La Trattoria Downtown

La trattoria downtown
If you are looking for a delicious Italian dinner on Duval Street, La Trattoria is the place for you.  This famed restaurant’s intimate ambiance sets the stage for the perfect meal, and when your server brings your warm bread accompanied by extra virgin olive oil and aged balsamic for dipping, you know you’re in for an authentic Italian experience in Key West. La Trattoria features a diverse wine list sure to please tasters of all levels, from the novice to the sophisticated.  Your server will be happy to help you choose wines to perfectly complement your meal.

La Trattoria’s menu has something for everyone.  Choose from an array of Antipasti appetizers, including their melt-in-your-mouth Carpaccio of beef tenderloin with capers, truffle oil, and shaved parmigiano.  Or pick a fresh salad as your first course; a favorite is the Insalata Paesana, mixed greens tossed with pecans, gorgonzola, red onions, tomatoes, apples and fig in a smooth balsamic dressing.  La Trattoria’s menu boasts succulent seafood pasta dishes like the signature Ravioli Trattoria, raviolis stuffed full of lobster and lump crabmeat, simmered with vegetables in a seafood tomato cream sauce.  Their non-pasta entrees are also delicious; La Trattoria’s chefs find inspiration in the oceans surrounding Key West.  A local favorite is the Cape Sente, seared sea scallops sautéed with shallots, garlic, and roma tomatoes in a scampi sauce, served with rice pilaf and tender vegetables. 

Of course, you’ll find classic Italian favorites at this fine Key West restaurant as well, executed with careful consideration of traditional flavors and textures.  The Penne Putanesca and Veal Piccata are prime examples of La Trattoria’s unique ability to perfectly execute authentic dishes alongside their more contemporary fare.  And don’t forget to end your meal on a sweet note!  For dessert, choose an Italian favorite like Cannoli Ripieni or delicate Tiramisu.  You can also opt for Key Lime Pie, a classic island treat done beautifully.  La Trattoria also boasts an assortment of cordials and cognacs, as well as many coffee and dessert cocktails. 

A cocktail at the adjoining Virgilio’s Martini Bar is also a lovely choice for concluding your meal.  Long known for its knowledgeable bartenders, exquisitely mixed martinis, and great “Martini Monday” specials, Virgilio’s is the perfect place to meet friends or celebrate with loved ones.  Watch Duval Street from the intimate front bar, or step out to the back patio garden bar for live music, martinis, and late-night dancing!

Treat yourself and your taste buds by stepping out of the bustle of Duval Street and into the serene dining atmosphere that is La Trattoria of Key West. 

Hours: Dinner from 5:30pm to last seating at 10:00pm Daily

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