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“Average”
Review of La Trattoria

La Trattoria
Ranked #51 of 105 Restaurants in Arcata
Price range: $19 - $24
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: La Trattoria is a small family run restaurant with a limited menu that features traditional Italian dishes not commonly found in the States. We use only local and seasonal produce, buying direct from Humboldt county farmers. All our meats are sustainably sourced from local ranchers and/or organic Northern California suppliers. Our wine list focuses on the regions of Italy and a handful of local estate vineyards. The atmosphere is casual and the food is honest, reminiscent of the trattorias in Italy.
Reviewed January 29, 2013

We live in town and have visited this restaurant three times. Positives: Fresh ingredients. Clean dining area. Good, albeit limited wine choices. Negatives: Small and noisy. Uncomfortable chairs. Small food portions (and I do not normally eat large meals). The food seemed average. Based on the good reviews, maybe I am ordering the wrong thing. Overpriced for what you get.

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Reviewed November 23, 2012

My friends brought made me for a 'light' lunch, since we planning to go out for a big dinner. After lunch here, we shared salads for dinner! Wonderful food.

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Reviewed September 23, 2012

Lucked onto this place. Fresh, local ingredients prepared very well. I had an awesome heirloom tomato salad that was so flavorful, I could have stopped there! Had spaghetti carbonara as an entree, which was perfect. Husband had an olive appetizer and the chicken with peppers, which he also loved. Great little restaurant!

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Reviewed September 2, 2012

The owners take great pride in their food, from local providers. Incredibly creative cuisine. Corn custard appetizer was incredible. Low-key, casual ambiance, for example no wine glasses, but a great experience. A real treat!

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Reviewed August 16, 2012

Found in local hotel guide .. drawn to simple & small menu which doesn't mean lack of choice. All organic ingredients prepared so well that had we had room we would have opted for seconds! Very informal restaurant setting offers up low key decor but obviously proud owners. The service friendly although don't go expecting bow ties and white shirts! The food was well ... literally awesome! I don't know if this would appeal to youngsters less than 12 or those not accustomed to tasty non processed food. Wish we lived closer we loved every thing we had. The sausages on the menu Sunday night have us dreaming for more! All of the pasta dished were excellent. Only odd thing was the wine served in large juice glasses ... the wine selection small also but was just fine! Highly recommend this for a great meal!

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