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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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So. Windsor, CT
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

Lago Trattoria is a large busy place near Lake Memphremagog, in downtown Newport. It offers mainly Italian fare – among the entrees was a delicious wild boar dish with tagliatelle. There are non-Italian dishes too, and one of us greatly enjoyed a roasted chicken breast stuffed with cheese and sausage. Also available: pizzas and sandwiches, and everything features local produce... More 

Thank RGinCT
Elverson, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at Lagos and highly recommend it to others visiting in the Northern Kingdom of Vt. The service and atmosphere are both outstanding. The menu has a nice variety of starters, entrees and the daily specials were more varied than at most restaurants. The value proposition was also good...not inexpensive but by no means overly... More 

Thank Michael P
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55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

This was our second annual visit while vacationing in the area and once again it was worth the trip. Our server was very attentive and even noticed a chip in the wine bottle we ordered and promptly got us a different bottle. We then ordered Nona's meatballs as an appetizer which normally comes with 3 meatballs but our server noticing... More 

1 Thank DFC3
Newport, Vermont
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57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

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

Thank mapleleafpress
Burlington, Vermont
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60 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016

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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222 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016 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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182 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions
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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