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“Excellent food- not such great service.”
Review of Italia Trattoria

Italia Trattoria
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Ranked #9 of 913 Restaurants in Spokane
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$36
Cuisines: Italian, Healthy
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: In July of 2010, Chef Anna Vogel and Operations Manager Bethe Bowman opened Italia Trattoria, a lively, regionally inspired Italian restaurant in historic Browne’s Addition just west of downtown Spokane. Chef Anna’s commitment to cooking seasonally with the finest local produce and artisan products available from Italy and the Pacific Northwest has differentiated Italia Trattoria from any other restaurant in Spokane. The menu has an eclectic mix of house made pastas, meats and fresh fish, salads and soups, and breakfast dishes on weekends. Our menu changes seasonally while offering some of our house favorite dishes year around. The menu is complimented by a well-received wine list with a primary focus on Italian producers and some local Northwest wines. We offer a full service bar with hand crafted martinis, barrel aged cocktails, fresh squeezed juices, and the best espresso in town. Whether you are in the mood for our grilled rack of wild boar with sweet potato gnocchi, a house made squid ink fettuccine with spicy wild shrimp, our charred octopus salad, the best meatballs in town, or our city wide famous zeppole doughnuts or tiramisu, come dine with us.
Reviewed 15 June 2014

The food was excellent- I would not go back based on the service though. The hostess was very snotty that we did not have reservations and sat us next to the bathrooms in the corner. The waitress we had was very rude and treated us as we were not worth their restaurant.
If you go here ask for the guy server as he seemed very friendly and attentive to his customers.
As said- the food is excellent!

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1  Thank Nykolelar
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Miloujones, Owner at Italia Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2014

We are very sorry to hear that we dropped the ball with our service. We pride ourselves with providing kind, knowledgeable, friendly service, that welcomes all kinds. We are thankful that you have brought this to our attention, as we have recently added some new employees and want to make sure they are representing us well.
We would be so grateful if you could contact us at either 509 459-6000 or italiatrattoria@qwestoffice.net to discuss what happen and see if we could convince you to give us another try. We are very thankful for your patronage and would like to keep that healthy. Sincerely,
Bethe Bowman

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Reviewed 18 May 2014

I don't know how dinner is but breakfast was rated very good be our table of seven. Located in Brown's Addition. Nice atmosphere and one of the owners stopped be to be sure everything was good and met our expectations. I had the baked eggs and found the tomato sauce flavor a little to dominate. For breakfast I would stay with the basics.

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Reviewed 30 April 2014

One of the best meals we have had in Spokane in a long time. Salads were fresh and the Entrées were done perfectly. Very relaxed atmosphere.

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1  Thank Roger B
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Miloujones, Owner at Italia Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2014

Thank you. That is our goal to keep it fresh, delicious and comfortable. We are very grateful for your enthusiasm for Italia Trattoria. Please introduce yourself next time you are in.

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Reviewed 15 April 2014 via mobile

Delightful restaurant in Brownes Addition. Creative menu with locally sources ingredients. A favorite destination for an afternoon champagne and donuts.

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Miloujones, Owner at Italia Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2014

Wow! Donuts, bubbles and Women. Great combo. We are thankful for you and your recognition that we are a two Woman own business. It definitely takes a village to raise a child and we have a strong one. Kudos to you.

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Reviewed 29 March 2014

I checked tripadvisor first and learned this small restaurant is rated #2 so decided to try it. It is a very small locale but the service is very attentive and helpful, Althought the menu can be different from one day to another there are some staples items like the Pappardelle with Lamb ragu or the carpaccio.

I ordered the Pappardelle and the portion was a good size however the taste was average. I was expecting more given the ranking and comparing it to other places in the same classification that served similar dish. this eatery is a blend of some Italian and NorthWest cuisine so perhaps an hybrid restaurant. The dessert was in my opinion the best part Banana Bread putting

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