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The Trattoria

4.8
646 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
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 646 People Are Saying
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4.7
service
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4.7
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4.0Dined 6 days ago

The food and service were both outstanding. The servers were knowledgeable and although it was busy we did not feel ignored. All of the food was cooked beautifully and was clearly fresh, the only reason I could not give it 5 stars was the space was very cramped. It was actually impossible for us, and the table next to us, to get out from the seat against the wall without bumping into the others table. I will probably go again, I just hope I’m up against the window instead next time.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Enjoyed the chef’s tasting menu - five courses, each unique and delicious. Nothing was too “out there”, just good solid food. Had a wonderful time. Service was great.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

All was great until a large, loud group came into this lovely, small space.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Dinner for 4 was just terrific. BYOB and the quality of the food was great. G

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

This is our second time dining and one of my favorites. All of the dishes are creative and well balanced. Lasagna is always great as the rabbit was also great. We ordered cheesecake, layered creme brûlée with chocolate bottom and orange rosemary cake. Small and cozy definitely make reservations.

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Delicious meal as always,squid ink pasta and Bronzino were both perfect. We sat it between two larger parties that doubled the noise level. Way too loud and uncomfortable. After a long day of work was not expecting this on a Wednesday evening.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Amazing food! Great service! Love that’s it’s BYOB. Days after people still talking about how great and fresh the food was. Will definitely be back.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

As always, the food was subperb. Lasagna and steak special were amazing. Tight quarters though but worth the experience

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Great food and Catie was an awesome server!! We love trying new things and the fact that it is in the neighborhood, BYO works well!!

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

The perfect choice for celebrating a Tuesday night birthday! Food was outstanding and we loved bringing our own wine selection with no corkage fees!

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

It was fabulous as usual!! Love love love this restaurant!

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Our first time there. We chose the chef's tasting menu which included amuse bouche, pasta , fish and meat courses. It was a good overview of what the kitchen had to offer. Each course was described when it was delivered, and the timing was right on. We were neither brushed nor left hanging. Excellent experience, will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Such a lovely and personalized dining experience. The chef visited every table during the main course to see how everyone was enjoying their meals. Can't wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

There’s no place better

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Absolutely fantastic food and value

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Been here many times. Always great selection, but hard to choose. Service has been great.
Restaurant is small but neat, clean & efficient and will adjust to your liking.
Reservations for weekends need to be booked 2 or more weeks in advance.
Maybe they should think of expanding or move to another larger location.
Just my thoughts, they do a great job.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Good food. Good service. Comfortable portions. Very nice BYOB restaurant

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3.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Wonderful. Delicious and twrrific.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We always enjoy our meals at Trattoria. The food is delicious and the staff is superb!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

My visit this weekend was on par with the rest of my visits to this venue - delicious food, great service, reasonable prices (not to say that it is inexpensive to eat here but you get what you pay for). I’d rather eat dinner here and be thrilled with every course then eat at a less expensive restaurant and feel “ho hum” about my meal and experience there. This is my favorite restaurant with good reason. I always can’t wait to go back. Thank you to the owner and staff for always doing so much to make every diner have a wonderful experience.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

As always I'm never disappointed when I eat here. The sundries tapanade with the fresh hot bread is delectable. Then on to the frisée with procuitto with roasted pears off the hook. And the lasagna bolonese was delicious it's the only place I ever eat lasagna except my own. I absolutely love this restaurant

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

The service was quick and friendly. The owner was very nice. The food is amazing!

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

DELICIOUS Food served 8 feet from the kitchen in a tiny room with seating for 40? BOY and friendly staff make it one of our favs!

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Different and simply awesome. A+ A hidden gem. You will not be disappointed.

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3.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Food is consistently excellent. Atmosphere is not great but food quality makes the experience worth it. Most recent visit had a less than optimal service experience. Service has always been very good however it seems that there are new wait staff. Effort was there but not what I would consider professional. This could be preference but I felt wait staff became to impactfull to the experience (interrupting conversations, popping up unexpectedly and unnecessarily). BYOB and food quality keeps trattoria in my rotation but service issues could change this.

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4.0Dined on February 22, 2018

You go to Trattoria because the food is out of this world and tonight was no exception. The din is louder than you could possibly ever want it, the room is HOT and the airflow terrible, but the food!! The food is authentic, it’s delicious, and it’s well-priced. There’s a reason we put up with the downsides. Go and enjoy a great meal, but be aware that it might be a little warmer than you’d like.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Food is simply amazing
The resturant is small- you are not rushed which enhances the dining experience
We had a 7:00 pm reservation and the table was ours for the night
The fact that resturant has byob policy we were able to enhance the faboulous dinner with excellent wine without having to pay $150-$200 per bottle (resturant prices for Brunello)
Recommend for anyone who wants
Incredible dinner in a relaxed comfortable dining experience

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

This may be favorite restaurant of all time. The food, the service and the price tag are incredible!!!!

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Go there for the food which is amazing not the ambiance which is minimal.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We went to The Trattoria for the first time. We had a party of 6 to celebrate Valentines Day and my Dads 80th birthday. Everyone was very pleased with the food, service, and friendliness of the staff. A hidden surprise! I will definitely be going back.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Food was outstanding as usual. Would love to see some shrimp dishes offered.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Always a goid choice. Never disappointed!

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

We are regulars here.
Never a let down ! Always excellent & service is always top.
Can't wait for our next visit

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4.0Dined on February 6, 2018

I’ve been going to Trattoria for many years. I’ve enjoyed every meal and this time is no different it was excellent. There is always something new and creative on the menu that keeps you coming back . If you’re a real foodie this is a place for you, here you can experience excellent food and you will be bored.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Came here for my husbands birthday like we do every year for past three years. I ordered the skate fish entree it was divine. I am never disappointed with a meal from here

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

What an incredible restaurant. After reading all of the reviews I was sure it would not live up to expectations, but boy was I wrong.

The Trattoria brings me back to dining in Italy. A wonderful, quaint little place where the food was to die for. The service was superb, the other patrons were friendly, and the BYOB allows you to enjoy an excellent bottle of wine without the 200% upcharge.

Chef/Owner Steve came by to chat with us and even recommended some cookbooks for my wife to try. We were quite impressed by the amount of time he spent with us.

This is the type of place where you arrange your day by the dinner reservation, not the other way around!! Give the Trattoria a try - it will not disappoint!!

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

The tasting menu was outstanding . the entire staff was very friendly

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Another amazing meal. Trattoria never disappoints!

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Excellent, as usual!!!

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

A great little Italian restaurant with amazing food. The menu has a reasonably priced 3 course option. It is BYOB restaurant with no corking fee.

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