La Trattoria Old Town

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1106 reviews
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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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Stuttgart Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 3

Service was amazing but the food has absolutely nothing to do with Italian food. Pasta looks way better than it tasts. Over cooked pasta and no love in the sauce. I guess it’s not even a fresh sauce.

I guess you guys should come over and learn to cook from an Italian/ German kiddo ;)

La Trattoria Old Town
Responded 4 hours ago

In our over 35 years, we strive for perfection in service, quality and experience. We appear to have fallen short during your visit. I do thank you for bringing this to my attention and we do hope you dine with us again and let us make your evening perfect on your next visit.

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JS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and even better service. Great location and great ambience.

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Responded 4 hours ago

Thank you so much for dining wth us at La Trattoria. I will be sure to pass on your kind words to our crew! We look forward to your next visit.!

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DH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place! Terrific romantic place with outstanding service and incredible food!

La Trattoria Old Town
Responded 4 hours ago

Thank you so much Dawn for the kind words and the wonderful review! I am so happy you enjoyed your dinner and the service! We look forward to your next dinner with us!

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Raleigh
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

fabulous, fresh, interesting menu. We went there 2x in 3 nights..relaxed dining, not eatin' Key West Style. Delightful!!!

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Key West
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Absolutely loved the experience. Best bit was the tiramisu at the end! Must have! Will return!

La Trattoria Old Town
Responded 4 hours ago

I can't tell you how happy I am that you saved room for dessert!!!! So many people enjoy the food too much and don't save room for the best part! Thanks for the kind review and for dining with us! We can't wait to see you next time!

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RG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Italian Restaurant: been here a few times and always the food is outstanding. Great service, decent wine list. We always eat here when we are in Key West.

La Trattoria Old Town
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for dining with us again during your visit! So happy to see our return guests!!! See you on your next visit to the island!

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday, Mother’s Day and Going Away dinner with family and friends.

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GN
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a pleasure to visit LaTrattoria again after many years. It hasn’t changed, still GREAT food and GREAT service!!! Catherine couldn’t have been better 😊

La Trattoria Old Town
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for coming back to visit us!!! Catherine is a delight and I am so happy she made your night! We look forward to seeing you again soon!!! I will pass on the kind words to Catherine from you!!!

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MR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was so good the first night, we went back again. I would highly recommend you try this restaurant. The staff was helpful and friendly, by far the best place we had dinner in Key West.

La Trattoria Old Town
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for dining with us multiple times during your visit to Key West! We have such a great and vast menu, you can always try something new....and with a huge wine and martini list....you can eat and drink all night with us!!! We will see you on your next visit! Make sure to save room for dessert!!!!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great dinner with the wife. Always wonderful food.

La Trattoria Old Town
Responded 6 days ago

So happy you and your wife enjoyed dinner with us! We will see you on your next trip!

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Naples
8 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was great. The waitress was super and the food was thoroughly enjoyed by all four people in our party. The price was fair for what we enjoyed. We would definitely go again!

La Trattoria Old Town
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks for joining us for dinner and we are so happy everyone had a great meal! We look forward to your next visit!

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Miami
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic experience here. The food is always delicious and the staff are friendly and accommodating. This will forever be one of our favorite restaurants in Key West from now on!

La Trattoria Old Town
Responded on May 8, 2019

Thank you for stopping in and dining with us! So happy you enjoyed everything and that our staff was able to make the night perfect! See you next time!

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Key West
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Love this place. Food is amazing. I travel to key west a few times a year and this place is a must every time I go.

La Trattoria Old Town
Responded on May 8, 2019

Thank you for always joining us when you are in town! We can't wait to see you next time!

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KN
Palm Springs
22 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

This is my third visit to La Trattoria and was extremely disappointed in the service. The waiter forgot to place my order and kept apologizing (which is fine), but he promised it would be expedited, 30 minutes later for snapper. No recovery other than one apology after another. Disappointed since I've raved about this restaurant.

La Trattoria Old Town
Responded on May 8, 2019

We strive for perfection when it comes to service, quality and overall dining experience, it appears we fell short during this visit. We were having internet issues the night of your visit, which could have affected the orders, but please accept my apologies for the delay in your meal regardless of our technical issues. We do hope that you will dine with us again and let us show you the great service that we are known for. Thank you!

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Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter, Chris, was excellent and had reliable recommendations that we really enjoyed. Would say it’s the best meal we’ve had in Key West!

La Trattoria Old Town
Responded on May 8, 2019

Thank you for dining with us at La Trattoria! So happy that Chris was able to make your perfect meal even better! We look forward to seeing you next time! Make sure to ask for Chris when you make your reservations! Thanks!

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SG
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service.

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SJ
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Dinner was good, but not as delicious as in our past visits!

La Trattoria Old Town
Responded on May 8, 2019

Thank you Sharon for dining with us again. I am sorry that your meal was not as perfect as it was during your past visits. Please feel free to reach out to us and let us know what we can do to make it perfect on your next visit. Thanks!

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DC
London
19 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Always a good meal and fair value for Key West we will definitely come again

La Trattoria Old Town
Responded on May 8, 2019

Thank you for dining with us and for letting others know about your experience dining with us! We do hope you dine with us again on your next visit!

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Cleveland
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bryna was an outstanding waitress. Food was fabulous too.

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KW
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Portions are large. I'm so glad we split. We ate an early dinner so we could go around and bar hop that night and did not want to be too full. Service was great. The bruschetta was delicious as was the spaghetti bolognese. We ate at the window and got to people watch. Would return. Thank you!

La Trattoria Old Town
Responded on May 2, 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We are so glad that you choose to dine with us at La Trattoria and that you had an amazing meal! Next time, save room for dessert!!!! See you soon!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food service and ambiance. Best wait staff!!!

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1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Wait staff was tremendous

La Trattoria Old Town
Responded on May 2, 2019

Thank you for the kind compliments to our staff! We will pass on the kind words and look forward to seeing you on your next visit!

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1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We actually had to cancel our original dinner plans due to weather and ended up going to La Trottoria which was the best turn of events all night! The food and atmosphere were phenomenal!

La Trattoria Old Town
Responded on May 2, 2019

Sorry that we weather turned your plans around, but so happy you found us and had a wonderful meal! We look forward to your next visit!

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Was just ok in my opinion

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Miami
35 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was fantastic, birthday candle in our outstanding chocolate mouse !
The hogfish is always incredible at LaTrattoria Old Town.

La Trattoria Old Town
Responded on May 2, 2019

Thank you for celebrating your birthday with us! Happy you had an amazing meal and a great visit with us! See you next time!

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JN
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic our waitress was very good and helpful. I had gnocchi Gorgonzola and she recommended adding scallops to it which took it to a whole new level Delicious

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New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

Always one of our favorites. We did notice this time things seemed to be a little older and dirtier (the bathrooms especially). At this price point there are many better options on the island. Just a heads up it’s time to tidy up.

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BG
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a delicious meal at La Trattoria! Catherine was our waitress and she was outstanding. Very knowledgeable about the menu, gave us great recommendations; you could tell she really enjoys her job and it showed and was appreciated! Water glasses were filled promptly. Bread and pasta dishes were delicious. Would definitely return again and will recommend!

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Miami
8 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good food, the meat & cheese selection was great. I had the lamb rack which was cooked to expectation and very flavourful with a rich sauce. The wine list is comprehensive too. Service was very friendly & efficient.

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TM
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Very good food with very large portions. Party of 7, could have ordered a couple of different dishes and split.

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JM
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is wonderful. The servers were very attentive and professional. The food was incredible. This is an upscale restaurant and worth a visit.

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TM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great seat at the window, friendly greeter, friendly and efficient server named Chris. delicious appetizers and dinners. thoroughly enjoyable evening on our vacation!! italian food as good as NJ italian restaurants!!! high standards!

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MD
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 4

Our dinner tonight was subpar. Last year it was awesome. Seems they are now catering to cruise ship tourists who are used to less than authentic meals. Too much sauce. No flavor. So sad. But will try it Again and cross our fingers. Service was five stars.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 2

The bathroom was disgusting. It needs to be overhauled immediately.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best lobster ravioli ever! Husband really enjoyed the chicken parmigiana. Great wine list.

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TM
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was excellent. The food was good. The noise level was moderate

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LL
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always. Pleasure to dine at La Trattoria!

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JG
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been going to Key West for many years and this is one of the "must do" places we enjoy. Once again, La Trattoria did not disappoint. Even though the restaurant was busier than in times past with Duval being closed for an event and tables being served outside which increased the number of tables. No matter, the waitress was delightful. She was very attentive and went above and beyond taking extra time explaining specials and helping with wine suggestions, even allowing several tastings to narrow down the selection. My wife loves the bolognese and I selected the osobuco special, both wonderful. Dining at La Trattoria will remain on the "must do" list!

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New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was quite mediocre

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Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A level of service that is not often found in a moderate price point. The depth of developed flavor made the common Italian menu special!

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