3 generations of restaurateurs! La Trattoria is now one of the oldest restaurants in Adelaide and is owned and operated by Billy Duff - a 21 year veteran at La Tratt. Billy took over from the original proprietors, Andrea (Andy) and Natale (Chris), in July of 2022.
La Trattoria is an Adelaide icon.
Former owner Andy Parisi was crowned the world’s best pizza maker in New York and with a family tradition that dates back to 1968, is it any wonder La Trattoria is such a success. Antonino Parisi, their patriarch, operated Marcellinas and it was there that the boys (Andy & Chris) learned how to make pizza. All other Italian cuisine was taught by who else but Mama! With the growing success of their father’s restaurant, a sister restaurant was born.
In 1975 La Trattoria was established by Andy and his brother, Natale (Chris) Parisi. Many stories make up the history of this little piece of Italy, which is well known for its old school service from traditional Italian waiters.
This new restaurant, La Trattoria, would be a logical progression for the boys and their restaurant would reach high acclaim amongst the restaurant industry in a relatively short period of time. Its trademark is without a doubt its pizza menu. This is no small achievement and the restaurant is busier than ever.
As a well known eating place today, La Trattoria is a meeting place for celebrities such as Mick Jagger, Jon Bon Jovi, Michael Hutchinson, Ayrton Senna, Eric Bana, Simply Red to name just a few, and boasts loyal customers such as AFL football teams, Jamie Durie, Australian sporting teams, Adelaide legal types and many more.
In July 2022, Billy Duff took the reins when Andy retired after 47 years at the helm. Billy had already been serving customers at La Trattoria for over 20 years, in what became a very natural transition. Now, the tradition continues. The frantic buzz continues. And the same great food and service continues to delight patrons from far and wide.
Everyone at La Trattoria is passionate about what they do and we know you'll be passionate too, once you step inside the famous 'La Tratt'.