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“Best meal in town” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Trattoria del Monasterio

La Trattoria del Monasterio
Ranked #3 of 12 Dessert in Arequipa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $26
Cuisines: Italian, South American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Sutherland Shire, Australia
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77 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Best meal in town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2012

We only wished we had tried this restaurant sooner than our last night in town. Food was delicious and service was quietly elegant. Set in a corner of the Santa Catalina Monastery, the dining areas had such character and were delightfully decorated too. Enjoyed Pisco Sours with our meal so can't comment on the wines available, but going by the standard of our meals, can only guess that you would not be disappointed with the wine selection. The biggest surprise was the bill - for the standard of food and service we expected it to be much higher.

  • Visited June 2011
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Branford, Connecticut
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“tasty and colorful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2012

We went here twice.
The food was so tasty and colorful. I loved the potatoes. We can't remember all that we ate except we luxuriated in the whole experience and were disappointed when it was closed the next time we could get back there!

Visited May 2012
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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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103 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“La Trattoria excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2012

Our friends took us to this place located very close to Plaza de Armas and adjacent to Santa Catalina. This spot served great food and excellent service. Arequipa has a bunch of great restaurants and this is one of the best in town. Dierse and creative menu. Not cheap, but relative to US prices, very reasonable. Close access to many hotels around the area of the square.

Visited April 2012
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Lima, Peru
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201 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Top in the city”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2012

Its amazing what can you get in theese tiny restaurant.
Excellent fusion between the international cuisine and the local products of the southern Peruvian region. Very imaginative proposals for different tastes, my last visit the lamb cooked in a excellent red wine sauce with a pumpkin risotto was superb.
Good wine list, and very caine service from the people of the restaurant.
The desserts are all of them incredible, do not mist it.

  • Visited March 2012
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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“Fantastic, don't miss it.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2012

We went here on our last night in Arequipa after reading good reviews and it was fantastic.

The meal we had was probably the best we have had in 2 months in South America.

The restaurant is small so a reservation is required. The atmosphere is cosy and romantic and the service was attentive.

My wife the 4 potato starter with different toppings which was delicious and I had the mixed starters which was also excellent.

For mains we had the lamb shank which was beautifully tender, and the pork tenderloin with pumpkin ravioli which was perfectly cooked.

But the best was at the end when we shared the 3 milk dessert which was one of the best desserts we have ever had.

Wine was also very good and overall it was a bargain for the quality of the meal.

Can't recommend this restaurant enough!

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