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Trama's Trattoria, Long Branch, NJ

Trama's Trattoria

4.9
4.9
1536 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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Booked 48 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (732) 222-1121

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Kevin Koller / Pat Trama

  • Neighborhood

    Long Branch, New Jersey

  • Cross street

    Second Ave

  • Parking details

    Municipal parking directly across the street.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Appetizers

  • Tricolore Salad$16.00

    baby arugula, endive, radicchio, cherry tomatoes, white balsamic

    • Baby Artichoke Salad$18.00

      lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, black pepper, parmesan reggiano

      • Caesar Salad$18.00

        romaine hearts, white anchovies, parmesan reggiano, croutons, chili oil

        • Caprese Salad$16.00

          buffalo mozzarella, lucky tomatoes, basil leaves, extra virgin olive oil, sea salt

          • Mama Trama's Meatballs$16.00

            creamy polenta, red sauce, parmesan reggiano

            • Carpaccio$26.00

              thinly sliced filet mignon, summer black truffles, baby arugula, shaved reggiano

              • Calamari$18.00

                cherry tomatoes, baby arugula, lemon crown, red sauce

                • Mussels$20.00

                  tomato gravy, toasted garlic, basil leaves, brooklyn bread

                  • Garlic Bread$12.00

                    focaccia, garlic butter, parmesan cheese, red sauce

                    • Eggplant Parmigiana$18.00

                      red sauce, buffalo mozzarella, basil leaves

                      Pasta

                      $29

                      • Rigatoni

                        italian sausage, english peas, san marzano tomatoes, parmesan cream

                        • Orecchiette

                          broccoli rabe, garlic oil, crushed red pepper, parmesan reggiano

                          • Spaghetti

                            "white clam sauce" local button clams, brooklyn bread crumbs, calabrian chili pepper

                            • Bucatini

                              "cacio e peppe" cracked black pepper, black truffle butter, pecorino romano

                              • Fettuccini

                                "arrabbiata" san marzano tomatoes, chili flakes, grated pecorino

                                • gluten free pasta$3.00

                                  Entrees

                                  $5 split plate charge

                                  • Branzino$36.00

                                    white bean puree, charred spring ramps, tuscan olive salad, lemon zest

                                    • Organic Salmon$35.00

                                      green garlic butter, spring asparagus, chilled leeks, tomato fondue

                                      • Cod$34.00

                                        grandma's horseradish labneh, fava beans, beet root, za'atar

                                        • Fluke$35.00

                                          "francaise style" spring pea risotto, pea tendrils, local mushrooms

                                          • Veal Parmigiana$32.00

                                            pat's red sauce, buffalo mozzarella, basil leaves, side of spaghetti

                                            • Pork Chop$38.00

                                              organic polenta, tuscan kale, dolce gorgonzola, rhubarb marmalade

                                              • Chicken Milanese$29.00

                                                tricolore salad, white balsamic, shaved parmesan

                                                • Prime Bone-In Ribeye$65.00

                                                  "florentine style" herb olive oil, baby spinach, fingerling potatoes

                                                  Sides

                                                  $9

                                                  • Broccoli Rabe / Garlic / Olive Oil

                                                    • Native Mushrooms / Herbs / Whipped Ricotta

                                                      • Polenta / Mascarpone / Reggiano

                                                        • Fingerling Potatoes / Herbs / Olive Oil

                                                          • Organic Baby Spinach / Olive Oil / Garlic

                                                            • Spring Asparagus/Lemon/Butter

                                                              Last updated: May 5, 2022

                                                              What 1,536 people are saying

                                                              Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                              4.9
                                                              4.9 based on recent ratings
                                                              • 4.9Food
                                                              • 4.9Service
                                                              • 4.7Ambience
                                                              • 4.6Value

                                                              NoiseModerate

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                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                New York Area

                                                                1 review

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined 1 day ago

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Always a great time! Thank you so much for accommodating our request for bar seating! Rob is the best! See you again soon!

                                                              2. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                New York Area

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                Dined 2 days ago

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                Loved everything about it except it was a little too noisy

                                                              3. p

                                                                paytoeat19

                                                                New York Area

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                Dined 2 days ago

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                We have never been disappointed with our meal At Trama's Trattoria, the food and service are excellent. Our fresh salad was excellent and our cocktails prefect. I had the broccoli rabe and sausage pasta dish and it was the best I have ever had!!! The only complaint I have is the noise level makes it difficult to have a conversation. It is a small room, perhaps when the weather is nicer eating outside may be better.

                                                              4. D

                                                                Diane809

                                                                New York Area

                                                                24 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                24 reviews

                                                                Dined 5 days ago

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                Another wonderful meal at Tramas. We haven’t been here in a while since weren’t fans of last season’s menu. Celebrated my son’s college graduation with fettuccine arrabbiata which was delicious and spicy. Also, asked our server, Robert, if we could substitute Chicken Milanese for Chicken Parm and he was able to do that. This place makes the best Chicken Parm on planet earth. I’m Italian and can make this myself but theirs is better and wish they would always have it on the menu.

                                                              5. AG

                                                                AnthonyG

                                                                New York Area

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                Dined 5 days ago

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Always fantastic!!!

                                                              6. RG

                                                                RichardG

                                                                New York Area

                                                                6 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                3.0

                                                                6 reviews

                                                                Dined on May 19, 2022

                                                                overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                Huge salads , Chicken Milanese was buried under so much had to get another plate which it literally could not fit just to see the chicken. Same with the Caesar salad big enough for two. The Cacio Pepe was ok but at $29 not worthy of the pricetag, Pork Chop was excellent but full meal on a whole for the three of us was uneven Service was friendly but missed steps of service, no one brought pepper mill to table for my wife's Caesar salad, same with grated cheese fo the meatballs . Had to ask. even though both were present in dining room. Busser was incessantly trying to take my plate while my wife was still eating . Was our anniverasry and was hoping for a special meal with the high ratings I had read. did not happen . Experience simply not worth the price tag.

                                                              7. S

                                                                Strawberry

                                                                New York Area

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on May 18, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                It was our first time visiting Trama's. It was highly recommended by our daughter and neighbors. We were pleased with the pleasant service and atmosphere. Very friendly staff! Our food was delicious and my pomtini was excellent...no shortage of alcohol. Overall, a pleasant experience, and we will return!

                                                              8. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                Anchorage

                                                                5 reviews

                                                                4.0

                                                                5 reviews

                                                                Dined on May 18, 2022

                                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                We booked bar seats, later in the evening so it was rather quiet for a change. Did not have anything to eat but had lovely cocktails. They close at promptly at 9 PM that was the only thing. Closed up shop and We were one of the last to go. Which was a little uncomfortable.

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                                                                Iraw

                                                                New York Area

                                                                175 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                4.0

                                                                175 reviews

                                                                Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                                overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                                We went for dinner on a Sunday. The place was busy but not full. We were a bit surprised by the noise level. It was loud! Our server was good as well as our food. We ordered mussels as an app. It was quite a generous portion that had a very nice flavor. My wife ordered veal parm and I ordered Bransini. The veal was delicious and a large portion. My bransini was good.

                                                              10. MM

                                                                MeeMee3

                                                                New York Area

                                                                136 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                136 reviews

                                                                Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                There is NO PLACE like Trama's Trattoria! Chef Pat is always outstanding and creative and everything that leaves the kitchen is a work of art and delicious beyond compare. This is worth a trip from anywhere!AAA and **********

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                                                                Lunch

                                                                New York Area

                                                                136 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                136 reviews

                                                                Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service3ambience5

                                                                Food was good. Did not get bread until I asked what the olive oil was for. Service took a little too long

                                                              12. SG

                                                                SheriG

                                                                New York Area

                                                                5 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                5 reviews

                                                                Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Nice ambiance and great professional service from start to finish. Food, as always, delicious. Never disappoints

                                                              13. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                This was our second time here and we thoroughly enjoyed it all. From the Bartenders service of our drinks to our appetizers and dinners nothing short of delicious! We will definitely be returning again soon!

                                                              14. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                New York Area

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                First time there. Great atmosphere, great food and exceptional service. Andrew our waiter was terrific! He is an asset to the restuarant. We will definitely be returning with friends.

                                                              15. MC

                                                                MarissaC

                                                                New York Area

                                                                7 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                7 reviews

                                                                Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                The best chicken parm!!

                                                              16. PB

                                                                PeterB

                                                                New York Area

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                Great restaurant. Nice size portions. Food was excellent

                                                              17. MS

                                                                MarcS

                                                                New York Area

                                                                8 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                8 reviews

                                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Another great meal at Trama. We love this place!!!!

                                                              18. T

                                                                Tori

                                                                New York Area

                                                                1 review

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                The best! Food, staff, space

                                                              19. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                New York Area

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                We always have a great experience when we dine here. The last few times was at the bar, just my husband and I. Last night we dined at a table with our kids and they loved it. Service was great and our waiter was attentive to the kids. Got the mussels and the pasta special with anchovies - so good! My kids loved the garlic bread, rigatoni, and spaghetti with the white clam sauce. I got the salmon again, cooked perfect as usual, as was my husbands steak. Only positive things to say about Trama’s.

                                                              20. f

                                                                foodie29

                                                                New York Area

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                Fantastic as always and will keep coming back for the amazing food and service!

                                                              21. JR

                                                                JohnR

                                                                Atlantic City

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Awesome food and restaurant and we will definitely be back

                                                              22. N

                                                                Nancys

                                                                Naples

                                                                32 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                32 reviews

                                                                Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                Wonderful! Sat at the bar and had fabulous service, great food and good conversation! Once again, wonderful!

                                                              23. M

                                                                Mario

                                                                New York Area

                                                                25 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                25 reviews

                                                                Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Service and attention to detail is what brings us back! Resturant recently opened a wall for patrons to view the kitchen. nice touch!

                                                              24. KM

                                                                KristenM

                                                                New York Area

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                We love Tramas! Great food, great service down to the details of the waiters always knowing what my husband is going to order as soon as he sits down!

                                                              25. MM

                                                                MeeMee3

                                                                New York Area

                                                                136 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                136 reviews

                                                                Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                OMG, This is where you want to eat! The food is divine, the bar scene is terrific, Sean our waiter is amazing and the atmosphere is wonderful. Make a reservation and don't be disappointed.

                                                              26. DB

                                                                DannyBetesh

                                                                New York Area

                                                                10 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                10 reviews

                                                                Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Best restaurant in NJ. Food is spectacular!!! Flavors bust from every dish!!! Great staff, great ambiance, and always a great night. My favorite place to eat!!! Consistently amazing!!!!

                                                              27. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on April 27, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Tramas was a delicious and relaxing meal. The ambience was quiet and intimate. I went for my birthday with 8 friends and they accommodated an extra person with no problem. The service was great and the food was amazing!! Will definitely come back.

                                                              28. a

                                                                angrycarnivour

                                                                New York Area

                                                                13 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                13 reviews

                                                                Dined on April 26, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Food quality has been consistently excellent since day one ! Staff is great , and fun as well . Can't wait to get back! Everything on the menu is enticing.

                                                              29. CV

                                                                CynthiaV

                                                                Brighton

                                                                6 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                6 reviews

                                                                Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Always always a great experience at Trama with Sean as our FAVORITE server of all times! Reservation on repeat for outstanding service, entertainment and repeatedly consistent great food ! Our go to place always !

                                                              30. SS

                                                                StevenS

                                                                Atlantic City

                                                                22 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                22 reviews

                                                                Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                As always, Pat Trama and his staff make dining out a wonderful experience. Pat recently changed the menu, adding a number of items. Our family tried 2 new ones,, excellent!! Go get a good dinner at Trama Trattoria, you will enjoy the entire experience

                                                              31. B

                                                                Batman24

                                                                New York Area

                                                                14 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                14 reviews

                                                                Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Great food and service!

                                                              32. SC

                                                                SheriC

                                                                New York Area

                                                                16 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                16 reviews

                                                                Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                Service was perfect. Food was amazing. Will def be back.

                                                              33. MG

                                                                MikeG

                                                                New York Area

                                                                11 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                11 reviews

                                                                Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Best Restaurant at the Jersey Shore! Ambiance, Food and staff are second to none!

                                                              34. MM

                                                                MeeMee3

                                                                New York Area

                                                                136 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                136 reviews

                                                                Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Pat Trama is the most outstanding Chef on the Jersey Shore. You will be thrilled if you make a reservation here and have dinner. The Bar is also wonderful and creative. Enjoy!

                                                              35. p

                                                                parig

                                                                Denver

                                                                6 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                6 reviews

                                                                Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                Our server was great and the food was all delicious. Looking forward to dining there again.

                                                              36. KB

                                                                KathyB

                                                                1 review

                                                                4.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on April 13, 2022

                                                                overall4food5service5ambience3

                                                                Food was delicious and service was spot on. Definitely recommend.

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                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                New York Area

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on April 13, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Robert does a fabulous job. We enjoy sitting at the bar.

                                                              38. CV

                                                                CynthiaV

                                                                Brighton

                                                                7 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                7 reviews

                                                                Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                My favorite place for exceptional food , service , ambiance, value and Sean and Rob are the icing on the cake ! Always have a fabulous time !

                                                                Trama's TrattoriaResponded on April 11, 2022

                                                                thank you Cynthia!

                                                              39. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                A very friendly and excellent food.

                                                              40. CD

                                                                ChrisD

                                                                New York Area

                                                                5 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                5 reviews

                                                                Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Absolutely amazing from start to finish!

                                                              Safety precautions

                                                              • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                                • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                                • Contactless payment available
                                                              • Physical distancing

                                                                • Limited number of seated diners
                                                                • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                                                • Extra space between tables
                                                              • Screening

                                                                • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                                                • Staff is vaccinated

                                                              FAQs

                                                              You can order delivery directly from Trama's Trattoria using the Order Online button. Trama's Trattoria also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 222-1121.

                                                              Trama's Trattoria is rated 4.9 stars by 1536 OpenTable diners.

                                                              Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                              Booked 48 times today
                                                              Google Map for Trama's Trattoria

                                                              115 Brighton Ave Long Branch, NJ 07740

                                                              Additional information

                                                              • Cross street

                                                                Second Ave

                                                              • Neighborhood

                                                                Long Branch, New Jersey

                                                              • Hours of operation

                                                                Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

                                                              • Cuisines

                                                                Italian, Contemporary Italian

                                                              • Dining style

                                                                Casual Elegant

                                                              • Dress code

                                                                Smart Casual

                                                              • Parking details

                                                                Municipal parking directly across the street.

                                                              • Payment options

                                                                AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                              • Executive chef

                                                                Kevin Koller / Pat Trama

                                                              • Additional

                                                                Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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