Matthew's Trattoria & Martini Lounge
Matthew's Trattoria was a fabulous choice for our rehearsal dinner. Chef Matthew and his wife Cynthia were accommodating and attentive to all of our needs and requests. The food, drinks, and atmosphere at Matthew's Trattoria are incomparable in Erie!
The staff at Matthew's Trattoria really took care of us. The owner, Matthew, took the time to come out from the kitchen and personally congratulate us, and his wife Cindy was out on the floor the entire night making sure we had whatever we needed - including our meal, which she actually had to remind us to eat because we were so busy "making the rounds"!
The venue itself looks great as is - another money saver when it came to floral decor. They've got a deceivingly large banquet room which opens up to the back patio - a great combination for a mix of younger and older guests. We had the DJ stationed outside, so if not everyone wanted to dance or hear the music so loud they could sit inside where it was quieter. My husband and I live in the NYC area, and Matthew's looks and feels like a New York restaurant, without the New York prices! Our guests had so many great things to say about the food, as well as the martinis! They helped us come up with a "cocktails and hors d'oeuvres" style menu - they already do the "tapas bar" thing, and we also went with a meat carving station and a pasta station which really made people feel like they'd had a full meal. They just didn't have to wait to be served, or wait for the wedding party to arrive before they could eat!
B.J., the manager there, helped us out tremendously with keeping costs down at the open bar - we went with beer, wine, and well drinks, along with his specialty creations (the "Charla-tini" and a "George-tini" in honor of us) in our favorite flavors! The whole staff kept our guests happy and were more than accommodating throughout our whole planning process.
I highly recommend Matthew's as a reception venue. (For a smaller guest list, it could work for the entire affair - the outdoor patio would be beautiful for a small ceremony!)
If you are looking for a contemporary setting and professional cater- to-you service with a smile, then Matthew's is the place to be! Book now! Dates are going fast!
Chef Matthew Sarbak and his wife and General Manager, Cynthia are your hosts for all your wedding needs when you book your rehearsal dinner or wedding and events at Matthew's Trattoria and Martini Lounge. We have been a team married for 29 years and in business for 16 years and have the experience to create a beautiful event in our cosmopolitan space for you while eliminating the need for you to worry about details or decorate - it's already beautiful so we can help you save money too!
Call or email today to tour the restaurant and to book your shower, bachelor/bachelorette party or rehearsal dinner and wedding reception soon. Our professional staff of bartenders and servers will help you enjoy yourself and not worry about anything but having a good time! We look forward to serving you and thank you for thinking of us!