About La Trattoria Old Town
Key West, FL 33040
LaTrattoria Old Town has been serving Authentic Italian cuisine since 1983. This is our original and flagship location located in the heart of Key West at 524 Duval Street. This bistro type setting offers one of the premier intimate settings in the lower keys. All of our entrees are prepared fresh to order using only the freshest of ingredients. Our signature dish, Yellowtail snapper, is locally caught daily and prepared fresh with garlic, capers and tomatoes in a lemon white wine butter sauce--it is to die for. When dinner is over look no further than Virgilios Martini Bar, located directly behind the restaurant. Virgilios offers an extensive Martini menu along with live entertainment 7 nights a week. This sexy speak easy sits just off of Duval street and is for sure to satisfy your pallet with refreshing libations.
Italian, Seafood, Steak
Hours of Operation:
Sunday thru Thursday open at 5:30pm till 10pm in our dinning room. Virgilios opens at 7pm till 2am
Friday and Saturday we open at 5:30pm till 11pm in our dinning room. Virgilios opens at 7pm till 3am
Between Fleming and Southard Street on Duval
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live entertainment 7 nights a week starting at 9:30pm in Virgilios Martini Bar. Located directly behind La Trattoria Old Town.
Catered Affairs of Key West, the premiere catering company of the keys. Off site events include weddings, corporate events, charities, birthdays and anything else you might need. We can accommodate groups from 30 to 300. Please visit us at cateredaffairsofkeywest.com.
Director of catering.......Amy Lay
Chef Lloyd Gould
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
La Trattoria Old Town Ratings and Reviews
Arrived at restaurant 10 mins before res ...
Arrived at restaurant 10 mins before reservation time & waited 30 mins to be seated. Staff seemed harried, disorganized, & rude. Tried to order a mojito at the bar while waiting, but bar woman said she couldn't make it & turned away rudely without offering an alternative. Dinner special was scallops with crab cake for $36, but the dish contained just 4 scallops with a crab cake that was smaller than any scallop. Felt like a ripoff, even for Duval St. Overall disappointing experience.
Our first time visit to this Key West re ...
Our first time visit to this Key West restaurant was perfect. The food-excellent. The service: outstanding. Lola was our waiter and she couldn't have been more accommodating (we like to take our time eating and there was absolutely no rush, though the restaurant was very busy). Portions were generous without being overbearing. A most enjoyable evening. We will certainly go back. And I should add, that my son in law owns and operates a very nice Italian restaurant in Austin, so we do not offer praise lightly.
We found this lovely spot on our first e ...
We found this lovely spot on our first evening in Key West. Never thought Italian could be done so authentically in Florida, but we very pleasantly surprised. Wonderful atmosphere, superb service ( our waiter was Ameth) and the food was excellent.
We were seated on time with our Open Tab ...
We were seated on time with our Open Table reservation. After that it's almost like we were invisible. After the waitress took our order our appetizers & main courses were delivered by food servers. The only time our waitress came to see us was when we got our appetizers & she refilled my water & we asked for more bread, which they are stingy about giving out. We had asked a food server for more bread & they never brought more over. She never returned to check on us with our main courses. We were finished with our main courses for 20 minutes before a food server cleaned them up & another 5 minutes before our waitress asked us if I wanted more water & dessert! Well I would've liked water probably twice in the previous 1/2 hour! The kicker is our waitress & food server were waiting on the table right next to us & never once looked at us that whole time! We couldn't get her attention either!
The food was very good but the service was atrocious. We ended up going out to Duvall St. & gave another place our dessert business.
This was our 1st & last time coming here!
This is not your run-of-the-mill Italian ...
This is not your run-of-the-mill Italian eatery. The dishes are very authentic with fresh ingredients and fresh pasta. The menu is priced right and the staff is very accommodating. We do not come to Key West without visiting La Trattoria.
We made a reservation and were seated im ...
We made a reservation and were seated immediately when we arrived. The staff pretty much ignored us once seated. We disappointed with the service however, the food was excellent . I'm really uncertain why the staff would behave in that fashion. If they were more gracious they would be a 10 all around.
Absolutely fantastic Italian food. The ...
Absolutely fantastic Italian food. The best seafood pasta that I ever had anywhere in the United States. If you are looking for some quality Italian fare at a reasonable price this is the place! Highly recommended.
Have been here every time we come to key ...
Have been here every time we come to key west for 30 years...each time is the same...never disappointed. More restaurants should be like this...fair priced,,,good friendly service and aware of the customers wants...
We always enjoy dining here. The food i ...
We always enjoy dining here. The food is excellent. I had the Hogfish special, large portion with mango salsa. Very good. Hubby had lasagna, again very good. Try to sit in the front window table. Fun people watching and not as loud as the interior tables tend to be. Our server was attentive, and did not rush us or ignore us. He knew exactly when to show up!
This was by far the best Italian food we ...
This was by far the best Italian food we have had ever!! Our waiter, Chris was excellent making this experience even better. Every morsel of food exploded with flavor, every detail was taken care of before you could think about it. I don't know why this isn't listed as the best place to eat in Key West. Next time we travel down to Key West this will be the first stop.
We were a larger group and we we seated ...
We were a larger group and we we seated as soon as we arrived. The hostess was so nice and attentive. Our waitress was wonderful and the food was yummy! Make sure you try the key lime pie! I have eaten here many times and it never disappoints.
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