from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An informal restaurant or tavern serving simple Italian dishes.
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- n. A small, informal Italian-style restaurant.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An Italian eating-house; a cook-shop.
The trattoria was a former farmhouse, extensively renovated only a couple of years earlier.
A trattoria is a casual, often family-owned restaurant - it's like a neighborhood café.
Few corners are cut and few accommodations made to timid eaters; this is not what the Italians would call a trattoria unlike the other places here, more or less, but a real ristorante, an establishment that focuses on traditional dishes done in the highest possible style.
The doorman at the Film Center Building, in which the space is located, said construction work had been going on for the past two months and that a "trattoria" would be opening there.
I got an introduction to her effect on people at a most unlikely venue: an outdoor trattoria in one of the old quarters of Rome.
"I got collared by this huge security guard, and he said, 'If I ever see you anywhere near this track again, I'm going to throw you in the Alorton jail,'" Meyer said between sips of coffee at Maialino, his trattoria near Gramercy Park.
On top of this, there is a trattoria serving simple Italian dishes, where you can drink their wines at hardly any extra cost.
He was already seated by the time I arrived at the Milanese trattoria, where nearly all diners were squeezed two-by-two into white-tablecloth tables that nearly touched.
Sharing a flat over a trattoria with three other girls, Kate walked each morning to her classes at the British Institute in the Palazzo Strozzino.
The genial Signora Anna Maria looks and acts like the archetypal Italian mamma and has been serving the finest tortellini in brodo tortellini in broth, €14 in Bologna for 26 years now in her marvellous trattoria.
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