My friends planned a girls night out and chose Trattoria because of positive prior visits. They knew reservations are not accepted (so stupid) so they went early to wait for a table. The total wait was about 75 minutes. Everyone in your party must be present before they will seat you, which can be challenging given the scarcity of parking in Kits.
The restaurant is very loud so be prepared to speak loudly/yell throughout the dinner. I ordered a sparkling cocktail and it was quite tasty, but could have used more sparkling wine. Three of us order the bruschetta sampler to start, two girls shared the mushroom bruschetta, and one girl had a salad. The brushetta was decent with the chick pea topping being the favourite, followed by the mushroom, then tomato. It was very doughy and the tomatoes did not stay on the dough. I don't taste much seasoning on the tomato portion so it was just bread and tomato, which was kind of boring.
I ordered the kobe meatballs and spaghetti for my entree. It comes with 3 large meatballs and a small serving of spaghetti. I really liked the meatballs; they were juicy, tasty, and better than the kobe meatballs at Glowbal, which is odd as they are related restaurants. The spaghetti was just ok; the sauce wasn't flavourful enough. I didn't care for the ricotta cheese that accompanied the spaghetti so I just put it on the side.
For dessert, I shared the fritters with a friend. The friends are essentially chocolate filled timbits, but tastier. They are slightly overpriced for the number of fritters you get.
Overall, the food was good with the entrees offering the best value.
The service was bad. I would describe the waitress as superficially attentive. With both the appetizers and the entrees she asked us how the food was right after we were served. We didn't even get an opportunity to pick up any cutlery before she asked us. How can we possibly know if the food is good if we haven't tried it yet! She never asked if we wanted to order more drinks and she only refilled the water once, near the end of the meal.
I don't think she was properly informed about the dessert feature as she described it as white chocolate mousse with balsamic soaked strawberries. It was actually three thick crepe-like wraps filled with something runnier looking that mousse and balsamic soaked strawberries. My friend ordered the dessert feature, was given a long spoon, and then presented with a dish that clearly needed a fork. We sent the dessert back.
I'd go here again for the meatballs, but only on a weekday night to avoid the wait.