Trama's Trattoria

4.7
623 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Bar Seating
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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JK
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice presentation... very fresh!

R
New York Area
382 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Second time here. Really great food. Good wine list. The waiter was wonderful eveb tho it was clear the place was understaffed (possibly because of the classic car show that was going on in the street drew walk in patrons).

Defintely worth a drive!

JE
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently delicious! Never disappointing!! Staff is always pleasant and courteous!! One of the best at the Jersey Shore!!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never had a bad meal here and great value!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and amazing service.

T
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a tad overpriced. I thought it was too expensive given there were no $$ next to the review.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food! From 1-5 stars, I give it a 6. Check out @mizmagic on Instagram for more reviews

DD
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food we tried almost entire menu and everything was fantastic. Shaun was our server did outstanding job. Highly recommend

H
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good service and the food was excellent. Alex the waiter and Joey the bus boy were very attentive and friendly. Can’t wait to go back.

j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing food!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Clean, courteous, attentive, reasonably priced

2
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food. Noisy. Service attentive.

h
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is excellent and fresh with a good variety of choices. Shaun our server is welcoming and very knowledgeable.

p
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

I was looking forward to dining here, as many people that I know had recommended it. The food was fine, but nothing special. The "just made ricotta" was creamy & very good, as was the caponata. The grilled rubbed "garlic" bread overwhelmed the entire dish. The tomatoes in the caprese salad needed another 2 or 3 days of ripening. The Fluke Francaise was under seasoned & the spaghetti with Pat's red sauce, clams and Calabrian chili peppers was not very spicy.

R
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best Italian in NJ!!
When in The Long Branch Area
DO NOT MISS‼️
There are no better Mussels on this planet!!
Anything Chef Trama sends out is at its Culinary finest! Run don’t walk‼️

m
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate at the bar. Food was outstanding and the bartender was a great guy and he gave us great service. Definitely will be back

OT
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistent!! Best fried calamari!! My wife and I love eating at Tramas!! Oh and great dirty olive martini!!

P
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Overall restaurant was ok in terms of service. Food was ok. Not great and not terrible. They were however very accommodating when we needed to change one of our dinners due to unexpected spices used. We would give them another try.

j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent food , excellent service , very accomadating

c
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My Daughter and I had a wonderful evening at Trama! From the cocktails to the lemon pie! Everything was just Perfect with wonderful service!

SS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, really nice place, great service. It gets a little noisy I think because it's a bit cramped and it can be a bit hard to hear the other people at your table. That's my only complaint and it's not a big deal -- overall I highly highly recommend this place!

k
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always perfect. food was spetacular, service incredible, always will be coming back for more.

a
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was first class, and the food was delicious

MB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Appetizers and entrees outstanding, but a bit pricey. On a Saturday night, noise level very loud and seating tight, servers and passing diners continually bumped my chair. My try again on week night.

DC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Esther from Cedars and Beeches recommended Trama's to us for dinner. The food was great. However, we asked for a substitution of plain spaghetti instead of the mash potatoes which came with one of the dinners. We were told that the spaghetti would incur an additional charge. We did complain and were given a credit but the waiter did misunderstand what was being asked. We wanted plain pasta placed with the fish on top versus using potatoes. Not an additional pasta and sauce dish.

JO
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

If you want authentic Italian food made with care and fresh ingredients, this is the place to go. The drinks are very good, although the service can be "spotty" at times, the staff is friendly and helpful, perhaps a bit inexperienced. We love the place and wish that Pat would add several pasta's to his menu at Trama at One Willow. A wonderful dining experience, far less pretentious than other Italian restaurants in the area.

SH
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and the service outstanding. Highly recommend.

h
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent and food selections were great. Many choices for different dining tastes. Drinks were well made. We had a birthday celebrations and the molten chocolate cake was wonderful and highly recommend it.

D
Detroit
14 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent food and service !! Highly recommend the mussels, artichoke salad, and panna cotta!!

AH
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Garlic bread is off the charts. Raw artichoke salad and tri-colore salad were fresh and delicious. Branzino, salmon and orichette pasta with broccoli rabe were great. Gelato was awesome- particularly the pistachio. Table was ready when we arrived and service was good.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Trama many times and have had excellent food and service every time. We like Andrew very much. Cocktails, salads, entrees are delicious. We are hoping to try burger night at the bar soon. And the Hostess Chloe did a nice job too!

P
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb restaurant.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, they actually gave us a new table after we sat due to sunlight being in our eyes. Very attentive and food was truly delicious. Thank you Chef Trama !

BT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another excellent experience at Trama's Trattoria. We arrived to be told there'd be a 10 minute wait for our table of 7, but that ended up being only 5. The server, Shaun, was funny and engaging but never intrusive as many seem to be these days . He was knowledgeable about making a wine selection.
We had their signature Baby Artichoke Salad, always a winner. The Sautéed Mushrooms with fresh Ricotta side dish also made a great appetizer . All the main courses were also excellent ; Orechietti, Ziti, Branzino, and Fluke were all prepared perfectly and delicious. Two desserts to share, the Warm Chocolate Cake and the Vanilla Panna Cotta made a great ending to an excellent meal.
The only annoyance of the evening was a two year old watching her IPad at full volume that Shaun was reluctant to address so my wife went and asked them herself to lower it down ; what's a baby like that doing in a place like this, especially if they brought her just to ignore her?

RW
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was awesome! Food, Service, Decor... easy Parking. Definitely going back!!!!

RR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good was excellent but portions could be bigger

NS
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

I was looking forward to trying this place based on the Chef and some reviews I heard. I was disappointed in the limited menu but they did prepare a non menu item for one of our party of 4. The noise level grew as the crowd filled in and was quite loud by the time we left. Food was ok but small portioned. I would like to see them add some more traditional fare before I return

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleasant

RR
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This is the second time we have been to Trama's and we enjoyed the food both times. I was told that the Veal Parmigiana was excellent and ordered that on our first visit and I wasn't disappointed. This time I tried the Fluke Francaise and I also really enjoyed that. My wife had the Pork Chop which she also enjoyed. Drinks were very creative and excellent. Service was also excellent. My only complaint was the noise level but if a restaurant there will be a crowd.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It lives up to all the hype. Everything was delicious!!!

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