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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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We love Trama’s Trattoria and are looking forward to trying your other location. The food was amazing as always as well as the wait staff. We were celebrating two family birthdays!!

EE
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food is delicious! Was looking forward to Trama’s famous mussels And was a literally sad when we got to the bottom of the bowl, that’s how good they were

MS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another great meal at Trama!

E
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good experience

C
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service, will definitely be back

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Disappointing experience. We didn’t get a table until an hour after our reservation. We also couldn’t get a drink at the bar since there was only 1 bartender for a Saturday night. Very understaffed. I felt bad for the pressure being placed on the young hostess. Apparently, we were waiting for a table to pay their bill, but the check sat on the table for an hour as the two couples were just sitting at an empty table. Very frustrating. We stood for an hour unable to get any service regarding bar or dining. Food was really good. Ambiance was fair. Staff seemed really overwhelmed. Slightly overpriced. I wouldn’t recommend due to such a poor experience.

o
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trama delivers a 4-star experience every single night of the week. When you are in Andrew’s hands, you are golden. The caccio e Pepe with truffle butter is freaking manna from Heaven. My rib eye was perfectly cooked, as usual and the bar serves up an array of interesting and delicious cocktails, including the 923 which holds special meaning for the restaurant. Tonight - I restrained myself and i did not have the Veal Parm, which is the best version you will ever eat. This place is a triumph. I highly recommend.

Trama's Trattoria
Responded on November 4, 2019

Thank you for your kind words. We are glad you enjoyed your cocktails and all the food ordered! Hope to see you again soon...

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NL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the location, the food is excellent. I brought 2 new people to the restaurant and they loved it. The noise level is a little high, maybe due to the music playing in the background, it could be a little lower. But overall I love the restaurant, I have been quite a few times.

DK
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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DF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going to Trama. They never disappoint. The meal was delicious from start to finish. Our waiter Sean is fantastic.

Trama's Trattoria
Responded on November 4, 2019

Glad you enjoyed! We love Shaun as well! Hope to see you again soon.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good! Meatball is DELICIOUS WOW!! Pork Chop A+.

Trama's Trattoria
Responded on November 4, 2019

Glad you enjoyed! Thank You

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TD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Always consistent in what they serve.

DL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was top notch. Very fresh high quality ingredients.

JJ
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very authentic Italian cuisine. Friendly and attentive staff. Looking forward to the next time.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely my favorite restaurant, the food and service is fantastic. I love their specials and always evolving menu. Great date spot to treat the love of your life

OT
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very consistent as usual the food and service is excellent

KI
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time dining at Trama's and being our anniversay we hoped it would be as good as the first time, last year!
Our hopes were realized as our entire experience was simply phenomenal.
Starting with cocktails/wine, followed by appetizers, main entree, and dessert, every dish looked amazing and tasted unbelievably scrumptious!
I wish we lived closer to Trama's so we could dine here more regularly but its a wonderful restaurant to for special celebrations like our anniversary.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was the consummate professional, the specialty drinks were refreshing and the food was seasonal, fresh, perfectly portioned and absolutely delicious.

A
Salt Lake City
14 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in Long Branch.
First of all, it’s Easy to find parking,
second it’s a very calm and elegant atmosphere,
third the staff is very happy to give excellent service,
fourth they accommodate any special modification requests to the dishes (unlike avenue),
fifth, the flavor of the food is delicious.
Favorite dishes: artichoke salad, penne with sauce and peas (forgot the name of the dish), side of mushrooms with ricotta, the risotto, salmon. The tiramisu is a must! You’ll love the presentation and perfect taste.

JG
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall1food3service4ambience1

We were celebrating our anniversary. Unfortunately we were seated next to a party of 6. Tables were tight. The table of 6 was very obnoxious. They ruined our evening. Also, the menu needs more of a variety. On a positive note, our waiter was very attentive and apologetic for the the behavior of the party next to us.

SC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Delicious little Italian spot. I find it difficult to find good Italian food and this place did not disappoint. We had the eggplant parmesan, Caesar salad, mussels, a couple of different pastas and a rib-eye. Every dish was delicious. The ambience was nothing special but I'd definitely return!

e
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place rocks! Great bar food and service. Had the special truffle pasta and spit the two fresh fish specials. All great but must say the the killer is the focaccia garlic bread and marinara 💗👍. Sean the waiter is a prince!

OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience3

The food is excellent. Nice wine list too. They do seem a little understaffed for such a busy restaurant. There were only two waiters on the floor on a Friday night and ours really didn’t do much besides take out order. Never came back to pour more wine or check in which didn’t really upset me but I could see how it might bother others. The restaurant gets very loud too but honestly the food is so good that none of these minor complaints will keep me from coming back.

B
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food excellent, service was a little off tonight

j
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience3

appetizers were good.

3 main courses were terrible.

2 veal parms were dry and no taste. bronzino dry and no taste.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always!

PP
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time with excellent food

D
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Except for the Pricey Wine List everything was amazing. The entrees were terrific and the service as well as the ambiance was just great . They really should readjust the wine list to make it more in line with the cost of dining

OT
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME

OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service1ambience5

We loved the restaurant! Food was so good! The bus boy took some plates before we even finished.
Kept coming to table and asking if we were
Down very rushed.

GD
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great neighborhood gem with fantastic quality Italian fare. A best quality Italian restaurant in the greater region!

RR
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always we enjoyed everything we had at Trama's. My wife thoroughly enjoyed her salmon and I also enjoyed My Fluke. Service was very attentive and the appetizers and desserts were also first rate. We are looking forward to our next visit to Trama's.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing, never disappoints!

b
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was very good...but very pricey. Eighteen dollar apps...32 dollar spaghetti with white clam sauce. Food was great...but it cost 200 for two with two drinks each

EM
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fantastic evening! The service was impeccable and the food was delicious. Our server, Sean, is clearly a valuable asset to the Trama team and the chef/kitchen staff are very talented. DEFINITELY worth trying and we’ll be back soon. Thank you for an incredible birthday celebration!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always reliable good food!

NL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the food, the pasta is great, the appetizers are great and I love the place.

M
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service was great. We go every time I’m in Long Branch

CM
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We absolutely love Trama’s Trattoria. Everything was excellent from the atmosphere to the service and fantastic food . We will definetly be coming back !

MS
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We will try Trama's one more time...as the jury is still out on the service and food!
Thank you, Marianne Salimbene