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“Food still good but menu drastically reduced and service so-so”
Review of three tomatoes trattoria - CLOSED

three tomatoes trattoria
Price range: US$10 - US$15
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Burlington, Vermont
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80 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Food still good but menu drastically reduced and service so-so”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

We've loved Three Tomatoes for years, and still go there occasionally, but it's not what it was a few years ago. Reason - ? Who knows? (Economy? new owners? other?)
Three Tomatoes always had an eclectic Italian menu; now veal is non-existent, shrimp less prevalent than it used to be. They still have my favorite shrimp, salmon & peas, but other dishes have disappeared, and the menu is much smaller than it used to be. The food they do serve is still good (not excellent), with al dente pastas and delicious sauces. Their signature thin-crust pizza is also very good. Service also isn't what it used to be; waitstaff are friendly enough, but seem to be going through the motions. The spark has gone from Three Tomatoes, and I don't know if it can be rekindled.

  • Visited October 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Maynard, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Food and Service was awful”
Reviewed 14 October 2013

Had seen some good reviews so we went there for dinner. It was awful. We waited forever for the host to seat us (he was out back in the kitchen for the longest time ....we saw that this occurred with all guests that came into the restaurant). The food was disgusting....I had crab cakes (they were frozen variety with a sticky mashed potato). My colleague had some pasta...it was watery and tasteless. Would never go back there again. The place is worn. The seats are torn and retaped.

Visited October 2013
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Williston, Vermont
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8 reviews
“Average Food - Good value for area”
Reviewed 13 October 2013

As an Italian restaurant this was a bit disappointing. I had the chicken marsala. The chicken was a bit dry and overly seasoned with black pepper. The marsala sauce was good but a bit meager. The seasoning overwhelmed the sauce. The meal was served, curiously, with mashed potato instead of pasta. There as a vegetable of spaghetti squash that was interesting but somewhat bland. My wife had the chicken parmigiana. Her reaction was that it was okay. She wished she had been asked what type of pasta she wanted with it as does not care for penne which was how it was served. We had enjoyed our appetizer of cheese fonduta. and the bread and oil were fresh and delicious.

The entre prices were in the mid teens which I have found to be moderate to low for this area. We had made a reservation for 6:30 and had to wait 10 minutes to be seated. Folks enjoyed themselves though the atmosphere was quite noisy.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Dave210Sandwich
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Level Contributor
60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Overall disappointment”
Reviewed 10 October 2013

The crab cakes tasted like fish cakes. The kale was dry. The atmosphere was odd. The maitre de was missing from the front ...not only for us but others. Waited forever to be seated
The garlic and oil for bread wad overpowering. The restaurant was worn and tattered. I would not return

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank bcm46h
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South Burlington, Vermont, United States
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102 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“As always - Fantastic”
Reviewed 3 September 2013

The food here is fantastic as always - had the Shrimp Fra Diavolo for the first time - highly recommend. Each time we have vistited in the past several months after purchasing a few discount visits through a local web site I've gotten something different to eat - and each meal has been great.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank pswebster78
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