La Trattoria is a family-orientated, neighbourhood-style Italian restaurant located in the very heart of Hamilton. Known locally as ‘The Tratt’ it offers reasonable prices and boats a loyal customer base ranging from families to young professionals.
The restaurant has been in operation since the late 1970s. It runs like clockwork so it won’t be long after you’re seated before the garlic bread makes a welcome appearance.
The menu is predominantly southern Italian. Its traditional thin-crust Neapolitan pizzas are prepared in the only wood-burning oven in Bermuda. There are 17 types on the menu but the chef will happily conjure up one to your specific requirements. Other classic Italian dishes are covered in a straightforward and unpretentious manner. Choices include Spaghetti Pescatore (spaghetti, a selection of seafood, garlic, white wine, and cherry tomatoes) and Linguine Con Tonno (linguine with fresh tuna, garlic, olives, cherry tomatoes and basil).
As mentioned previously La Trattoria is extremely popular with families, especially in the early evening at weekends. Almost every year it wins the Kid-Friendly Restaurant award in The Bermudian magazine’s Best of Bermuda Awards. There’s a special children’s menu that’s obviously priced to keep families coming back. Options include simple Italian dishes such as Meatballs and Spaghetti plus favourites like Chicken Nuggets and Cheeseburgers. Crayons are provided to keep them busy for a while.
The restaurant enjoys a central location in Hamilton but can be tricky to find if you don’t know the area. It’s on Washington Lane, a narrow alley running between Reid Street and Church Street. From the bus station, turn right onto Church Street and walk 20 yards or so until you reach City Hall. Washington Lane is directly opposite. It’s open for lunch Monday to Saturday, and dinner daily.
La Trattoria is owned and managed by the Dining Bermuda, the island’s largest restaurant group. They also run the Harbourfront, Little Venice, Blu, Fourways Inn, L’Oriental, and Mickey’s. It’s well worth checking their website or Facebook page for special offers and discounts.
Map showing location of La Trattoria.
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