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“Real Deal Trattoria”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of TRATTORIA S.P.Q.R. - CLOSED

TRATTORIA S.P.Q.R.
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: TRATTORIA is an Italian restaurant category that means: easy service and no fancy furniture. People go to Trattoria for GOOD FOOD not for be served as kings. If you are looking for good Italian Food this is the place, if you are looking for great ambient and 5 star service than you need to go somewhere else
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
“Real Deal Trattoria”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

We visited Lamai at the beginning of August and after a number of days sampling the local cuisine, we decided to have 'a night off'. A friend had recommended Trattoria and as lifelong Italian food fans we decided to give it a try. The restaurant is located down a side street off the main Lamai road, the decor is basic but very clean and there is an impressive mural on the wall inside. The owners were extremely welcoming and friendly and were keen to make recommendations. I had Penne with brocolli & bacon and my friend the Gnocci. Both of us were blown away by our dishes and I honestly think it is one of the best italian meals I have ever eaten (have also been to Italy). The ingredients are authentic (so if you care about carbon footprint probably a no no) but for true Italian flavour nothing compares. We went back a second night during our trip (try the italian sausage & pumpkin pasta) and were equally impressed. A real gem of a place, if you want full on glamour then you will be dissappointed, the clue is in the title...this is a real deal Trattoria in the heart of Lamai.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank JMMUAE
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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Just OK”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2014

Being there with family of four , overall food ,service , place and price was just OK. We prefer others Italian restaurant in Lamai .

  • Visited August 2014
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1 Thank Ambrofra
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Bella Bella”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014

Thanks to all the previous visitors to this Restaraunt who took the effort to right a review ,if it wasn't for you we wouldn't of had the best italian food we've ever had the pleasure of eating
.trust me when I say make the effort you won't be disappointed .we are back their tomorrow can't wait

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Robert H
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London
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73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Simply Abfab!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014 via mobile

Have been to some of the best Italian restaurants in the world, but If you want pure simple food like "mama Italia" made then this is a fantastic place to eat. I met the owners and feel they need increase their prices to survive, so lovely and charming, some reviewer said the place had no atmosphere I disagree - the owners are charming friendly and generous... Love the food they serve and the passion they run their business with.

Visited August 2014
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Thank Gus M
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Singapore, Singapore
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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Superb authentic Italian food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014 via mobile

We were only in koh samui for a short 5 night stay at marriot and we ate here the last 3 of the 5 nights. The combination of great authentic Italian food and value for money is hard to beat here. We tried the pasta fagiole the 2nd night as a primi pasta followed by stuffed prawns. Both dishes were the best food we sampled during our stay. I would also highly recommend the seafood pasta done with light tomato sauce and full of flavour. For wine we stayed with house red carafe which is pretty good for the money. To top it all the service from Michele was equivalent to high end waitering from fine dining establishments. This place is a real find and on a nice quiet side street away from the traffic hustle and bustle. I really hope this place is still here when we next travel lamai beach area.

Visited July 2014
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Thank Heccy
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