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
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.
The New Year's Eve experience at La Tra ...
The New Year's Eve experience at La Trattoria was terrible. The hostess told us that there was pre fixe menu when we arrived. This was never revealed when we made the reservation or when they called us to confirm. We had no choice but to accept the menu and expensive price because all the other restaurants in town were booked solid. I will say that the servers were all extremely friendly and professional. The food, however, was less than average and very, very, slow in coming out of the kitchen. We were at dinner for almost 3 hours and rushed the end of our meal so we could get outside to see the Conch Shell drop. We actually had the server bring our dessert and bill with our entree so we could leave the restaurant. Very disappointing.
Was very disappointed that on arrival ( ...
Was very disappointed that on arrival ( New Year's Eve) everyone was advised that they had changed the normal menu to a fixed four course at $110 per person. Pretended they had tried to contact us but said the same to everyone. 30% of customers said no and left. I was lucky as could afford it but others obviously couldn't. I think it was very unprofessional to profiteer like that
ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE!! We have been patr ...
ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE!! We have been patrons for 20 years. Since the sale to new owners a couple of years ago everything has gone down hill! This year was the final straw. It took 40 minutes to get our entrees, despite the fact that several tables that arrived after us got served immediately. Unfortunately the wait did not make the food better, it sucked BIG TIME! Never again
The spices they put in their red sauce m ...
The spices they put in their red sauce make it so amazing! It is so flavorful and delicious! The eggplant app is my fave. The pasta i had this time had sweet sausage in it and was out of this world. They stuff u so come hungry! Its a beautiful place- noisy but in a fun lively way- and what u would expect in a packed place in the middle of duval street! Their bar in back- Virgilios- is an after dinner must when the blues bands go on after nine. Coolest spot in key west for great food, live music, dancing and cocktails.
The location is excellent. The food is ...
The location is excellent. The food is reasonably priced and done nicely. Nothing fancy and it doesn't try to be more than it is. The service was fantastic. We had a waiter who clearly understands that the food is good but the service is what makes a meal. I cannot remember his name but he was the difference.
Fantastic service. Our waiter was engagi ...
Fantastic service. Our waiter was engaging and congenial. Service was fast but not pushy. Everyone was very attentive. Pasta servings were large enough to split. Just add a salad. They went out of their way to please our party of four. Even chased me down after we left to bring me the sweater I left on my chair.
This was a last minute switch from anoth ...
This was a last minute switch from another spot, and what a find! One of the better Italian meals we have had as a family. Our Server, Chris was GREAT! Will go back if we are in Key West. Thanks La Trattoria!!!!!
We love this place & make it a point to ...
We love this place & make it a point to visit at least once (usually more often!) whenever we are in town! We have been dining there for decades. We've brought family members when possible. Everyone has enjoyed it!
This was a great place to eat if you wou ...
This was a great place to eat if you would like a quiet romantic setting. The service and food were excellent and the decor was very inviting and had a lot of charm. The only real downside I could see is there is not much room at or between tables. For a big guy like me it was a little cramped, but that seems to be the norm in key west. Overall everything was great though. It was a little pricey but not bad for a once in a while place to dine at.
We live here so we dine alot at La Tratt ...
We live here so we dine alot at La Trattoria Old Town. This evening we had brought friends who'd never been here before and the food was superb! The special of the evening was a pan fried hog fish with a wine red pepper sauce over the fish and polenta cake. The fish was PERFECTLY cooked and we all had ordered the same dish. Congratulations La Trot, excellent consistent preparations!
Food was good, but when I specifically a ...
Food was good, but when I specifically asked for Al Dante pasta, what I got was very mushy and just not acceptable, especially since I requested. They re-did my dish and I think the chef was annoyed, because what I got was barely cooked...felt like pay back. Not too smart. Our other companions dishes were very good, so only mine was not what I expected.
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