Trama's Trattoria

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$31 to $50
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Italian
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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SS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time there, and it certainly will not be our last..
Excellent from start to finish.

GP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious, good prices, and bartender was very attentive. Will be back!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday treatment ! Loved the food too !

N
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ordered several meals of the regular menu and a special, each meal was deliciously prepared.

k
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing . I love the waiters can’t decide who is my favorite!

SS
Atlantic City
19 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trama has become our go to restaurant on Friday's after a long week at work. The food and drink are always great. Service is exceptional with caring servers and support staff. While Trama is not the least expensive restaurant, there are few that provide the value in food and service that Trama provides.

MN
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are regulars to this restaurant and Traumas continues to deliver. Rob was attentive at the bar. The Chef accommodated my dietary needs and cooked up a meal with grain free pasta that I brought with me. I would strongly recommend!

OT
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best! It may have to be our Sunday ritual

LL
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, good service, a good neighborhood place

Trama's Trattoria
Responded on March 4, 2020

Thank you so much Liz for the wonderful review and for taking the time letting people know about your great experience with us at Trama’s Trattoria. I always call Trama's Trattoria "our little gem" and happy you think so too. Looking forward to having you back-Warmest Regards, Laura Trama

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c
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal at traumas as always. Shaun was delightful.

Trama's Trattoria
Responded on March 4, 2020

Ciaran, thanks for the feedback and for taking the time to write a review. Shaun is a wonderful part of Trama's Trattoria and hope he is with us for yrs to come. I think he has been with us 3.5 yrs out of 4.5yrs. Hope to see you again soon.-Sincerely, Laura Trama

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PP
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing from wait staff to food from appetizer to dessert a winner 👍🏻

Trama's Trattoria
Responded on March 4, 2020

Thank you PP3436 for being such a supporter of us at Trama's Trattoria and for always taking the time expressing to others about how much you enjoy dining with us. Also thank you for being so kind and thoughtful to our staff. Our staff is like Family and that means a lot. -Thank you, thank you, Laura Trama

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D
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food, can get noisy. Best pork chop, great pasta.

KG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love Trama Trattoria because the dining experience is consistently wonderful!!!! The food is always excellent and the service is always great!!! Always a perfect choice!!!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. Great food. Great service. I had scallops with risotto. It was delicious. Dessert-Best panna cotta ever!

M
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing delicious food. Great atmosphere. Sat at the bar seemed cozier than under the bright lights of the tables. Had the daily specials which were incredible!!! Pricey for what you get.

S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have always been totally satisfied at Trama's Trattoria. The food and service are outstanding!!

DC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, food, service ambiance. The Fluke Francaise & Sea Scallops were amazing!

CD
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t say enough about how good Hutu the food and service was. Can’t wait to come back!

S
London
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food! We’ve been going for a couple of years and it’s only getting better each time we go

EP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice staff and service.
Food is very good too!

NS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

LOVED it! Food was fabulous, service was good, prices were good.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing as always as were the drinks. You can always count on having a great meal here

TP
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is phenomenal! I can’t wait to go back! Highly recommended

NF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service & great food!

JM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place, great food. A little rushed on Saturday night due to people waiting for tables. Apps came out and immediately our entrees followed. No time to digest at all.

JP
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!

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SG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food.

MM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived early for our reservation and enjoyed a drink at the bar. We were not rushed to our table but told by the hostess to relax and enjoy are cocktail. Andrew, our server, was attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. He also remembered us although it has been a while since we visited this location. Dinner was perfection. My husband and I love to enjoy each course, so we share one of each. On this evening we had artichoke salad; perfectly dressed and fresh, followed by the Cacio e Pepe.... just delicious. Finally, we enjoyed the branding that was cooked to perfection. Dylan has done his father proud taking over the chef duties while Pat concentrates at One Willow.

J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were thrilled to find that the chefs at Trama are the ones who originally opened Ama, formerly at the Driftwood Cabana Club. We were extremely disappointed when it changed hands. At Trama, we found some of our favorites on the menu. The chefs at Trama did not disappoint. We split the baby arugula salad, my wife had the rigatoni as an entree and I had the fluke francais. We shared an additional side of brussel sprouts. Everything was perfect. Portions were generous but not overwhelming (we did take some pasta home). The fish was fresh and the francais sauce was light and not too buttery. The servers were attentive and brought out the entrees at the correct time after the salad (not too soon and not too late). We relaxed with after dinner drinks. The only reason for a "4" on the Ambiance rating was that the acoustics were a bit loud. All-in-all, can't wait to go back.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have had dinner at Trama Trattoria multiple times and it’s always great. Food is delicious and service is great as well. Recommended!

G
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the place, the staff were all ll outstanding. It’s too bad that I live in California and can only get to eat at Trama, Long Branch, a few times per year.

DM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent every time.
I dream about the mussels!
A little noisy but that’s what creates the lively energy. One of my all time favorites!
And the bartender makes a great cosmo.

WD
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the best restaurants at the Shore. Great food and great service (Andrew and Rob).

JH
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing. Calamari appetizer was delicious with fresh tomatoes and arugula on the side. Also the eggplant parmigiana appetizer delicious as well. I had the seared scallops with butternut squash risotto. The scallops were cooked perfectly, sweet and tender. The risotto was amazing with the squash cooked perfect not mushy and a topping of pomegranate (who would think). My friends has the Bronzino and were very happy, we all cleaned our plates. Our server Sean was attentive and helpful in choosing our meals and the bourbon old fashion was delicious too. We will be back soon. The only suggestion is on the right side when you walk in maybe move those tables apart a bit. The noise echos off of the walls there and it is very noisy.

RR
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Main entree’s were very good but desserts were not. Waiter apologized for it, 2 of the 3 desserts were not finished, but that was it, nothing was done. Most probably will not be back.

G
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food is delicious

A
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We went on New Year’s Eve the food was excellent. The ambiance was a little weird (like it was too bright in the dining room) service was very attentive until the end. Took forever to get the check. We will go again! Nice bar too!

OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trama is our go to restaurant when we want the perfect combination of excellent food, service, and cocktails. It’s always a pleasure to have Sean as our waiter. Friendly, attentive, and makes excellent recommendations.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always excellent at Trama. Shaun was our waiter and he is simply the best. The food is outstanding!

I
New York Area
155 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was excellent. Their wine list seemed a bit pricey.
I ordered sea bass and thought it was one of the best.
Perfectly cooked and very flavorful.