La Trattoria - Ristorante Bar - Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos, Mexico
La Trattoria Ristorante Bar
Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Italian Restaurant and Bar
Outdoor Patio Tables - Wood Burning Pizza Oven - Personal Attention of the Owner
Experience and Tradition - Downtown Cabo San Lucas Location - Pizza - Pasta - Seafood - Beef - Chicken
If its warm, earth-toned walls, oversize Italia map, and old-world chandelier are not enough to transport you, La Trattoria authentic Mediterranean-style dishes will. Juan Castañeda’s spot, a fixture in downtown Cabo San Lucas since 1994, offers diners both a menu replete with traditional Italian classics and a much-needed reprieve from the hustle and bustle of the area’s ubiquitous nightclubs.
Nestled in the Plaza Bonita mall, across the street from the raucous El Squid Roe and a minute’s stroll from the marina, La Trattoria provides restaurant-goers with one of the town’s more intimate and mature dining experiences. Low lighting and faux-finished walls make for a romantic backdropthere’s also outdoor seating, perfect for people watchingwhile Michael Jackson and Police music videos streaming on the various televisions demonstrate the restaurant’s amazing sense of self, one that extends to the menu. This is still Cabo, after all.
Head chef Carlos Campos has created an extensive menu that combines authentic Italian recipes with fresh Baja-sourced ingredients.
Starters include a better-than-average frittura de calamari (de rigueur at any Italian spot worth its salt) and a wonderfully complex spinach salad made with cantaloupe, pears, nuts, balsamic, and a just-right amount of pepperoni. Wood ovenbaked pizzas, most notably the Margherita, and entrées such as the lobster agnolotti (lobster-and-ricotta-stuffed ravioli) and garlicky catch of the day are fundamental.
The attentive wait staff, led by manager David Castellanos, can help you pair your meal with any of the restaurant’s recently restructured selection of Italian, Chilean, or Californian vinos. Finish the evening with an espresso and one of La Trattoria’s desserts, including decadent chocolate cake and classic tiramisu, which are transcendentnot unlike the restaurant. Open daily from 12 a.m. to 12 p.m. Blvd. Marina M17, Plaza Bonita mall, 624-143-0068. All major credit cards accepted.
Restaurant and Dining Review - March 2007 - by Sandra Berry.
La Trattoria is a landmark all its own. Passersby can’t help but notice the glassed-in covered patio and are drawn into this charming little sidewalk restaurant sitting in the very center of downtown Cabo San Lucas. Once inside, this quaint bistro with its soaring ceilings and faux-finished walls resembles a winding little street in Italy, giving it an authentic Italian feel.
Located in Plaza Bonita Mall (In front of the Squid Roe)
Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos
Phone: (624) 143-0068
Open from 11 am to 12 pm, seven days a week
We accept all the Credit Cards
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