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“City of restaurants” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Trattoria

La Trattoria
354 King WIlliam St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
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Ranked #27 of 1,389 Restaurants in Adelaide
Price range: $0 - $27
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Adelaide, Australia
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“City of restaurants”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

Ate there again for the first time in many years, but have had many a coffee there in the mean time. Busy place, and at lunch often full with the legal profession, being close to the courts precinct. Food is good Italian, without being exceptional, and perhaps a bit overpriced for some of the dishes. Service is good and attentive to needs. The atmosphere is a definite bonus, making up for the prices.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Adelaide, Australia
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“An Adelaide institution well worth a visit for reasonably priced food and ambience- a top late night venue”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

La Trattoria is a well known- and generally loved- Adelaide restaurant.

They trade daily for lunch and dinner- operating much later than most Adelaide restaurants- making it a reliable choice for a late night meal.

At peak trading times, it's busy and bustling- adding to the ambience.

They serve tasty pasta and pizza dishes at reasonable prices. The focus is on wholesome food.

The staff are friendly and obliging.

Devotees of Italian food would be likely to describe this as an "old fashioned" Italian trattoria- and also say this style of restaurant still has it's place today.

There are fancier Italian restaurants in Adelaide: Assaggio, Auge, Chianti Classico and Ambrosini's for example.

La Trattoria holds a special place as a restaurant offering tasty food, fast service, reasonable prices, convenient central location and late night trading.

Also, you can sit outside on a pleasant evening.
Well worth a visit!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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“Adelaide Institution”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

Very good traditional Italian food run by the same family for 3 generations. Because of its proximity to the Hilton it seems to get more than its fair share of celebrities - and the walls are covered with photographs to prove it! If you visit during the TDU it is very common to see the pro riders.

Generally the service is very good and traditional, though at busy times things can take a while. The food is very good, and the portion sizes are very generous. The Calzone Rusticca is a beast!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Brisbane, Australia
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“A great Italian experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

Perfect choice for a "back to a classic Italian" restaurant. We just don't have many of these in Brisbane - so it was a real treat to find this just around the corner from our Adelaide hotel. Fab service, great authentic food - perhaps a little pricey - but you get that these days ! Gone are the days of those amazingly cheap and quality Italian restaurants like "Bill and Tony's" or "No Names" - two Sydney restaurants well known for this.
This is a great find if you appreciate committed service and well-made Italian food.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

Very good old fashioned service, very Italian and an amazing menu, easy to order and every meal I have had has been 10+, I have my own food outlet and want to be as consistent, been going to La Trattoria for 2 decades now, not too often but never often enough.

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