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“The Last Supper”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of La Trattoria

La Trattoria
Ranked #4 of 22 Restaurants in Scopello
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“The Last Supper”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2013

After 2 weeks of indulging in the deliciousness that is Italy, La Trattoria would have to face fierce judgement as our last meal. No problem. They swooped in, fed us a platter of fish that was apparently for two but would have easily served four, and knocked us out with simple preparations of some of the ocean's greatest hits that simply blew us away. Do I like mackerel? Not really. Swordfish? Save it for the sharks. But what? These guys took those fish and made me a believer. On top of that, the tuna steak, the shrimps, the SQUID?! They simply crushed it man. Best squid I've ever had in my life, and I caught some funny looks from other tables as I sucked the heads out of those shrimps. Don't let the 'someone's living room' facade fool you. This place is straight up off the chain.

  • Visited June 2013
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5 Thank CoryOsborn
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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469 reviews
325 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 708 helpful votes
“Don't judge book by its cover - simply excellent!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013

if you passed this place during the day, when it is shut, you would be forgiven for mistaking it for some sort of shed, and even when it opens, the rather peculiar garrish interior (apparently result of recent renovation) would not be drawing the crowds in. What does draw the crowds in, and it is constantly full, is the food, cooked there and then, in one's view, with the freshest produce. This was by far THE best meal of our week long trip to northwest of Sicily. The sea themed antipasti was interesting, tasty, fresh and with so many diverse tastes on the plate. I had orata (sea bream) with orange, grilled whole, served simply with herbs, sauce of olive oil and juice of Sicilia's beautiful oranges, fresh beautiful fish. My friend had tuna slice, cooked to perfection, pink in the middle, simply served, but super tasty. As contorni we picked two different salads, my insalata siciliana was absolutely gorgeous affair of juicy red tomatoes, thinly sliced sweet (red) onion, mountain oregano, and fabulous anchovies. My friend's was mixed salad with little baby buffalo mozzarela balls. Service was unobtrusive and cordial, if not friendly. Loved this place, well worth more than one visit.

  • Visited June 2013
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4 Thank l-globetrotter
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Surprisingly better than it looks”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2013

Arriving at La Trattoria and looking from the outside (and even inside) well this is far fom being inviting! The place looks like a (very) old trailer/caravan. The menu is not exceptional and there aren't many choices. So why should you risk going there? Well because what you will order wil be prepared by people (that you can see and thank when you leave) who care for what you eat. You will notice it in the presentation and taste it as well.
Would I go back? If in Scopello yes, but maybe more for dinner than lunch.
PS: you may need to reserve your table

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Frederick20
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Zurich, Switzerland
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great simple fish restaurant in lovely Scopello”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2013

Great pasta and fresh fish.
Lovely simple place.
Genuine flavors from Sicily.
Try fried paranza, fish cous-cous, busiate.....

Visited April 2013
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1 Thank alby74
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fabulous restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2013

Delicious, fresh, local food and wine. The "misto mare" mixed starter was excellent, the fish main was superb and the recommendation for the local Sicilian wine was spot on. A joy for the adults to enjoy calamari, with steak and chips for the children too - everyone happy! An unassuming place slightly off the main square but a real find. Friendly service. Warm hospitality. Good value. Highly recommended.

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank calbarrett
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