Excellent Italian restaurant, serving traditional dishes with fresh ingredients.

On Duval Street, the classic italian restaurant La Trattoria
Duval Street’s La Trattoria – authentic Italian with a cool caberet in the back.

One of Key West’s most popular eateries and tops on our list.

Inside you will find authentic Italian dinners served in a romantic european ambiance.

Extensive wine list and full bar.

When you are done eating, visit their cocktail lounge Vigilio’s, home to some of the islands best music nightly.

Location: 524 Duval Street

Hours: Open Sunday-Thursday 5:30pm-10:30pm, Friday-Saturday 5:30pm-11:00pm

Phone: (305) 296-1075

La Trattoria Menu


  • Zuppa del Giorno
  • The soup of the day – market price


  • Bruschetta – Roma tomatoes, tossed with fresh basil, red onions, garlic and extra virgin olive oil, served on toasted Italian bread – $10
  • Involtini di Melanzana con Ricotta – Eggplant with filling of ricotta cheese and roasted red peppers, baked in tomato sauce and topped with parmigiana cheese – $10
  • Prosciutto e Melone – Imported prosciutto di Parma with fresh melon – $11
  • Funghi Farciti – White mushroom caps with an Italian breadcrumb stuffing, baked in a parmigiana cream sauce – $9
  • Carpaccio – Thin tenderloin of beef garnished with onion, capers, lemon, truffle oil and shaved parmigiana cheese – $13
  • Anitpasto della Casa – An assortment of quality Italian meat specialties, imported cheese, roasted red peppers, olives, roasted garlic and peperoncinis – $14
  • Lumache della Nonna – Escargots sauteed with mushrooms, brandy, garlic and cream, topped with puff pastry – $10
  • Cozze Tricolore – Steamed mussels with tri-colored peppers in a spicy white wine butter sauce – $14


  • Insalata Paesana – Mixed greens tossed with pecans, Gorgonzola cheese, red onions, apple, tomatoes and fig in a light balsamic dressing – $9
  • Insalata Caprese – Fresh buffalo mozzarella cheese and ripe tomatoes, topped with basil pesto and red onions – $11
  • Insalata di Frutti di Mare – Shrimp, calamari and mussels, marinated in lemon, olive oil, garlic, herbs and julienne of vegetables – $12
  • Insalata di Cesare – Crisp romain and croutons tossed with traditional Caesar dressing – $9
  • Insalata Mista – Mixed greens tossed in an Italian vinaigrette, garnished with red onions, peppers, cucumbers, mushrooms, olives, peperoncini and tomatoes, topped with walnuts – $8

La Pasta

  • Fettuccini Alfredo – Italian egg noodles prepared with fresh cream and parmigiana cheese – $14
  • Gnocci al Gorgonzola – Potato dumpling pasta filled with Gorgonzola cheese prepared with a fresh cream sauce and cloves of roasted garlic – $17
  • Spaghetti al Pomodoro con Basilico – Spaghetti pasta served in a tomato garlic sauce and topped with fresh basic – $14
  • Spaghetti alla Bolognese – Spaghetti pasta topped with a hearty tomato meat sauce and fresh basil – $15
  • Spaghetti Aglio e Olio – Spaghetti pasta with fresh garlic slivers, olive oil, and a touch of red pepper flakes – $14
  • spaghetti Norma – Spaghetti pasta with fresh basil, tomatoes, onions, garlic and eggplant in a tomato sauce, topped with salted ricotta cheese – $16
  • Penne Arrabbiata – Penne pasta tossed with a hot and spicy tomato garlic sauce and topped with fresh basil – $14
  • Penne Puttanesca – Penne pasta with capers, kalamata olives, garlic and a touch of anchovy in a tomato sauce – $15
  • Penne Venezia – Penne pasta with jumbo-lump blue crabmeat, mushrooms, and sun-dried tomatoes in a cream sauce – $24
  • Ravioli Trattoria – Seafood ravioli with lobster, lump crabmeat, and vegetables in a seafood tomato cream sauce – $25
  • Tortellini alla Romana – Cheese tortellini with smoked ham, sweet peas and fresh tomatoes in a parmigiana cream sauce – $17
  • Tortellini Virgilio – Cheese tortellini with fresh sweet Italian sausage, tomatoes, mushrooms, basil, onions and garlic – %18
  • Linguine Fra Diavolo – Linguine pasts with shrimp, mussels, calamari, onions and peppers in a spicy tomato seafood sauce – $23
  • Linguine e Vongole – Linguine pasta with fresh clams, diced tomatoes and garlic in a white wine butter sauce – $18
  • Linguine con Pollo alla Parmigiana – Chicken breast, lightly breaded and pan-fried, topped with mozzarella cheese, parmigiano cheese and tomato sauce, served with linguine pasta and vegetable – $22

Dal Forno – Baked Dishes

  • Cannelloni della Casa – Cannelloni with a filling of ground veal and spinach, baked in a tomato cream sauce – $16
  • Lasagna alla Bolognese – Lasagna layered with a tomato meat sauce, mozzarella and parmigiano cheese – $18

Il Pesce

Served with rice and vegetables

  • Cape Sante – Sea scallops sauteed with shallots, garlic, and roma tomatoes in a scampi sauce – $24
  • Dentice alla Mediterraneo – Fresh local snapper filet sauteed with capers, fresh tomatoes, garlic slivers and lemon in a white wine butter sauce – $25
  • Zuppi di Pesce – An assortment of seafood and shellfish, delicately steamed to perfection in a tomato bouillabaisse with julienne of garden vegetables – $30
  • Gamberi alla Provenzale e Aragosta – Local shrimp sauteed with garlic, fresh tomatoes and herbs de Provence in a white wine butter sauce, served with an oven broiled lobster tail – $37

La Carne

Served with roasted potatoes and vegetables

  • Petti di Pollo o Vitello al Marsala – Your choice of chicken or veal sauteed with mushrooms in a Marsala wine cream sauce – $21/$25
  • Piccatta di Petti di Pollo o Vitello – your choice of chicken or veal sauteed with capers, lemon and fresh herbs – $21/$25
  • Filetto di Manzo alla Griglia – Grilled filet mignon served with a rich tomato, mushroom, red wine demi glace topped with Gorgonzola cheese – $32
  • Bistecca al Pepe – New York strip steak pan seared with shallots, green peppercorn, brandy and cream – $29
  • Agnello alla Griglia – Grilled lamb chops served with a fresh rosemary cassis sauce – $35
  • Ossobuco (when available) – Braised veal shank with onions, tomatoes and carrots in a slow roasted veal stock wine glaze – $28
  • Bistecca e Aragosta – Grilled New York strip steak served with an oven broiled lobster tail – $40