La Trattoria History

Hours Of Operation:
Sunday 11am- 9pm
Monday - Wednesday 11:30am- 9pm
Thursday & Friday 11:30am - 10pm
Saturday 5:00pm - 10pm

*Bar open Late     *Banquet hours differ call for more information

La Trattoria Restaurant has been serving customers fine Italian and Contemporary American cuisine in the Farmington Valley for over 40 years. The restaurant, situated on the hilltop between Avon and Canton, is warm, comfortable, polite and friendly. You can often judge a restaurant by a quick look at the patrons seated in the dining room. At La Trattoria, it is obvious that the cuisine appeals to all ages and families. The staff works the dining room efficiently and with pride, recommending dishes they believe are best. La Trattoria is a family run business that has the comfortable atmosphere of a friend's house.

Even in a dining room that seats many people, there is a feeling that you are seated at your own dining table as the staff caters to your every need. The owner and staff greet and recognize many of the patrons, and indeed many of the guests recognize and know each other. Owner Angelo Bettera believes in connecting with his clientele as he travels across the dining room speaking with them and learning their likes and dislikes. It is clear that Mr. Bettera has found a way to keep everyone happy. La Trattoria also provides a children's menu and an early bird special every evening.

The comfortable lounge is overseen by Florence Italy native Andy Pezzuoli, bartender, sauce creator, and story-teller extraordinaire. For special events, La Trattoria has banquet rooms that seat 150 people, plus a Taverna with private bar and stone walls that seats 70. Please visit our "Banquet" page for further information on weddings, parties, and special events.

Mr. Bettera has been in the restaurant business for over 40 years. At the age of 15, he traveled throughout Europe and developed a desire to be a restaurateur. He received his formal culinary training in Italy at Lago Maggiore and then proceeded to hold many positions in Italy, Switzerland, Germany, England, and Bermuda before coming to the United States. Locally, he was at The Cornerhouse in Farmington before traveling to Santa Barbara, CA. and then his subsequent return to La Trattoria in Canton in 1969.

The diversity of his training and his travels adds an insight into the many culinary choices presented in his outstanding menu. Dining at La Trattoria is truly an event, a pleasure for everyone.

La Trattoria is well known for its seasonal and holiday dinners. Several times a year, an authentic German Night Dinner is prepared under the supervision of Hans Frauendirf and hosted at La Trattoria, with music by Michael Schiano,that has become a favorite event of many patrons. Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, and other holidays also offer a very special night out in the Valley. La Trattoria has added live Jazz every Friday and live piano music every Saturday evening for your enjoyment.