Trattoria la Vigna

4.8
893 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
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! ​
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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dinner with friend while visiting in Galveston

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vipMariahY
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time to try Trattoria la Vigna and it definitely won’t be our last! Our server was friendly and very knowledgeable about the wine selection, recommending an excellent Chardonnay to pair with our meal. Our entrées were fresh, delicious, and full of authentic flavor!

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KenjiS
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found this little gem in Galveston. The tastes were authentic, the food was fresh, the atmosphere was open yet intimate and the server was attentive. Will definitely return when I return to Galveston

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vipChrisM
Jacksonville
9 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and atmosphere are always good here. We enjoy dining here before shows at the Grand. All pastas are homemeade and the wine selections is great. Would and have recommended.

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LocalDiner
Houston
35 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our table had an assortment, the seafood ravioli, tagliatelle Bolognese, veal piccata. Each dish was prepared beautifully. We frequent this restaurant for a number of reasons, but the biggest standout is their house made pasta. No matter which dish we choose, that always contributes greatly to the experience. The wait staff is gracious and just the right amount of attentive. I felt a little crowded in the restaurant's front dining room. I understand that it was a busy evening with a lot of pre-theater reservations at the time I chose.

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vipMarioR
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

enjoyed it, excellent place, food delicious, great overall

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rstein
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great Italian menu prepared perfectly. Great service and ambience. Very consistent. Have frequented this restaurant multiple times.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve

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melisaj
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love eating at this restaurant. Food and service are great.

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HappyGeeezers
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never a bad night at Trattoria. Food perfection! Must have calamari, don't know how Pina takes all the rubbery out! So fresh and tender. Of course, can't pass on the veal😘
Trattoria is a must when in Galveston.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite! I'm a local and love these people. Love you Pina! Never had anything but the best here. Tonight our group had appetizers of calamari (consistently the best I've had) and tomatoes caprese. Then blue crab ravs, grouper picatta, and the always amazing way-big pork cutlet. After that, Panna Cotta(spelling?), espresso, cappuccino. And I haven't even mentioned our awesome server Lacy!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve dinner

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vipsally
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yum Yum. Tomato capers salad and Grouper was excellent

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vipBrianM
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great dinner solid service I am becoming a regular

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely intimate Italian atmosphere. Excellent service, amazing food. Authentic fresh food. Homemade pasta. Cheesecake is best I’ve ever had!

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Beefcake911
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Pasta was fantastic, they make it fresh, in-house and you can really taste the difference. We can’t wait to go back!

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PaulaB
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience! Food was all fresh and delicious. Wine list was great. Service was great! Enjoyed visiting with the chef/owner. We haven't been to Trattoria La Vigna is a couple of years and the food was as good if not better then we remembered. We will definitely be back soon! This is a hidden little gem in Galveston! I highly recommend the eggplant parmesean! The best I've ever had!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
64 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is one of our favorate places for dinner when in Galveston. We were attending a show at The Grand 1894 Opera House which is across the street. The special crab dish was outstanding and the prices reasonable for what you get. We highly recommend Tattoria la Vigna.

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jacobh
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! Best Italian I’ve had in Houston. Food was excellent, and portions were big. Will be back and recommend it to anyone.

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ShirlynF
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great date night spot!
Eggplant parm was delicious, friends enjoyed the crabmeat ravioli and charcuterie tray!

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viploricarnes
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious! The Ravioli stuffed with blue crab was over the top!!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

12/13/2021. Can’t say enough about how wonderful the food and service is in this hidden gem. Anna was our server and was excellent. We were just visiting Galveston for a few days and were so glad we found this restaurant. Would highly recommend.

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vipLouisV
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing homemade Italian food and friendly service!

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vipBobD
Houston
47 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trattoria la Vigna is consistently outstanding. Great food and friendly staff.

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C2SeaSailor
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Waitress was very distracted. Had to ask several times for bread and oil. Always had a creative, if not reasonable excuse. Spilled oil on the table and just left. Never tried to clean up the spill. Almost ran onto my wife’s lap. Very untypical of Sal and Pina’s wonderful place. Everything else was extraordinary.

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vipblz1
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, as usual!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the food was perfect.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a gem! This was our first dining experience at Trattoria la Vingna and we will definitely be back. The service was outstanding and the house made pasta, delicious. The star of the meal was the Panna cotta with fresh berry compote. yum!

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vip2eatornot2eat
Houston
61 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants on the island! Excellent lasagna and ravioli.

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Nerdnurse
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We felt like we were dining at an elegant old-world Italian restaurant. It was a wonderful experience, with delicious food, attentive and impeccable service, in an atmosphere of gentility and charm. We enjoyed the evening immensely.

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vipPATTIP
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We drive to Galveston just to dine at Trattoria la Vigna. I always get the veal dishes but my husband gets something different every time. They do not disappoint….EVER!!!!

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John
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding, the food and hospitality never disappoints.

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vipOregondiner
San Diego
70 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Consistently an outstanding option for dining out in Galveston and we often come here when in town. We both had veal marsala on this recent visit--excellent. I w ould also recommend the pork tenderloin, and look for a ravioli special. You won't go wrong at this restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful evening. Fabulous dinner. We always save one evening for this fabulous restaurant when in Galveston.

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vipBobD
Houston
47 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so good Monday we went back Wednesday…and it was even better.

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SandraC
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a fabulous dinner. Lovely restaurant! Very quiet and romantic :)

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vipblz1
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family gathering

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Sensa
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Completely mixed bag.

Food was mostly fabulous. Wonderful light homemade ravioli. Fresh crispy greens and delicious caprese salad.

That said, they inexplicably threw small waterlogged tasteless shrimp on all the entrees. Think shrimp at Applebee's in Omaha Nebraska. So ordinary you had to push them aside. Crabmeat mostly missing in ravioli - although they raved about this special "loaded with blue crab" . Cream sauce outstanding.

We were there on nearby "opera night". They had run out of items. No mussels, no particular wine item :(

No social distancing. NO MASKS - so pretty scary. Guess they don't care about people? No " entryway/reception" area so you wait on top of other diners and the open kitchen where employees/chefs were yelling at each other.

Restaurant definitely has logistics and flow issues. Had not changed since maybe 5 years ago when we were there last time. But somehow they made it work. Too bad...could be an outstanding gem with a bit of work.

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SalB
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, fresh food! We arrived at 6:00 for an 8:00 show at the Grand. The restaurant was full and they had us there on time. ♥️

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ShirlynF
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The place was very popular on a night we were ticketed to a concert at the opera house. The servers knew we needed to get to our event and were timely. The website suggested to allow 2 hours before a performance. Food was great.

Odd thing happened….server said they were out of the Ruffino Chianti -and suggested another option, however the table next to us (that arrived later) was drinking the Ruffino .

FAQs

Trattoria la Vigna offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (409) 497-4927.

Trattoria la Vigna is rated 4.8 stars by 893 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.