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“A great Italian experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of La Trattoria

La Trattoria
Ranked #25 of 1,612 Restaurants in Adelaide
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $27
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Brisbane, Australia
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“A great Italian experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2013 via mobile

Perfect choice for a "back to a classic Italian" restaurant. We just don't have many of these in Brisbane - so it was a real treat to find this just around the corner from our Adelaide hotel. Fab service, great authentic food - perhaps a little pricey - but you get that these days ! Gone are the days of those amazingly cheap and quality Italian restaurants like "Bill and Tony's" or "No Names" - two Sydney restaurants well known for this.
This is a great find if you appreciate committed service and well-made Italian food.

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Adelaide, Australia
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“I am sure I wrote a review before?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2013

Very good old fashioned service, very Italian and an amazing menu, easy to order and every meal I have had has been 10+, I have my own food outlet and want to be as consistent, been going to La Trattoria for 2 decades now, not too often but never often enough.

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“La Trat - King William Adelaide City”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

Good food, good serving! Well known for the Italian food, including the pizzas. Enjoyed a lovely meal for a reasonable price.

Visited December 2012
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“Great food, very Italian”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

Went here 4 years ago and not much has changed. Love the food and the relaxed atmosphere. The food is simple and tasty, love to use the bathroom just to smile at all the Nonnas in the kitchen keeping everyone organised

Visited December 2012
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Adelaide, Australia
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“Massively overrated - there is far better Italian in Adelaide”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2012

I just don't get it. Adelaide has plenty of great places to eat, yet year after year, someone drags me to 'La Tratt' because it's an "institution", a "tradition", etc, etc.

Well. You get authentic European service (i.e., a fair dose of attitude, not super-helpful), and not especially good Italian food. The pizza is average at best, ditto the pasta. The ambience is nothing special inside, and outside you have all the charm of being next door to a strip club on a main traffic thoroughfare.

Adelaide has far better Italian food on offer - try the excellent Pizza e Mozarella on Pirie St, for example, which does classic, simple Italian food well. And far, far better pizza can be had - Est on East Terrace or Melt on Waymouth St is infinitely superior.

The pros of La Trattoria would be its ability to handle large and rowdy groups, and its central location.

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