La Trattoria Old Town

4.7
1655 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 1655 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RichW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food selections were very good and food was outstanding.

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sandy0208
Miami
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always end our Key West trip at La Trattoria ! Delicious cuisine and great for "people watching" from a bar high top ! Ciao'

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cindyl
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated Husband 60th! Requested choc desert
with candle and no singing! Was executed perfectly! waiter and staff very attentive.... perfect Evening and still made it in time for Sunset!

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Cathy
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. They kept the bread and yummy dipping sauce coming while we waited on entrees. I started with a macchiato martini then had lasagna. Both were delicious and the lasagna was a large portion. Sadly there was no room for dessert. The entire staff were very attentive and friendly.

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vipLeeNCath
Miami
35 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was with a party of four and everyone but me agreed on 5 stars for every category. I ordered the Veal Parm and it was tough and the temperature was not right. I totally loved everything else as well. We sat at a table outside and enjoyed the people watching and music from Wet T's across the street. I will come back and order something else next time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Puerto Vallarta
20 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food as always and our waiter , Ahmed , was awesome. Great food, great atmosphere, perfect martini and terrific service what more can you ask for?

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LizB
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE this restaurant! Have eaten here for years and this visit was better than ever!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing ambiance! Service was wonderful and the food was incredible

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vipAnnF
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Antipasto plate was very good. The prosciutto was excellent. Great waiter and service

La Trattoria Old Town
Responded on May 1, 2021

Thank you Ann! Happy you had a nice evening with us! We look forward to your next visit!

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vipSkyguyFL
Miami
36 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and good service. One suggestion... server should let the customer know there is an up charge to substitute small pasta for potato. $8.50
Is significant without not letting anyone know.

La Trattoria Old Town
Responded on May 1, 2021

Thank you for sharing your feedback. Our servers should have informed you of any upcharges, so for that I do apologize. We will address this issue so that we can avoid any confusion in the future. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere and courteous staff

La Trattoria Old Town
Responded on May 1, 2021

We are a very small bistro style area and due to our heat in the Florida Keys, we do often have our AC working on full blast. We are sorry it was a bit noisy to you, but I do thank you for sharing your feedback. We are delighted that you loved your meal and we hope to see you again soon!

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MichaelX152
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Quite disappointed overall. Very loud and noisy. The food is priced rather high and the dishes taste is fair, nothing noteworthy at all considering what you pay. The service was poor. Saw the busboy more than the actual waiter and had to ask the bus boy for a dessert menu and the final check. Key West is wonderful......try one of the local family owned restaurants and not this one.

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Chuck
Key West
6 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Hogfish special was a little over cooked. Not typical from our past experiences eating here. But, we plan to return.

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Birthday dinner for family member. Ate here in 1997 and again now in 2021; food is just as good as I remembered!

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ChrisC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Italian restaurant in the classic old town section of Key West. A great selection of dishes with wonderful pastas. If you are up for a good Italian, then put this towards the top of your list. We did not see any outdoor seating. The inside was comfortable and the tables are not crowded into the space.

La Trattoria Old Town
Responded on May 1, 2021

Thank you Chris! So happy you had a wonderful evening with us! We do have 4 tables set up outside for guests to enjoy right on Duval Street! Thank you for noting our spaced out dining room. We are doing our best to make sure everyone feels comfortable when dining with us!

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Unprofessional mediocre

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CourtneyV
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

My husband and I enjoyed a fantastic dinner at La Trattoria on Duval! The bruschetta was delicious, my filet mignon with veggies was seasoned well and cooked to perfection (medium), and my husband raved about his seafood ravioli.

We had an odd experience with the waitstaff though. At first, our server was very attentive and speedy, but towards the end of our meal (and nearly a half an hour after), he just never came back to the table. The restaurant was closing up, and none of the other servers were paying attention that we were the only people left in the restaurant. All of the other tables were completely bussed and cleaned, and we were just....sitting there...waiting. It was very odd. Well, about a half hour after we finished our meal, our server came back, very apologetic, and closed us out. I assume something happened that was out of his control, but it was just an odd experience towards the end there. They could've had another server close us out; we couldn't even get any other staff members to pay attention to us and close us out. That said, we still had a great food experience (and an overall fabulous time in Key West, we're pretty easy-going people) and I'd still recommend the restaurant. It just seemed like the staff had an off night while closing up. :-/

La Trattoria Old Town
Responded on May 1, 2021

Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are happy you enjoyed your meal and we are sorry for the lack of service towards the end of the meal. We appreciate the comments and will aim to correct this issue for you and future guests. We hope to see you again soon!

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Estero
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have not been to my Fav restaurant in Key West for 5 years and was excited to find that
the food and service is still the best in town! We brought a friend with us to dinner( new property owner in Key West) who raved about the amazing food! Keep up the great work....we will be back!

La Trattoria Old Town
Responded on May 1, 2021

Thank you Estero! We are so thankful for our repeat guests as well as new ones! Thank you for sharing your favorite restaurant with your friends! We hope they too become regulars! See you again soon!

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vipBeckettmom
New England
21 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last night in Key West, we had to return to this restaurant. We had been years before and had a wonderful experience. It did not disappoint. FIRST, the service was impeccable. We were seated in entry room next to hostess station. She was efficient, pleasant and welcoming to all, even those without a reservation. She worked non-stop. SECOND, the staff was well run. From the water person, to the person who brought bread with delicious oil/balsamic/cheese for dipping, to the servers. Efficient, friendly, and quick with refills of wine, water etc. I hate to put it THIRD, but the FOOD was delicious. The mushroom appetizer was scrumptious and I wish I had ordered two and ate it for my dinner!! My husband had the capers salad, which he thoroughly enjoyed. For dinner we had the chicken parmigiana and the ravioli trattoria. The only thing that was disappointing was we had no room for dessert! Wonderful ambiance. Truly an enjoyable experience

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VitoF
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall1food2service4ambience1

Reservation with Anniversary note , no mention of Anniversary wishes

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vipMichaelS
Charleston
19 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service in a nice sidewalk setting. Best Osso Buco I have had in a very long time.

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vipDavidC
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don’t normally write reviews but feel compelled to now. This was arguably one of the best dining experiences we have ever had. In summary, Rolly, the manager leads the restaurant like a rockstar. From service to the food, he and his well trained team were first class. It started with us being confused about the difference between La Trattoria and Virgilios (which opens a bit later). Rolly took charge and opened it for us! He then didn’t pressure us for the reservation time. When seated our primary server was very busy, but his team of Ruben at the helm and others in the team supporting him were amazing. The hostesses were fabulous and fun too! Lastly, the food was 5 star fantastic. Going to Key West, please go to La Tratorria if you like Italian food and good service. Tell Rolly hi for us!

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CherylM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Veal was like rubber. Told the waite was veg good c there

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KatieP
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Chris was a great waiter! Loved everything about this place!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
10 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Great food and horrible service 40 min to get a drink order

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vipRockvaletn
Nashville
17 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner from the appetiser through the cannoli. Was nice to get away from the noise of Duval st. And enjoy a great meal. involtini di melanzana could not have been better, just melts in your mouth. The Ravioli Trattoria and Dentice were prepared perfectly and very flavourful. Also a great wine selection. We come back next time we’re in Key West.

La Trattoria Old Town
Responded on May 1, 2021

Thank you for all the kind words! We are so happy you had a wonderful evening with us and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always....

La Trattoria Old Town
Responded on May 1, 2021

Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
London
8 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent. He made great recommendations and the food was superb.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Made reservations for night 3 of the trip to have a more calm meal. Calm it was. It was an older crowd. Only reservation was early and the restaurant had a lot of open space. One of our drinks was made incorrectly, and they ran out of veal parmigiana just as we were ordering it. The food was good but not great.

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NancyE
Key West
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my husband's birthday and they comped his dessert and also brought out a sparkler to celebrate!

La Trattoria Old Town
Responded on May 1, 2021

Thank you Nancy for celebrating with us! We are so happy you had a wonderful celebration with us and we hope to celebrate again next year with you and your husband!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Our server Lola was very odd. Made dinner awkward.

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place right on Duval. Been going there for years and it continues to maintain its reputation as a first class dining experience.

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vipJoeF
Houston
87 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The seafood ravioli and spaghetti bolognese were excellent. The bottle of Nebbiolo was very good. Great service.

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HrtDoc
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Escargot was excellent
Veal parmigiana was very good
Well fed

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible, so was our waiter. Music and ambiance where great. Never had to wait on drinks or appetizers. The espresso martini hit the spot for dessert combined with a piece of cheesecake.

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vipCruiseboys
Tampa
69 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food has always been consistently delicious each time we have eaten at La Trattoria. Excellent service! Great place to celebrate a special occasion.

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PaulS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, excellent service, would eat here again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
10 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and wonderful service.

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Small, very busy, and noisy

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We found this place due to a cancelled flight and I’m glad we did! Amazing all around!

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 4.7 stars by 1655 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.