Southern Italy next door
In need of a vacation? Il Trullo brings the feel of southern Italy right to Downtown Dartmouth for you. Sit amongst the natural structure based off a trullo, the unique conical roof found in southern Italy, and let yourself be transported to its home region of Puglia. Who needs to hop on a plane when you have with the view of the water right here? Il Trullo ties the Mediterranean vibe together with light olive-oil based sauces and incorporating local fish into the menu items. With homemade traditional lasagnas, squid ink risotto and their best seller, ravioli funghi, you’re sure to get your Italian fix. Il Trullo Ristorante was designed with the idea of incorporating recycled, local and natural materials to make the interior space sustainable. The owners are passionate about sustainability and have trained their staff on their aggressive recycling and composting programs. With compostable take-away containers and paper straws, eating at Il Trullo really does mean going back to our natural elements.Read More...
BEST MEALS OF 2017
Best Meals of 2017(Upscale)
Il Trullo is an upscale Italian restaurant located within the King’s Wharf complex, complete with its cityscape view. For a couple of years now, it’s been my favourite stall at the Savour Food & Wine Festival and I’ve been drooling over their Instagram feed. Finally, for my birthday this year we ventured across the harbour to check it out. We were not disappointed! We enjoyed a lovely lasagna, some squid ink pasta and my personal favourite: the mushroom ravioli. Il Trullo also has this unique small bites dessert menu, allowing you to mix and match a bunch of $3 desserts, like truffles and chocolate ravioli. But I had to go for the chocolate-lined cannoli, which I had been dreaming about since the Savour Food & Wine Festival. I believe it is the best in the city! Best Meals of 2017: Desserts
I first sampled Il Trullo’s cannoli at the Savour Food and Wine Festival and I couldn’t stop thinking about it. Naturally, this is what I ordered with my birthday dinner this year! It is lined with chocolate and just perfect.Read More...
CaGBC Leadership & Green Building Awards
Excellence in Green Building – New Construction
Il Trullo Restaurant.
Located in the Kings Wharf Development and targeting for LEED® Gold for Commercial Interiors the restaurant takes its name from the unique conical construction in Southern Italy.
The design of the restaurant was based on the natural elements of a trullo with ceiling domes, natural stone look and wood elements for a cozy contemporary feel. Products were carefully chosen for their sustainability to create the modern design to highlight the local and recycled elements. Water and energy efficiencies as well and staff education on recycling and sustainability are ensuring this project meets its owner’s green objectives.
THE METRO-THE RESTAURANT SCENE
SAVOUR SOUTHERN ITALIAN FLAVOURS
Dartmouth loves the taste of southern Italy at Il Trullo. In fact, in it’s first year the restaurant in King’s Wharf received a lot of attention and recognition. The inspiration for the food comes from two of the owners, Giuseppe (Beppe) Giardino and Bruno Lattanzi.
BEST COLD FOOD AT SAVOUR FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL 2017
BEST COLD FOOD 1ST Place - II ‘Trullo Orange cured “sustainable blue1’ salmon
BEST DESSERT 2ND Place - IL Trullo Chocolate Ravioli
Best Dessert at Savour Food & Wine Festival 2016 with our Cannoli
The Savour Food & Wine Festival is a series of unique events designed to showcase Nova Scotia’s finest restaurants, wine and gourmet products.
It was Il Trullo First Savour event and we did great!
Best Dessert Il Trullo Ristorante - Dartmouth – Cannoli
Cold Entree - Second Place Il Trullo Ristorante - Dartmouth – Beef Carpacio
BOURGEOIS GOURMET: Year-end restaurant awards
Il Trullo Named 2nd Best Restaurant, Best Pizza, Best Entree and Best ServerRead More...
Il Trullo Tasty
The Dartmouth waterfront’s newest addition, Il Trullo, works towards greatness, bringing innovative and traditional Italian flavours to the table.Read More...