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“A Buffalo gem” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Trattoria Aroma

Trattoria Aroma
Ranked #57 of 1,026 Restaurants in Buffalo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Cornwall, Ontario
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A Buffalo gem”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2013

Had a great meal with my colleague friends back in June of 2013. The sea scallops special was fabulous and the insalata caprese was wonderful. Also tried some of my buddy's mussels frites and they were fantastic. Our waitress was attentive and hilarious and they graciously mailed me something I had left behind. Truly a gem in the midst of downtown Buffalo. Can't wait to go back.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Rob C
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Sarasota, Florida
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108 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Outstanding food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2013

This restaurant is located on a side street off of the busy Elmwood Avenue strip of shops and restaurants with a front patio for seating and a bar and tables inside. The decor is urban cool with great flower arrangements, art work and table arrangements. While I have been here before the dinners tonight for four of us were all outstanding. I can't wait to return to try another dish. I had the lamb shank with risotto, another person had the pasta bolognese and another a pasta dish made with their own sausage. All the dishes were delicious, delivered hot and fresh from the kitchen with great flavor. The wine selection, both by the glass and bottle, is well thought out to compliment the food. Great place, nice staff, good service and ambiance.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Marsha H
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Buffalo, New York
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94 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere and service, food was not so good”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

Was so excited when we got here! Very cool city atmosphere, excellent service, interesting menu. Unfortunately we really didn't care for our food. The bread was good but the appetizer was very bland and lacking flavor. The lobster ravioli was also very bland, it's typically a favorite dish of mine at other restaurants so I was really disappointed. The pizzetta seemed like it should've been good with the combination of flavors in the toppings but somehow clashed wrong. Would come back here for drinks but not food.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kristin C
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New York
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160 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Creative, pretty, local food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2013

We are pretty much regulars here, esp. for lunch. The owner takes pride in serving interesting food, from local growers, and it shows. The atmosphere is continually fresh and updated, as is the menu. Nice wine list. Different atmospheres at different times of day - including music at night on the weekends. Keep it up, Dave.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank RomeTheSecondTime
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Seattle, Washington
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87 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Good food, good service = good dinner!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2013

The service was great, and the food was pleasing to all 9 members of our party. Good selection of appetizers and great variety of entres.

Visited June 2013
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Thank CherylNS
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