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The Trattoria

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532 Route 25a, Saint James, NY 11780-1424 (Lake Avenue)
+1 631-584-3518
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
Closed now
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Sun 16:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Long Island, New York
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Reservations are a must at this very tiny restaurant. The tables are very small and close together. You definitely go for the quality of the food and not the ambience. The food selections are terrific and the menu caters to many different tastes. The fish and beef dishes are fresh and delicious. The menu changes frequently and the mix of... More 

Thank JKChrysler
Long Island NY
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We've been coming here for years and will always go back. The food is amazing, any dish you try is great! And the Service is always personable and quick o help. The restaurant is very small so you have to reserve a few weeks ahead especially for a weekend. Love it!!

Thank Champagne08
New York City, New York
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

My husband planned a surprise birthday party for me with about 30 of my friends which was absolutely fabulous! A small restuarant with outstanding food and bring your own bottle policy which is a nice option. We often enjoy going just the two of us or with another couple. Service is great, Steve the owner and chef often visits the... More 

1 Thank Robinann
New York City, New York
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133 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Went to dinner last week here. Superb. Never been here before but I heard rave reviews. I need to know what you put in your spaghetti sauce. You could drink it. I orders Branzini and I got Branzini. So good !!!! Only one thing. My glass could have been rewashed again as there was lip stick on it. Outside of... More 

1 Thank sevensevenseven
Paris, Île-de-France, France
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

The food is amazing! The place was a bit difficult to find at night. But once you found it, rest assured you can sit down and enjoy

1 Thank CelesteJJ
North Bellmore, New York
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We did the chef's tasting menu and each course, from the amuse bouche through to the dessert was incredibly delicious. Not knowing what was coming next added to the allure and we were thrilled with the presentation and flavors of each course. Since this is a BYO restaurant, the tasting menu presents a bit of a challenge for wine pairings,... More 

1 Thank LI_Tony
Port Jefferson Station, New York
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Came here for my first wedding anniversary a few weeks ago. We were a little over-dressed but no one could see in the dim, cozy lighting. Food was phenomenal, fresh ricotta was ridiculous, flatbread was on point. We planned to have dessert but were so full and we had year old wedding cake to eat! Bill was under $100, we... More 

2 Thank lauren b
Koloa, Hawaii
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

This is the restaurant formerly known as the "Kitchen a Bistro". The actual owner and chef, Steven Gallagher, renamed the restaurant. The food is simply exquisite, and the selection for dinner is diversified. All desserts are home made, and excellent. It s a BYO restaurant, therfore feel free to bring your own wine, beer, or liquor.

1 Thank hanaleibay23
Sayville, New York
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72 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

OK. The Food: Wow! The Price, Wow! The Ambiance: Well, what do you expect from a Restaurant with barely 10 tables - and 2 of those are outside the door....in the Parking lot...overlooking cars in the parking lot. There's no reason to request eating outside, UNLESS every table inside is taken. Because you WANT to eat here. Reservations are a... More 

2 Thank Augustus004
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Scrumptious food. Perfect every time. Cozy and laid back. Braised beef is to die for, pasta selections are perfection, they have the best bread and terrific appetizer selections. Love that you can bring your own wine and not pay a corkage fee.

1 Thank Cmcli

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Cash Only
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
16:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 532 Route 25a, Saint James, NY 11780-1424
    (Lake Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Saint James
  • Phone Number: +1 631-584-3518

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?