What is a Trattoria?

From Wikipedia: A trattoria is an Italian-style eating establishment, less formal than a ristorante, but more formal than an osteria. There are generally no printed menus, the service is casual, wine is sold by the decanter rather than the bottle, prices are low, and the emphasis is on a steady clientele rather than on haute cuisine. The food is modest but plentiful (mostly following regional and local recipes) and in some instances is even served family-style (i.e. at common tables).

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Trattorias that are faithful to this stereotype have become fewer in the last 20 years and many have adopted some (or several) of the trappings of restaurants, with just one or two "concessions" to the old rustic and familiar style.


When Toscano Restaurant in Lakeway opened, our vision was to take the classic style and make it fit the Texas Hill Country. Lakeway is the perfect place to feel like family. Our steady regulars after the last two years are a testament to the need for a community hangout in the area. We are pleased to bring this unique Italian spirit to you and your friends and family. Thank you to all our local supporters and please remember to invite new friends and family to try us out! 

Cat Sprague

TBD Media