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About La Trattoria Old Town

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.

524 Duval St
Key West, FL 33040
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Sunday thru Thursday open at 5:30pm till 10pm in our dinning room. Virgilios opens at 7pm till 2am
Friday and Saturday we open at 5:30pm till 11pm in our dinning room. Virgilios opens at 7pm till 3am

Cross Street:
Between Fleming and Southard Street on Duval

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(305) 296-1075

Website:
http://www.latrattoria.us/

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

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.
Director of catering.......Amy Lay

Parking Details:
street parking

Executive Chef:
Chef Lloyd Gould

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

La Trattoria Old Town Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (14)
Special Occasion (11)
Authentic (10)
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Romantic (10)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Cozy (7)
Casual (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
People Watching (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Business Meals (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Fun (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Good for Groups (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
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 (Key West)·Dined 5 days ago

It was our last night in Key West (from Denver, CO) and it turned out to be a great decision to dine at La Trattoria Old Town. Service was excellent (and good looking), and my wife and I loved our food. The salmon and mushroom sauce was incredible, and the linguini con pollo alla parmigiana was equally as great. I overdid it in the bread & oil with grated parmigiana, vinegar and pepper...oh yeeesss. Great time!

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 (Nashville)·Dined 6 days ago

Definitely in the top three best Italian restaurants!

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Service was outstanding and the food was excellent. Four of us traded bites and couldn't decide which dish we liked best. We will definitely add this wonderful restaurant to the rotation when we visit Key West.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Our server, Chris, was very attentive & provided excellent service. Our appetizers and dinners were excellent. Too full to enjoy dessert. Eating here next time I’m come back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Cozy, Authentic
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 (Key West)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Consistently delicious italian food and excellent service.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Service was great, food was delicious, would definitely recommend

Tags: Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Key West has many great restaurants but when we visit, we must dine here. Food, location and service is fabulous!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Casual, Romantic
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent food as usual. Good attentive service. One of our favorites when we visit Key West. Hoping the Speakeasy opens back up.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 26, 2017

The food and service were excellent. Our server made good suggestions about the menu.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 24, 2017

We enjoyed our meal there. The food was very good. You are packed in the place so you hear the whole conversation of the people next to you. Lucky for us, we had something in common and struck up a conversation but I can see how that could annoy people. It took quite a long time for our initial order to be taken but once that happened things seem to speed up. I would recommend the place for the food but know what you are walking into.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 16, 2017

One of our favorite Key West restaurants. Having grown up in a traditional Italian household, I can say that this it authentic Italian food of high quality. The service is impeccable, the food delicious, go for the tieramassou for dessert. Oh, and right now $5 martinis from 530 to 7 every day. You can't go wrong. Highly recommended.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

Excellent value, enjoyed the grouper special. It was perfectly prepared. Party of 4 and we all raved over our entrees. Waiter was very knowledgeable of the menu and friendly. He made our dining experience very enjoyable. Quiet round table in the corner was a perfect setting.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Good service, nice place appetizers were great but main dishes regular

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vip
 (Greensboro)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Food so so
Seated us in bar very noisy

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on August 22, 2017

I have of enjoyed the food at La Trattoria. Great homemade pastas and variety of entree selections.
Bon Apetit!

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, People Watching, Business Meals
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Good food and great service at great prices - if you are in the mood for good Italian when in Key West - I recommend La Trattoria!

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Romantic, Hot Spot
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·Dined on August 15, 2017

We had a delightful time. As a family we truly enjoyed all the food. Even my picky eaters were pleased. Definitely a place to repeat when we go back to Key West.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Excellent service , but poor food quality

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·Dined on August 12, 2017

La Trat is one of my favorite restaurants in Key West, I recommend for any party of four or less. The food was excellent as well as the drinks.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Food very good, even if the "bruschetta" was not the original one!!
Waiter really friendly and efficient.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Food, service and atmosphere were amazing!!! A must visit place for us each time we visit Key West!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Greasy food. The best part was the bread. Because we didn't order wine, tables who were sat down a half hour after us, got their food first. We waited over an hour for two dinners. Not worth the time and the food was very disappointing. Do not recommend! We went to Benihana the following night. Talk about night and day quality, service and value. They cooked for an entire table of eight in less time and everything was wonderful. Look elsewhere for a special occasion, this isn't the place.

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·Dined on August 6, 2017

The food and waitstaff was fantastic! I would highly recommend whether it's dinner with friends or a romantic date.

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·Dined on August 4, 2017

Excellent food and atmosphere! A little loud for a quaint dinner.

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 (Key West)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Always enjoy dinner here! Food, service and atmosphere always wonderful!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Outstanding food and service. Great location to get away from the crowds. If you are seeking a great server....ask for
Lola.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Excellent merci nous avons adorer nos 2 souper !
Roberto , Angelique , Giuliano et Victoria

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 27, 2017

We were advised upon calling to definitely make a reservation. Upon arrival for our 6:30 reservation, the cafe was almost empty. We were given a tiny window seat table. A nice female server took our orders--then disappeared. We didn't see her again until she brought our bill. We had to ask the girl at the front door for drink refills, we had to flag down the bread server for more bread, and overall just BAD service. I asked our server when she brought our bill where she had been during our whole meal and she remarked they were short on servers. I remarked that the cafe seemed slow and she said "this is slow season and we aren't busy during the summer. " PUZZLING! Need reservations? No / good service during slow season? No. Impressed with this cafe? No. Good food? At most average. A notch below Olive Garden and ten notices more expensive.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Celebrated our 27th wedding anniversary in Key West! The atmosphere is romantic and the food is awesome! The wait staff is friendly and attentive. We will definitely return.

Tags: People Watching, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Naples)·Dined on July 21, 2017

This spot should be renovated in near future. The food was okay but nothing special. Only our waiter was the only positive thing to mention. We'll not return anymore.

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Outstanding!!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on July 19, 2017

My wife loved the lobster ravioli and my tortellini was nice.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 15, 2017

This place was great. Food was excellent as was the service. We'll got something different and shared. Not one bad note in the bunch.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Everything about this restaurant was lovely! Highly recommend it!

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 (Western NC)·Dined on July 14, 2017

We asked for and received a table by the window on Duval, Thanks! Great people watching. The pasta is well cooked and tasty. Pretty solid wine list that most people should be able to satisfy themselves with. Virgilios in the back is a must for martinis! Thanks La Tratorria, see you next time.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Fun, People Watching, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Fantastic meal. There were 7 in my group, and each had nothing but rave reviews on their dish. The special for the evening, hog fish with creamy risotto was outstanding! My husband, not a foodie, couldn't get over how great the garlic and parmesan soup was. This restaurant is definitely worth putting into our favorites.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Service was good but waited forever for our drinks! Had to remind our waitress about our drinks we ordered. Everything is was good!

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 (Miami)·Dined on July 8, 2017

This is a wonderful restaurant! The service was impeccable...From the busboy, to the waitress, to the manager. It was warm when we sat down. We said something to the waiter who promptly asked someone and then sat us in the other room, which was cool.
The food was delicious and the atmosphere was very nice...
All in all a wonderful find!

Tags: People Watching, Bar Seating, Hot Spot
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 (Nashville)·Dined on July 5, 2017

We had a group of 10 that they were willing to accommodate the day of, and everything was perfect! They stay open late, we shut the place down! Good food, just what we were looking for after a long day!

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Our waiter was the most attentive waiter we have ever experienced! The food was delicious and the service was top notch!

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