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La Trattoria Old Town, Key West, FL

La Trattoria Old Town

4.6
4.6
2746 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

8:30 PM


Booked 33 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Seafood, Steak
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 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

What 2,746 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Key West / Florida Keys

    Best Value

  • Key West / Florida Keys

    Most Booked

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    Best Value

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    Most Booked

2,746 Reviews
  1. MichaelB

    Indiana

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best meals and experiences I have ever had in Key West!

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  2. YvonneK

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We waited for 15 minutes for anyone to acknowledge us once they finally seated us. Then the juggling of wait staff was insane. We did not an actual waitstaff assigned to our table. Random people took our order and then someone else would come to see if anyone gave us bread and drinks etc……. It’s too bad because we love their food. I’m hoping our next dining experience will be a great one.

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  3. COOL

    Pittsburgh

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best italian restaurant in Key West. Cancelled our reservation at one restaurant to go back to LA trattoria

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    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great waitstaff. A perennial favorite in Key West

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  5. Rick

    Key West

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Large menu with lots to choose from. Large portions with very reasonable prices for what I consider a high-end restaurant. Easily accessible on Duval. Good experience some years ago when I went for the first time. Happy it is still high quality.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent!!! Best Italian food in Key west!

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  7. orlandofoodie

    Orlando

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We frequently take a flight that arrives in Ley West at 6:35 pm. We go to the hotel and drop our bags then immediately head to La Trattoria for dinner. It’s always our first meal in Key West. It never disappoints! This time we tried the lobster tail with shrimp. Amazing! Large (8 oz tail). This is my new favorite meal at La Trattoria! The bread dipped in oil/balsamic/parmesan is a great start to the meal. Salad was very fresh. Service was on point. The only issue we encountered was when we tried to order a 2nd bottle of wine we were told we had just finished the last bottle of that brand. But, they had lots of alternates. I would highly recommend LaTrattoria for anyone wanting a great meal in Key West.

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  8. fccjr

    Greater Boston

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Spaghetti pomodoro was delicious. Salads were light and not too big. Linguine con Vongole had nice small clams but the broth could have used more flavor. Servers were on top of things on a very buy night and the kitchen was keeping up with demand.

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  9. MiriamT

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The mushroom caps are delectable, the tortellini with sausage also great. Our waitress Lana was REALLY good. Efficient, knowledgeable and recommended great items.

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  10. JohnA

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and food was excellent. Nice experience.

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  11. LaurieI

    New York City

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I had dinner here on a trip a year ago and it was fabulous. This year it was not good. The sauce tasted more like chili than spaghetti sauce.

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  12. rtk09

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came here our first night in Key West, and both of our meals were fantastic. Had the Cannelloni della Casa and Penna Venezia, both were delicious and seasoned well. The martini drinks were excellent as well, both the Italian Lemon Drop and Espresso. Highly recommend if you're looking for Italian in Key West!

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  13. JamesH

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food were excellent. We arrived early and the host took the time to lead us to seats at the bar and then returned when are table was ready. We both thoroughly enjoyed our salad and meals. Very good wine list. We will return next year.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great service , not totally in love with the food. But was ok. And very loud, it that was ok.

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  15. JimP

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best martinis in key west, sevice and food was excellent.

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  16. RickP

    Washington DC

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding Performance! No part of dinner was less than excellent.

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  17. RichardP

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We all had drinks that were very good. The appetizers were also very good and the main meals were large and well prepared. Service was very good. We did not have dessert e erybody was full.

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  18. golferinMissouri

    St. Louis

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    good Italian food with good service. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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  19. JaniceK

    Charlotte

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the service to the food, always consistently wonderful!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The quality of the food was not as previously experienced here. My entree of veal was not of the quality I have had in the past and the same was true for my wifes entree was equally not up to par Overall the entire meal was disappointing

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  21. GaryS

    Nashville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great as was the food. My wife had gnocchi and I had fettuccine. Atmosphere was relaxing. We’ve added this restaurant to our list of places to return. Highly recommended.

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  22. JohnM

    Oklahoma City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very authentic Italian food with a wide variety of creative cocktails & excellent service. Highly recommend!

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  23. HopefulDiner

    New York City

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Hogfish was outstanding but they ran out of rice. It would have been a better dish with the rice as indicated on the menu. The cream of mushroom soup was good but a bit cooler than it should have been and lacking salt. The bread was good, but we missed having butter with it. The dipping oil was rather flavorless. We were ignored by our server for long stretches, so no opportunity to ask for salt or get another drink.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious meal. Table was ready as soon as we arrived. Food was prompt and hot and delicious!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing and the restaurant was up to date and very nice. The staff worked together to make the whole experience outstanding !

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  26. RussellD

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fabulous. We showed up early and had a drink at the bar, host came and got us and seated us just about right away. Bartender makes a mean espresso martini. Had the grouper which was phenomenal, eggplant app was delicious too. If you’re into Italian food, this was a great spot - rivals Boston’s north end!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    He best lasagna by far even better than next day simply amazing. Great staff super authentic

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  28. MarkP

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Best Italian restaurant in Key West. Would definitely recommend.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food met our expectations. Everything was superb.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our 31 wedding anniversary dinner. Outstanding mentions go to: the olive oil dip, I wouldn’t let them take it away until we’d finished it; and the creamed mushroom veal served with green beans and potatoes, just wow!! Veal shank delicious as was the cheesecake and mousse desserts. Honestly the service was exceptional too. Made a memorial celebration, thank you!

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  31. Neecie

    Naples

    51 reviews

    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Walter was terrific Has a great dinner Will definitely have to try again

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent. Service ok. Disappointed in way birthday candle given. Just placed on table no birthday wishes or starting song

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  33. JohnM

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Linguine and clams has more of butter than clam juice.

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  34. Goodtimes

    Central Coast

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first visit to Key West, we dined for dinner, the food was delicious, the portions are good size, and the prices are average. My husband ordered the Spaghetti with Bolognese sauce, however he asked if he could substitute penne pasta instead of spaghetti and Walter our waiter was very accommodating. The restaurant is small which makes the noise level very loud. If you are looking for a romantic quiet place, this is not it. Overall experience was great! I highly recommend this restaurant.

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  35. ArthurS

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great value for the quality of the cuisine, highly recommend the escargot starter and hogfish entree. Wine bottle selection was excellent and not over priced!

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  36. SDF0DMG

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    After visiting La Trattoria for over two decades, with numerous friends and family, the atmosphere and food remain the same. Impeccable and authentic Italian cuisine with an equally impressive wine selection. Make reservations now and have a decadent four course meal in Key West. Not to mention at a great location!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great food and good ambience. Highly recommend it.

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  38. RonD

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent food. A little cramped space. Service was very good. A little noisy but all tables were occupied. BOGO coupon for drinks a great value.

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  39. ClaudiaM

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were great! We will visit again.

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  40. JimboG

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time there. Great service, terrific cocktails and delicious food in a cozy spot. We went out the back of the restaurant to Virgilio’s and enjoyed after dinner cocktails and nice music. We will definitely be back.

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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
  • 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 2746 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 33 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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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