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Trattoria La Festa

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4080 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672-4801
+1 802-253-8480
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17:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sun 17:00 - 21:00
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Vermont
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108 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The first time I came here was in 1990. When I lived in Stowe, this was my favorite restaurant. Now, living a little further away, I only make it back about once a year. The past few times we've visited, I've noticed how hit and miss this place has become. This last visit was just plain disappointing. My Limone sauce... More 

Helpful?
Thank AuntJeanie
Tony D, Owner at Trattoria La Festa, responded to this review

Dear AuntJeanie I am sorry for your experience, It must have been an off night for us. I guarantee you that our commitment to a great dinner has not changed at all for the past 30plus years. I remain hopefull that you will come back to us and give us a chance to make it better for you. all the... More 

Danbury, United States
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food and great service. We always stop here when we're in Stowe during stick season so it's become an annual tradition for us - and it's always the same - great. The atmosphere is very nice - well-decorated and nicely lit, but like someone said, "You can't eat atmosphere" and I agree. Basic Italian food is all about simple... More 

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Thank Hipster_Dufus_714
Tony D, Owner at Trattoria La Festa, responded to this review

Dear Hipster_Dufus_714 Thank you for your kind review. We are honored that you come often and we always deliver for you. We are looking forward your next visit so we can take care of you royally as you deserve. All the best Tony and Family More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Second time in Stowe, and choice of four Italian restaurants. This place was recommended by our front desk at Top Notch. All I can say is that it is very expensive for the bland food that they call rustic. Service was slow and very un-engaging. The best part of the meal was the chianti classico that we ordered. I would... More 

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1 Thank JD H
Tony D, Owner at Trattoria La Festa, responded to this review

Dear JD H Thank you for the review. I am sorry you feel like that and hope to change your opinion in the near future. PS . I took the liberty of checking your other reviews and that explained a lot. All the best you and hope you find some peace. Tony More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This looked closed from the Mountain Road, but we pulled in and lights all in the back. Cute little cozy place with homemade pasta, sweet little bar that seat about 10 and cozy dinning area. Nice caesar salad comes with most entrees. We were here in fall , but I could see if being even better in the winter months.

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Thank bikinggal123
Tony D, Owner at Trattoria La Festa, responded to this review

Dear bikinggal123 Thank you for the review. I am happy that you had a great experience. We hope to see you during the winter months. All the best Tony and Family More 

Vermont
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246 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The atmosphere of this restaurant is fun and relaxing at the same time. Despite the number of people, we could have a good conversation. We got the duck and the lamb. Both terrific! The wine is good too! Highly recommend.

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Thank carefultraveler2014
Tony D, Owner at Trattoria La Festa, responded to this review

Dear Carefultraveler: Thank you for the review. It's a pleasure to hear what you just said. This is what we aim for. Hope to see you soon. Regards Tony and Family More 

Calais, Vermont
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We just were treated to a most wonderful meal at Trattoria La Festa. The owner greeted us warmly as we entered and then promptly sent out some fresh bruschetta for us to enjoy. Then our great waiter, Israel, took it from there. We left feeling well fed and well cared for.

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Thank iessymposium
Tony D, Owner at Trattoria La Festa, responded to this review

Dear iessymposium Thank you for your kind review. We are always thrilled to know that our guests have had a great time with us. Hope to be at your service soon. Regards Tony and Family More 

Massillon, Ohio
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Ate here as a choice for Italian food. Large portions and good food, but not nearly as good as Firefox where we are 8 years ago and is now closed.

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Thank Pamela E
Tony D, Owner at Trattoria La Festa, responded to this review

Dear Pamela E Thank you for the review. Hope to see you soon and surprise you a bit more. Regards Tony More 

1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

After a 7 year hiatus to Stowe I knew the only thing that would be a constant delight, would be Trattoria. The atmosphere was just as remembered and just right as was the service. The chicken marsala was the best I have ever had, rich, dark and delicious the way a true Italian would make it. The dessert capped a... More 

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Thank jamie g
Tony D, Owner at Trattoria La Festa, responded to this review

Dear Jamie Thank you for your review. It was a real pleasure reading it. I am delighted that we can still make you happy after all these years. Hope to see you soon. All the best Tony and Family More 

Level Contributor
197 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We found the service to be quite slow initially with our server not coming over to welcome us or take a drinks order for quite some time. We only ordered entrees - two pastas dishes. I would say these were more American Italian rather than authentic Italian. The food was just ok and I expected more given the high reviews... More 

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Thank Hyly20
Tony D, Owner at Trattoria La Festa, responded to this review

Dear Hyly20 Thank you for the review, we ' ll keep it in mind and do better for you next time. We do our family food from Sperlonga Italy and it's hard to compare to what you have in mind on what's authentic and what it is not. In any event thank you again. Tony More 

Bethany Beach
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111 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We were here during the summer and were able to procure the last table out on the porch. The food was very nice and I don't know how they did it, but we were not bothered by any bugs. The negative: our server had no personality and didn't even share the days specials with us. Shortly after ordering, we overheard... More 

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Thank Trvl4Funb455
Tony D, Owner at Trattoria La Festa, responded to this review

Dear Trvl4Funb455 Thank you for the review. It has been a difficult year for staffing this year. The whole town is hurting for more help, we were not spared. Thank you for being understanding. All the best Tony More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$30
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4080 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672-4801
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Stowe
  • Phone Number: +1 802-253-8480
Description
Seasonal Italian restaurant owned and operated by Italian family. Simple homemade food with a solid wine list and great music

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