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“#1 for a REASON! (lots of reasons, actually)”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Pete's Trattoria

Pete's Trattoria
Ranked #1 of 147 Restaurants in Watertown
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“#1 for a REASON! (lots of reasons, actually)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013 via mobile

From the friendly greeting at the front door to attentive staff to exquisite food, Pete's provides all the benefits of a high end, fine dining restaurant while maintaining a family friendly atmosphere. We were pleasantly surprised with the fresh bread and olive oil served before the meal-and to find that the olive oil was made in the family! We had the pork osso bucco and prosciutto-wrapped jumbo shrimp, which were both simply divine and highlighted not only the chef's culinary talent, but the business's care in ingredient selection. The pork was so tender that it peeled away from the bone with a fork. Scrumptious! I can point to exactly nothing that could have made our dining experience better!

Visited April 2013
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Do not drive past Watertown NY without stopping to eat at PETE'S”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2013

We were simply overjoyed with our dining experience. Friendly and informed service brought us a truly exceptional meal. A shared house salad ( Lori Ann told us one salad wad sufficient ) was followed by the portobello risotto and the pumpkin ravioli. The latter Ian a taste sensation ; the former presented on a grilled crisp portobello slice done to perfection. Take home a bottle of the house olive oil to remind yourself of your resolve to never drive past Watertown without stopping for another fine meal

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3 Thank Brebisdd
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Watertown has come of age”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2013 via mobile

I am thrilled to have this restaurant in Watertown. The food was excellent and truly homemade. I had an excellent manicotti. The others had veal Parmesan with homemade pasta. Another had a beautifully made filet.
We had the Sambuca brownie which was yummy.
They also have a great beer and wine list.
Kudos to the chef owner and his staff.

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Alexandria Bay
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Nice Change”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2013

First time going to the new Pete's and with all the hype I was excited to go. Not much has changed in physical appearance but the menu is much better with a good selection of Italian dishes. I had the cheese tortellini which was excellent. Great flavor and a nice portion. My wife had the pumpkin ravioli which she really did not like due to the amount of oil the ravioli was swimming in. Service was friendly but a bit hurried. We will go back again but not to have the pumpkin ravioli. Worth giving another shot.

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank Robert H
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Farmington, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Wonderful Itialian Food in Watertown”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2013

Plan your next trip thru NY to include a visit to Pete's resturant. Don't be put off by the ouside of the building, it's the excellent homade food and wonderful service that are the reasons to stop and to come back. My wife had the excellent homade ravioli and I sampled their special of chicken tetrazzini. Everything from the soups to the fresh bread and main couses were delicious. We'll end up with another meal from the take homes due to the generios portions. This place is a not to miss dining experience.

  • Visited February 2013
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