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The Trattoria, Saint James, NY

The Trattoria

4.8
4.8
743 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
At The Trattoria we share our version of Italian American Cuisine. We strive to source the finest and freshest ingredients available on the American market, and prepare them with Italian sensibility. The food is rustic and soul satisfying. We continue to offer the same relaxed atmosphere, and come as you are, drink what you want hospitality that we bring you with The Trattoria.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Mediterranean
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Monday- Friday Noon- 2pm Dinner: Monday-Thursday 5:00- 9:00pm Friday and Saturday: 5:30- 10:00pm Sunday: 4:00- 8:00pm
  • Phone number
    (631) 584-3518
  • Payment options
    Cash Only
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Steve Gallagher
  • Catering
    At The Trattoria we offer private parties on premise for up to 32 people. We have several packages to best accommodate your needs. We also implement off-premise catering.
  • Neighborhood
    Stony Brook
  • Cross street
    Lake Avenue
  • Parking details
    We are located 1/2 mile from the St. James station from the Long Island Railroad.
  • Additional
    BYO Liquor, Non-Smoking

What 743 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.8
4.8 based on all time ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.4Value

NoiseModerate

743 Reviews
  1. KarenK

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Reviewed on January 13, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    What a unique LI restaurant. The tasting menu was very interesting and delicious. And the food kept coming - we ran out of wine before our dinner was over.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Reviewed on January 2, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    I haven’t been here in quite a few years but I’ve always loved it

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  3. EduardoP

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Reviewed on November 14, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    Great hidden gem. Best place for high end Italian without the high end snobbishness.

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  4. rubey

    New York City

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Reviewed on October 24, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    Always wonderful, comfort AMAZING food...Have been here many times and will return over and over again!!!

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  5. LindaB

    New York City

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Reviewed on September 16, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    The Trattoria is our absolute favorite place to dine - second to none!

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  6. adkTarsusAmerican

    New York City

    56 reviews

    5.0

    56 reviews

    Reviewed on September 14, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    Excellent Food and you can bring your own wine...Highly recommending

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  7. Carol

    New York City

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Reviewed on July 25, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    Very good food, personal touch but limited menu, check it before you go. BYO wine nice touch. Make reservations, it's a small restaurant with tables close together.

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  8. foodie1

    Vancouver

    58 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Some of the most beautifully prepared, imaginative and tasty dishes of any of the Italian restaurants on Long Island. Not overpriced, and YOU CAN BRING YOUR OWN WINE anytime. Because the place is tiny (We estimate about 30 seats) it has a cozy feeling. Very casual--no tablecloths, simple tables, open kitchen, wooden walls, etc; It has the feel of a simple country kitchen. But the food is outstanding. Fixed price 3 course dinner is $40. FP 4 course is $50. Well worth it. Lots of choices with enough variety to suit everyone's desires. The service is personal and excellent. Must reserve well in advance because of the limited seating.

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  9. Delish18

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    As always, The Trattoria did not disappoint. We have been there several times and everything is consistently great. The scallops, brasato, and maple marscapone cheesecake were unbelievable. The polenta is amazing - I have tried and failed to recreate it to no avail! We will of course be back as soon as possible!

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  10. EugeneC

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    My wife and I have been going to Trattoria since it opened; we have never been disappointed. We just wish that reservations were easier to come by but the wait is well worth the reward.

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  11. rubey

    New York City

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never disappoints!!! Food and service consistently outstanding.

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  12. MichaelS

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service was great, first time there wasn’t aware it was BYOB. Will definitely go back.

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  13. IraL

    New York City

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    We were 3 adult couples celebrating my wife’s birthday. The food is quite good, however,the restaurant lacks visual appeal.

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  14. ThomasM

    Atlantic City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Requested Tasting Menu for two without onions, my buddy gets migraines from them. He accommodated and it was delicious.

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  15. NickM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best Italian cuisine in NY. Great job, Steve & crew!

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  16. Elviral

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our favorite restaurant. Can’t wait to return.

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  17. AndrewJ

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    excellent food, small intimate setting, outstanding service

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  18. DeniseB

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and worth the wait to get a reservation

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  19. vanq

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an amazing experience! If you're lucky enough to see an open table you have to take it.. BYOB is an added bonus.

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  20. LloydG

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    This is one of our favorite restaurants and we go as often as we can. We have never been disappointed. Love the constantly changing menu but still have those few staples that I love.

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  21. BarbaraC

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was Fantastic! Service was Awesome! Prix Fix is so much food!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner was amazing!!!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic. Food is very fresh and service impeccable. Can’t beat the byob

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  24. KarnikS

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Always and outstanding dining experience! Knowledgeable friendly staff! Can't wait for our next chance to visit.

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  25. Cosmos

    New York City

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is always outstanding. Such quality and variety. Wish I could eat more!

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  26. KathiB

    New York City

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food is the star here. The pastas, the short rib and polenta, and even the desserts were swoon worthy. The ambience.... reniniscent of my den in the 1950’s. No matter. I will definitely go back for the food.

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  27. LeahB

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, just superb!! The prosciutto with truffles and roasted peaches—to die for! Can’t wait to go back!

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  28. DawnT

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Trattoria is consistently excellent in food and service as well has a humble and intimate atmosphere. It is our favorite local restaurant for any or no occasion. It BYOB is a plus.

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  29. CarenK

    West Palm Beach

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great as always!!!! All four of us had a delicious meal My friend even loved the liver mouse

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  30. DonnaF

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Very small. Don’t plan on staying long. You will be asked to leave the table for the next seating if you have an early reservation. Limited seating.

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  31. hoodoo

    New York City

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great as always. Love the meatballs with polenta, ricotta, sundried tomato tapenade, brasato with polenta, and lasagna. There are some new choices on the menu that sound good.

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  32. marks

    West Palm Beach

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful restaurant. Only two things to know. Cash or check and bring your own wine. Food is exceptional.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic meal and service as always!

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  34. Lexi

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service and food was fantastic. Every bite was delicious. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Had an amazing meal, eggplant Parmesan was delicious!! Our server Suzanne was attentive and friendly and added to our wonderful experience!!

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  36. TheresaK

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Very attentive and friendly staff

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  37. RonaldM

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We come here often and always have great food. Will need to make a reservation not easy to walk in.

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  38. TomR

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Joe DiMaggio had a hitting streak of 56 games. My friends and I have racked up over 20 dinners at The Trattoria and all of them have been hits. It will take a while longer but that's ok. We can't think of a better way to pursue a record. Thanks to Steve and all the wonderful staff.

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  39. LindaB

    New York City

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always excellent in every way!!! I am never disappointed when I go to Trattoria either with my husband or with a friend for dinner. The service is always fabulous & the food is amazing! Kudos to all who make this small gem in St. James all that it is.

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  40. DeckDad

    New York City

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Very small, so hard to get a table on a weekend. Everything was tasty with excellent ingredients. We had one of the salads to start, then meatball app and lasagna for main. All were delicious. Our favorite BYO on Long Island.

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The Trattoria is rated 4.8 stars by 743 OpenTable diners.

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532 North Country Rd, Saint James, NY 11780

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Lake Avenue
  • Neighborhood
    Stony Brook
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Monday- Friday Noon- 2pm Dinner: Monday-Thursday 5:00- 9:00pm Friday and Saturday: 5:30- 10:00pm Sunday: 4:00- 8:00pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    We are located 1/2 mile from the St. James station from the Long Island Railroad.
  • Payment options
    Cash Only
  • Executive chef
    Steve Gallagher
  • Additional
    BYO Liquor, Non-Smoking
  • Phone number
    (631) 584-3518
  • Catering
    At The Trattoria we offer private parties on premise for up to 32 people. We have several packages to best accommodate your needs. We also implement off-premise catering.
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