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“Excellent Italian food ”

La Trattoria Restaurant
Ranked #44 of 187 Restaurants in Dunedin
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

This is not your typical Italian restaurant the chef tells you what they have and cooking, you pick style or change up some of the selections like you want. Food is made to order. Yes some of the views are correct no menu no prices, but speak up and ask all prices are reasonable. 4 dinners 4 appetizers 4 alcohol drinks with tip 150. Go there and enjoy. Recommend you have a reservation.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank PeteS596
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Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

Mom & Pop place. No menu. Papa will make you anything you want. Appetizers: we had steamed artichokes and eggplant rollatini. For entrees, he rolls a service cart to your table and shows you fresh meat, fish, & shellfish and you say how you want them prepared or he will suggest. Just like in Italy, only the freshest ingredients. I had veal Francese and asked for fettucini with a diavolo sauce. Others had fresh live lobster, a beautiful steak, fresh salmon, and a monster pork chop. With 2 bottles of reserve chianti & dessert we were at about $60/head but well worth it. About the 5th time we have eaten here. Very consistent food and always friendly service. You may have to wait a little since meals are made to order.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank S7139VEjimg
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Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Never knew this place was there and have lived in Dunedin for many years. A co worker was talking about this little gem a few weeks ago, so it was time to try it. I am so glad that we did. Not your cookie cutter, in every city, all look the same kinda place. A real authentic, fresh Italian food. No menu, owner brings cart out with fresh cuts of meats and seafood to choose from, meals are prepared to order. Great experience. Will be back soon.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank TikibarHoppers
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Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Making up prices on the fly doesn't really sit well with me. My meal was above average, but not great. My fiance 's dinner was average at best.

The place was not romantic like some other reviewer said. It was lit up like a retail store and had those same tables and benches you expect to see in an old A&W restaurant.

How do you order without a menu? Who would expect spaghetti to cost $20?

Date of visit: August 2017
2  Thank George R
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Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

We have been going to this gem for 20+ years. We have never been disappointed. Our guests always rave about this place and request the next time they are in town that we HAVE to go. Everything is made fresh and all of the ingredients are fresh. They make the sauce each day. We love that there isn't a menu as if they have it, they will make it for you.

Reservations are important as they are small and since everything is fresh they do not over buy.

The owner goes back to his home in Italy for 6-9 weeks but now that he is closer to retirement it is getting longer. He has left it to I believe his nephew who has grown up with the same passion.

We highly recommend the seafood diablo and also the veal or chicken trattoria. Any of the pink sauces are amazing as well.

You will never be disappointed other than you might see something on an adjacent table that you want to try the next time!

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank mike m
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