Really disappointed, a cute looking place and a warm greeting got us in the door. A slightly less onto it waitress didnt not initally put us off dispite not giving us the kids menu when we arrived. The starter of garlic bread was hot and delicious, well priced too but that is where it all went down hill in a BIG way.
After very clearly ordering a plain cheese burger several times, including speciifying JUST cheese and a pattie, we were served one with tomato and lettuce as well as 2 sauces and then when asked for it to be remade were greeted with a very rude response including the chef wanting to see it.
When it arrived along with 2 other burgers and a $10 pasta the pattie on the burgers was actually inedible, Im not sure what they had done to it but there were revolting tasting, I have NEVER has a pattie i couldn't eat until this one. They really were horrid, I mentioned this to the waitress on our departure and her reply was a very off hand "I havent tried them". Well I can see why! They are AWFUL!!!
The chicken burger came out with tomato which was not listed in the menu. The pasta was ok tasting and resonable value for money.
Over 50% of each of the $16-$19 burger meals was left behind, the small number of fries offered alongside them were nice and were eaten but the actual burgers were left. For meals totaling $68 we were really let down, and I would not have been willing to pay more than $30 (For the drinks, pasta and garlic bread we had).
A night out is a treat for us and this was a disaster, so let down. I DO NOT recommend Trattoria :(
Wonderful establishment, best small restaurant in Manukau. Went for my hens night and everyone had a fab time, food was delicious and served in a timely manner. Friendly obliging wait staff and reasonable prices. Also have nice cabinet food and coffee during the day. Do not hesitate to dine at Trattoria and see for yourself what this hidden gem has to offer.