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“Best Italien Food in Stanford - Chef Conrado cooks the best menues”
Review of La TRATTORIA

La TRATTORIA
Ranked #10 of 36 Restaurants in Stanford
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$1 - US$4
Description: 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.
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Description: 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.
Reviewed 3 December 2017

We came in on a Monday evening and Chef Conrado welcomed us very heartly. He explained us the menu and he provided a perfect antipasti and a delicious main course.
The service ladies are very well trained and they always take care of the guests.
5 Star Restaurant in Stanford without any doubt.
All the best and kind regards
Brigitte and Klaus Kircher

Date of visit: November 2017
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A5324OLinfo, General Manager at La TRATTORIA, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017

Dear Brigitte, dear Klaus,
thank you! Has been such a pleasure to spend few minutes with you.
We are really glad you enjoyed your time at La Trattoria, and that you could feel the passion Corrado (that remember of you with pleasure) has for the food and the love for our place. See you soon, next time, in the garden...
Lionello

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Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

We recently had a pre-wedding dinner at La Trattoria with our friends and family. Corrado and Lionello were very welcoming hosts. Overall we had a great evening, fantastic food and wine selection!

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank justindewet
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A5324OLinfo, General Manager at La TRATTORIA, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017

Ciao Justin!!!
Uau, thank you for your review....
Has been a pleasure to have you and your beautiful families for dinner in such a special time of your lifes.
Looking forward to see you again,
Corrado and Lionello

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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

An excellent evening, sublime meal, good wine and great company.
Lionello is warm and welcoming and suggested a great wine to enjoy with our meal. We shared a Tagliere to start. The tomatoes in the Caprese skewer tasted like sunshine. Choices for mains were presented, handmade gnocchi with Gorgonzola -all time favourite- and superb pasta dishes bursting with flavours and textures. Dessert was Affogata with homemade hazelnut gelato. The food is all handmade and locally sourced and the flavours attest to the care in every dish. The evening was rounded off with Limoncello. The staff have been well trained, are friendly and efficient. Great Italian experience in the lovely Victorian village of Stanford.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Peglegg
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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

The reviews indicated that this restaurant was excellent. Maybe we caught them on a off day. The ambience is very nice, it feels Italian. The food was acceptable but let down the whole experience. I also think that the prices were higher than they should be. I have had better food in Cape Town for the prices we paid. The staff are very friendly. Overall it was pleasant enough.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank 726alanf
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A5324OLinfo, General Manager at La TRATTORIA, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017

Hi Alan,
thanks for joining us for dinner.
I am sorry if your experience has not been as you expect...
Maybe you are right... probably you visit us on one of the days when my father (the chef) was in Italy.
Normally our guests are very happy, actually they usually thank us for "taking them" to Italy without leaving SA :-)
Most probably that is because are not many the restaurants that makes everything in house, making pasta daily, by hands, and that prepare the sauces with imported first quality ingredients.
I hope to welcome you again, but please, when you book, let me know that is you.... I owe you a glass of Prosecco.
Ciao,
Lionello

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Reviewed 25 September 2017

Visited for lunch over a recent long weekend when driving through Stanford. We had no reservation but as they had a table available we were kindly invited. This is your typical family run Italian restaurant. It is not a fancy place, but very warm and cozy. The food was top notch - every single member of our family enjoyed their pasta meals - very tasty and authentic. The prices are not cheap, but also not overly expensive. They have a lot of Italian wines on the wine list. The only negative it that they do not offer many local wine options that are more affordable, so I would say, a fairly restrictive wine list. And they state that they do't allow you to bring your own wine, which I feel is a little unfair, given the options on the wine list.

Overall an excellent and very special experience that I can highly recommend.

Date of visit: September 2017
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A5324OLinfo, Manager at La TRATTORIA, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2017

Dear KalahariTruffle,
we all are very proud you liked our little Trattoria together with the care we have for our guests, and the respect and effort into keep the experience authentic.
To do so we must stick to our traditional recepies, and means very often to make use of special ingredients which are only imported, and unfortunately quite costly both in Italy and South Africa. Just to mention a couple: Parmiggiano Reggiano (no parmesan); real Parma ham; etc
We also wish to thank you on your appreciations on our broad selection of wines, which at the moment count over 60 labels of Italian wines, and 20 South Africans.
We will make sure in future to increase our selection of locally made produced wines.
Thank you very much for visiting us and we look forward to welcome you and your family again!

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