a whim but will return the next time we are in KW.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for a cozy dinner. Awesome Italian menu. Our meals were all great. Server was full of suggestions. Espresso Martini was a “10”. Would happily come back.
  24. V

    Veese

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food complemented by excellent service in the heart of Old Town
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our food was fantastic and our waitress was wonderful as well. The Chicken parm was fantastic and so was the penne Venezia. Also it is in the heartbeat of the city which made walking after dinner extremely enjoyable. Note the 0 mile marker is the street right behind the restaurant. Enjoy!

    La Trattoria Old TownResponded on July 12, 2022Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We are so happy you had a great time and enjoyed the food and the service! We hope to see you again on another visit!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice indoor restaurant. Food was great.

    La Trattoria Old TownResponded on July 12, 2022So happy you enjoyed everything! See you on your next visit to Key West!

  27. m

    melissac

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was amazing! Tortellini with parmesan cream sauce so good!!!

    La Trattoria Old TownResponded on July 7, 2022Thank you Melissa for the kind words and for choosing La Trattoria for your dinner. We are so happy you had an amazing evening with us! We hope to see you again soon!

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were awesome
  29. A

    Andy

    Charleston

    43 reviews

    3.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    Very busy evening in tight quarters made for a very noisy room but was overcome by greta service and very good food. Suggest restaurant swerve 1/2 orders of pasts as appetizers to allow guests to enjoy a true Italian experience

    La Trattoria Old TownResponded on July 4, 2022Hi Andy! Thank you for choosing La Trattoria! Glad you had a wonderful meal! Everything in Key West is a little small, so yes, we do have a tiny dining room and as everyone enjoys their meals and conversations it can get a little noisy! We do indeed offer 1/2 portion sizes of many of our pasta dishes! For you next visit, simply ask and you can enjoy one or two as an appetizer! See you next time!

  30. JJ

    JustJack

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent, old school Italian food in the heart of the Duval Street District.

    La Trattoria Old TownResponded on July 4, 2022Thank you for sharing your feedback and for choosing La Trattoria for your dining experience in the Keys! We can't wait to see you again on your next visit!

  31. CP

    ChristieP

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family vacation special dinner

    La Trattoria Old TownResponded on July 4, 2022Hi Christie! We are so happy you had a wonderful meal with us! We look forward to seeing you and the family on another visit to Key West!

  32. K

    Keywest

    Key West

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We brought our friends to dinner and everything from our appetizers to our dessert was outstanding. Joshua, our waiter was excellent!

    La Trattoria Old TownResponded on July 4, 2022Thank you for dining with us at La Trattoria! We are so happy you had a great time and we will pass on your compliments to Joshua! See you next time!

  33. N

    Nate

    Dallas

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Very nice pastas and selection of other entrees. We had a good waiter, but many other employees seemed not to be happy to be working.

    La Trattoria Old TownResponded on July 4, 2022Thank you Nate for the feedback and for dining with us! We are so happy you had a wonderful meal. We hope to see you again on your next visit to Key West!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    The server was forgetful and seemed to pay more attention to the table that sat after us. The bread runner and the food expeditor were on point. They were very attentive and personable. The server could take notes from them. We are always large tippers and this was the first time my husband left under 20%.

    La Trattoria Old TownResponded on July 4, 2022Thank you for sharing your feedback. We always strive for perfection with service and overall dining experience. We are sorry you were let down on your visit. We do hope you dine with us again and we are able to show you the service we are known for.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding bartender and martinis. The food was exceptional Italian cuisine and very accommodating service

    La Trattoria Old TownResponded on July 4, 2022We are know for our martinis for sure! Next time you visit, come spend a Monday night with us at Martini Mondays at our back bar, Virgilios! It's such a fun night! Glad you enjoyed the dinner and the service! We will see you again soon!

  36. D

    Darrin

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service are always consistent here. Very good. Our table was in front my window, so, very tight and cramped. View of street is great, but I don’t recommend it.

    La Trattoria Old TownResponded on July 4, 2022Thank you Darrin for dining with us and for sharing your feedback. We are indeed limited by space and that front table is such a highly recommended table. We do hope you come visit us again on your next visit and have a table that would be more comfortable. On your future visit, feel free to request a larger table and we will do our best to accommodate that request!

  37. k

    kellyh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    We had a hair in our food and they did apologize and remake it but by the time we got it all of us were already done and nothing was offered for the wait. I think if the service was better maybe I would have given better reviews but the service was awful.
  38. M

    Mary

    Key West

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a favorite restaurant we visit whenever we are in Key West.

    La Trattoria Old TownResponded on July 4, 2022Hi Mary! Thanks for coming back to dinner with us again! We will see you again soon!

  39. R

    Renita

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious! Just like I remember. My husband had veal piccata and I had spaghetti bolognese. Both delicious. Highly recommend.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Food was very good the service was not good at all . Noticed all the other staff was fantastic we were just not that lucky

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

La Trattoria Old Town offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (305) 296-1075.

La Trattoria Old Town is rated 4.6 stars by 2272 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
Google Map for La Trattoria Old Town

524 Duval St, Key West, FL 33040

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between Fleming and Southard Street on Duval

  • Neighborhood

    Key West

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    street parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Bill Lay

  • Entertainment

    Live entertainment 7 nights a week starting at 9:30pm in Virgilios Martini Bar. Located directly behind La Trattoria Old Town.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (305) 296-1075

  • 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. <br />Director of catering.......Amy Lay

  • Private party contact

    Amy Lay: (305) 296-2345

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