There’s been so much talk about Trattoria Tiramisu, that this Italian restaurant just had to be visited. It’s a favorite among many Quad Citians, that special place you go to eat on special occasions. And it’s sure not hard to see why – even Under $10 Diners can come here and eat plenty of wonderful food!
The menu is large and varied, with very reasonable prices – the most expensive being $15.95! Of course, prices can always change by the time you arrive, but even so, this is very reasonable fine dining. The mark of a good menu, in this reviewer’s opinion, is when you’re already lisiting in your head what you want to try the next time you visit, and Trattoria Tiramisu sure meets that criteria.
To try and describe everything, or even a small part, of what’s available here would be impossible. But for the Under $10 Diner, hit the pasta section. You’ll have a difficult time picking out just one! For $5.95, there’s Penne Alla Vodka, penne sauteed in tomatoe cream sauce – doesn’t that sound delicious and fattening?? – with garlic, olive oil and vodka. For $8.95, there’s quite a variety of linguines, in various sauces with and without meat, and with some of these you can add meat for an additional charge. On the next visit, the Antipasti just might be ordered, maybe with a salad – even the two of these can still be under $10.00. The Scampi Italia, at $5.95, consists of jumbo shrimp with white wine, artichoke hearts and cherry tomatoes, or Cozze Del Marinaio, at $4.95 – fresh mussels sauteed with olive oil, garlic and white wine in a spicy tomatoe sauce.
This visit, Fettucine All Alfredo, at $8.95, was ordered, along with Linguine Alla Bolognese, also $8.95. The meals started with the traditional loaf of bread, olive oil and freshly grated parmesan cheese. This is always so good, and the waiter will bring you more if you’d like. Then huge plates of delicious food! The Fettucine All Alfredo was wonderful – the pasta perfectly firm, the sauce creamy and flavorful, and certainly enough for two meals! And the Linguine Alla Bolognese was equally as good – spicy ground Italian sausage, and a mild, not acidic, tomatoe sauce. These were memorable meals in a relaxing casual atmosphere. If there was anything to find fault with, it was the service. The waiter was such a nice gentleman, but the restaurant really wasn’t that busy and it shouldn’t have been necessary to flag him down for more water and the bill.
Trattoria Tiramisu is located at 1804 State St., in Bettendorf, and their phone number is 563-323-2787.