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La Trattoria del Monasterio

Santa Catalina 309 - Arequipa, Arequipa, Peru
054 20 4062
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Ranked #20 of 161 restaurants in Arequipa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $26
Cuisines: Fusion
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I had high expectations for this restaurant. People were saying it was one of the few "real" Italian restaurants in Peru. Sadly, that's not the case. The food felt bland, and didn't have anything special. The service was terribly slow, and they didn't even open in time. The waiters seemed inexperienced and couldn't or wouldn't learn who had ordered the... More

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Vienna, Austria
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We came to the restaurant after the visit to the Monastery and we were impressed by the good service as well as by the delicious Italian and fusion specialties. As I am from italy I was a little skeptical but this restaurant can really compete with the Italian ones! We had cannellony and meat served with pasta and we were... More

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Brussels
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139 reviews 139 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This little restaurant is situated in the wonderful monestario of Arequipa. We had diner over there and found it was an excellent experience during our travels through Peru. looking for Italian food we ended up in the Trattoria del Monestaria and very much enjoyed the experience. The restaurant is rather small with different, separate dining rooms, an interior in line... More

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Wailuku, Hawaii
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

While my Osso buco was quite good, my wife's Sea Bass was over-cooked and old. The building itself is an odd configuration of 3 rooms with no cohesiveness. If you do decide to eat here, try to get a table in the front room.

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Lima, Peru
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

good restaurant, very well located, excellent service!!. they could make the place a little more romantic or cozy changing the lighting. We had the trout with limabeans puree, fantastic!! and 3 cheese ravioli, just ok.

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Durham, NC
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We were lucky enough to get a lovely table by the window without a reservation on a late Sunday afternoon. Service was impeccable and we enjoyed minestrone and a salad as appetizers before our main meal of Sea Bass and Osso Bucco. Not outstanding but good solid food. Pasta choices at other tables looked very good and plentiful. Great to... More

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Taganga, Colombia
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79 reviews 79 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Just got back from dinner at this restaurant. It's luck of the draw as to whether it's open when you pass, as we went several times in our two weeks in Arequipa and only found it open tonight! But we were glad we persevered - a fresh, tasty starter of beef carpaccio followed by trout cannelloni for me and prawn... More

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Llanelli, United Kingdom
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108 reviews 108 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Great place for food following a visit to the Monastario de Santa Catalina next door. The food is delicious Italian with a lovely Peruvian influence. Not the cheapest place to eat, but the food is very good.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

The restaurant building was once part of the monastery. We ate in a back room, whose window was open to the monastery proper. The atmosphere is lovely. The service was very good. The menu is mostly Italian, but I tried Rocoto Relleno con Camerones, which was delicious. It was pretty quiet for lunch on a Saturday, but it is not... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We went for dinner here after touring the monastery earlier that day. The seating is limited so make a reservation. The food was great and the waiter very attentive. It was a cozy "treat yourself" kind of dinner.

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