Trama's Trattoria

4.6
396 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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Trama's Trattoria is an Italian eatery located in the West End area of Long Branch, NJ. Chef Trama has a strong following with food and wine aficionados due to his fierce commitment to quality, consistency and attention to detail. Chef Trama uses the highest-quality local, farm to table ingredients according to the seasons when they are at their optimum taste.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Contemporary Italian
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Hours of operation
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Friday-Saturday: 5:00pm -10:30pm
Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(732) 222-1121
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Pat Trama
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Second Ave
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Parking details
Municipal parking directly across the street.
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Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wine
What 396 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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food
4.6
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4.2
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4.1
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4.0Dined 5 days ago

We had a little issue with a sick child, but that has nothing to do with the restaurant. Just noting that we had to leave early and could not fully enjoy the meal. Every thing was really good. Wine selection also really nice. My kid thought the pasta was one of the best she's had because it was cooked perfectly. Wife's fish was really good. My chicken parm was good as well. Oh, and the bread-- which I always think tells you how good the food is gonna be, was good too.

Would like to come back when everyone is well and can thoroughly enjoy at leisure.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Another outstanding meal at Trama’s!! The service by Andrew was stellar and the whole place had a fantastic vibe. The food is always wonderful but tonight it felt better than ever! Don’t miss the homemade gnocchi with pesto sauce- seriously little clouds the burst with flavor. Greet night and as always, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! One of the best restaurants in New Jersey

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great food! Not a bite was left on any plate at the table.

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Friendly and helpful staff. Food was delicious. Accommodating with special dietary requests.

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Always great friendly service, amazing food with best bread anywhere!

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4.0Dined on July 10, 2018

One of our favorite places to eat, though tonight might have been an off night. I love the size of the restaurant... small & intimate. The service was great, & atttentive, but I do wish that the staff clearing dishes from the table were told to wait until EVERYONE was done eating. It just makes those not finished with their meal feel rushed. We asked him to come back when everyone was done, but our guest felt like she was holding us up & wouldn't eat any more after that.
The bread that they serve here is outstanding! The tri color salad was delicious, as always. Two of us split that & it was more than enough. The chicken parmigiana was a little over done tonight... maybe pounded too thinly... who knows... but it wasn't as good as last time. The other meals were good, but the pasta in one of the pasta dishes was way to al dente... very hard to the bite. It was sent back & was delicious on the 2nd try.
All of that said, none of these minor complaints will keep us from going back again AND trying our favorites all over again, too. We also like that they take reservations... almost a must at the Jersey shore.
(The pork chop is also a favorite but we didn't order it tonight. It has been good every time!)

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Food, service excellent. Will go back

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4.0Dined on July 8, 2018

First time at the restaurant and food was very good. I would go back.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Honestly just fantastic Italian food. Mussels were to die for, caprese salad was so fresh and our pasta dishes were rich and savory. Can’t go wrong here

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

tramas is my favorite restaurant in west end. it's a great happy hour or date night spot. all of the ingredients are local and the food is always delicious.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

As usual, the food, atmosphere and service was excellent. Andrew our waiter was great and made sure to have food prepared for our friend who has dietary needs.

The calamari is awesome as is the meatball and salads for appetizers. The pork chop continues to be my favorite and the key lime pie for dessert was delicious. My friends also had the scallops and she loved them.

We brought new friends here for first time and they raved about the place. For those in neighboring areas this restaurant is worth the drive.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

First time but can't wait to go back.. everything we had was delicious..highly recommend the caesar salad, mussels (best I ever had), rib eye and key lime pie for dessert. Service was great, not rushed, but attentive. It is a bit noisy but not uncomfortably noisy. Its a small place..

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Love it our favorite place

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2018

NJ’s Finest! Period!
Artichoke Salad, Mussels Always, Rigatoni w/peas/sausage, Pork Chop in a red wine reduction sauce over faro- Really !!!! You just can’t beat Pat Trama’s cuisine ANYWHERE ‼️

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Perfect place for a family dinner. Wait staff is helpful and professional, food was very good and reasonably priced. Wine list had wide range of options as well

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

Each time I visit, the food is always amazing. Chef Pat is the best chef around, preparing authentic dishes with the freshest of ingredients. As the seasons change
so does the menu to include the best produce and seafood.

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Excellent food as always.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

We had an amazing experience from start to finish! Everything was excellent!

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Best restaurant in Jersey

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3.0Dined on June 13, 2018

I Always love this place but tonight was inexcusable, 5 people dining and all meals were brought out except one, it wasn’t just a little late, everybody else had finished eating before mine came out. The server did stop out 3 times to say “it will be out in a minute “ ........

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4.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Delicious food, helpful and knowledgeable wait staff. I’m going back again and again.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Love this place. Food is excellent. Staff is warm and welcoming. My favorite happy hour in the area. Kim is the best.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Our favorite place to have the best food in the State of NJ!

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3.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Food good- but ran out of garlic bread as appetizer! service rushed and impersonal- busboys trying to take plates away while still eating! Small portions- big prices- won’t go back

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Food and service was excellent!!! Tyler our waiter was on top on everything. My only complaint the acoustics. Very loud in the restaurant. We were only 4 at our table & felt like we had to speak loud to hear each other. Definitely will not stop us from going back.

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3.0Dined on June 2, 2018

My boyfriend and I went out for my birthday expecting a fabulous meal and killer atmosphere. When we got there, the noise level was so loud that we couldn’t even speak to each other. For the price and the reviews of this place, we expected so much more than what we got. The food wasn’t awful, but for a $26 plate of pasta - it was over salted, over spiced, mediocre. Polenta was fantastic. Would not recommend rigatoni, penne bolognese or meatball. What a drag - wont return.

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

The food at Trama's is fantastic. I had the pork chop, and it was cooked to perfection - juicy with no dryness at all. We shared a pasta as an appetizer, also delicious, and everyone at the table was raving about their foo. We will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Always a great meal at Pats Trama’s Trattoria
Mitch

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Good menu. Nicely prepared.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Surpassed my expectations on every level - very sophisticated preparations, superior wine selections, professional yet warm service - will definitely return!!!

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Always a good meal here!

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

The food was impeccable, service was amazing, and the our experience will be one we remember forever. Celebrating my graduation at Trama’s Trattoria will be the talk of my family for years to come and we look forward to our next experience at Trama’s Trattoria.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Great venue with delicious food. Had the mussels, artichoke salad, soft shell crab and fluke entrees. Amazing, fresh and tasty as always. Service and cocktails were amazing as well. We even received a complimentary birthday dessert with a candle for my wife's birthday, which was a great and unexpected bonus. Love eating here!

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Very creative menu and great tasting food. Nice cozy bar where you can sit and dine. Affordable wine list. Polite and helpful wait staff.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Food and service always great, definitely worth the trip.

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1.0Dined on May 18, 2018

I really wanted to love this place. First time there. Always looking for great restaurants and this one looked great on paper. To start with, the "Crispy Calamari" was soggy - not at all crispy. The special of the weekend "Soft Shell Crabs" (one of my absolute favorites) was MURDERED by a very heavy thick coating which completely ruined those delicate creatures. They were rendered tasteless. It was so disappointing. The prices for food (and drinks) were very high - which I normally don't care about but in this case it was an insult. Wish I had better news...oh well.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Always excellent!!

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

wow! From the first serving of bread to the last biscotti with vin santo and excellent meal and good time. Our server Andrew was friendly and very helpful,good suggestions on the meal.Delicious,,fresh and beautifully served dinner enjoyed by all.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Service was great, food was awesome

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day

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