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La Trattoria del Monasterio

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Santa Catalina 309, Arequipa, Peru
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Lima, Peru
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Italian-Peruvian Food, and specifically Typical food from Arequipa... All you can ask for won't be a deception, but a joy for your palate... Enjoy

Thank FMasumura
Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We started out with high expectations but as the night went on our enthusiasm dwindled. Service was virtually non existent, being a couple we were far down the pecking order. Nobody really spoke to to enquire how things were etc .Large parties were given the attention while our waiter disappeared as soon as anybody else came in .The food was... More 

Thank Mikey1071
Montreal, Canada
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137 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great choice as something for everyone! Some in our party wanted a hearty Italian meal (soup and pasta). Others something light (pizza). Others still lighter (salad)....and one of us wanted to try something Peruvian (stuffed pepper). Service friendly and impeccable. Food tasty

1 Thank TobyMontreal_Canada
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409 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 400 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

We had dinner at La Trattoria and it was excellent. The fresh pasta is superb and the home made bread is excellent. The service was friendly and efficient. A nice address.

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Strasbourg, France
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122 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Last night in Arequipa and great diner in this lovely trattoria located inside Santa Catalina covent. Less than 50 seats, perfect Italian traditional cuisine.

Thank Christophe_JSB
Miami, Florida
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95 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

We went for lunch, service was good, food was excellent, it's always better to make a reservation in advance.

Thank Richard20282930
London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016

We weren't sure about going here because we've had a lot of mediocre Italian in South America, but the food here was really superb, best we had in Arequipa. The risotto is especially good. Went here several times, the older chap had excellent service, one of the younger guys not so much so, but the food speaks for itself. Bit... More 

Thank MelodiousMat
Miami Beach, Florida
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Our last night in Arequipa we made the mistake in going to eat in this restaurant. The service was amazing. The food not the best I ordered the raviolis filled with ossobuco and my husband had the ossobuco plate he said it wasn't the best. We had read great reviews and were actually excited to try it. What a disappointment.

Thank Mel B
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

A mix of Peruvian and Italian food. Really enjoyed this restaurant with nice food and superb service. Only thing i can complain about is the light - not really dimmed down for a cozy evening

Thank Petra N
Port Orchard, Washington
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105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2016

Very clean and extremely good food. We had lasagna and crispy chicken, both meals were top notch. Located next to the nunnery. Wine and Beer to choose from. You will not be disappointed.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $26
Italian, Mediterranean, South American
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Santa Catalina 309, Arequipa, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Arequipa Region  >  Arequipa
  • Phone Number: 5154204062

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?