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“Good food, nice place but expensive”
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La Trattoria
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Mona's kitchen brings to you the freshest cocktails, delicious Italian cuisine made with all fresh ingredients and not only, we also serve traditional Sri Lankan food.
Reviewed January 21, 2014

To start with the food here is very good. Excellent pizza, good home made ravioli, creamy risotto and one of the best tiramisu's I have had in Colombo. The restaurant is in a beautiful restored old house with a cozy courtyard at the back that has an almost Mediterranean feel to it. However service needs to improve considering the prices which put this place more into a fine dining price bracket. Its reasonably efficient but lots of rough edges and the staff need to improve their communication skills. Overall, its a bit more expensive than the other Italian restaurants in Colombo but the atmosphere and good food make it a good option for a special dinner. The pizza's are probably the best value for money if you are on a tight budget.

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Thank Nishan P
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Reviewed January 18, 2014

great food, fantastic atmosfere indoor and outdoor extra drill italian ice cream all the way
raccomented garanty

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Thank Sgroi G
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Reviewed January 15, 2014

Tried La Trattoria with some friends and was expecting good things. There was nothing really to complain about, except maybe the prices. The food was average, service was average but the prices high so I personally didn't feel it represented value for money. The food just seemed to lack '.something.' And I don't mean spice!

Thank NarenG
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Reviewed January 11, 2014

Been here a couple of times but never wrote a review so thought I should. The food is really nice and authentic and they also have a decent selection of wines. Not an extensive list, but enough. The service is quite good and the waiters seem knowledgeable.

Yes, its a bit pricey. But still worth it.

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Thank VaruniV
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Reviewed October 4, 2013 via mobile

Unfortunately the terrasse is just beside a quiet busy road .... but you can enjoy the Sri Lankan driving style with your eyes and ears ;)
As usual the service people here are friendly but not trained at all .... but they apply the same prices like in Europe for food andfor local... 320 RS for a local Lemon juice ..... + WAT and Service charge .... that brings your drink up to 2.80 us $ .... a bit too much for local stuff ..... don't you think so ..... ?!
THE Il Gelato ICE CREAMS are the best you can get in Sri Lanka and they are definitely very good according to my taste ... expensive but good !!
We will continue to go for the ice creams but will avoid to experience the much to unprofessional and pricy restaurant ....

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Thank Francois999
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