About La Trattoria Old Town
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, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
La Trattoria Old Town Ratings and Reviews
The food was outstanding, servers were polite and efficient, quiet, romantic atmosphere. Would return in a heartbeat!
The second time was as good as the first
This was our second visit to La Trattoria during or vacation in Key West. We are so happy we found this restaurant. The food is wonderful, we both tried different entrees from our first visit. The portions are nice sized and quite tasty. We are looking forward to trying more entrees on our future visits. One other comment, save room for dessert, it's amazing!
I like the old world feel, classic Itali ...
I like the old world feel, classic Italian with all the usual fare. Small bar with a view of the street makes for fun people watching while enjoying well made pasta. Service was excellent
Favorite Italian place in KW
Favorite Italian place in KW
We loved the food!
This was our first visit to La Trattoria and we absolutely loved it. We first came across their good reviews on Trip Advisor and thought we would give it a try. We are so glad we tried this restaurant, we think now this will be our go to restaurant for Italian food. I had the traditional spaghetti with meat sauce and my wife had the Cannelloni. We both loved the taste of the dishes and we plan on going again during our stay to try additional entrees. We would also like to mention that our server was fantastic, she could not have been better. We should also mention that you should try the Cannoli, it was a great dessert.
We went to celebrate anniversaries and b ...
We went to celebrate anniversaries and birthdays with friends. Table was ready on time. Service was excellent and food amazing. Everyone had a great time. After dinner we slipped into the back for martinis. It was Salsa night and it was hopping! Fun times had by all! Highly recommend this place if you are in Key West. One of our favorites!!
We had a wonderful experience and great meal.
Our third time in last year, we enjoyed the window seat we requested. Thanks.
Same as it ever was, same as it ever was
Same review as always - after over at least 1,500 meals I can't get enough!
Had a great meal at LaTrattoria and Chri ...
Had a great meal at LaTrattoria and Chris, our server, was excellent. Great food, great service - we will definitely go back!
Food was fabulous. Nice menu selection, ...
Food was fabulous. Nice menu selection, offered many choices for every ones selection. Table was loud due to large party behind us. Would go again.
The best Italian cuisine in Key West wit ...
The best Italian cuisine in Key West with service to match. Great break from seafood and typical KW pub grub.
This restaurant was recommended to us by the shuttle driver. He made an excellent reccomendation. A bit noisy because of the location on Duval street but sitting in the rear of the restaurant cut out some of the noise. If you want to people watch while you eat there are tables facing Duval street. I enjoyed the decor... Reminded me of a little restaurant in Italy. We told our server we were in no hurry and he made sure we weren't rushed nor forgotten. The bruschetta was excellent and a great way to start the meal. I really enjoyed my chicken parmigiana. The red sauce was to die for. My wife chose the tortolini said it was wonderful. I did steal a bite and I agree. A wonderful, romantic restaurant and worth the price...
Wonderful food and exemplary service. This restaurant has a lovely atmosphere. We never felt rushed and highly recommend a visit to La Tratoria. You will not be disappointed. Next time in Key West we will definitely dine here.
Picked it based on other people's commen ...
Picked it based on other people's comments. We were not disappointed. If you are in Key West, put this one on the "short list"
went back twice during our vacation
love this place, we went twice during our week stay in Key West. Great food, well priced and the waitstaff are well trained..
Very good meal
Food was reasonably priced and was good. Wait staff was very attentive with refilling the water classes and keeping bread coming to the table. The restaurant was quite busy on a Thursday night and it appeared there were locals dining there too. Nice atmosphere and a nice change to the craziness on Duval Street.
Go with a group, not for a romantic evening
The food was very good, but it was just too noisy for us. When we go to a pub, we expect it to be noisy, but not at a mid-priced Italian restaurant.... Also, the food process were fair on the mains, but $8.50 for a fairly plain house salad?
Food - fettuccine gnocchi and carpaccio ...
Food - fettuccine gnocchi and carpaccio - was average. Waiter had very good intentions but had probably too many tables to take care of us adequatly. We had to wait a lot for everything and had to stand-up to pay. Not a big deal but surprising. No kids menu, half portion yes but nothing special compared to many other very good places in Key West. Again as food is average it might not deserve a 4.5.
Gem in Key West
In a town where dinner can get expensive quick La Trattoria was a welcome find. Recommended by a local the restaurant did not disappoint. Great food, wonderful atmosphere.
Great Italian Restaurant on Duval!
A lot of the restaurants along Duval can start to feel all the same. By the end of our week-long vacation, my family of 4 was feeling tired of seafood and noisiness that Duval brings. La Trattoria was the perfect choice for us that night. The service was incredible, and our food was delicious. They do a great job of incorporating fresh seafood options (because you are in Key West, after all) with classic Italian dishes. Great beer/wine/cocktail list, relaxed yet upscale atmosphere, and really reasonable prices. It was one of our favorite meals of the trip!
La Trat is a favorite. Food is always very good, service is attentive and ambiance pleasant (if a bit noisy). It is one of my regular restaurants.
A local favorite
The consistently good quality of food, a variety of menu choices and friendly service keep us returning to this Old Town restaurant. After our meal we usual take a walk to the back of the restaurant and enter Virgillios, a fun bar with indoor and outdoor seating. Live music, with fantastic local musicians can be found most nights.
I reckon 1,000 Times
As always I go to La Trot 2 or 3 times a week. Figure even only once a week for 30 years would make 1,530 meals... Have not had a bad one yet!
Wonderful food and service!
Wonderful food and service! We always go here when we are in Key West.
We enjoyed a delightful family meal together! The service was excellent as was the food. Highly recommend.
Great Italian meal, great service, and n ...
Great Italian meal, great service, and nice atmosphere.
Love the food. I have been coming to Key ...
Love the food. I have been coming to Key West for 12 years and this restaurant is always on my list. This time, i had the spaghetti and meat sauce and their soup, mushroom. I love Italian food and love this place. In years past, have enjoyed their fish dishes as well. Highly recommend.
One of our favorites.
Absolute perfection, as it is each time we done there. Will definitely return the next time we're here.
Great service, great ambiance, great food. This was the best dining experience we had during our trip to Key West.
Good food, properly sized portions, exce ...
Good food, properly sized portions, excellent service. Good choice for Italian in Key West.
Just s perfect spot for an intimate dinn ...
Just s perfect spot for an intimate dinner while on vacation.
Awesome service and excellent food.
I wasn't sure about eating fish- never have liked it. Our server assured me that this was different "hog fish" and that I would like it. It was excellent- everything was perfect.
One of my favorite places
The food is excellent and they have a great wine list. The service is great. One of my favorite places to eat. I've recommended it several times.
Eggplant appetizer was amazing as always along with the carpaccio ! Hogfish was outstanding.... Service was great! Never disappointed when I eat here...
Consistent for 33 years!
What more can I say? I have been coming here 30 years often 2 or 3 times a week and I keep coming back. By my estimate I have eaten here at LEAST 1,000 times as it is about 100 yards from my building!
A diamond in the rough
This is a great restaurant with reasonable prices and a spectacular beer and wine list. Premium beers were well under what I expected to pay from a nice restaurant in the area. I had the ravioli and was pleasantly surprised by the portions, but what blew me away was the sauce they used...gotta find that recipe. Unfortunately, you're surrounded by the epitome of Key West, and as a result there's usually a homeless man and his dog outside the door and if you continue down 50 feet, a man in high heels and a dress propositioning you to enter a shady bar. So yes, the restaurant was lovely and I'd definitely go back again if I went back to Key West. -TLDR: Key West may not be for me, but this restaurant sure is.
Overall very nice restaurant very good f ...
Overall very nice restaurant very good food and service Reasonably priced menu.
We shared the veal piccata and a salad. Our server Chris made helpful suggestions and was very nice. The vegetable soups and key lime pie were amazing. A very nice atmosphere too! Great way to start our stay in Key West.
wonderful dining experience
The food was excellent, the atmosphere was pleasant, and the service was great. We were made to feel especially welcome by our waiter. (Thank you, Chuck!). We will return during our next visit to Key West.
Good Sauces but Too Much Sauce
Well made Italian sauces but way too much sauce on an entree, especially the chopped tomatoes; not at all like an entree in Italy. Thought the pasta portion on the chicken parmigiana was quite small while the sauce filled the plate. Green beans were served quite hard. Wine list better than average.
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