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La Trattoria

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30 Sunnybrae Ctr, Arcata, CA 95521-6742
+1 707-822-6101
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Eureka, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here has always been delightful every time I have frequented, which probably has been at least a dozen times. It is very often locally sourced, freshly made pasta and sauces, has a very pleasant atmosphere, and very friendly owners and servers. What a lovely place!

Thank sadiehales
San Diego, California
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81 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tucked away in a strip mall this small gem is worth a visit. Three adults and two children had a very nice dinner. The local and Italian wines gave plenty of choices along with an admirable beer menu. I am a Carbonara fanatic (Verona, Italy does it best) and this was close to being exceptional except for the over use... More 

Thank Lesbas
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

We celebrated my husband birthday last night there. The beef stew with polenta was soooo good, the other pasta dish was great too. Deep flavors. Something us foodies couldn't make at home...

Thank Thao L
Los Angeles, California
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016

I arrived to the small restaurant at 7:40, and there were three open tables. The older and unpleasant waiter told me that since I have no reservatin I have to wait until 8:15 for a table. Wait where in my car, on the street in the rain? The younger waiter came to my rescue and showed me to one of... More 

Thank tigrris
Arcata, California
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

As stated, this is a small, off the beaten path Italian restaurant that serves very good to excellent Italian cuisine. Their food is fresh and local (farm to fork style), with a rotating menu based on local seasonal food. While the setting and atmosphere is basic and no frills, it is nonetheless comfortable. We have been here many times and... More 

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Placerville, California
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

This smaller restaurant really knows how to present tasty organic vegetarian Italian dinners that are homemade. The menu changes daily and is posted for customers. This is a farm-to-fork establishment who get their ingredients from local sources.

Thank travel69mom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

You cannot go wrong here! The vibe is suuuper friendly, the food is fresh as can be with a list of the farmers on the wall. Jim and Patricia always have consistent, yet revolving menu. The chicken is unreal!

Thank Michael M
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159 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

We stopped her with some friends from the UK. The reviews were good, but the food was not. We all ordered different items, And were dissatisfied. The best thing of all of our food was the pork plate. The food was bland and nothing we did could make it taste better. It was a small place and the wait staff... More 

Thank Wandah F
Bayside, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2016

This restaurant serves generous portions of its Italian food at decent prices. Get out your GPS if you are new to the area and seek it out. You will not regret it!

Thank KathythePoet
McKinleyville, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

I was super excited for a pre-birthday dinner with just Mom. The food was nasty. The waiter apparently invisible. When he was there (the once) he was nice enough. But never came back after we were served. He seemed like the only waiter on staff. Though there was 2-3 bussers standing around? Brought the leftovers home (there was a lot... More 

Thank Double E
Arcatawaiter, Owner at La Trattoria, responded to this review

Your review is vague. Could you please Identify the dishes you had and the approximate week you were in. Our menu changes frequently. I'm not sure if you have the right place, do to the fact you mentioned that we have three busers. Our wait staff strives to be attentive and quick, but not too intrusive. Our entire floor staff... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$19 - $24
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Sunnybrae Ctr, Arcata, CA 95521-6742
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Humboldt County  >  Arcata
  • Phone Number: +1 707-822-6101
La Trattoria is a small family run restaurant with a limited menu that features traditional Italian dishes not commonly found in the States. We use only local and seasonal produce, buying direct from Humboldt county farmers. All our meats are sustainably sourced from local ranchers and/or organic Northern California suppliers. Our wine list focuses on the regions of Italy and a handful of local estate vineyards. The atmosphere is casual and the food is honest, reminiscent of the trattorias in Italy.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?