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“Disappointing Valentine Dinner” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Trattoria 903

Trattoria 903
Route 903, 874 State Route 903, Jim Thorpe, PA multiple listing for the same restaurant
+1 570-732-4450
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Ranked #1 of 32 Restaurants in Jim Thorpe
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery
Lehighton, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Disappointing Valentine Dinner”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We have been to Trattoria before and always thought they had an interesting menu, different from other restaurants in the area. Of course, there isn't much else in this area to chose from.
We finished the small loaf of bread, which was good and the waitress asked if we'd like more. We said, "Yes", and she returned with two small rolls that were dried out (tasted as if they'd been reheated). When I asked if they had any olive oil, she pointed to a bottle on the table. It was disappointing since we're used to other Italian restaurants serving the olive oil with spices in it.
I was still looking forward to my entry thinking they were just having an "off" night. I had the stuffed shrimp over risotto. The shrimp was overcooked and very dry. I looked around for the waitress to say something, but no one ever came around to check on us. The restaurant was only 1/2 full at 7:30 so I don't know where everyone else was, so I just ate it. We won't be back.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Albrightsville, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Special night: 9 course Moroccan feast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

This is by far the best Italian restaurant in the area on any given night, but once a year, Hasaan, the Moroccan chef/owner, throws down a Moroccan feast. Tonight was 9 courses for the unbelievable price of just $50 per person. Moroccan veg. soup (chick based broth w/ veg and chick peas); Flat bread platter w/ dips, including tabouleh, hummus (creamy as silk), and roasted eggplant; beef and veal kabobs; cous cous (fluffy as a cloud) and roasted veg; lemon chicken confit; braised beef w/ prunes and sesame seeds; roasted lamb (including the neck which is the BEST for after hours munching); paella; and to top that all off, baklava and coffee. OMG....everything was just over the top delicious. Every meal @ 903 is delicious ordinarily, but tonight's feast was the topper!! Packed house and no one looked disappointed!! I am a retired chef, so I kid you not.....this place is a must!!

  • 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

We dined for the third time here. The food is absolutely delicious! We tried escargot for the very first time sautéed in garlic butter- fantastic! The house salads were $3 additional but well worth it. The whipped balsamic house dressing was wonderful. We had 2 specials of the evening- orange roughy, shrimp and sea scallops over linguini with white wine garlic sauce and dry rubbed rack of land with gnocchi, both excellent. Owner/chef is a constant presence in the dining room making sure service and meals are satisfactory. A very nice personal touch. No room for dessert this trip but we shall return! Leftovers to be enjoyed for lunch. Highly recommended!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Aldan, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Best kept "secret" in the Poconos”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We have been going to Trattoria since it started out as a pizza and sandwich shop. It has moved into its new "home" and is a wonderful restaurant. The food is outstanding with huge portions. The restoration was done by the owner who is always on site and speaking with the customers. The menu is primarily Italian but the specials are varied.

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Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Best Pizza In The Area!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

A friend and I along with her children stopped for lunch at Trattoria 903 on December 18, 2013.
I had the goat cheese, beet and arugula salad with balsamic reduction. Outstanding! The cheese was very fresh and the dressing was wonderful.
I then ordered a small pizza with 4 cheeses on it.....outstanding thin crust.....wonderfully fresh ricotta and mozzarella blended with the other two cheeses to provide the best pizza in the Pocono Area I have had in a long time!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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