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La Trattoria del Monasterio

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Peruvian, South American, Italian, Pizza, Fusion
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Santa Catalina 309, Arequipa, Peru
054 20 4062
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars

Nice quiet place, great heart warming food, fast, good service. The best restaurant out of all we had visited in Arequipa. Do not miss dessert!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
La Paz, Bolivia
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La Paz, Bolivia
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice quiet place, great heart warming food, fast, good service. The best restaurant out of all we had visited in Arequipa. Do not miss dessert!

Thank ceciQ-63
Wichita, Kansas
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150 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This small restaurant opens at 7 p.m. and is a nice place for dinner. The service was excellent and they offer a number of wine options. We enjoyed three courses. First was a soup of pureed spinach, asparagus and squash. It was OK, but the bread served with it was better. Our second course was chicken stuffed with cheese and... More 

Thank ksufan88
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136 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

The food here was great! We had one starter, a salad and a pasta dish as well as two drinks. The food was amazing you can not fault the food here. The only let down is for the price the service does not match the quality of food. The staff were attentive but lacked personality. We ordered a bottle of... More 

Thank Evelyn E
Kiev, Ukraine
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

This is a very good restaurant with attentive service and nice ambiance. The menu is not uniformly delicious, but the pastas are the best in town.

Thank Jack M
Los Angeles, California
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213 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 273 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

We were here with a group of 12, with a reservation, with a pre-ordered menu, and the service was excruciatingly slow. They knew we were coming, at what time, as well our menu. Yet, after the drink orders were taken, it was a full 30 minutes before they brought the "Greek" salad - only Greek because of the olives. It... More 

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Great Falls, Virginia
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254 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

The Trattoria appeared very promising, but the meal was mediocre at best. The location was good, and the wine was a notch above average. Otherwise, the evening was a let down after other meals we had in Peru. One can do better.

Thank realbigbear
Portland, Oregon, United States
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275 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

La Trattoria del Monasterio is the perfect mix of continental Italian and local Arequipa food. The restaurant is located in the ancient walled city of the Santa Catalina Monastery and enjoys and amazing ambiance. The food is all made with local ingredients and the servers are fully knowledgable about every aspect of the menu. For me, dining in Arequipa is... More 

Thank Wayne C
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560 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

On a recent visit to Arequipa, we had a great Italian meal at La Trattoria del Monasterio. The restaurant is located in the corner of the Monasterio Santa Catalina, providing a unique setting with low ceilings and old stone walls. The restaurant is divided into several smaller rooms. The service was quite attentive throughout our meal; they seemed to have... More 

Thank stephandgio_m
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

We chose this restaurant for our last evening meal of the holiday. Beautiful restaurant, overlooking the monastery and staff were very pleasant. Our booking was at 8 pm but it was almost empty until c9.30 pm so it was quite quiet which was a shame. Starters were a disappointment (garlic mushrooms) but the main was lovely (lamb with risotto). Overall... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Vancouver, Canada
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

We went for a last night dinner - booked for 8pm and the restaurant was empty except for us! Despite this, it is in a beautiful setting, opening onto the monastery, so the lack of ambience wasn't such an issue. Starters were average but main courses delicious (we had the lamb with rissotto and the pumpkin ravioli). Nice wine to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Santa Catalina 309, Arequipa, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Arequipa Region  >  Arequipa
  • Phone Number: 054 20 4062

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 26
  • Cuisine: Peruvian, South American, Italian, Pizza, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions

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