trattoria

[trah-tuh-ree-uh]
noun
a usually inexpensive or informal restaurant or cafe specializing in Italian dishes.

Origin:
1825–35; < Italian: public eating place, restaurant, equivalent to trattor(e) restaurateur (tratt(are) to treat + -ore -or2, as translation of French traiteur) + -ia -ia

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trattoria (ˌtrætəˈrɪə)
 
n
an Italian restaurant
 
[C19: from Italian, from trattore innkeeper, from French traiteur, from Old French tretier to treat]

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trattoria
"Italian restaurant," 1832, from It., from trattore "host, keeper of an eating house," from trattare "to treat," from L. tractare, freq. of trahere (pp. tractus) "to draw" (see tract (1)).
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Example sentences
Dinner will be at a small trattoria on a side street far from the tourist attractions.
In back: a single-roomed trattoria of sorts that specializes in salads, panini, and simple pastas.
Red-checked tablecloths, candles and chianti bottles hanging everywhere all work to create a trattoria feel.
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