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About The Trattoria

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.

532 North Country Rd
Saint James, NY 11780
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

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

Cross Street:
Lake Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
Cash Only

Phone Number:
(631) 584-3518

Website:
http://thetrattoriarestaurant.com/

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.

Parking Details:
We are located 1/2 mile from the St. James station from the Long Island Railroad.

Executive Chef:
Steve Gallagher

Additional:
BYO Liquor, Non-Smoking

The Trattoria Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.9

service

4.7

ambience

4.1

value

4.6

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (38)
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Cozy (25)
Special Occasion (23)
Good for a Date (23)
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Authentic (19)
Tasting Menu (18)
Local Ingredients (15)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Romantic (12)
Casual (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Seasonal (8)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Healthy (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Fun (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Great for Lunch (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Organic (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Business Meals (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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 (Aberdeen)·Dined 3 days ago

Everything I've had is delicious. Particularly love the bolognese sauce. Being able to bring my own bottle of wine an added bonus

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

BYO combined with outstanding creative dishes at reasonable ala carte or fixed price options make this a great destination for 2 to 6 people dining.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Authentic, Romantic, Vegan, Local Ingredients, Organic, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Not our best meal here. Food was OK, service was kind of weird. When we told the waitress that we wanted tap water instead of bottled water, she lost interest in us. This was weird, because its such a small restaurant. We normally go here for special occasions, but I think its time to find a new place to go.

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·Dined on November 6, 2017

We came here for dinner without the reservation. They accommodated us without any problem even though this place is very small. The food was delicious, especially the tripe dish. The stuff was very nice and friendly. We will be coming back for sure!

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Excellent food,,, would definitely go back and highly recommend!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Excellent authentic Italian food. Their lasagna is outstanding. BYOB or wine and cash only. Very small and difficult to get a reservation. Super casual.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great restaurant. Food is delicious! Love the idea of bringing your own alcohol!

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

This place never fails. Another amazing meal at Trattoria!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

The polenta was heavenly. ❤

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Service was great and food, as always, was fresh, hot and amazing. Intimate surroundings for a most enjoyable food experience.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

As always, my dinner at Trattoria was absolutely fantastic. There is no better value of food on Long Island, a $40 prix fixe gets you 3 courses of the best tasting food you ever had.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Always top notch. Creative, delicious food. Perfect portions and the prix fixes and byob can’t be beat.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2017

i don't like writing reviews but i have to say this place is a gem. its very very small and you do not go there for incredible decor. you go there for incredible food and an amazing menu. i have loved this place for 4 years now and as hard as it to get a reservation because of its size, i would never want them to get larger.

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Quality food and service! My short ribs were so tender a knife wasn’t needed. Great place to go once a month at least.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Wonderful find . Read reviews looked at menu . Prix fix is the way to go . Considering that how much one plate goes for at other places with same level of food. Byo is great . Should place on your list of places . Decor very low key but friendly. Feel as if your eating in the dining room next to the kitchen at home . All good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

We decided to do the Chef’s tasting menu and despite the food being good, the service was on the weaker as it took about 30 minutes in between servings. Our takeaway was that we may go back but we would do the price fix or the a la carte ordering.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Very good as always! Only negative was our table was right by the door and we kept getting hit with a blast of cold air. Food was top notch! Still our favorite restaurant!!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 9, 2017

The food was excellent. The Halibut was represented beautifully and was so delicious. The portion sizes were perfect. I’m looking forward to going back.

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Food was amazing as usual!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

My second time here love the food the service is also good.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

It was our first time there even though we live in st James. The food was delicious,we had the best salad, pappardelle Bolognese and the short ribs with polenta! We finished off with expresso,capuchino and Nutella pound cake with gelato and caramel sauce! Everything was super fresh and the service was on point! Thanks Brian! We will be be back soon!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Everything was fabulous as always! Highly recommend!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Cramped, hot, kitchen noise, however, excellent food

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

This is the restaurant that never disappoints and always delivers an excellent meal. We have been here 15-20 times and keep coming back for the lasagna and other phenomenal Italian specialties.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Always outstanding. Truly Italy in St. James.

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vip
 (Berlin)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Solid meal in a cozy dining room. BYOB, so turns out to be a really good deal. Will definitely be in my regular rotation. The leftover lasagne was even better the next day.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2017

We've been here many times over the years and the food is always excellent. It is very small and informal with less than ten tables. Not inexpensive but free BYOB keeps prices reasonable for some of the best Italian food on LI. House made ricotta was delicious. Special of halibut with fresh sweet corn, mushrooms and truffles was outstanding. Best espresso anywhere, but carbonara was watery. Cash only.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

The Trattoria is a great little restaurant. Maybe there are eight tables and that makes it difficult to get a reservation. Having been there over the years it seemed to me to desperately need a paint job. The noise level also a problem for us. Very, very noisey. The menu has a many standard dishes which have been on the menu forever and several seasonal dishes. We found everything to be delicious and hot. The portions also are very large. They have a price fixed dinner which is very nice. The service was very casual and fine. You can also bring your own bottle of wine. All in all a nice casual evening.

Tags: Seasonal, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Excellent service!

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·Dined on September 1, 2017

Tough to get reservations due to demand and limited seating. Tight fit but a nice cozy atmosphere. Food very good. Staff excellent. My only complaint is we had an early seating at 5:45 on a Friday and we felt rushed. There was no break between courses and it seemed like they went to turn the table given the limited seating and time. I will be going back and eating later. It's being your own wine and cash only.

Tags: Authentic, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Never disappoints. Food is always fabulous and consistent. BYOB is a plus.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Steve and crew never disappoint. Incredible and unique dishes crafted and executed by an amazingly talented chef (even if he IS a Red Sox fan!). The wait staff is very attentive and caring. My go to dining destination.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 28, 2017

My favorite restaurant on the Island. Been there 8 times now, and always look forward to returning.

Tags: Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

There were six of us on a recent Saturday evening celebrating a birthday. We started with several orders of baked clams, meatballs over polenta, and the Burrata with grilled artichokes. We also had the sun-dried tomato tapenade, fresh ricotta, and marinated olives. We enjoyed everything. The entrees were varied. Lasagna Bolognese (sauce is delicious), black pasta with calamari and spicy tomato (my favorite), roast pork loin with accompaniments, and chicken Milanese. No one was disappointed. We enjoyed everything down to the last drop. It's BYOB here and that's ok. We had various coffees and also shared some desserts. Service is not rushed, professional and attentive. Thanks Brian for a great evening.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Amazing food and wonderful service. Highly recommended!!!!

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 22, 2017

AS ALWAYS A GREAT EXPERIENCE ! A PLACE TO TRY FOR SURE!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 21, 2017

As usual, the Trattoria did not disappoint. Food was outstanding! Service was great.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Only problem was that the air conditioning was so high that we had to bring in blankets from the car. Finally, they turned it off completely and then we could be comfortable.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 20, 2017

This was probably the 30th time we've eaten here. As always delicious, delicious, delicious!
The service is always wonderful too. The lasagne bolognese is to die for and many of the other more interesting dishes are great . I'm a good cook and that usually makes going to restaurants tough. This never disappoints.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Disabled Access, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Varied menu with good selections. Servers are friendly, knowledgable and efficient. Great value for the money and the BYOB policy is a definite plus!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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