Trattoria la Vigna

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487 reviews
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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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Houston
12 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent for a date night. The food was very flavorful and I could tell it was fresh made. Our waitress was just the right amount of attentive. I will be eating here again

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JC
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you want good Italian skip this place, they are BEYOND Good. Trattoria la Vigna is in the PHENOMENAL level of Italian food. I’ve eaten lasagna at every Italian restaurant in a 20 mile radius of Galveston county and in several cities in Italy. Before my experience here, the best lasagna to pass my lips was in Florence, Italy. Now, that honor is reserved for the Trattoria la Vigna in Galveston.

It was all sorts of perfect. I highly recommend!

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Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were here for Mother’s Day. It was wonderful as always Quite possibly the best Italian food restaurant I’ve eaten at

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Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I loved the place. Small but really nice. The service was excellent and the food exquisitely prepared. The chef after dinner came to check how was the lunch. Those little touches is what my husband and I appreciate. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves prime cuisine and have a taste for authentic Italian food. Also they have a wine list which it was very good. I will return I a heart beat if I am in Galveston.

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CM
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great fix for my Italian food craving while in Galveston.

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Houston
49 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Trattoria la Vigna is one of our go to restaurants in Galveston. We go to Galveston monthly for shows at the 1894 Opera House and Trattoria la Vigna is only 1 block away. My wife loves their food and deserts (I love the food) and they have a reasonable wine selection. Service is quick (if you want quick service) and we have never been disappointed. The Veal Chop was outstanding with Mushroom sauce. Give Trattoria la Vigna a try and it may become you preferred restaurant in Galveston.

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l
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food prepared in an authentic itailian manner

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DR
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Food was good but sauces lacked in taste. Chairs are beat up and need to be replaced

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JL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

It was noisy, it was dirty (the floor and our tabletop.) The menus were spotted. We were not greeted when we walked in the door. It felt odd. They weren't really that busy when we arrived, but they seemed to be in a little bit of chaos. The food was fine but the rest of the experience was subpar. We had reservations after a show at the Opera House. From the pictures on Open Table, I was expecting more of a fine dining experience -- it was not.

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RR
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian food I've had in U.S. since moving back from Rome, Italy in 2008. Grazie, grazie, grazie.

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PO
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was exceptional!! The prices for such unbelievable food is VERY affordable! You will not be disappointed. The noise level seemed elevated during my visit. Don't remember that as being the norm. Overall, I would highly recommend for those that love and appreciate wonderful Italian cuisine.

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TM
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This was our first visit and we will definitely be back. The restaurant is not as dressy as indicated online, so while it may not be appropriate to "dress down" too much, there's no need for fancy dress. When we arrived we needed help getting in, as my husband cannot do curbs anymore. Our server showed us in via the back way which houses a lovely patio with seating which we would like to try on our next visit. The waitstaff is attentive and knowledgeable. The food was very good, and there was plenty of it. Good value for the cost. The wine list was more than adequate and fairly priced. The restaurant also has a side room off the main dining room which could hold a large party. If you're in a hurry this may not be the best place as the food seems to be cooked as needed which takes longer than if it's already prepared. But we enjoyed the leisurely pace of our meal.

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R
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Often the best choice, ever. Great food and service.

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RP
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service, wine selection, and price.

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CC
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

I always love the homemade pasta . The veal scaloppini was excellent but was a small portion of veal with lots of pasta. Another dish of veal was a lot of spaghetti with a small portion of veal. Service was excellent. All in all very good.

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Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A hidden gem when visiting Galveston! Food is amazing! True Italian feel, homemade pastas, great desserts.

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RB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We travel to Galveston once a year and this is a must visit! This year we brought friends. The service has always been amazing and the food is delicious! One of my favorite Italian restaurants in the country. The house made pasta is hard to beat.

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C
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

New traditional Italian restaurant. All our orders were very tasty. We will be back!

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London
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic staff and excellent food. We loved everything we ordered. The vegetation lasagna was amazing.

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Houston
49 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

The food is very good but the service is so bad we probably won't return. We've had the same problem about a month ago but figured just a off night for the waiter. Went again this past weekend and same thing - just horrible. Even hard to get a refill of water.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Awesome pre-cruise dinner. Great food, beautifully decorated dining room.

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Austin
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is excellent and fairly priced!

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E
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and an adorable location! Highly recommend! The restaurant itself matches the great food and service with it simple but classy decor

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c
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Trattoria never disappoints. We love the food and the atmosphere. We had a very large group with children and special dietary needs. We were handled graciously and thoroughly. All good.

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GM
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. Been looking for a Italian restaurant in Galveston. This is it.

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GM
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to dinner early and had the place all to ourselves. Food and service were very good and Pina came out and visited with us. Highlights: homemade pastas and desserts. Panna cotta was awesome. Salad and anti paste platter were also good to share. Prices were very fair for both food and wine. This is the sort of place we will come back to again and again.

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N
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelent restaurant excelent owner excellent Italian food we will going again

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The grilled veal chop with mushroom sauce is fabulous!!! Our third time to visit and it’s great every time. Love, love the open kitchen. You guys rock.

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DP
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb, outstanding food in an intimate and charming setting. Service is informal, friendly and very good.

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Houston
49 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was good but waiter unfortunately wasn't.

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SH
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The rib eye was perfection. Order the Tiramisu, devine. This was my first time here and will definitely be back.

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b
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a regular place to eat for us. We took my brother and his wife and they loved it. Service was great as was the food!!

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RM
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

One of my favorite Italian restaurants in Galveston. Don't be afraid to order off menu as they will try their best provide what you crave. Though not on menu, they whipped up a great Piccata sauce for my girl. The Rib Eye steak is a hidden gem.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food at reasonable costs and great service.

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Houston
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Trattoria la Vigna is our favorite Italian restaurant here in town. The food is always well prepared and consistently good.

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l
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service-don’t miss this Galveston gem

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A
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best ribeye on the island. Beats Paco and Steakhouse. Vegetable lasagna explodes with fresh flavors. Chef Pina prepares her sauces from scratch daily and it makes a huge difference in the flavor. Handmade desserts to finish an amazing meal makes the experience incredible.

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JS
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food! The meal was outstanding. Will definitely stop again next time were in town.

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JM
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent choice for the best in authentic Italian food

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T
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Late Valentine’s Day celebration with our next door neighbors. Thoroughly enjoyed our evening!

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