Tra Di Noi Ristorante cooks up authentic dishes inspired by the Italian countryside. Each meal is prepared and presented with close attention to every detail. At Tra Di Noi, you can explore the true taste of Italy in a modern and comfortable atmosphere. The restaurant makes all of its pasta by hand daily and every ingredient the restaurant uses is locally sourced. It also features a selection of more than 500 wines from Italy, France and California.
Try authentic appetizers like prosciutto salame e parmigiano, carpaccio di manzo and crudo di tonno. Dig into a variety of classic risotti and pasta dishes, including ortolana risotto with spinach and parmesan cheese, spaghetti carbonara and ravioli rosa. Tra Di Noi also offers a selection of hearty meat and fish entrees and creative pizzas, including the pumpkin pizza with ricotta, mozzarella, roasted pumpkin, pecans, brown butter sage and saba.
Wow was I disappointed in the food here. I guess the last time I ate here was about three years ago, and I remember enjoying the entire experience. This time, starting from the bland, doughy bread and the tasteless olive tapenade (how do you blow that when you can just buy it from Trader Joe?) , we were bummed out. My seafood risotto was equally bland. I should have asked them to leave a small bowl of Parmesan at the table. My husband liked his Linguine w Clams and I agree that it was fine. But for those prices? Really? I think Drago should open a restaurant here. That would raise the bar for Italian food. I mean, as long as you're paying these prices, why not?
Think I woulda given it 4th star but we sat inside. It gets quite hot and fairly loud in the back room. Negative impact on our dining experience. Make sure to get an outside table if you go.
6: 30 reservations and it was quite busy already. Greeted by a somewhat of an unhappy hostess but started quickly---in way in the back room.
We ordered an array of appetizers:
1) spinachi--it's simply a cold spinach salad-not sauted--average
2) veal carpaccio special--buried in some sorta sauce that hid any flavor--way below average
3) lobster and shrimp with white beans--kinda a think soup--really good
4) burrata, tomatos & greens---standard
Maybe try it again but only if outside seating.
Excellent food. Very limited CA white wine selection. Waiters are very nice. Regular go to restaurant for us - we live around the corner.
The place is nice, the service OK, the food bad, only salad was good
This is a nice place for outdoor dining. The atmosphere is relaxed and the service is great. The other guest were all smiles and you can tell they too were enjoying their dining experience. I highly recommend.
Went last evening with a party of 6. Service was very slow and inattentive. Food was not hot and lacked flavor. Overall a very disappointing evening. In the past this restaurant has ben much better quality and in service, Really gone downhill. Can't recommend/
Very nice restaurant with great service. It was a last minute decision to try it and we were very glad that we did. We sat outside, which was quite lovely on a summer's evening. We weren't very hungry so just did an appetizer and salad. Definitely want to go back and try some of the Italian cuisine.
The restaurant has mostly outdoor seating. We go there with our non service dog at 630 and the rude hostess said there is no seating for us since we have the dog. The manager came over and said that we should have requested outside. He asks he had one table right against a tree so we sat there. It was horrible. I will never ever go back there.
Made a reservation through open table. Requested a nice table for 4 and notes we had an anniversary. They greeted us and took us to a really nice table on the patio.
Appetizers were very good: cheese, prosciutto and a carpaccio.
The halibut was an excellent choice. A couple bottles of Sangiovese... All very nice
Tra Di Noi had been recommended by friends that frequently dine with you ...This was my first time and it certainly will not be my last
The Ambience of the Patio was warm and inviting. The Food Presentation was superb ..
I had Pasta with Chicken and Broccoli. It was the very best that I have had anywhere
I will certainly be coming back and will tell others about this gem of a restaurant ...
The one of my favorite restaurants in Malibu.
I LOVE THIS PLACE !!!
We found this place one year ago. Since that time we are there almost every week because
1) The service - perfection
The servers are awesome and very good at what they do.
They remembered what kind of vine we drink last time and bring it before I even think about it:))))
One day they surprised us extra cup of latte because they knew how we love it:))
2) The food all amazing
I have seen many dishes because I have been there many times.
Today I got the special of the day - a fish and I loved the flavor and style of cooking.
The tiramisu is our favorite dessert there.
PS. Thank you JAVIER G for the service today :)))
WE HAVE BEEN COMING FOR 29 YEARS, ALWAYS LOVE IT! The Food and service is good and in the summer is nice to sit outside...
I had heard that the owner's mother comes over for a month to straighten things out. She is overdue. This restaurant that in the past has been quite good was not up to par. Lobster in pasta was tough, veal was only OK . Crust of dessert tarte was obviously burnt though I've cream was delicious. Clearly it was not worth the orice
As always great location to sit outside on a sunny day and enjoy homemade pasta with a great Tuscan wine ... service friendly and efficient
Very friendly, romantic little spot in Malibu with consistently good Italian food and great service. No bar or hard alcohol, but wine is fine. On warm days - lunch or dinner on the outdoor patio is a treat.
Im an Italian snob so the food was to "Americanized". This is common where a good Italian meal is diluted over the years in taste, quantity and presentation. Nice menu selection without offering everything. Too much sauce on Pasta, salads over dressed.
they have at least 4 fish dishes on the menu, each with different types of fish. The night we were there, they were out of everything except salmon
the manager said they missed their friday delivery so by sunday they were out of mostly everything. They could have told us when we reserved our table but they didn't.
Even worse the food that they did serve was very very poor and uninspired.
Definitely something is missing because it was a great place
Food, service, outdoor patio . . . all and always delightful.
We go with kids + dog (sit outside) and everyone (including the dog) has a great experience.
Not inexpensive, but certainly not a rip off.
Average food, average service at above average prices. Won't be returning.
The food was fine. Nothing to write home about. Here's what ticked me off: we ordered a salad consisting of arugula, artichokes, some parmesan cheese, and lemon dressing. Turned out they were out of artichokes. We ordered the salad anyway (now it was arugula, parmesan cheese, and lemon dressing). You'd they they would not charge us the full price ($17.50 for a salad!) when we did not get what was promised. But they did! No apologies, no regrets. I would not come back here.
I took my 16 year old daughter here for a special Valentines Day dinner as a last minute thought
When crazy traffic made us change our plans to drive to Santa Barbara. Got our reservation on Open Table that afternoon and it was a perfect dinner. We sat outside on the beautiful patio, had the best chicken parmigian ever, and experienced wonderful service from the entire attentive staff. This is a can't miss restaurant as I have esten here many times and have never been disappointed. Their new Mangia restaurant at the north end of Malibu is also great!
Had an excellent dinner about a month ago so we returned this week....You start with great bread and tapenade. This time my wife and I shared the beet salad which I thought was good....she didn't care for the dressing. We shared a pizza which was not as crisp as we like it and had different ingredients than we had ordered (a misunderstanding). The other couple had no appetizers and two seafood pastas which they said were good. In addition we enjoyed three glasses of wine in total for the four of us....Bill came to around $85 per couple.....relatively expensive for the amount ordered in our opinion. Very nice waiter. On our last visit all of us enjoyed pasta dishes.
We had out of town guests -- they liked it a lot -- portions were too small.
My wife and I shared a Vegetarian Pizza (excellent....crisp and tasty), excellent Beet Salad, and a glass of Malbec......cost $60 including tip for the two of us. Service was good....not great. All in all a pleasant experience. The couple we dined with were pleased with their dinner also. An excellent 1/2 way meeting place.....Santa Monica and Westlake Village for the two couples. It is consistently good.
Service on Christmas Eve was a bit rushed. Seemed like everyone was anxious to get out and home (which I can understand--but then don't work that night). So we could have had a better time. Food was good and perhaps on another night things would be more relaxed. Nice inside.
Always a great meal and never disappointing, I always look forward to eat at Tra Da Noi.
We arrived before our reserved time of 15 minutes. The hostess took us to a table which was by the entrance of the restaurant. We objected and we showed her the empty tables that we would prefer to sit at. She called the manager who said those tables were reserved and he did not care if we had reservations. During the conversation another table opened up and the manager again objected saying he was going to seat 7 people at that table. So we were asked to wait for another table to open up. Finally one was up and we were taken there. Sure enough we noticed that the table that the manager was going to seat 7 people at had only four people. It was very obvious that he was lying to us. We got a tiny plate of fries instead of the normal
Celebrated a family birthday on a beautiful Sunday afternoon on the patio. Salads, pizzas and pastas were all delicious (the ricotta cheesecake was really good, too) and the outdoor feel of Malibu on a gorgeous day was best of all. My 3 1/2 year old grand daughter enjoyed the adjacent play area after we finished. Would happily do it again any time.
Wonderful patio dining....great service. The pasta is homemade daily.
Despite the noise and somewhat slow service, this was a wonderful dining experience. The food is the BEST. Super desserts! The evening breeze on the patio was delightful.
Here is an example of a restaurant masquerading as an authentic Italian restaurant. They have the lingo down as evidenced by the menu and the description of the food. Our entrees which included a pasta dish that evoked memories of my childhood and eating Chef Boyardee from a can. The risotto tasted like boiled rice with vegetables, including raw carrots.i seriously doubt that there is any Italian personnel in the kitchen.
I would also find it hard to believe that he owners are Italian. So in short, unspeakably bad food and pricey at that. The only positive attribute is a lovely patio and an accommodation waitstaff.
Every time we are in Malibu, we always sure to visit Tra Di Noi. Consistently good food, presented beautifully. Very creative dishes at a fair price...considering the neighborhood.
Great evening, great food, great service. That is all I can say!!!!
The best truffle Risotto I have had in a long time. Perfect texture, and sauce. Grilled Branzino was very good. Seafood stew was Ok.
Outside dining was very enjoyable.
We moved out of Malibu recently and the thing we miss the most is the food. We get the short ribs everytime and we are never disappointed. Excellent service as well!
We have been there before. This was the first time I had to send a item back and they rebooked it on my same place. Not normal for this type of Resturant
This has been a family favorite for 18 years. My kids grew up coming to this restaurant and still love coming to it. Always special. Waiters are so professional and bring flair to what they do.
Our table ordered two fish, one pasta. All dishes were perfect as always. Thank you Tra Di Noi!
The food was delicious. Excellent on a summer nite