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La Trattoria

1 Av.Nte 28 Nte, Playa del Carmen 777100, Mexico
+529848032037
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Bristol, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Genuinely one of the best Italian meals I've ever had and there's plenty of good ones here in England and I've been to Italy several times. This place stands out from a lot of the poor eating places to be found in Playa. I had frutti de Mare and it really was superb. Gutted we found this place on the... More

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Indianapolis
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The authentic Italian trattoria is just one block from 5th but seems to attract mostly locals, at least when we visited. They obviously know a good thing when they see it. The owner, Alex, checks on everything and the staff are attentive and friendly without being overbearing. The food, of course, is why we came and we were not disappointed... More

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

Another fabulous Italian restaurant in Playa del Carmen! Starting with excellent attention and service from the owner... He brought out awesome bruschetta with tomatoes and also tapinade. Then brought a basket of delicious focaccia. We had the fresh fettuccine with clams. Again... Delicious! We will definitely be back!!

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Seattl
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

We went here the first night we got in town because it was raining and closest to our hotel. The place was empty so service was great, but very overpriced. We had risotto which was amazing, the calamari was way too salty and the gnocchi wasn't that great. The roof was leaking so we had to keep moving tables which... More

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alessandronucci, Direttore at La Trattoria, responded to this review

Dear guest, first of all sorry for the little drops of rain but this rain in this season in caribe it´s very heavy and sometimes get in with wind inside,,,,,change the table...no problem. Our service is great when we are full too. The risotto with calamar I don´t understand because if it is amazing the calamar why it´is not? Maybe... More

San Francisco, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We found this Italian restaurant by accident and decided to stop by for dinner. Sitting at one of their outside tables, we had glasses of wines, mix of pate, fresh homemade fettuccine vongole, deserts and coffee. The food was simple but delicious, and the server (or the owner?!) was a very friendly and humorous Italian. Casual Italian dish with fresh... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Loved it! The service was great, very helpful. Everything we had was great-- fish, fettucine bologese, and risotto with shrimp. It felt like a our neighborhood restaurant. Glad we found it.

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Ozolnieki, Latvia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Best place ever! The staff is very friendly and professional. The food is incredible, so fresh and excellent. The seafood is very fresh and offered in a variety of styles, but the best are the mussels - a must have! Would highly recommed trying this restaurant! :)

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keene
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Based on the reviews I would say this was very disappointing.Three in our party of four had Italian. They thought the lasagne and fetticini were average. My husband was not impressed with his gnocci , dense and heavy.I tried it as well. I had the fish with seafood. Fish was cooked in paper with a very nice flavor but the... More

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alessandronucci, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at La Trattoria, responded to this review

Dear disappointed customer, our style is not refined but genuine and easy. The local is simple but full of color and mix of different art. Our cuisine reflects these things and it is Italian orthodox way to cooking fish and meat. You will not find the same of the american`s italian restaurant, you can find here the true italian flavors.... More

csh
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

... THE MOST PHENOMENAL italian + seafood cuisine you will find in playa or on the riviera maya. each meal is lovingly prepared with the highest of quality + freshest ingredients. DO NOT MISS la trattoria :)

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Montreal, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Great service. The owner, his wife, and daughter work there. Mixed bruschetta is very nice. Ask about daily specials. I had fish soup with was fantastic. Risottos are very good. All the other dishes I saw looked great

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