Definition of trattoria in US English:



  • An Italian restaurant serving simple food.

    • ‘Buying a sandwich in a grocery store for lunch on a church's cool marble steps is a popular alternative to Italy's pricey trattorias and cafes.’
    • ‘A draw represents progress for the Azzurri, but it will not have been celebrated in the several trattorias of Cardiff last night by the gentlemen and ladies of ‘Venezia Mester Rugby’ in the manner a win would have been.’
    • ‘Dine like the natives at pubs in England, sidewalk cafes in France and mom-and-pop trattorias in Italy.’
    • ‘Pinot Grigio is, in fact, the ultimate no-frills, no-thought-required quaffer - just the ticket in casual Italian trattorias.’
    • ‘Almost all of the cafes, trattorias, and osterie that we went to were child-friendly.’
    • ‘It may not have a lot of appeal over here, but in Verona it's the vino locale and seems to taste more pleasant in an Italian trattoria.’
    • ‘There are any number of trattorias and restaurants in the area.’
    • ‘But nothing was allowed to dampen the party mood, and after an aperitif at Charlie's, the caravan moved on to one of the two trattorias that have stayed open here since the end of the summer season.’
    • ‘The Slow Food movement, based in the north of Italy, has recently highlighted the unique position of trattorias in Italian life, awarding symbols for excellence.’
    • ‘It's better to get a hotel with half board - dinner included - than to search in vain for food in one of the trattorias scattered about.’
    • ‘And remember that family-run trattorias are an extension of the home table.’
    • ‘St John's was set up in 1998, after the current owner badgered the previous owner to sell his Irish pub to him, in order to give the UK a taste of the kind of foods he had experienced in the bistros, auberges and trattorias of Europe.’
    • ‘From the trattorias of Italy to the cafes of Argentina, people are drinking sparklers because bubbles are refreshing, and the wines are extraordinary matches for a wide range of foods.’
    • ‘The trattorias cater for the tourists, the bacari for the locals.’
    • ‘The promenade runs for miles, initially beside elegant shops, trattorias, occasional street fairs selling antiques and then by the sandy beach.’
    • ‘Dinner is served either outside on the terrace or in the dining room, which looks like a Italian trattoria, circa 1974.’
    • ‘The coffee is so good no matter where you go, from small corner caffès to trattorias and pizzerias, the end of a good meal is always punctuated with a shot of espresso.’
    • ‘Instead we went to a proper restaurant, an Italian trattoria on Rupert Street.’
    • ‘The lively neighborhood is packed with pastry shops and trattorias, an inheritance from the district's Italian settlers of a century ago.’
    • ‘There's a French bistro, an English pub and an Italian trattoria for starters.’