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“Bon Appetito”
Review of Appetito Trattoria

Appetito Trattoria
Ranked #6 of 837 Restaurants in Beirut
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $17 - $45
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Located in the vibrant yet warm Hamra neighborhood, Appetito Trattoria is a cozy escape from the hustle bustle world, right in the middle of the city. The design concept is a homey, rustic, Italian trattoria, and the food is wholesome and always fresh.
Beirut, Lebanon
1 review
“Bon Appetito”
Reviewed May 29, 2014

One evening i was very undecided about where i should go eat with a friend. I was tired of all the usual burgers and fries. I wanted something a lil bit more hand crafted and personal. I passed by this place many times before but never actually went in, so I changed that. There was a very genuine and warm welcome once we got there. They were very very confident about their risotto, and for me it was really good. Not to forget... Their pizza 'patate e lardo' was something else. I really enjoyed my evening there.

And that was not the highlight of my evening. They have an underground room (very low key yet warm lighting, ceiling high bar, and theatrical red curtains everywhere) they call 'Di Notte'. It opens every saturday for those seeking a change from the hamra scene. Really worth checking it out.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank John S
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Ghada H, Owner at Appetito Trattoria, responded to this review, June 16, 2014
Dear John S,

Thank you for taking the time to review us.

We are glad you changed your mind that night. We are happy that you liked our risotto, "Patate e lardo", it is one of our specialties, and had the chance to check Di Notte our new extension.

Looking forward to seeing you in the near future.

Wish you the very best,
From Appetito Trattoria team,
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Amman, Jordan
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Cozy atmosphere, great food!”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

Had a lovely time at Appetito Trattoria. When we arrived the staff were super friendly and professional. My boyfriend asked for a drink that was not on the menu and they fixed it up no problem. The food was rustic and delicious. We had the bresaola and caprese salad to start, and for mains we had the veal escalope and the spinach ricotta ravioli. The food was great, my only comment would be that the ravioli was a little bit thick. However, it all tasted like proper homemade Italian food. Would definitely recommend it!

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank lj1990
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Ghada H, Owner at Appetito Trattoria, responded to this review, June 16, 2014
Dear lj1990,

Thank you for your kind feedback.

We are pleased to know that enjoyed your visit, and liked our Bresaola, Caprese and Scaloppine.

Thank you for recommending us & looking forward to serving you the next time you are visiting Lebanon.


Wish you the very best
From Appetito Trattoria team,
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2 reviews
“Excellent food & great atmosphere”
Reviewed May 7, 2014

While walking down the streets of Hamra, my friends and I came across appetito trattoria and it was AMAZING! The food was supreme & the atmosphere was great! It's become a tradition of ours to come by every Wednesday to grab a little taste of Italy in Beirut!

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Nadine I
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Ghada H, Owner at Appetito Trattoria, responded to this review, June 16, 2014
Dear Nadine,

Thank you for taking the time to review us and for your kind feedback.

We are flattered to know that we became part of your Wednesday plans and that you find our food supreme & our atmosphere great.

Wish you the very best and see you next Wednesday!

From Appetito Trattoria team,
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“Amazing place !!”
Reviewed May 5, 2014

First of all u will notice the gr8 decoration of the place it will let u feel like u went into a time machine and took u back to the gr8 old italy , something also to note is that u will feel hugged by the staff it will make u feel like ur at home . But the biggest surprise of them all is the delicious food carefully done and the right temperature of the wine . It's a gr8 experience specialy that the combination of the music, the style ,the service and the gd food will make you feel spoiled and u'll be then served with the amazing dessert . Trust me u won't regret it

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Rabih M
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Ghada H, Owner at Appetito Trattoria, responded to this review, June 16, 2014
Dear Rabih,

Thank you for your endorsement and for taking the time to review us.
We are glad you had a positive experience at Appetito that’s our aim; we are delighted to know that you like our food, service, music and staff.

Looking forward to serving you in the near future.

Wish you the very best
From Appetito Trattoria team,
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Singapore
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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“Delicious Italian Restaurant”
Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

We have been here twice, and know the menu (a bit). Nice soup, perfect pizza, great pasta, wine, coffee, limoncello, and most importantly: great, knowledgeable, friendly and funny service. Thanks, we'll come back (and thx for the free wifi)

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Thank Arjan_Hendriksen
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Ghada H, Owner at Appetito Trattoria, responded to this review, May 5, 2014
Dear Arjan,

Thank you for taking the time to review us and for your kind feedback.We truly value the opinion of our customers,
We are pleased to know you have been to Appetito more than once and that you loved the food and the team, we will pass the comment to them.

Looking forward to seeing you in the near future.

Wish you the very best
From Appetito Trattoria team,
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