La Trattoria

La Trattoria

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Hours
Sun
12:30 - 15:0018:30 - 21:00
Mon
18:30 - 21:00
Wed
12:30 - 15:0018:30 - 21:00
Thu
12:30 - 15:0018:30 - 21:00
Fri
12:30 - 15:0018:30 - 22:00
Sat
12:30 - 15:0018:30 - 22:00
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Value
3.9 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
R 20.00 – R 50.00
CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
meals, features
Does this restaurant serve Sardinian food?
About
Cozy Italian trattoria, family run. fireplace and back garden. over 60 labels of wine from Italy. fresh homemade pasta, homemade mozzarella, lasagne,... Listed as one of the best 500 restaurant in South Africa on Eat Out guide.
PRICE RANGE
R 20.00 – R 50.00
CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles149 reviews
Excellent
105
Very good
20
Average
12
Poor
7
Terrible
5
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Luke
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
What an absolute pleasurable experience. Never have I ever experienced such hands on ownership - even being in the industry myself. We treated ourselves to a simple yet wonderful bruschetta for a light starter. Whilst seated, we received spectacular service from Lionello himself. His recommendations were perfectly suited to our palate, and ranged from the gnocchi with gorgonzola to the bolognese lasagne. I would highly recommend this beautiful gem to anyone looking to enjoy a true depiction of Italian cuisine.
Written 8 January 2020
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A5324OLinfo
Dear Luke, What can I say.... Thanks a lot for your enthusiastic and encouraging words. Has been a pleasure to meet you and to help your table. We all look forward to welcome you again!!! 😊
Written 27 January 2020
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colleenct
27 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 none
Enjoyed a delicious meal here. The owner went out of his way to ensure that what we felt like eating, he could offer to us. The pizza was delicious and my husband enjoyed the clam pasta immensely.
Written 24 March 2021
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A5324OLinfo
Coleen, grazie mille!! For joining us, for enjoying it, and for taking the time to reviour establishment... A presto!!
Written 1 April 2021
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Skywalker
Cape Town29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 family
Had a truly memorable meal at this very authentic slice of Italy. From the moment I phoned in my reservation I was made to feel welcome. This continued on entry to this delightful restaurant by the owner himself, a truly larger than life character who you just know puts his heart and soul into the ambiance and of course the food. He was on hand throughout the night with his recommendations and witty banter. We loved everything we ate from the Caprese starters to the pastas for our party of four. Please understand that this is true authentic Italian pasta. No heavy creams, or chunks of meat will be found here. If quantity over quality is your thing, rather skip them Ended of with their famous gelato and naturally could not resist the limoncello. We will be back.
Written 1 April 2022
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corgi
What can I say. Thank you from my hart. Your words are going to be a strong motivation for me and our team to improve day after day and make sure that our guests will enjoy the food while feeling at home.
Written 2 April 2022
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Shirley C
Pearly Beach19 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 none
A small party of friends joined us for a long awaited evening meal at La Trattoria in Stanford toward the end of December. 2019. We were warmly welcomed and received an informative tour of the menu. None of us were disappointed with our menu choices and vowed to return again at the earliest opportunity. The ambience was great, the decor interesting and the service was brisk and faultless. Definitely worth a return visit. Highly recommended as a great eatery if you enjoy Italian food with a difference..
Written 15 March 2020
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Philip B
Melkbosstrand4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
This restaurant alone is worth the visit to Stanford. We cancelled our other reservations to make a second visit the next evening. Incredible food and wonderfully engaging hosts! A huge amount of care has gone into the sourcing of ingredients for truly authentic Italian experience.
Written 17 February 2020
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Herve Allen
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 family
On Sunday 15 January while on holiday at Marina Beach we dropped in for lunch without making reservations. I guess this being the end of the high season helped as we were immediately accommodated at a table for 4 outside under the trees overlooking the lagoon . Our waiter had a loverly banter with my granddaughter who is only 3 years old and quickly provided some pencil crayons and a book for her to amuse herself while we perused the menue. A delicious bottle of Oak Valley Fountain of Youth Sauvignon blanc was ordered - our waiter Garth was super friendly with a great sense of humor. The order was executed promptly and I had the prawn pasta with ginger garlic and just the correct amount of Chilli to give it a zing. The prawns were plump with a super texture . Granddaughter tucked into her Margherita pizza with relish while the other two members of my family enjoyed their orders . Would I go back ...hell yeah...The family live in Munich and said the same . The bill was very reasonable for the quality of the food ordered !
Written 19 January 2023
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fouriekotze
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 none
We were two very hungry cyclists who called Lionello for a reservation after spending 7 hours/170km on gravel roads from and back to Standford recently. This was my first time in Stanford and I did not know what to expect. Upon arrival, our jovial host, a larger-than-life true blood Italian patron awaited us outside the restaurant and greeted me by my name. We were the first guests and after the normal activities [table, seating, menu, wine list presentation], Lionello came to the table. It was like meeting an old friend. He is quirky, funny and genuine. Then came the surprise. He suggested that we do not order off the menu, but that he would cook something special for us. We were flabbergasted, to say the least, but agreed without hesitation. What followed was an absolute feast of real Italian food. No sauces from bottles, no pasta from packets, but the real deal. While we were waiting for the antipasto, Lionello brought us a bottle Romeo & Juliet Prosecco, straight from Treviso. I can't even begin to tell you what else was served before the mains, but there was home-made bread covered with a chicken liver/moscato pate. What I believed to be the main meal was osso buco, but certainly made in the traditional way, but much better. It was an amazing evening, made special by a wonderful host. If you stop there for lunch or dinner and don't know what you fancy for a meal, ask Lionello to cook you what he cooked for the 2 hungry cyclists!
Written 24 November 2022
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HiltonH
Cape Town1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 business
A true gem, hidden away in Stanford. Make sure to introduce yourself to the owner, Conrad and before you know it you will feel like you are in Itally. He is a true gentleman and before we knew it we were tasting various recipes from the kitchen, sipping on some superb vino and eating authentic Italian food. I recommend going in the evening, particularly on Sunday. My spot of happiness 😊
Written 3 December 2022
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corgi
Dear Hilton, thank you so much for your words . I'm very happy that you and the family enjoyed your time with us. Sharing the good of our culinary culture is our aim. Glad you appreciated. Waiting for you to experience new flavors.
Written 4 December 2022
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Claudia C
Winterhausen12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 couples
This is the first time in all our years in South Africa that we were treated to genuinely Italian pasta. Home made and oh so delicious. We had the strozzapreti with bolognese and all’amatriciana. Both the real thing! I know, I know, this is just a first course and we’re really sorry we skipped the “secondo”. As it was, we had creamy ice cream bursting with flavours for dessert. Too bad we don’t live here - we would have lunch and/or dinner (we didn’t have wine as we were traveling) at least once a week. Complimenti Lionello and team!
Written 18 February 2021
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A5324OLinfo
Ciao Claudia, What can I say.... Thank you for such an attentive and beautiful review!!! I am sure I can say "alla prossima volta"!!
Written 1 April 2021
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Januschka McLaren
Cape Town1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 friends
This is my all time favourite Italian restaurant! Everything from the food to the ambience is gorgeous. The owner is so personable and makes conversation with each table. He even offered us grappa on the house! The pasta is heavenly, and even though they serve the right amount, I could eat buckets of it!!
Written 30 May 2023
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EverExploring
Cape Town499 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 none
Very good authentic Italian food cooked exactly as our nonna would have. Delicious choices of pasta and gnocchi, really good salad (and salad dressing added by them, not left on the table) which makes all the difference. A good wine list and we were a happy Italian family of four from Cape Town. Warm and caring service to top it all and we would return again for sure.
Written 14 January 2023
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Andrew
Cape Town8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 family
Great food and service. Fantastic ambience in the courtyard and feels like you are actually in Italy - especially with owners advising on the menu. Wines were also very good. Would've loved the dessert menu to have one or two additions - such as tiramisu.
Written 1 January 2022
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A5324OLinfo
Dear Andrew, thanks for your nice review. We are very happy you enjoyed your time at La Trattoria. Thanks for your suggestions too... A presto
Written 5 January 2022
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Pieter
Cape Town1712 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 couples
We just returned from Italy and really longed for some comfy Italian food. We were greeted by the Italians (father and son) who ran this restaurant. Their hearty hospitality made is feel so welcome. They recommended an Typical Roman dish and it was really the best of its kind I ever had. Its worth the drive if you want some good Italian food
Written 29 January 2023
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Lina C
Ballito2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 friends
I visited friends from Hermanus & we decided on this restaurant for dinner. I spoke a little Italian to the owner, very pleasant @ first. Food was good BUT were charged R90.00 for extra Chilli and parmesan cheese for my pasta. The worst was when we questioned the steep cost of the condiments, the owner said " in South Africa its like this, you pay, you leave and don't come back". There is always 2 sides to a story but this from the Italian owner smacks of Ripping off the tourist and plain arrogance. With compliments From a South African Portuguese !!!
Written 20 November 2023
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There are often 2 sides of a story. Twice you've been asking for extra original imported Parmigiano. Twice you asked for having fresh red chili chopped on extra vergin olive oil, twice you have been asking for extra imported Aceto Balsamico di Modena. Out of 6 extra topping, we kept 3 complimentary and 3 on the guests. If you honestly belive that euro 4.5 or 90 rand is ripping off guests, sorry to confirm that la Trattoria is not the right place for you.
Written 21 November 2023
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Colinda B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 family
We had an exceptional family dining experience at this wonderful Italian restaurant in Stanford. The ambiance was warm and inviting, perfect for a family gathering. Corrado and Neil added a genuine touch, making us feel like an extension of their own family. The food was amazing, showcasing the true essence of Italian cuisine. From the first bite to the last, it was a taste of perfection. A heartfelt recommendation for anyone seeking a family-friendly atmosphere coupled with authentic Italian flavors. Grazie mille!
Written 7 January 2024
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