Tropea Ristorante Italiano

★★★★☆
  • 8042 161ST Ave NE

    Redmond, WA 98052

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  • 425-867-1082

About Tropea Ristorante Italiano

Hours
Lunch: Mon. - Fri. 11 am - 2 pm, Dinner: Sun. - Thu 4:30 - 9:30 pm; Fri, Sat 4:30 - 10 pm

Food

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Hidden gem on the Eastside. Great food with a nice atmosphere with an excellent friendly wait staff. Something here for all fans for Italiano food. Nice collection of Italian wines, ask Lorenzo for help and try something different from the usual Washington/California reds.

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★★★★☆

Hidden gem on the Eastside. Great food with a nice atmosphere with an excellent friendly wait staff. Something here for all fans for Italiano food. Nice collection of Italian wines, ask Lorenzo for help and try something different from the usual Washington/California reds.

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If you are looking for a mom & pop Italian restaurant this is the place for you - IT IS A MUST! Because the food is so good there is a big following - and they don't take reservations. The waiting area is about the size of a phone booth so if it is raining you could end up standing out side and because of the small size it is not a good location for a big group (more than 6 people).

2
★★★★☆

If you are looking for a mom & pop Italian restaurant this is the place for you - IT IS A MUST! Because the food is so good there is a big following - and they don't take reservations. The waiting area is about the size of a phone booth so if it is raining you could end up standing out side and because of the small size it is not a good location for a big group (more than 6 people).

Pros: Big Menu Selection

Cons: Small Venue

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My favorite thing about Tropea? The service. Every time I have dined there, either with friends, family, or by myself, the service has been consistantly gracious with thoughtful suggestions. Water glasses and drinks are refilled regularly, wait staff checks frequently but not to a level of obnixousness, and the food is delivered quickly and always at the right temperature for the dish.

The quality of the food is good althought not stellar. The best reason to eat here is for good food with a fun and attentive ambiance.

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★★★★☆

My favorite thing about Tropea? The service. Every time I have dined there, either with friends, family, or by myself, the service has been consistantly gracious with thoughtful suggestions. Water glasses and drinks are refilled regularly, wait staff checks frequently but not to a level of obnixousness, and the food is delivered quickly and always at the right temperature for the dish.

The quality of the food is good althought not stellar. The best reason to eat here is for good food with a fun and attentive ambiance.

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My experience with Tropea was awful. It was Valentine's Day, so it is understandable that things were super busy. In the end, a promised meal didn't happen, they hung up the phone on me, and a special evening was almost ruined. The experience was a real disappointment, and created a crisis for me!

I called the restaurant at 4:30pm. I asked if they could fill a take out order early in the evening. The gentleman said yes. He was welcoming and happy to talk to me. I was about to place the order, but he suggested looking at the website and calling back. I was on the road, he said around 5:30pm was fine.

When I called back around 5:30pm, a second person answered the phone. When I mentioned the agreement with the first gentleman, he said "Who did you talk to?" Then I heard a bunch of yelling in the background. He came back and said, "We can't take a to-go order." Click. Yes, really, he hung up on me. I was upset. It is not pleasant to be livid as you prepare for your Valentine's Day evening!

I called a second time- it turns out it was a simple misunderstanding. I thought _near_ 5:30 was good, he thought I was calling _before_ 5:30. So the few minutes made a big difference to him. Honestly, had I known I had to call _before_ 5:30, I wouldn't have just spent 15 minutes examining the menu and talking to my sweetie!

I really enjoyed the original conversation with this restaurant. I like the high spirited authentic feeling, even from the yelling! But it is inappropriate to hang up on a customer. It is important to back the word of an employee, even if they make a poor decision. Tropea will not be in my plans for the future.

Thank goodness I was able to save the evening with the excellent customer service with Pasta Nova in Woodinville. I hope Tropea's customer service would keep up with the quality of the food. Really a shame.

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★☆☆☆☆

My experience with Tropea was awful. It was Valentine's Day, so it is understandable that things were super busy. In the end, a promised meal didn't happen, they hung up the phone on me, and a special evening was almost ruined. The experience was a real disappointment, and created a crisis for me!

I called the restaurant at 4:30pm. I asked if they could fill a take out order early in the evening. The gentleman said yes. He was welcoming and happy to talk to me. I was about to place the order, but he suggested looking at the website and calling back. I was on the road, he said around 5:30pm was fine.

When I called back around 5:30pm, a second person answered the phone. When I mentioned the agreement with the first gentleman, he said "Who did you talk to?" Then I heard a bunch of yelling in the background. He came back and said, "We can't take a to-go order." Click. Yes, really, he hung up on me. I was upset. It is not pleasant to be livid as you prepare for your Valentine's Day evening!

I called a second time- it turns out it was a simple misunderstanding. I thought _near_ 5:30 was good, he thought I was calling _before_ 5:30. So the few minutes made a big difference to him. Honestly, had I known I had to call _before_ 5:30, I wouldn't have just spent 15 minutes examining the menu and talking to my sweetie!

I really enjoyed the original conversation with this restaurant. I like the high spirited authentic feeling, even from the yelling! But it is inappropriate to hang up on a customer. It is important to back the word of an employee, even if they make a poor decision. Tropea will not be in my plans for the future.

Thank goodness I was able to save the evening with the excellent customer service with Pasta Nova in Woodinville. I hope Tropea's customer service would keep up with the quality of the food. Really a shame.

Pros: great reputation for great food

Cons: customer service

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This is the best Italian food my wife and I have found on the Eastside. The place is cozy, with a great wine selection. I have something different everytime we go and have never been disappointed. The staff are prompt and very friendly. They make us feel like family each ttime we dine there. We especially love the chocolate covered Canolies for desert.

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★★★★★

This is the best Italian food my wife and I have found on the Eastside. The place is cozy, with a great wine selection. I have something different everytime we go and have never been disappointed. The staff are prompt and very friendly. They make us feel like family each ttime we dine there. We especially love the chocolate covered Canolies for desert.

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Tropea is a great little restaurant in Redmond that is well worth the drive! The food and wine are delicious and the atmosphere is cozy. Their wine is imported from Italy and hard to find at mainstream stores but sold at the restaurant for decent prices. The service is prompt and friendly. Portion sizes are large and you will leave with enough leftovers for a second meal! I highly reccomend this restaurant to Italian-food lovers!

2
★★★★★

Tropea is a great little restaurant in Redmond that is well worth the drive! The food and wine are delicious and the atmosphere is cozy. Their wine is imported from Italy and hard to find at mainstream stores but sold at the restaurant for decent prices. The service is prompt and friendly. Portion sizes are large and you will leave with enough leftovers for a second meal! I highly reccomend this restaurant to Italian-food lovers!

Pros: Delicous food and wine

Cons: Restaurant is very small and not a good place to each with a large group of people

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This place is VERY Italian. Lorenzo (the owner) took personal interest in helping us choose the entrees for us Vegetarians. Rest of the wait staff treated us with respect. This place has a HUGE selection of wines. An entire wall is decked with vino from Italy. The wine list is almost like a book. However, the best part was the Tiramisu. By far the best one I ever had. It really "Took Me Higher". I am sure you will have a good time. Thanks Lorenzo.

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★★★★★

This place is VERY Italian. Lorenzo (the owner) took personal interest in helping us choose the entrees for us Vegetarians. Rest of the wait staff treated us with respect. This place has a HUGE selection of wines. An entire wall is decked with vino from Italy. The wine list is almost like a book. However, the best part was the Tiramisu. By far the best one I ever had. It really "Took Me Higher". I am sure you will have a good time. Thanks Lorenzo.

Pros: Very friendly wait staff and awesome Tiramisu

Cons: Small place but hey - thats the fun part of it.

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A nice suprise hidden in a redmond strip mall. Great food, service and simple ambience

2
★★★★★

A nice suprise hidden in a redmond strip mall. Great food, service and simple ambience

Pros: Food, Value, Parking

Cons: Fills quickly

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Located in a strip mall set back from Redmond Way, it was a surprise to find that, once inside, I felt like I was in Italy. The cioppino (seafood stew) is my husband's favorite, with plenty of seafood and a flavorful tomato based soup/sauce. We've been several times, and always enjoyed our meal.

4
★★★★☆

Located in a strip mall set back from Redmond Way, it was a surprise to find that, once inside, I felt like I was in Italy. The cioppino (seafood stew) is my husband's favorite, with plenty of seafood and a flavorful tomato based soup/sauce. We've been several times, and always enjoyed our meal.

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No matter what day of the week, whether is lunch or dinner, you always count on a "molto bene", authentic italian meal. Lorenzo and his staff always provide you with the best Italian cuisine and a very impressive wine menu. Don't forget to order some mouth watering cannoli for dessert!

2
★★★★★

No matter what day of the week, whether is lunch or dinner, you always count on a "molto bene", authentic italian meal. Lorenzo and his staff always provide you with the best Italian cuisine and a very impressive wine menu. Don't forget to order some mouth watering cannoli for dessert!

Pros: delicious food, ambience, wine selection

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This is hands down the most authentic Italian place on the Eastside, and another hole in the wall located in a non-descript strip-mall that youd never think to stop in. Their prices are very reasonable and the portions humongous and very rich. A friend said their cassata dessert was the best he'd ever had anywhere, including in Italy!

5
★★★★★

This is hands down the most authentic Italian place on the Eastside, and another hole in the wall located in a non-descript strip-mall that youd never think to stop in. Their prices are very reasonable and the portions humongous and very rich. A friend said their cassata dessert was the best he'd ever had anywhere, including in Italy!

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Come here for the food, not the ambiance. For the money, it's tough to beat this one. Service is OK, wine list is good, but the resturant is very cluttered and yes, they use cheesy tablecloths, dishes, etc.

2
★★★★☆

Come here for the food, not the ambiance. For the money, it's tough to beat this one. Service is OK, wine list is good, but the resturant is very cluttered and yes, they use cheesy tablecloths, dishes, etc.

Pros: Great food, Cheap!, Good wine

Cons: , Cluttered

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Extensive wine list, decent pasta, great service. There are not a lot of good Italian places in Seattle, and even fewer in Redmond. This one meets the bar in every way, but I found nothing especially exceptional about it. I eat here whenever I feel like Italian but do not feel like driving very far.

2
★★★★☆

Extensive wine list, decent pasta, great service. There are not a lot of good Italian places in Seattle, and even fewer in Redmond. This one meets the bar in every way, but I found nothing especially exceptional about it. I eat here whenever I feel like Italian but do not feel like driving very far.

Pros: Wine List, Parking, No reservation needed

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we love italian food and are always in search of a new place to try... made the drive over based on the other reviews here. it was worth it! the tables were a bit crowed for my taste, but other than that, FANTASTIC!!! having my leftovers for lunch the next day only made me want more---we'll be back!

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★★★★☆

we love italian food and are always in search of a new place to try... made the drive over based on the other reviews here. it was worth it! the tables were a bit crowed for my taste, but other than that, FANTASTIC!!! having my leftovers for lunch the next day only made me want more---we'll be back!

Pros: great service, good parking, tasty food

Cons: tables too crammed in

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Superb service, the food is great and the collection of italian winesis huge. The pasta specials are consistently good, the pasta cooked to perfection.

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★★★★★

Superb service, the food is great and the collection of italian winesis huge. The pasta specials are consistently good, the pasta cooked to perfection.

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I eat here more often than my wallet would like to admit. Always a pleasure......Their creme based sauces rule my world!!!!!

2
★★★★★

I eat here more often than my wallet would like to admit. Always a pleasure......Their creme based sauces rule my world!!!!!

Pros: great value, warm ambiance

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excellent food, great waiters, and inexpensive to boot. there was nothing outstanding about tropea but it was very good food and a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere with attentive, fun waiters. yes, there are plastic tablecloths and some cheesy decor but don't let that stop you - i'd go back in a sec.

2
★★★★☆

excellent food, great waiters, and inexpensive to boot. there was nothing outstanding about tropea but it was very good food and a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere with attentive, fun waiters. yes, there are plastic tablecloths and some cheesy decor but don't let that stop you - i'd go back in a sec.

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We have eaten at Tropea several times now and are never disappointed - the food is delicious and the staff attentive. Although the restaurant itself is small, it makes up for the size in a big way with great service, fantastic meals and friendly staff. KUDOS - try it, you'll like it! :-)

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★★★★★

We have eaten at Tropea several times now and are never disappointed - the food is delicious and the staff attentive. Although the restaurant itself is small, it makes up for the size in a big way with great service, fantastic meals and friendly staff. KUDOS - try it, you'll like it! :-)

Pros: Good Food, Great Staff

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After reading so many rave reviews, and in anticipation of our trip to Italy, we decided to try it. Boy, what a mistake! We were greeted and seated promptly by very nice staff. Depending on our waiter's suggestions, we ordered the house salad, spinach ravioli and a pasta with shrimp. The salad arrived drenched in so much dressing the lettuce was wilted. The ravioli arrived and was swimming in pasta water. I had to drain the pasta water off onto my bread plate. Even with salt and pepper, the ravioli was so bland I finally gave up. The shrimp and pasta dish was okay but the portion was skimpy - 3 small shrimp and about 1 cup of rotinni at the bargain price of $16. We left very dissapointed and will not go back. There are too many quality Italian places in Redmond that deserve our money and time.

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★★☆☆☆

After reading so many rave reviews, and in anticipation of our trip to Italy, we decided to try it. Boy, what a mistake! We were greeted and seated promptly by very nice staff. Depending on our waiter's suggestions, we ordered the house salad, spinach ravioli and a pasta with shrimp. The salad arrived drenched in so much dressing the lettuce was wilted. The ravioli arrived and was swimming in pasta water. I had to drain the pasta water off onto my bread plate. Even with salt and pepper, the ravioli was so bland I finally gave up. The shrimp and pasta dish was okay but the portion was skimpy - 3 small shrimp and about 1 cup of rotinni at the bargain price of $16. We left very dissapointed and will not go back. There are too many quality Italian places in Redmond that deserve our money and time.

Pros: Great Wait Staff, Parking out Front, Nice ambiance

Cons: Terrible Food, Overpriced, Small Portions

 

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