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Trattoria La Festa

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4080 Upper Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672
+1 802-253-8480
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children
Description: Seasonal Italian restaurant owned and operated by Italian family. Simple...
Seasonal Italian restaurant owned and operated by Italian family. Simple homemade food with a solid wine list and great music
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  • 143
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
As Italian as it gets outside of Italy

Both the ambient and the food reminded me of good family dining in a small restaurant in Italy where the owner makes his own Limoncello and serves the food he composed and prepared with skill and passion. I enjoyed a fabulous festive birthday dinner with 25 people as well as a casual Saturday... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
senftmiller
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Colchester, Vermont
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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived in Stowe at 6pm on a Tuesday night. The hotel suggested that we go to Trattoria for dinner because we were looking for Italian. My wife and I got ready and walked the short walk to the restaurant. We got there at 8pm and were turned away at the front door because they were "closing early and serving... More 

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1 Thank cvaicius
Tony D, Owner at Trattoria La Festa, responded to this review

Dear cvaicius I read your review with mixed feelings and I tell you why. First of all I am very sorry that you were turned away. We should have fed you no matter what. I was thinking of something clever to say but there nothing clever. It was an unusual slow night with miserable weather, I wanted my staff to... More 

Colchester, Vermont
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Both the ambient and the food reminded me of good family dining in a small restaurant in Italy where the owner makes his own Limoncello and serves the food he composed and prepared with skill and passion. I enjoyed a fabulous festive birthday dinner with 25 people as well as a casual Saturday evening family dinner. I will be back... More 

Helpful?
Thank senftmiller
Tony D, Owner at Trattoria La Festa, responded to this review

Dear Mr.&Mrs.Senftmiller: It was a pleasure reading your review. We are a little place serving old fashion Italian food in Stowe for 30 years. Our cooking style is simple and fresh that our Grand parents would be proud. Obviously you have traveled to Italy and experienced food and hospitality they way it should be. We serve and cook the way... More 

Vermont
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202 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We've been to Trattoria many times, and it is our "go to" place for good Italian food. Well, last night just seemed better. Why? The service was prompt, efficient, helpful, and very polite. The lamb chops were great, as was the half chicken, as was the pasta and sausage. And the desserts were to die for! Tiramisu, bread pudding, and... More 

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Thank carefultraveler2014
Tony D, Owner at Trattoria La Festa, responded to this review

Dear Carefultraveler2014 It was a real pleasant surprise to read your review. Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience at our little place. We have been here serving Stowe and our loyal customers for 30 years and that is not an accident. We build loyalties and friendships with our valued customers. We know their names, we... More 

Stowe, Vermont
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff quickly overwhelmed by clients....poor service rendered afterwards. Regular clients served preferentially during our seating...not a pleasant feeling

Helpful?
Thank GGDallaire
Tony D, Owner at Trattoria La Festa, responded to this review

Dear GGDallaire I am sorry about the impression that you got but thank God it is only your opinion. We have solid good service and absolutely thrive on being slammed which we normally do over the weekends. That is what 30 years in business will do. We have senior staff that can handle just about anything and in addition there... More 

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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They were able to accommodate a last minute reservation for 9 people, which was awesome. Waiter was incredible patient with our party, and everyone enjoyed their meals. Portofino is a good dish if you like pesto.

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Thank SkiFishSkiFish
Tony D, Owner at Trattoria La Festa, responded to this review

Dear Skifish Thank you for the great review. You have obviously captured the full picture of who we are and what we do. Hope to see you soon. Always at your service Tony and Family More 

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41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

During our New Year's week family vacation and visit to the Stowe Mountain Lodge, our family of 5 had dinner at Trattoria la Festa - another outstanding dinner, great atmosphere and service. Tony always makes us feel special and very welcome. Our family enjoyed the winter beet salad, spaghetti and meatballs, chicken lemone, and chicken and veal putanesca. We also... More 

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Thank Rick R
Tony D, Owner at Trattoria La Festa, responded to this review

Dear Rick R It was so nice to see you back in spite of the lack of snow and miserable weather. It was a pleasure as usual to make dinner for you and the family and cannot wait to do it again soon. We are a small family place and we love to serve families. Please come back and let... More 

Miami
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67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

We are from Miami and just returned from Stowe. One of our dining nights was here at La Festa. I will say it is a quaint restaurant, and the host was very friendly. Our waiter, was also very friendly. As for the food, the Caprese Salad was average, and the duck and veal fell a little short. Overall, the front... More 

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Thank nibaldom2015
Tony D, Owner at Trattoria La Festa, responded to this review

Dear Nibaldom2015 Thank you for you review. I am sorry to hear about average comments but that' s the way you see it and there is little I can do. That night we served 192 dinners and they were all great dinners but yours. When you say you are from Miami I formulate an image in my mind and that... More 

New Jersey
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Great Italian food - Excellent Service. Good portions. Cosy environment. Establishment tweaked their menu to suit individual tastes.

Helpful?
Thank Pranay G
Tony D, Owner at Trattoria La Festa, responded to this review

Dear ski trip 2015 Thank you and thank you again for seeing things for what they are. We are not pretentious or fancy but we are warm and cozy full of nice treats to those who can appreciate them. Always at your service Tony and Family More 

Arlington, Virginia
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74 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

I am between giving an AVERAGE and VERY GOOD review for the quality of the food, but with service being good it pushes it to the VERY GOOD category. There were 4 of us and we went there for dinner, we showed up a before 5:30PM and they let us in which was appreciated because it was cold and raining.... More 

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Thank Myfirstchoicenotavai
Tony D, Owner at Trattoria La Festa, responded to this review

Dear Myfirstchoicenotavai Thank you for your words of wisdom. I feel that you really know a lot and getting a review like this from you is a real treat, Italy is safe with you here in the USA More 

Stowe, Vermont
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83 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Trattoria La Festa is one of the most romantic restaurants in Stowe. The chilli pepper lights and the cozy mountain lodge makes for a wonderful dining atmosphere. l had the bruschetta and the pesto lamp chops-- so delicious. My honey had the veal parmesan and a salad. We shared The Tartufo dessert and it is amazing. This is a great... More 

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Thank JillCull
Tony D, Owner at Trattoria La Festa, responded to this review

Dear Jillcull Thank you again for your true words. It's a breath of fresh air to hear normal people express their opinion on the Trattoria. This Xmas week I thought I had seen it all but I saw more. People come in with monstrous expectations and they unleash their pent up frustrations at the dinner table. It is so sad... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4080 Upper Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Stowe
  • Phone Number: +1 802-253-8480

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children

Description

Seasonal Italian restaurant owned and operated by Italian family. Simple homemade food with a solid wine list and great music
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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