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“Average food in average setting” 3 of 5 stars
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Treva
980 Farmington Ave., West Hartford, CT 06107
860-232-0407
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Ranked #2 of 156 Restaurants in West Hartford
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: N. Main St
London, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Average food in average setting”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

There is nothing wrong with the place or food and nothing too right about it either. Just average and mid price range. Don't know the alteranatives but there must be some.

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  • English first
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English first
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Best restaurant in West Hartford.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

We have been going to Treva since they opened a few years ago, and we think it's probably the best restaurant in West Hartford. Having moved to the area from Chicago and having traveled to Italy on multiple occasions, we have a sense for what great Italian cuisine can be. What folks might not realize is that the chef and owner at Treva did much of his culinary training in Italy before coming to the US. That background shines through in the food at Treva. The regular menu items are really good and the specials are almost always first rate. We often ask the chef to make whatever he wants for us and just enjoy the surprise and innovation as he brings out tasty course after course. I had some of the best duck breast here the other night that I have ever tried. I don't usually order duck but the chef just brought it out and it was to die for tender and juicy. The wine list, heavily Italian, has a nice variety and is very fairly priced. Also, I should mention that there is heavy focus on mixology behind the bar, so the house cocktails are really worth trying here. I like the Hot Still, a spicy bourbon drink and the negroni, a classic Italian apertif. But what really makes this place the best, in my opinion, is the service. The owner and his wife are wonderful hosts who set the tone for exceptional hospitality. The staff here go out of their way to ensure that you have a memorable experience. If you become a regular here, you will feel privileged to get top notch service and exceptional food in your neighborhood. If you save room for dessert, the graham cracker gelato is heavenly.

Visited February 2014
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Mystic, Connecticut
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“culinary heaven”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

We ate lunch yesterday and all aspects were perfection. It was nearly 3 (their closing time for the end of lunch) but they seated us pleasantly. We were famished.
the bread, an afterthought most places, was crusty, hearty and addicting! The Arugula salad was dressed with a light touch. The calamari with zucchini was non oily with a delicious warm red sauce. All their pasta is home made. The house-made ravioli special was asparagus and prosciutto in a butter sauce. Exquisite! My partner and I split a pistachio gelato. The place (including rest rooms) was spotless. Service was spot on. Decor was understated and tasteful. Music was pleasantly on low. We will be back (we live 1 1/2 hours away) again and again!!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Windsor, CT
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151 restaurant reviews
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94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
“Best Happy Hour in WH Center”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

The prices are unbelievable. The service is stunning. You will be surprised.

The happy hour menu is quite varied. Each item is special in its own way.

It's easy to make it a light dinner.

My wife does the brussels sprouts and the sweet potato ravioli. I do the caprese salad and the antipasto.

Next time I'll try the burger. It looks great.

Where else can you get a Lagunitas IPA draft for $3?

OBTW: The other patrons are friendly, if you're into chatting a bit.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Severna Park, MD
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Just stopped in for drinks”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Two in our party tripped over awkward entry stairs; beware! Place was pretty empty at 11 on a Fri. night. We had a round of drinks so not much to review. Not impressed.

Visited January 2014
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