Trama's Trattoria

4.6
523 reviews
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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.
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Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

High end restaurant with good food and extremely poor untrained servers

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was Valentine's Day, and we were able to get a table at Trama, which was a coup. Dinner was delicious. Trama truly has the best bread around, which is a wonderful way to start any meal. I would go just for that any night of the week! For apps, we had the caprese salad w/ basil, which, even though was made with winter tomatoes and not our famous summer fresh Jersey tomatoes, had a wonderfully fresh taste. Also had a caesar salad... always good, and a side of broccoli rabe that we ate with the crispy bread, soaking up the garlic butter sauce. For the main course, two of us had the pork chop topped w/ blue cheese which was served w/ broccoli rabe and a sweet potato. It was outstanding but almost too big.... should have taken some home to enjoy it again the next day, but chose to eat it all anyway. Another had the spaghetti w/ clams, which also didn't disappoint. The 4th dish was the carbonara... No complaints anywhere.
Trama has a nice bar, delicious food and a cozy atmosphere. Although it is on the pricey side, it's still one of our favorite restaurants, & we would highly recommend it to anyone.

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MC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Trama's is our favorite. We highly recommend to friends.

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RP
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always this place never disappoints . Everything is always spot on no matter how busy it is .
Wife had the Salmon and was great . I had the pork chop and it was cooke to perfection .

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CB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service is fabulous!!! Best Italian in South Jersey! 6 people for dinner and everyone enjoyed! Not one complaint!!!

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D
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my second visit here and it was as fantastic as before. My guests and I had an event so decided to just share 3 apps and a side and couldn’t finish all the fabulous food! The shaved artichoke salad was again, delicious. The fried calamari perfectly prepared and deliciously paired with a great sauce and delicious small tomato salad. The fresh ricotta with eggplant and olive spread was amazing. And the Brussels sprouts were perfectly charred and flavored. We just we had had more time (and room in our stomaches) to finish all of the great food. We will definitely be back!

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AR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Trama’s is a wonderful, delicious restaurant. This was our 3rd time there. Will definitely be back. Our waiter, Andrew, was excellent!

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n
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had not visited Trama's in a couple of years, but now Ama is no more we were craving some of the chef's specialties. We were in on a Saturday evening with friends and the place was packed. We started with some delicious hand crafted cocktails then moved on to appetizers and entrees. Service was friendly and attentive and we did not feel rushed (nor did we feel we waited overlong for dishes). Everyone was very pleased with their choices. We loved the crusty bread and appreciated that real parmesan cheese was grated onto our dishes. We will definitely be back soon. There are many Italian restaurants in the area but few very good ones, and this is one of them.

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S
London
5 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious. It’s a great, local restaurant that you can feel comfortable going to every week

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NG
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 2

We were sat at a table up front by the door and were uncomfortably cold the entire meal. The waiter seemed to want to rush us out. He took away an appetizer dish before it was done (did not ask). Then at the end of the meal he never asked us if we wanted tea or coffee with our desert. We have been at this restaurant several times and this was the first bad experience. Seems like the restaurant should reconsider using a curtain to stop the draft when it is cold out.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinner. Very happy with the food and service. Will definitely go back!

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q
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always perfection

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n
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome Experience and presents a wonderful local fine dinning experience.

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WD
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food. The veal parmigiana is spectacular. The pastas at so fresh.

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New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Trama never disappoints! Outstanding service as always from Andrew and the rest of the staff. The mussels, baby artichoke salad, and pasta dishes were perfect!

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b
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very consistent

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PP
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our forever favorite place to dine.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Trama’s is one of the best restaurants in the area!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Trama’s is worth a visit. Each meal was executed well. The mussel appetizer is a must try! The only area of improvement I can recommend is the kitchen needs an expediter. My wife was served her meal approximately 5 minutes prior to mine. I noticed this also happened at other tables too. This should never happened at the better restaurants.

As for pricing, for the exception of the biscotti cookies, I thought the menu was fairly priced. The biscotti cookie are priced at $18 for 6 small cookies. This must be a menu misprint, I hope!

We will definitely return to Trama’s.

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PP
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always recommend Trama to everyone we meet.
We feel like family when we have dinner at Trama and you will too

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DM
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

It was our first visit to this restaurant. We thought the service was excellent, the dishes were very good but extremely tomato flavored. I had the veal Parmesan which was nice and crispy but again, had too much tomato sauce. The Caesar salad was one of the best ones I’ve ever had.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nothing beats this restaurant. We drove 4 hours to get here from Long Island. It was worth every minute. The food and service are phenomenal. You can’t get Italian like this anywhere else. Do not miss this spot.

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TS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Overall the food was delicious though the calamari was over cooked. We had to keep asking for our water to be replenished. Our waiter was very polite and friendly. The noise level was very uncomfortable and we were all hoarse when we left.

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J
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent quality food and the servers were more than accommodating, even moving us to a quieter table. The only negative thing I can say is that the noise level is high making conversation difficult.

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TK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, perfect NYE night

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SS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service as always!

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A
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Trama's is an amazing restaurant with fabulous food. The wait staff is helpful and friendly. The owners go above and beyond to make you feel you are important. There homemade desserts are to die for. We are so thankful we always can count on them for an out of the world dining experience.

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BT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a great experience. Our party of eight was seated immediately. The server was extremely attentive, but not to the point of annoyance, Favorite dishes included Baby Artichoke Salad, Caesar Salad and Eggplant Parm Tower. The Branzino and Fluke were excellent, as were the desserts.

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OT
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What awesome bread n olive oil we were served when we were seated. There’s a bar so we ordered cocktails to enjoy. My fish n steak were delicious!

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GD
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This place is great. The ingredients are always excellent and chef and staff are top notch.

Really enjoy this menu.!

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J
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Prices a little higher then other area competition , but food is good, I’m NOT a big eater but the portion was small . Don’t bother with the tiramisu is far from traditional I didn’t expect nor did I want ice cream on it ! And the menu doesn’t tell you either.

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OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just another fabulous experience at Trama’s! My wife and I were celebrating out wedding anniversary and were greeted with two glasses of champagne on the house when we were seated! Andrew was our server and was very attentive throughout our dinner. We started with the baked clam special and the Calabrese salad for appetizers. Amazing! Then, for main courses, we shared the lobster truffle risotto and the shrimp fradiavlo. Simply, WOW. Finished it off with the best cheesecake around! Thank you Trama Trattoria, the entire experience is always special!!

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J
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I thought the food was delicious, nicely prepared and authentic. Service was great in beginning but when they got busy it was hard to get a check. They could use a bit more help but overall a great restaurant and experience.

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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

The restaurant was highly recommended so this was a disappointing experience. The veal parmigiana was just fair, the chocolate gelato was so bitter . The calamari was good but like everything else on the menu was way overpriced.

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Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about our dining experience at this hidden gem in Long Branch was 5 star. It is small but cozy, and the service was excellent. We started off sharing 2 salads, the Tric

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IC
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was very impressed.. every thing was delicious from appetizers to dessert!!!
Will definitely recommend to all my friends and family.

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Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and the wait staff was extremely knowledgeable and was able to guide us to perfect choices based on our tastes.

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j
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious classic apps like meatballs over polenta done perfectly. Possibly the best Carbonara I have ever had, and the lobster Francese I am still thinking about weeks later. Great place to sit at the bar for a quick bite, a quiet table for a romantic date or big table for a family celebration. I love coming here

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S
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was delicious. I was disappointed with my tiramisu dessert. It wasn’t traditional and consisted mostly of vanilla ice cream. Our appetizers and entrees were fabulous!

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G
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. I had the risotto with scoops and it was excellent....

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