Trotta's Steak & Seafood

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Trotta’s Steak & Seafood is an upscale, yet casual dining restaurant located in the heart of the Dayton, Kentucky Historic District. Serving hand cut steaks and fresh seafood daily, Trotta’s is a hidden gem that must be experienced by locals and tourists.
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T
Cincinnati
26 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating a birthday with 3 friends. Food was outstanding, authentic and fresh! Very Quaint little spot (looks like it was pick up right out of New Jersey and dropped in Kentucky) I would have given the value five stars but the deserts are way overpriced! But everything else was an excellent value. We will return.

K
Cincinnati
39 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went for my friend’s birthday and had a wonderful time! The hosts were very kind and Natalie, our server, was incredibly sweet and we enjoyed chatting with her. We enjoyed the food and drink and really appreciated the birthday cake!

D
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the fortune of getting a few hours away to celebrate Valentine’s Day at Trotta’s Steak and Seafood. Not only did we get to dine in the private vault, which was beautifully romantic, but we also got the best service from the full staff, including table-side check-ins from the chef and manager, and conversation with the sweetest older man, who made sure the lighting was just exactly the right brightness to set a Valentine’s Day tone and verified that all of our food and drinks were perfect. I love supporting local businesses, and when they are this good and staffed by such lovely people I want to support them even more! Make Trotta’s your next date night spot. Get the lobster bisque and don’t skip on their hand-crafted cocktails. You won’t regret it!

D
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My husband and I went to Trotta's on February 15 as we couldn't go on Valentine's Day. We sat upstairs which was fairly quiet. The food was very good and staff was friendly and attentive. We would go again and recommend the restaurant.

OT
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Kathleen Trotta is a horrible business owner. Do not waste a second of your time or a dime of your money on her.

C
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines dinner fantastic

TD
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Been there a few times, however this time, while our steak had a very good flavor, it was not a great cut of meat (ribeye) had more than average fat and most disappointing was there was much gristle. I don't mind premium pricing for extraordinary food, but this time it didn't make the grade. The waitress on the other hand was awesome. Not pushy, but available when needed and extremely professional.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was wonderful and so was the food! We had a great night out to celebrate a birthday.

OT
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful evening. The staff was Amazing, so kind and appreciative. The food was Delicious! Everything we had was Great. Loved the music (piano) in the corner. A lovely evening for a nice dinner!

TD
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, very welcoming. Everything out party of 3 ordered was great! Ribeye was very flavorful. The piano playing in the background was delightful but not too loud. We plan on returning soon.

SB
Cincinnati
29 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server did an excellent job!!!! Thank you for a great dinner!!!

E
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Service was extremely slow. Appetizers arrived cold, shareable sides came out cold, steaks were undercooked. Would not recommend. For the price you can find a much better value.

RM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Food was mediocre at best. Table was broken and staff knew it. Just slide a make shift coaster underneath. Very expensive for the quality of the food. Disappointing experience.

d
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you love good food, a cozy ambiance and really friendly staff, you HAVE to try Trotta's soon! We were greeted by Ms. Trotta herself and it just kept getting better from there. Situated in an old bank, you might even be able to dine in the vault. There are four smaller dining rooms perfect for a small group or an intimate dinner. A tented outdoor section complete with fire pit has us excited to return when the weather is a little warmer. All of us ordered different items and everyone of us were thrilled with our meals. Mark this down on your must dine list!

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was great but the only drawback is the noise level.

T
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had cousins get together with 14 of us showing all together. The Trotta family and staff made a special effort to get to know us and fulfill our expectations. Interesting dining areas. Wonderful hospitality.

DS
Cincinnati
38 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good and service was excellent. We will be going back again and again.

OT
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful! Best meal ever!

MC
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice would recommend

m
Cincinnati
33 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and awesome service. Dined there on Saturday night for a group birthday celebration. Everyone loved their meals from pasta to steak. The meatball appetizer was outstanding and enough to share. We really enjoyed talking to Carmen who I believe is the owner's father. He was a great host! I definitely would recommend this place as I believe it's a hidden gem.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Super pricey for portion size.

J
Cincinnati
16 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Met friends. The piano was a bit loud- had to really talk loud

KK
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, ambiance and service was excellent! We had a great experience and appreciated the owner and her husband stopping by to visit! Carman Trotta is the sweetest man and we so enjoyed talking with him.
We highly recommend this restaurant! We will definitely return!!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time at this restaurant and I truly enjoyed my experience. Food was great and exceptional service.
Will definately go back again.

SB
Cincinnati
29 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as always!!!!

DH
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Birthday dinner not even recognized. Food was pretty good but service was a little subpar and very slow.

B
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience5

A coworker recommended this restaurant. My wife took me for my birthday. She ordered the prime rib and it was fatty, gristly, and chewy. They took it off of her bill, but for the price, the meal was mediocre at best. Server was very nice- there was another waiter near us that was constantly hacking and clearing his throat- not sure if it was a habit, but it made my wife sick at her stomach as well.

JS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The quality of the food was disappointing compared to a previous visit. The shrimp dish was extremely dry. The Trotta filet was also dry and extremely small.
Very poor food quality compared to our previous visit.
Still a charming place. May have just been a miss in the kitchen

JT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was outstanding and our server, Dustin, had very good timing and knowledge of the food and wine. I'd highly recommend this restaurant to anyone.

n
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food was lukewarm, had to send it back to have it warmed up. Thought the prices for the dinner was too high.

MD
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Unfortunately this restaurant did not live up the positive reviews and we were pretty disappointed. We waited an hour and twenty minutes for our food and I hate to say it but the food wasn’t good. We got the trottas filet - it was really poorly cooked to say the least and everything including the veggies were Luke warm. Definitely not worth anywhere near $46. Our waitress was really nice though and the owner seemed nice too. maybe just a bad night.

LE
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Delicious chicken pasta dish. The sirloin was made just how i ordered but our sides were lacking and I thought food presentation was lacking. Outstanding customer service with multiple people checking on us throughout the night. Packed place, loved the piano player. We’d come back!

D
Naples
42 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Everything is made to order so you have time to drink and converse

LG
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Found Trotta's on Google Maps. Was looking for Steak and Seafood. Selected Trotta's based on the menu and the reviews. I live in Texas and reserved a table for 13. We were in a smaller room up the stairs. The food was great and the pace of appetizers, main course and dessert was just right for a group of this size giving us some time to visit. The steaks all came at the temperature that was requested. Great atmosphere. Very good service. I recommend Trotta's, as now also the locals do, who were in my party.

JP
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Must go and make sure you say hi to Carmen. They are a great family owned business with food quality as good as most upscale places at a lower price.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

TH
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Third New Year's Eve at Trotta's to celebrate our anniversary. Food and service was outstanding! Thanks.

MR
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Quiet, quaint and delicious.
Food was prepared perfectly and served promptly while still hot. The atmosphere was relaxed and inviting. I will definitely be going back to try other dishes that are on the menu.

E
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food. Good service. First time there. We’ll be back.

DH
New Mexico
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our wedding anniversary at Trotta's. Everything about our dinner was delightful!