The Trattoria

4.8
749 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian

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About

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
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Vancouver
48 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 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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D
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 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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EC
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 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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r
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints!!! Food and service consistently outstanding.

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MS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service was great, first time there wasn’t aware it was BYOB. Will definitely go back.

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IL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 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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NM
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Italian cuisine in NY. Great job, Steve & crew!

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TM
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Requested Tasting Menu for two without onions, my buddy gets migraines from them. He accommodated and it was delicious.

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LM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite restaurant. Can’t wait to return.

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AJ
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent food, small intimate setting, outstanding service

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DB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and worth the wait to get a reservation

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v
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 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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LG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 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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BC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was Fantastic! Service was Awesome! Prix Fix is so much food!

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was amazing!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic. Food is very fresh and service impeccable. Can’t beat the byob

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KS
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
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
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
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
18 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
New York Area
2 reviews
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
12 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
44 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
9 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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