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All 77 Stowe Restaurants

Trattoria La Festa

4080 Upper Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672
+1 802-253-8480
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Ranked #11 of 77 Restaurants in Stowe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $30
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Seasonal Italian restaurant owned and operated by Italian family. Simple homemade food with a solid wine list and great music
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  • English first
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English first
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We visited this restaurant again on our recent trip to Stowe. The restaurant had a warm and cozy feeling with original artwork on the walls. We started with a good red house wine that we enjoyed; my husband had the spaghetti with meat sauce and I had the manicotti. Both were excellent and started with a salad. I am 100%... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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178 reviews 178 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Nice decor, really good service and decent food. Lots to choose from on the wine list. I especially liked the homemade Caesar salad dressing.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Food was excellent, service was good. The pasta with italian sausage was out of this world. The salmon cooked to perfection.

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Truro, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We stopped in hoping to grab dessert around 8pm on New Year's Day. There were lots of empty tables when we walked in. We were given a dessert menu to look over and then when we were ready to be seated the waiter told us they had no room. No apologies, and the waiter was very dismissive and couldn't care... More 

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Tony D, Owner at Trattoria La Festa, responded to this review

Dear SunSnow11 I am sorry for your one way street response but ultimately I am very sorry for not being able to explain to you properly why you could not get a table that night. So in return you vent off at our expenses, Ok, I see, that's fair this is the internet and you can say anything you like,... More 

Harrison, NY
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Every time we visit Stowe, we make a point of dining at Trattoria La Festa. The food is always terrific and the service is wonderful! An added bonus is the convenient location on the Montain Road, ten minutes from the downtown.

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Chestertown, Maryland
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44 reviews 44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Wine options were great: go for the Italian specials for cost, quality. The calamari was very fresh and quite spicy: a surprising zing! My lamb chops w pesto were small but delish. Wife's gnocchi also homemade, fresh, with multiple lovely accompaniments. Kids both loved their pasta options. Serving sizes generous: just couldn't eat everything we wanted! The environment was darker,... More 

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

My girlfriend and I were visiting Stowe for a long-weekend and were recommended this restaurant by a family who live locally. I'm so pleased we went as this is a superb Italian restaurant run by owners who really care. The atmosphere of this restaurant is very welcoming (particularly coming in from the snow), the staff are incredibly friendly, and it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Country Vermont locale nearby to Stowe ski resort with cozy, welcoming atmosphere. Excellent service, broad wine selection. He had the lamb lollipops with angel hair bolognese, both cooked to perfection. I love my garlic breath from the angel hair aglio e olio following my winter salad. Good portions and delicious apple martini, best espresso martini and homemade pumpkin bread pudding..time... More 

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Tony D, Owner at Trattoria La Festa, responded to this review

Dear HeatherS. Thank you for your review. We enjoy what we do and when new people discover us it can be very special. We have been serving Stowe for nearly 30 years and do very little advertising. Word of mouth is the best, let your dishes do the talking. Happy Holidays to you and family Always at your service Tony,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

My wife and I were both very satisfied. The mushroom risotto that she ordered was better than the one she had in Italy this summer. I had the Manicotti which was also very good. Good portions, good value, attentive service, cozy atmosphere. Would definitely return. Bathrooms are in need of renovations.

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Tony D, Owner at Trattoria La Festa, responded to this review

Dear Paul: Thank you for the review. I am delighted to see that our risotto is as good as the one in Italy, it's a pleasure to hear that. We will keep up the good work and make everybody happy. Al the best. Always at your service Tony/Patty/GIancarlo More 

Wilmington, Massachusetts
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We thought that no one was there because there is so much parking space behind the restaurant. This place has a bar for those dropping in for a while and a good size restaurant that is not like a bar. The wait staff is very attentive and helpful. The menu offers a variety and includes some unusual (and wonderful) different... More 

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Tony D, Owner at Trattoria La Festa, responded to this review

Dear Rick E. Grazie mille for the words and appreciation of our little place. This time of the year is what we call stick season but it seems quieter than normal. I am delighted you saw us for what we are and what we do. Next time you are in the area and plan to have dinner with us, call... More 

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Additional Information about Trattoria La Festa

Address: 4080 Upper Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672
Phone Number: +1 802-253-8480
Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Stowe
Open Hours:
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 16 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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