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© 2017 by La Trattoria

EST. | 1972

REBORN | 2017

305 S Washington Street

Alexandria, VA 22314

703-548-9338

LA

TRATTORIA

 

ABOUT

PASSION FOR OUR CULTURE...

My grandparents came to New York City from Sicily at a time when Fiorello La Guardia held mayoral office, Lucky Luciano was beginning a prison term, and the world was just starting to hear the music of Frank Sinatra.

 

While many Italians were reaching great heights, the average Southern Italian immigrants lived modestly, kept to their own neighborhoods, and raised families built upon whichever traditions from the old country could be maintained in the US.

Most family settings revolved around food...and while not all of the same ingredients were available to them, my family and so many others proudly built a new culture:

The Italian-American culture.

Somewhere in-between European and American personalities, we found this new definition of who we are...a charm that erupts in every Dean Martin song and on every makeshift bocce ball court on the East Coast. An identity that is at times as quaint as sharing a pizza around a vinyl kitchen table, and other times, as grandiose as "Connie's Wedding." But now, almost three generations later, we still cling to what makes us Italian-American.

 

My hope is that I’ve created a menu, a setting, and a mood that allows you to experience this culture, even if just for one night. If you want to savor a plate of freshly-made pasta, a glass of fine wine, and a few moments of “The Sweet Life,” then we have a place at the table for you.

-Michael
 

OUR MENU

PASSION FOR GREAT FOOD...

First dates, Sunday dinners, holiday parties...our best memories seem to be surrounded by food. At La Trattoria, our menu is the foundation for your experience. We specialize in rustic, yet elegant cuisine. That means handmade pasta, traditional comfort dishes, and a meal you will remember for a long time. 

View our Summer Menu HERE

View our Classics Menu HERE

(Served Sunday through Thursday)

 

View our Wine List HERE

 

LIVE MUSIC

La Trattoria is the home of jazz, swing, standards, and opera in Old Town Alexandria.
FROM JAZZ TO OPERA...A TIME MACHINE OF SOUND. 

We believe the sound of our restaurant is just as valuable as the smell and the taste. That is why we place such an importance on creating the perfect soundtrack for your experience here. Our weekends feature a variety of live music, from swing to soul to Sinatra...and of course, our legendary monthly opera nights. Hear for yourself what makes this experience different. 

 
CONTACT US
  • Open Tuesday thru Friday 5pm to 10pm 

  • Saturday and Sunday 4pm to 10pm

  • Closed on Monday

  • Reservations strongly recommended

  • Our dress code is Casual Elegance.         Jackets and ties are not required, but we ask that no shorts or open toed shoes (for men) be worn.