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I have been wanting to try La Trinita for a long time, given the rave reviews on TA and its recurrent #1 spot.
The signore in charge were very charming, if rather scattered and stressed. They clearly love what they do and do it with...a slightly exaggerated, operatic air that doesn't always ring true. The menu is 'classic Italian' and there are several specials which do not appear on the rather pedestrian general menu published on the website. On the night we visited, there was a fillet, calamari and several other pasta specials, two of which we ordered but were nothing to write home about. Good no doubt, with some subtle flavours, but not particularly memorable. The starter portion of melanzane was passable, but small. There was apparently some problem in the kitchen which meant that the main courses arrived 90 minutes after they were ordered. The prices are quite high all considered.
In short, an interesting experience, and a genuine trattoria (I think 'ristorante' is clearly an over-statement), but rather dull on the tastebuds. A little more originality would go a long way. That said, it was about three quarters full in a normal week night in Covid, so it's obviously popular; and unlike the classic Da Graziella which I hear has closed down, and was streets ahead of most ordinary Italian places in Johannesburg, managed to survive the crisis. Well done for that!More
The owner tends to talk-up the meals but they are substandard. No unique flavors or tastes. She loves engaging with the patrons, which is good but does tend to overdo it. We're of Indian decent. She went to great lengths asking us to pronounce the...meals correctly. Well its a good thing we are unable to pronounce them correctly as the meals were not authentic. Fully agree that the owner is overbearing and arrogant too. Her responses to some of the reviews here reflect that. Enough said.More
This traditional Italian restaurant is family owned and food is prepared with love and passion. Every item on the menu is sensational. Highly recommended!!
We frequent this establishment regularly and have only had exceptional meals and service.
This Italian family owned restaurant offers delicious, home made pasta, pizza and other Italian favourites... Let the ladies recommend something for you, they are true Italians who live food... it feels like you’re in mamma’s kitchen! And by the time you leave, you’ll know the...whole family. Definitely going again.More
Absolutely fantastic, great vibe and awesomely yummy food!
Works definitely recommend and will certainly be back!
My bolognaise was delicious and unfortunately the tiramisu was sold out but the panacotta was yum!
Look forward to our next visit!
The most authentic, perfect and homely Italian ristorante we have been to yet. The food is excellent and the service is an experience on its own. They are passionate about their food and they thrive by building a rapport with all their customers. I highly...recommend this ristorante, its value is unmatched.More