The Trattoria

4.9
702 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean
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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
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Phone number
(631) 584-3518
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Payment options
Cash Only
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Steve Gallagher
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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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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Lake Avenue
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Parking details
We are located 1/2 mile from the St. James station from the Long Island Railroad.
Additional
BYO Liquor, Non-Smoking
What 702 People Are Saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
4.9
food
4.8
service
4.2
ambience
4.7
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

My only criticism is that the food arrived too hot to eat for a long time. Otherwise the best food in our area bar none.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Excellent!!! Lots of choices...all excellent. Cash only is an inconvenience. We will go back and recommend it highly.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Best eggplant Parmesan we have ever eaten! Thank you so much for a wonderful birthday meal; excellent service as always! Of course we’ll return to this very special gem.

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Everything was incredibly good. Will gladly go back and recommend to all my friends and family. Keep up great foods and atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

my favorite long island restaurant.I keep coming back to this restaurant, it is consistently amazing.

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

One of the finest restaurant s on LI.The unpretentious setting belies the quality of the food and efficient professional service.

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4.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Salmon was over cooked and dried out. Pappardelle Bolognase was just ok. Not worth the inconvenience of cash and bringing your own wine.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

The service was great, the food was exceptional. I had heard raves previously and now I am telling everyone how amazing this place is!

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

Excellent food, a little expensive, but not your typical menu which is nice if you want something different. Tiny restaurant very loud, difficult to have a conversation, no ambiance, but we go for the food, consistently outstanding!! Everyone was happy with their meal.

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4.0Dined on July 25, 2018

Food was excellent, prix fix was awesome. The websites states you can BYOB, but what it doesn't say is that if you want a glass of wine you MUST BYOB. No liquor license. So if you want a wonderful meal with wine, bring your own wine!

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Great food every time and love that the chef comes out and interacts with his guests.

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5.0Dined on July 18, 2018

I am from Syracuse, NY and I would make a 5 hour trip down just to eat here! The food is out of the world. The black pasta with calamari and spicy tomato is probably the best dish I have had anywhere, ever. This is a must-visit restaurant! The staff is also very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Make reservations!

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5.0Dined on July 17, 2018

One can always rely on the excellent food and friendly atmosphere at The Trattoria

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5.0Dined on July 16, 2018

Reliably good. My favorite restaurant. Excellent food.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Food and service was excellent!

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Food was outrageous as always… Can’t wait to go back

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3.0Dined on July 14, 2018

The food was outstanding unfortunately the atmosphere and the lack of ventilation were not.

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4.0Dined on July 13, 2018

We’ve been to The Trattoria many times and have always enjoyed their great food and comfortable atmosphere. This was no different, however a bit louder than normal due to a couple of relatively loud groups in this small dinning area. And for the first time ever, one of our entrees were less than stellar. My wife ordered the dinner portion of Carbonara and thought it was disappointingly bland (I agreed). We’ve ordered this dish in the past and have enjoyed it, so we’ll chalk this one up to an off night.
It definitely won’t stop us from going back.

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4.0Dined on July 12, 2018

The service was welcoming and professional.
Food was delicious and creative.

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4.0Dined on July 8, 2018

I hadn't been to the restaurant in a couple of years. It definitely has gone down in all categories. It was very easy to get a table which should have been a indication that things had changed. I would not rush back.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Fantastic, as usual.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

The food is delicious and we are always eager to try a new seasonal dish added to the standard menu. The best Italian restaurant by far and the staff is always so welcoming too.

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Have been here several times, perhaps once/ month over past 5 years and always find the food excellent and interesting. This evening was special, even for Trattoria. The corn soup with vanilla bean crema was like drinking sweet corn; I expected a cold soup, but it is served hot and is outstanding. Light, airy and almost amusing. Also had a scallop dish with shiitake mushrooms and a broth. The scallops were done to perfection; the broth was just enough to give a little extra taste, more like a sauce. The sound level, which I admit can be overwhelming at times, was acceptable this evening. The restaurant staff and customers give a very friendly, almost homey atmosphere. And the byob policy makes this an excellent value.

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4.0Dined on July 3, 2018

Our daughter and granddaughter visiting from Rochester. Excellent as always

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

We have been to this restaurant numerous times. Every dish on the menu is absolutely delicious! The owner/chef is so friendly too. The wait staff is very attentive. Can't wait to go back & enjoy more delectable cuisine!!

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

We love this restaurant and have been going there ever since we found it. It really is a gem and the food is amazing. It's always a special treat. Can't wait to go again!

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

We’ve eaten here many times and are never disappointed. Everything is always delicious, very flavorful and clean tasting. It is my favorite local restaurant.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

We love the Trattoria and make it a point to get to this wonderful eatery at least once a month. We love the meatball appetizer; my husband usually orders lasagna as the main course, and I often choose the eggplant Parmesan, which is the best around! This is one of our favorite restaurants because of their BYOB policy and the amazing food preparation.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

The food was simply amazing as always!! I've been here at least 2 dozen times and have never been and never will be disappointed.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

This place is amazing
All food home made and just great
No corking fee
Imagine that
A hidden gem

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Been coming here since it was the Bistro. Wonderful spot to catch a quick meal. It's very small so don't expect to linger. Service will be fast. Great that you can bring your own wine. Food has always been a 10 here. Had the Braised Brasato which was to die for. It's great food in a casual atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

The Trattoria is a very small restaurant, but the food is absolutely outstanding. The staff is very relaxed and helpful, never too rushed or busy to help. I will return here every couple of months for special occasions.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

We do date night at Trattoria every Friday night.

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

We love the food and service! It is truly a great dining experience every time!!!

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Great food and service. Don't forget to BYO wine.

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Just the best!!

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Food was exceptional ..better than usual if that’s possible! My only complInt is the noise level .. I couldn’t hear our conversations without saying excuse me a million times! The table next to us was obnoxiously very loud!! However the superb food makes this one of my favorite restaurants!

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

We never have anything but a great experience here. The food is always amazing!!!!

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

The food is always delicious as well as the service. Price is reasonable.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

The Trattoria is always a wonderful experience. The food is consistently incredible—we are never let down when we go. The restaurant is cash or check only and bring your own wine and beer. My favorite place to dine! Highly recommend the baked clams, black pasta, brasato, and the lasagna. They’re all menu staples that remain available even as the menu changes seasonally. Enjoy!

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