The Trattoria

4.8
735 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.
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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We are located 1/2 mile from the St. James station from the Long Island Railroad.
Additional
BYO Liquor, Non-Smoking
What 735 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was amazing!!!

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KS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Always and outstanding dining experience! Knowledgeable friendly staff! Can't wait for our next chance to visit.

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C
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food is always outstanding. Such quality and variety. Wish I could eat more!

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KB
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 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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LB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 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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DT
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 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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CK
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great as always!!!!
All four of us had a delicious meal
My friend even loved the liver mouse

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DF
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 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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h
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 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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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal and service as always!

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m
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant. Only two things to know. Cash or check and bring your own wine. Food is exceptional.

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L
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service and food was fantastic. Every bite was delicious. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 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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TK
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Very attentive and friendly staff

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RM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 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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TR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 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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LB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 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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JG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is phenomenal. We love that we can bring our own wine.

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FG
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 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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LM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

ONCE AGAIN THE FOOD WAS EXCELLENT. SERVICE WAS GOOD AS USUAL. NOISE LEVEL CAN BE LOUD AT TIMES AND PARKING IS SOMETIMES DIFFICULT

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d
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Great service. Friendly cozy restaurant

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t
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lasagna and veal parmigiana we’re fantastic. Duck liver
pate was a real treat.

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AE
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, nice portions good selection. Can bring your own wine.

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KP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolute foodie heaven at prices lower than at other eateries...about half the price. Close seating at small tables within a small space gives rise to communication with strangers who also love the place...we are extremely lucky to reside nearby to a Long Island gem. Love hearing, softly, Miles Davis and John Coltrane while dining. Food quality is extremely high...not commercial food, but homemade food prepared with love and devotion.

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MU
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So difficult to get a reservation but well worth the wait !

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JD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply awesome as usual. We love coming here so much. The food is beyond good every time. Personal fave... the homemade ricotta cheese with the bread. Amazing!

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Caribbean
7 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great meal awesome selection on the 4 course
We had a great time

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PP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great value! Excellent & creative dishes. Great choices & course pairings. Meatballs were tasty & spicey & delishish. I felt that I was eating in Tuscany yes, the food was that good & rustic.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time dining, will not be the last

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n
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had been there once before and wasn’t sure what to expect the second time. My girlfriends and I had a wonderful meal everyone enjoyed from the appetizers to the desserts will definitely be back love that it’s right in my neighborhood!

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NB
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Great service. Doesn't get any better.

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L
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best meal anywhere on Long Island. It was extra special to have Tina Marie as our server.

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M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

My favorite restaurant on Long Island! Excellent food always.

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SO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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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EK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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SZ
Adelaide / SA
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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LE
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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s
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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FS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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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LO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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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