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About Trattoria la Vigna

Trattoria La Vigna is your very own little slice of Italy in Downtown Galveston. We offer delicious lunch specials, fresh pasta made daily, homemade desserts, and much more! ​

412 20th St.
Galveston, TX 77550
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Sicilian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm CLOSED SUNDAY

Cross Street:
Marktet

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(409) 497-4927

Website:
http://trattorialavignagalveston.com/

Additional:
Beer, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
If you are attending an event at The Opera House, please make your reservation at least 2 hours prior to the show. Thank you

Trattoria la Vigna Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (8)
Authentic (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
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Special Occasion (8)
Good for a Date (8)
Casual (7)
Romantic (7)
Cozy (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Notable Wine List (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Tasting Menu (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fun (1)
Healthy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Business Meals (1)
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The food was marginally ok. Nothing in the taste stood out. We ordered salmon and shrimp two separate entree’s, the Salmon was dry , and the shrimp on the pasta was not tasty either.
Not sure why this place has 4 stars.

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food3
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 22, 2017

When we got there they were closed. Out of business? Why take a reservation if your not open?

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

When you come to this restaurant you are in for a treat as Chef Pina, an Italian native, cooks up authentic Italian dishes. The restaurant has a nice cozy, elegant atmosphere to enjoy your whole dining experience. I highly recommend this restaurant as one of the best places on Galveston Island to have a delicious Italian meal!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Authentic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 19, 2017

We go there regularly and always get great food and service

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 14, 2017

one of the best restaurant in Galveston. Great food

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Tickets to grand barely made it service a little off

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2017

This is the finest Italian food in Galveston. Great wine list as well.

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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food5
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Nice wine list and great Italian food. A go to place!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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food4
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on September 20, 2017

We celebrated my boyfriend's birthday with friends. The meal was fantastic as was the service. This is our favorite Italian restaurant in Galveston.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Rapidly becoming our "go to" dining experience. Feels like a neighborhood haunt - very low key and comfortable in a familiar sense. Food is positively amazing. Veal Marsala, Pork Tenderloin and Fish Specials have all been delicious. Modest, but excellent, wine list. Service has always been friendly and unobtrusive. We will be going back often

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food5
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Hidden gem on the Galveston island. Great Italian food.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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food5
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Two words... homemade pasta. Case closed. Best Italian in Galveston.

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·Dined on August 19, 2017

In town for business, and we found this place very similar to what I have back in Italy.
Owner around the table asking question about the food and the service.
Old school restaurant, with great food and wine selection.
We will be back for sure

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 14, 2017

Best Osso Buco. Excellent tiramisu - my wife who makes it raved about the tiramisu. The veal with paste was excellent. Victoria (our waitress) was delightful and very helpful. Reminded us of a great European bistro. Will be back on next Galveston vacation.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Disabled Access
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 (Austin)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Excellent. Going back again tonight!

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·Dined on August 12, 2017

The sea food has been exceptional. The Marinara sauce will be remembered. Took our son and daughter in-law and they remarked that each course was exceptional, the bread, the calamari, the main dish, and the dessert. We have been back several times and the owner, chief usually makes it out to greet us.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Casual
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 9, 2017

always great cooked with tlc. the service is delightful, and the owner always comes by to check on her customers. Truly a rare find for Italian food on the island, quality food at a fair price.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 9, 2017

We enjoyed our pasta dishes, coffee, and dessert, tiramisu. I especially enjoyed seeing a multi-generational family being greeted by the chef in Italian. The restaurant's environment is very comfortable and our waiter was professional.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Good as always. We each had veal chops, and they were excellent.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Casual dining and generally always good. I ordered a shrimp dish which was good but nothing beyond basic. I like that a dinner salad comes with the meal instead of ala'cart like so many other places do. Nice simple Italian food nicely served. We'll be back!

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food4
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service5
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Very nice place, very quaint. All the pasta was prepared fresh and was wonderful. We had a party of 7 originally but it grew to 9 and they made the accommodations seamless.

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 (Houston)·Dined on July 29, 2017

While there are many great places to eat in the area, this is our absolute favorite restaurant. I get the veal marsala with a glass of merlot every time and it's the best thing ever. This is the perfect place for date night or to take a group of friends. Pina is such an excellent chef and my husband and I have loved everything we've tried.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Authentic
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Excellent meal. The ravioli pesce was delicious.

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·Dined on July 22, 2017

Unbelievable food!!!! Authentic Italian. Even though I was full, I couldn't stop eating it was so good. Atmosphere very relaxing. I will definitely be back.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 22, 2017

We were a group of 10 ladies and not the easiest with special demands and wanting to split the check. The food was amazing and the service good. We had a minor problem with one cars being charged gratuity twice, but it was quickly resolved. We'd go back!

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Had heard great things about this place. Issue for us was rudeness to patrons. With reservations, we were seated quite a while later...an then at the end of an hour , all we had was water and a glass of wine. The food was fabulous, but the service and disregard ruined the evening. Because this is Galveston, we MIGHT give one more chance, however this place is disrespectful to patrons! I don't get it!

Tags: Authentic
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food5
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 8, 2017

First time for us at the restaurant and we were pleasingly surprised with the quality of the food.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 8, 2017

always good, italian food , wine, service, locale, home made

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food
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service4
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Nice place. Authentic Italian food and very good

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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Fabulous home-made pastas in a cozy setting. We loved everything about the restaurant!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Houston)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Awesome, authentic, scratch made Italian food. Our table of 3 enjoyed three very different dishes and each was equally as good as the other. The wine selection was very good and reasonably priced as was our appetizers.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Four of us had an early dinner before attending a performance at the 1894 Opera House. The food was well cooked and fresh. I had veal escalope and several fellow diners had fish. They have a small but good selection of wines at reasonable prices. No table clothes- this casual dinning but I would recommend it. It exceeded our expectations.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Let me say my wife loved her ravioli or this would've been fewer stars. We had caprese which was ok. Needed a bit more balsamic on the dish and it wasn't the best mozzarella but we ate it. My wife had ravioli which she enjoyed but my spaghetti with tomato sauce was inedible. I should have sent it back but didn't. The pasta was chewy and sauce was oily. Flavor was good but noodles made it inedible. I left most of it. Our server was just ok. She kept trying to get me to keep my silverware after each course even when each time I asked her for clean items. Oh and the Italian bread served with oil was also chewy. The cheese bread was good. I would not go back. My wife is on fence.

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food3
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 (Houston)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Difficult to know where to park and once there street indicated on gps is not where the front door is which is on the side of another street - bathroom inside the the tiny dining room, noisy and unable to talk with only 3 other tables the kitchen banged loudly entire time when we asked for a quiet table-food ok, service slow, one server only

Tags: Casual
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 (Houston)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Almost like in Italy.
We go 3-4 times a year and it is always a great dining experience. This is true Italian food with the owner (Italian) cooking in the kitchen.

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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on June 10, 2017

We love Tratorria La Vigna. The owners are always there--making sure everything is going well, and the wife is an amazing chef. Every time we go I vow to try something different--but always end up ordering the luscious linguine with clams. It is delectable!!

My husband ordered some kind of penne pasta with their homemade red sauce--and loved it. Wines are reasonable- with a nice choice. We chose the full cluster, Willamette Valley Oregon Pinot Noir--great!

For wonderful homemade Italian cuisine-with great service--this can't be beat!

Tags: Healthy, Good for Groups, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Great food but limited selection. Not the standard Italian spread.

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food4
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 8, 2017

as usual very good food and excellent service for a good price

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on June 3, 2017

This was our first time at Trattoria la Vigna, but it will not be our last. This hidden gem in Galveston offers some of the best Italian cuisine we have ever eaten, and we have dined in Italina restaurants around the world! The food is sophisticated and absolutely delicious. If you are in the Galveston area and want to enjoy a fabulous meal, by all means visit this restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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 (Houston)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Everything is always fresh and delicious. Service is great whether we're at a table for 2 or dining with a group of 8. Such a gem!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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