La Tratt

We dined at La Tratt last night after wanting to try it for a long while. We didn’t make a reservation as it was still fairly early and we luckily got a table. It quickly grew busier soon after we were seated.

The service was attentive and thorough and the food was impressive. As there were three of us we wanted to sample some entrees but even before we could order, we received a generous serving of two types of bread, olives and vinegar/oil. This was a pleasant surprise compared to the usual single roll and butter you would normally get. So we only ordered the arancini filled with provolone cheese.

For mains we all ordered pasta, my friends had the Aragosta gnocchi (lobster and cream) and Agnello ravioli (lamb parcels in jus) and I the Seppie tagliolini (seafood marinara). My dish was fresh and flavorsome,  I could really taste the basil which complimented the sauce so well. The seafood was tender and fresh, the dish in itself felt light, which is a strange thing to say as its a pasta dish but it was.  They were all great, the pasta in our dishes tasted home made as my friend did ask the waitress this and she said they did make some in house and some are store bought. There are two sizes available for the pastas, entree and main size, we all had the main sizes but would’ve been content with the entree size considering the generous serving of bread we consumed. We also really wanted to try the dessert 🙂

Seppie tagliolini - La Tratt
Seppie tagliolini – La Tratt

For dessert we had to try the Degustazione piatto which was the tasting platter consisting of: Italian doughnuts, cinnamon sugar & dulce de leche, Honeycomb semifreddo, salted peanut caramel, banana, coconut and almond biscuit, Belcolade chocolate, caramel & pinenut tart, chestnut cream, preserved cherries & spiced meringue. My favorite was the Italian doughnuts but they all tasted great and were not too sweet.

Degustazione piatto - La Tratt
Degustazione piatto – La Tratt

Saw people having the Angus Cape Grim “tomahawk” rib eye (serves 2) on the bone which looked fantastic, will definitely return soon to try that one.

I haven’t dined at any other of Guy Grossi’s restaurants but this place is quite a gem, especially being in the Fairfield area where asian and middle eastern food dominate. Its prime location in the beautifully renovated Fairfield RSL makes it an easy restaurant to travel to and parking is free and plentiful. Great for both romantic dates and great food with friends 🙂

La Tratt

Fairfield RSL
14 Anzac Avenue



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