We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Pretty poor”
Review of La Trattoria - CLOSED

La Trattoria
Price range: US$34 - US$138
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 2 July 2014

We went their for dinner after Fontaine, the difference is very clear. The service is decent but not outstanding, had to wait for a bit before getting hold of a waiter. The food is pretty bad for its price. We ordered pizza and pasta, they are very average, very salts and oily, probably get better food at local Italian restaurants for less than $20.

I wouldn't recommend visiting unless you have no other choices for that night.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Kakui C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviews (51)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

4 - 8 of 51 reviews

Reviewed 7 January 2014

It's great for kids, and if you're with someone who doesn't like Asian food or seafood. Salad was good, but the rest of the food was mediocre. The pizza was terrible.

Thank 60763Amy
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 27 December 2013

Pizza wasn't great, overpriced, service was poor. Family dined near us with young children, one of which was sick so not a pleasant dinner experience. Buffet option could be worth trying. Just failed to impress.

Thank LLong001
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 22 November 2013

Great pizza, salads, and burrata. Kingfish was great! Thanks to Gabriela and Rhys for their good service.

Thank travelgirl6877
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 10 November 2013 via mobile

It not often I give a bad (if not scathing) review, but for a resort where cuisine is advertised as world class, and you expect to pay diamonds for each bite this is a thorough disappointment.

Atmosphere; in the process of changing to a new fresh design; as seen with sanded tables and whitewash chairs outside, but the interiors are still 'universal studios Italian theme' with gelled lighting and the music lifted from the lady and the tramp cartoon.

The manager and waiters were VERY friendly but obviously inexperienced (the resort recently changed hands and all the staff are possibly new).

We kept getting our food taken away before we were finished, the waiters didn't know their menu ingredients and rather than find out sheepishly said "I don't know, I'm sure it's fine". We got a different waiter every 2 min rearranging the table, the light dimmers, the music volume and constantly asked if we were done even though there was obviously heaps of food on our plates still.

The entree oysters were an assault to my taste buds and to the poor oyster itself (drowned in a corn flour thickened tomato paste cream sauce in different sized shot glasses but all with the same flavour). We ordered a crustacean entree as well, which the waiter said was crab, which came out with a prawn and Morton bay bug (allergic to both).
For main the 'steamed fish in a bag' - although not spectacular- was redeeming; simple, balanced homely flavours, tasty garlic potatoes on the side, can't complain. Also the chicken pizza had reasonable flavours and was not too oily - if you don't expect authentic delightful crust, real woodfire bubbles or a tangy tomato passata (with such low expectations after rushing through the starters) then you will be satisfied.

Again the friendliness of the staff buffered the rest of the experience with complementary champagne to start and some tasty chocolates (see picture) to end to acknowledge an anniversary.

I guess the thing to remember is that this is the 'family restaurant' of the island so if they drop the ball on any restaurant it's going to be this one. For good measure the menu is due for a revamp on the 15th November and the resort is closing in January for a more thorough renovation - hopefully there will be enough time to train the staff as well and it might be worth the $170 we payed for this meal.

1  Thank Marcus K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing