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La Trattoria del Monasterio

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

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  • 163
    Excellent
  • 90
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A Worthy Challenger to Zig Zag

At the recommendation of friends, my husband and I enjoyed a perfectly lovely dinner at this restaurant and are surprised that it is only ranked #11 on TripAdvisor. Our corvina dishes (two varieties) were perfectly prepared and the service incredible -- unobtrusive but always there when you needed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Suzanne S
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South Lake Tahoe, California
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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South Lake Tahoe, California
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

At the recommendation of friends, my husband and I enjoyed a perfectly lovely dinner at this restaurant and are surprised that it is only ranked #11 on TripAdvisor. Our corvina dishes (two varieties) were perfectly prepared and the service incredible -- unobtrusive but always there when you needed something. The wine list offers lots of choices, the restaurant itself is... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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86 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We've been in Cusco, Puno, and Arequipa and, so far, this is the best meal we've had. We had two wonderful sea bass dishes with a nice wine and a salad. We also had dessert but that wasn't quite as special as we found the main courses. The service was good and very unobtrusive. We were seated in the front... More 

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New York City, New York
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Went there twice with the family. Good food and service. Nice ambiance. I recommend the vegetarian pizza and the mushroom risotto

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Maryland
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Nice place within the monasterio de Santa Catalina compound with separate entrance. Around the corner from our bed and breakfast la hosteria. Great service. Was fun to learn of the local beer that is only made twice a year during winter and Summer soltice. One Lima couple bought a bottle to take home. Very romantic. Kind of place to go... More 

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Billericay, England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Our tour guide took our group of 14 here for dinner. There were no complaints from anyone. My wife and I shared a house pizza and an andean salad so there was not a lot to go wrong with ours. I wanted a large beer and the waiter recommended an Abraxas which comes in a 75cl bottle. He didn't say... More 

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Lima, Peru
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38 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I had dinner here, the environment is nice and i could feel the religious vibe while dining..it is great for a romantic date. The food was good, not a wow, but in the average. The plus of this restaurant is the location, really authentic and special! In general, i recommend this restaurant for a special occasion.

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Hendersonville, Tennessee
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Very nice, good, English-speaking staff and menu. Good Italian food, not Italian-like food you'll find other places.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

The location is ideal if your are touring the monastery around lunch or dinner when dinner is available. The decor is spectacular. The food was fantastic. We just thought the service was stuffy.

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New York City, New York
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We stumbled into La Trattoria for Sunday brunch and liked it so much that we returned later in the week for dinner. The food was sublime, the service was excellent, and the dining rooms were attractive, intimate and comfortable. Best restaurant experience in Arequipa!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The staff and food will knock your socks off. From starters to dessert this place has something for everyone. Homemade pasta, pizza, traditional Peruvian fare from Seafood to Lamb everything I have had is fabulous. Next door to the Monastery in the old town of Arequpia. Lunch and Dinner.

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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: Italian, Peruvian, Fusion, Pasta, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?