trattoria

[ trah-tuh-ree-uh ]
/ ˌtrɑ təˈri ə /

noun

a usually inexpensive or informal restaurant or cafe specializing in Italian dishes.

Origin of trattoria

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) /

noun

an Italian restaurant

Word Origin for trattoria

C19: from Italian, from trattore innkeeper, from French traiteur, from Old French tretier to treat
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