Consistency is a very difficult thing to maintain at a restaurant. Chefs come and chefs go, management changes, staff changes. La Trattoria at 524 Duval in Key West, however, has never missed a beat. They have maintained their level of excellence in both food and service for the past twenty-something years. The food is good, solid trattoria fare: pastas, calamari, veal, all prepared in a straight-forward manner with fresh ingredients and skilled technique. These folks aren’t pushing the envelope with experimental techniques. They represent the other end of the food world…experience, attention to detail and consistently good, classic Italian food. The wine list is well balanced and the martinis are just the best in town! They’ve opened a new location on South Roosevelt that I hear is equally as good, but I like my old favorite downtown.
524 Duval Street
Key West, FL 33040