Trama's Trattoria

4.8
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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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G
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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
13 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
26 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.

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
147 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.

AH
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Been here many times. Always a good meal with great service. Everything is well cooked, fresh and delicious.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sean was amazing! Great service amazing god as always

MM
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was all so good and the server made the experience even better. Will definitely be coming back.

C
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tramas never disappoints. The mussels are fantastic! The shaved artichoke salad is my favorite. The special lobster fradiavlo was superb.

MM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food as usual Trama is one of my favorite Italian restaurants at the Jersey Shore!

C
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! The food is delicious and cocktails good!

JP
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We could have just quit after the sides they were so amazing! The potatoes and Brussels sprouts were amongst the best any of us have had. Our main courses had a hard time keeping the level up but they were good as well. Top-notch service. A little on the pricey side for the setting.

RH
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Very loud. Very good service. Cocktails were excellent. I am looking forward to my next visit.

t
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Happy hour wine was a great value. All of the dishes we ordered were terrific. We had the capers salad and the tomatoes tasted like summer, in December!!! How did they do that. Pasta dishes were perfectly cooked. It is a bit noisy but better than some other places we’ve been recently. Will definitely go again.

PP
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trama NEVER DISAPPOINTS our favorite place and always perfect dinner

DL
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

very good traditional italian dishes served with fresh ingredients. Wine list ok, but somewhat limited ambience ok. menu could have been a little more creative - only specials were pasta dishes, no game on the menu, etc. But overall good experience

N
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Rob, the bar tender is so friendly and attentive.

TB
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great tasting food though portions of the entree were a bit small but not too small, waiter was excellent. Wine list excellent. Noise level was high because of one group of three at the bar. Two were fairly loud and one guy was ridiculously and selfishly load. One of those people who yell when he laughs and they laughed a lot. Too bad management did not ask him to lower his voice.
But a great dining experience overall. We will be back.

c
Naples
11 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best pork chop ever.

TM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Mussels rule!

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e
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time, great place. Can't wait for next week, going back!

DS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second dining at Trama. The place was bustling and lively. Wait staff was very friendly. We we’re quickly seated. Drink and food orders were taken pretty quickly, but not rushed.
I had roast clams and my husband had the meatball. Both were excellent! For entrees we enjoyed the rigatoni with sausage and risotto entrees. The risotto was the best I ever had.
Desserts were as fantastic as the dinner.
We can’t wait to come back. Thank you for a great evening!

L
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Party of 6 and everyone’s Food was all delicious !!!

y
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience1

This was our first time at the restaurant; the food was ok (not great) but the noise level was unacceptable; we do not plan to go back any time soon.

T
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
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 on November 9, 2019
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 on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another great meal at Trama!

I
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Select menu, excellent service. Intimate setting can be loud, but it is manageable. Parking can be a challenge.

E
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
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

Average 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
7 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.