Trattoria Bright cutlery has a traditional appearance inspired by European bistro dining. It is a redesign of a wooden handled range of cutlery called Bistro, originally designed by Robert Welch in the early 1960s.
The pattern evolved from a desire for less formal styling, suitable for increasingly casual meal settings. At the time it was described as 'attractively rustic' with its riveted rosewood handles. This modern variant of the much-loved 1960s classic instead uses moulded dishwasher-safe handles with a satin finish to give a warm and engaging tactility.
Try Robert Welch cutlery in your own home with our Trattoria Bright cutlery Sample Set, 3 Piece.
Read our guide on how to set a table for all occasions.
Trattoria Bright cutlery is part of the Master Collection. The patterns in the Master Collection are design-led statement pieces requiring the highest levels of manufacturing expertise. All patterns in this collection are made from best quality stainless steel and individually priced by pattern.
Trattoria Bright spoons and forks are made using the highest quality 18/10 stainless steel.
Trattoria Bright knife blades are forged from specially hardened stainless steel to provide the finest possible cutting edge.
The moulded, dishwasher-proof handles of Trattoria Bright cutlery are made from high quality POM with a satin finish and stainless steel compression rivets.
Care & Need to Know
We recommend washing your cutlery/flatware in the dishwasher:
• Wash on a short hot cycle 65°-75°C (150°-167°F)
• Use quality branded all in one dishwasher tablets*
• Keep Rinse Aid topped up and Salt (for hard water areas).
• Avoid washing with non-stainless steel metals (this can cause rust staining - especially on knives).
• Ensure the dishwasher filters are cleaned and use a proprietary dishwasher cleaner regularly.
*For UK customers we recommend Fairy Platinum Plus and for US customers Cascade Platinum Plus.
When washing your Cutlery/Flatware by hand:
Rinse cutlery/flatware to remove all traces of food as soon as possible after use. Wash in warm soapy water with a microfibre cloth or non abrasive brush**. Try to avoid soaking your cutlery/flatware and always dry thoroughly immediately after washing.
**Always avoid scouring with pads or abrasive cleaners as this will scratch the surface.
To restore your finish on your cutlery/flatware we recommend using a dry microfibre cloth.
For further information please see our Cutlery/Flatware Product Care page.
Trattoria Bright cutlery has a 10 Year Guarantee.
Delivery & Returns
UK standard delivery is normally made within 2-4 working days. Subject to stock availability. Please see our Delivery page for more information, other options or for delivery times to other territories.
We pride ourselves on our consistent delivery promise and often exceed customer expectations, however, please be aware that we may need to change our delivery timescales when we are unfortunate enough to experience operational challenges.
If you would like to contact us about your delivery, the Customer Care Team are available on 01386 840 522, Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm GMT (excluding Bank Holidays), via email at email@example.com or through live chat on the website, 7 days a week.
For further information, please see our Delivery page.
Design Story: Trattoria
Trattoria cutlery began life in the early 1960s as a set of handmade models for a range of kitchen knives. A steak knife was added, and it was this that sparked the idea for a new cutlery design. The knife project didn’t materialise, but Bistro wooden handled cutlery and 'steak eaters' was developed instead.
“I set great store by models and prototypes, and by working in three dimensions. With any new job I try to make something as quickly as possible. Having a workshop to do solid scribbles in has become absolutely vital to me” Robert Welch, c.1966