My spouse and I dined for lunch at Trattoria Tramonto on a weekday afternoon in late April 2016. The restaurant is located on the far West End of the island at Shoal Bay, near CoveCastles and adjacent to Blue Waters Apartments. Trattoria Tramonto is open daily for lunch and dinner except Mondays. The restaurant offers complimentary parking in a dedicated parking lot.
The beach at Trattoria Tramonto had the most beautiful sand and water that we saw
on all of Anguilla; in addition, the views of neighboring islands St Martin and Saba are fantastic! As with most beachside restaurants on Anguilla, Trattoria Tramonto allows its restaurant guests to use their complimentary beach chairs and umbrellas, some of which are set beneath swaying palm trees. If you need a drink but you cannot tear yourself away from the beach, you can grab a cold one at Trattoria Tramonto’s Oasis Beach bar, located near the main building.
The restaurant interior of Trattoria Tramonto is white, with décor in shades of aqua, teal, and blue. The effect is crisp, clean, and beautiful! Vaulted white wood ceilings feature hanging paper lanterns in tones of white, aqua, and blue, and large windows with blue shades complete the look. Near the front door, the restaurant boasts a wall of fame, including previous guests such as Liam Neeson, Bridget Moynahan, Bill Clinton, Robert DeNiro, and so on. More celebrity photos are posted on their website; in fact, their website seems to promote their famous clientele even more than it promotes their restaurant and their food. The restaurant offers seating in the main building, where the dining room is open-air on the sides (but still protected by a roof), in the bar area, or in two oases on the sand (one that features a large table for a big group of diners, and the other that contains the outdoor beach bar).
The Trattoria Tramonto menu features Italian and Caribbean-inspired cuisine. The restaurant serves delicious bread and dipping oil while you peruse the menu. We ordered the wild boar panini, pasta Bolognese, and three rounds of drinks and two bottles of water, and our bill totaled $80, which we thought was a fair price (and comparable to what we would spend for a similar lunch back in the United States).
We enjoyed our lunch at Trattoria Tramonto – the restaurant was attractive, the beach and ocean panorama were gorgeous, the service was thoughtful and attentive, and the food was good!