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La Trattoria Old Town, Key West, FL

La Trattoria Old Town

4.6
4.6
2803 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 28 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 2,803 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
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Key West / Florida Keys

    Great for fine wines

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    Great for fine wines

2,803 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Tulsa

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My husband and I ordered the lasagna and fettuccini Alfredo with shrimp, both were very good and full of flavor! The portion of noodles was huge. The lasagna that he got was great but not worth the price they charge for a single slice. The server was very nice, but it took forever for our order to come out. We didn’t order any appetizers but did get a dessert and coffee afterwards and it took almost 2 hours. I would recommend this place and would eat here again! Overall happy with my choice to make a reservation here.

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  2. clairew

    Key West

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food & good wine selection. Great service. Unique atmosphere.

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  3. SterlingC

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had an all-around wonderful experience. The food was exquisite, and the service was very professional.

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  4. Gary

    New York City

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall an excellent experience - food was great!

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  5. dottie

    Louisville

    55 reviews

    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was wonderful! Full of flavor and not over done. The waiter was not very attentive and although I usually tip over 20% I only tipped 18%. The wine list was adequate. Other drinks were good. Bread is fabulous with dipping oil, balsamic and parmesan cheese.

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  6. JaniceK

    Charlotte

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Natalia was charming and efficient, and accommodated our every request with a great attitude. La Trattoria is always a consistently excellent dining experience with delicious Italian food and a wonderful atmosphere. Highly recommend!!!!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We vacation in Key West several times a year, and never miss eating at La Trattoria. The food, service and ambiance are always top notch.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Waiter was unsure of menu and not attentive to our needs.

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  9. AlexNJ

    New York City

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was fantastic, service was great and the key lime martinis were fabulous. Don't pass this place by when visiting KW.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband said this was the best Italian meal he has ever had! He had veal marsala, and I had the snapper. Both were delicious! Great service, great wine, great ambience, and great food! 

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  11. AshaM

    Fort Lauderdale

    81 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great dinner experience for my bday. Everything was delicious and awesome service.

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  12. Santa

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonder evening with outstanding food, service, and atmosphere.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food always. Our favorite. Wait staff makes a difference. Some great and make dining fun some are just ok

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  14. RichardY

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food. Far exceeded expectations. And we had a lovely waitress unfortunately I do not remember her name. But she was outstanding. She worked at this restaurant for 10 years. I can see why. They're lucky to have her. We're here for a week, but I would not hesitate to go back

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  15. DaveK

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice evening. Service , atmosphere and food was excellent.

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  16. MarieG

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    My chicken was so tough and I couldn’t even eat it.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bien ubicado, ambiente muy agradable y la comida de alta calidad. Una experiencia que amerita repetirla.

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  18. ChuckP

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food and service were very good. The noise level was very high.

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  19. zxdcfghy2345667ujk

    New Orleans

    41 reviews

    2.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    What should I say?Not a good experience! Ordinary Food ordinary Service and inexperienced Why? Wine just ok

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    125 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    125 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I brought my out of town guests to LaTrattoria Old Town and they were really impressed. The food, wine, Martinis, service was all fabulous and we all had a wonderful time. I have been coming here for many years and it has always been consistently fabulous.

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  21. MarthaL

    Key West

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best bolognese sauce we’ve ever tasted! The portions are huge. The fresh warm bread with olive oil is a perfect complement!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and meal. Very very loud in side !

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our most favorite places to eat in Key West! The gnocchi is the best !

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  24. Fredo

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was tasty and well prepared. The server was attentive and professional. Only knock was the noise level. Loud.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I m twice a year at La Tratoria Oceanside Food not same taste, presentation, etc. Server was great.

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  26. TS90

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    La Trattoria was an ok experience overall. No real issues with service at all, on par with what I expected. To start, we ordered the Insalata Paesana. The tomatoes on it were very pale (unripe), the looked mealy, flavorless, and had a crunch when I bit into a slice. I'd rather the tomato be left off; it wouldn't be served if I was the chef. The salad was tasty otherwise. I ordered the gorgonzola gnocchi for my entree. I don't proclaim to be a master chef, but I know good Italian food. This wasn't it. The gnocchi were potato based, which is normally ok. Unfortunately the dough was either over mixed or had too much water in it, making the gnocchi very gummy. The sauce had good flavor but was watery. The bread and dipping oil w/ balsamic and parm cheese was good. The manager came over at the end of our meal and asked how it was. I was honest with him about my experience. He apologized and very kindly removed my gnocchi from the bill. So thank you for that, it was appreciated! Overall, I'd suggest trying La Trattoria at your own risk. Would I go back? likely not.

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  27. DavidA

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visit Key West often, yet this was only our second visit. We were very pleased on our first visin in November, and wanted to see if there would be a repeat. Needless to say, our expectations were met in every way, from martinis at the bar to a wonderful dinner of chicken marsala with roasted potatoes, who knew that was a thing? In short, recommend highly.

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  28. RRSitz

    Omaha

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    La Trattoria on Duval Street in Key West is a great dining destination in the heart of the action of Key West. An Italian fare restaurant that is great for Italian pastas, steaks, seafoods - there is something for everyone on the menu! They are known for their creative martinis (like chocolate, order the Milky Way Martini - so delicious and such a treat!). They also make the BEST dirty martinis and always serve them with three large pimento stuffed (or blue cheese) olives as it is good luck! Delicious! Our wait person was very familiar with the menu, giving additional information on each entree questioned. She also knew the wines that partnered best with each choice, navigating us through those wines available by glass or bottle. Our party ordered the caprese salad, their house salad and Caesar salad, chef's catch piccata, ossobuco (veal), filetto di Manzo alla griglia (filet mignon), lasagna and a few other entrees. We were all so full that we did not have room for dessert! The wait person knew our party was attending a local play - so she was very attentive to efficient service and made sure our invoices were delivered quickly and accurately. It was a great evening for our party of 8!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent and the wait staff were very friendly and attentive

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and fantastic service! Whenever we are in the Keys we always go to La Trattoria.

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  31. KeithB

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great but got a bit noisy and the portion sizes not as big as we remembered.

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  32. AmyE

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious dinner, friendly and prompt service, warm and welcoming environment.

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  33. juliel

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Particularly amazing service. Highly recommend

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  34. Dudleycat

    New York City

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    food was just Okay. Bread service tried but mediocre. Had the snapper which was dry. String beans a little too Al dente. Salad was okay. Escargots okay. Ambiance okay. Not upscale.. Service was outstanding! Not worth a return trip . Avoided it for years but finally tried due to yelp reviews.

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  35. vickih

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The pasta was fabulous. Wait staff friendly and helpful. I left my coat there and had no problem working with management to get it returned to me. Can’t wait to get back to Key West for another yummy experience

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  36. EricaI

    Denver

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Good Location, great service, but not very good food. Not at all the Italian restaurant we expected.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great meal with great service, we’ve had dinner once a year, skipping a couple years, for the last 20.

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  38. Dave

    Minneapolis

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of my favorite restaurants in Key West. The charcuterie was excellent, the Negroni was spot-on, and the seafood soup and pasta were delicious as always. The service was great, and the food came out in record time. I have only good things to say about this place. I will visit again the next time I'm in Key West.

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  39. Sophie

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed good food, lovely service, relaxing environment

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  40. SuzanneD

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious! Pleasant outside and inside. Good service.

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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 2803 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 28 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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