Trama's Trattoria

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715 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Trama's Trattoria is an Italian eatery located in the West End area of Long Branch, NJ. Chef Trama has a strong following with food and wine aficionados due to his fierce commitment to quality, consistency and attention to detail. Chef Trama uses the highest-quality local, farm to table ingredients according to the seasons when they are at their optimum taste.
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S
London
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food! We’ve been going for a couple of years and it’s only getting better each time we go

EP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice staff and service.
Food is very good too!

NS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

LOVED it! Food was fabulous, service was good, prices were good.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing as always as were the drinks. You can always count on having a great meal here

TP
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is phenomenal! I can’t wait to go back! Highly recommended

NF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service & great food!

JM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place, great food. A little rushed on Saturday night due to people waiting for tables. Apps came out and immediately our entrees followed. No time to digest at all.

JP
Nashville
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!

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SG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food.

MM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived early for our reservation and enjoyed a drink at the bar. We were not rushed to our table but told by the hostess to relax and enjoy are cocktail. Andrew, our server, was attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. He also remembered us although it has been a while since we visited this location. Dinner was perfection. My husband and I love to enjoy each course, so we share one of each. On this evening we had artichoke salad; perfectly dressed and fresh, followed by the Cacio e Pepe.... just delicious. Finally, we enjoyed the branding that was cooked to perfection. Dylan has done his father proud taking over the chef duties while Pat concentrates at One Willow.

J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were thrilled to find that the chefs at Trama are the ones who originally opened Ama, formerly at the Driftwood Cabana Club. We were extremely disappointed when it changed hands. At Trama, we found some of our favorites on the menu. The chefs at Trama did not disappoint. We split the baby arugula salad, my wife had the rigatoni as an entree and I had the fluke francais. We shared an additional side of brussel sprouts. Everything was perfect. Portions were generous but not overwhelming (we did take some pasta home). The fish was fresh and the francais sauce was light and not too buttery. The servers were attentive and brought out the entrees at the correct time after the salad (not too soon and not too late). We relaxed with after dinner drinks. The only reason for a "4" on the Ambiance rating was that the acoustics were a bit loud. All-in-all, can't wait to go back.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have had dinner at Trama Trattoria multiple times and it’s always great. Food is delicious and service is great as well. Recommended!

G
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the place, the staff were all ll outstanding. It’s too bad that I live in California and can only get to eat at Trama, Long Branch, a few times per year.

DM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent every time.
I dream about the mussels!
A little noisy but that’s what creates the lively energy. One of my all time favorites!
And the bartender makes a great cosmo.

WD
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the best restaurants at the Shore. Great food and great service (Andrew and Rob).

JH
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing. Calamari appetizer was delicious with fresh tomatoes and arugula on the side. Also the eggplant parmigiana appetizer delicious as well. I had the seared scallops with butternut squash risotto. The scallops were cooked perfectly, sweet and tender. The risotto was amazing with the squash cooked perfect not mushy and a topping of pomegranate (who would think). My friends has the Bronzino and were very happy, we all cleaned our plates. Our server Sean was attentive and helpful in choosing our meals and the bourbon old fashion was delicious too. We will be back soon. The only suggestion is on the right side when you walk in maybe move those tables apart a bit. The noise echos off of the walls there and it is very noisy.

RR
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Main entree’s were very good but desserts were not. Waiter apologized for it, 2 of the 3 desserts were not finished, but that was it, nothing was done. Most probably will not be back.

G
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food is delicious

A
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We went on New Year’s Eve the food was excellent. The ambiance was a little weird (like it was too bright in the dining room) service was very attentive until the end. Took forever to get the check. We will go again! Nice bar too!

OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trama is our go to restaurant when we want the perfect combination of excellent food, service, and cocktails. It’s always a pleasure to have Sean as our waiter. Friendly, attentive, and makes excellent recommendations.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always excellent at Trama. Shaun was our waiter and he is simply the best. The food is outstanding!

I
New York Area
152 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was excellent. Their wine list seemed a bit pricey.
I ordered sea bass and thought it was one of the best.
Perfectly cooked and very flavorful.

AH
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Been here many times. Always a good meal with great service. Everything is well cooked, fresh and delicious.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sean was amazing! Great service amazing god as always

MM
New England
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was all so good and the server made the experience even better. Will definitely be coming back.

C
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tramas never disappoints. The mussels are fantastic! The shaved artichoke salad is my favorite. The special lobster fradiavlo was superb.

MM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food as usual Trama is one of my favorite Italian restaurants at the Jersey Shore!

C
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! The food is delicious and cocktails good!

JP
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We could have just quit after the sides they were so amazing! The potatoes and Brussels sprouts were amongst the best any of us have had. Our main courses had a hard time keeping the level up but they were good as well. Top-notch service. A little on the pricey side for the setting.

RH
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Very loud. Very good service. Cocktails were excellent. I am looking forward to my next visit.

t
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Happy hour wine was a great value. All of the dishes we ordered were terrific. We had the capers salad and the tomatoes tasted like summer, in December!!! How did they do that. Pasta dishes were perfectly cooked. It is a bit noisy but better than some other places we’ve been recently. Will definitely go again.

PP
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trama NEVER DISAPPOINTS our favorite place and always perfect dinner

DL
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

very good traditional italian dishes served with fresh ingredients. Wine list ok, but somewhat limited ambience ok. menu could have been a little more creative - only specials were pasta dishes, no game on the menu, etc. But overall good experience

N
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Rob, the bar tender is so friendly and attentive.

TB
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great tasting food though portions of the entree were a bit small but not too small, waiter was excellent. Wine list excellent. Noise level was high because of one group of three at the bar. Two were fairly loud and one guy was ridiculously and selfishly load. One of those people who yell when he laughs and they laughed a lot. Too bad management did not ask him to lower his voice.
But a great dining experience overall. We will be back.

c
11 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best pork chop ever.

TM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Mussels rule!

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e
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time, great place. Can't wait for next week, going back!

DS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second dining at Trama. The place was bustling and lively. Wait staff was very friendly. We we’re quickly seated. Drink and food orders were taken pretty quickly, but not rushed.
I had roast clams and my husband had the meatball. Both were excellent! For entrees we enjoyed the rigatoni with sausage and risotto entrees. The risotto was the best I ever had.
Desserts were as fantastic as the dinner.
We can’t wait to come back. Thank you for a great evening!

L
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Party of 6 and everyone’s Food was all delicious !!!