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Lago Trattoria

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95 Main St, Newport, VT 05855-6103
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Newport, Vermont
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57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely superb food in a semi elegant setting but you do not have to dress up to enjoy the place. Best place in town for a first date or your 30th. anniversary. Super friendly staff, excellent wine collection and easy to find on main street in Newport. Love this place - Manfred Rieder

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Burlington, Vermont
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55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I grew up in an Italian family, not my own but my best friend's. I remember the ease in which Mrs. Scalzo cooked dinner...and the dinner we had reminded so much of Long Island and those Sunday's for dinner at the Scalzo's. I had a wedge salad to start with and it was very tasty! Then ordered a goat cheese... More 

Thank alura k
Saint Albans, Vermont
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213 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The setting is nice with exposed bricks and convenient in center of downtown. The selections were interesting and fancy, although almost trying too hard for our tastes. The meal was good, the portion size was huge. Service was good. Came highly recommended from our host. Didn't disappoint, but just didn't wow.

Thank Jonathan B
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162 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

In the NEK you realize that service is not good. Our waiter obviously was a smoker, and when she arrived at the table, there was not doubt. She reeked of smoke, which is not good when considering dining choices. The food was certainly above average. My caprese salad had fabulous Italian Mozzarella., but gigantic heirloom tomatoes, making it an appetizer... More 

Thank Vermont68
Newport, Vermont
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This is my favorite Eatery in Newport. Newport has several great places for food, but in my opinion, no one compares to Lago. Frank is the owner chef, and his mastery in the kitchen is veritable cornucopia of earthly and sea delights. His Frutti de Mar seafood creation is exquisite, by far my favorite meal. My wife, who is a... More 

Thank Genem15
Franklin, Tennessee
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60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

We stopped into Lago Trattoria for dinner after a funeral; we expected a quick, quiet bite. What we got was even better; the restaurant was quiet though it was largely full, the drinks were delicious, and the food was very tasty Italian, nice and comforting and warm (which we needed after walking through the cold winds off Lake Memphremagog!) The... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

The atmosphere here is refined. The food is always really good, a little on the expensive side. The service is courteous and professional. It's as close to fine dining as you'll get on Main Street.

Thank Jennifer F
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016 via mobile

We went out on a Monday to celebrate my husbands birthday. There were not a lot of patrons, but they were obviously short staffed as the bartender and the cook were waiting tables. The service was friendly and attentive though. The problem was the food. The pasta carbonara was not particularly tasty and way over salted, chicken Parmesan was good,... More 

Thank VermontFay
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant certainly serves better food than most of the competition in town, especially the disappointing Le Belvedere. There's real cordon bleu appeal to the menu, and they don't overly mess up the food by trying to be too "sophisticated". There's a great selection of beers, lagers, and wines. It's not cheap, but it is worth it. But the service... More 

Thank Alastair C
Burlington, Vermont
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

I ate here alone on a night I was in Newport on business. You walk in and are greeted immediately by a large square bar, but behind the bar wall is a cozy dining room. The atmosphere is warm and inviting. The menu looked very interesting but a little pricey. The food features a lot of local resourcing which is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 95 Main St, Newport, VT 05855-6103
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Northeast Kingdom  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: 802-334-8222
Italian Cuisine-specializing in local products.03'04'05'09 Yankee Magazine, Editors Pick10/11 VT Vows preferred caterersChef owned

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