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La Trattoria

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Lower High Street, Swanage BH19 2NT, England
01929 423784
Today
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: La Trattoria is open evenings for atmospheric dining a la carte or fixed...
La Trattoria is open evenings for atmospheric dining a la carte or fixed price menu. Pizzas and pastas are always available. Fresh fish, shellfish and lobsters which are caught locally, all are available according to season. We also have local meat dishes sourced from Dorset farms wherever possible.
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Visitor rating
  • 229
    Excellent
  • 154
    Very good
  • 66
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Summy Lunch

Four of us had driven down to Swanage because the weather was fantastic. Got there around lunch time and because we had enjoyed this restaurant before we thought we would use it again. We thought that they had misjudged the weather as there was only one waitress on, but she coped admirably... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Broadhurst
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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492 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

this was an amazing evening the food was amazing the flavors were lovely we both had the gambas prawns for starter which were huge and salmon for main. the staff are friendly too cant wait to go back..

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Four of us had driven down to Swanage because the weather was fantastic. Got there around lunch time and because we had enjoyed this restaurant before we thought we would use it again. We thought that they had misjudged the weather as there was only one waitress on, but she coped admirably, particularly as the place became quite busy. Two... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Good quality Italian foods. Staffs are very nice. We went there twice, one evening after the other. First night we had Prawn cocktail as starter then spaghetti bolognese and Lasagne. The second evening we had steak as main course.

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London
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50 reviews 50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Quite simply they just shouldn't be offering pizza - you would be better off going to a budget supermarket and buying a cheap frozen one there and cooking it in an oven that can only go up to gas mark 4 and has a loose door. Other than that, the food that we had was mediocre at best, iceberg lettuce... More 

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winchester
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Visited. Friday evening. Starter was prawn cocktail the prawns were tasteless watery and tiny. We had to pay for bread Service good but expensive We went for the set menu disapointed

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Bath, England, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We were attracted to this place because it was busy, as simple as that. It had a real buzz to it. It covers more than one shop, and at some point it has been knocked together, meaning there seem to be distinct rooms. The tables are comfortable, not too close, and you get the impression things are set up for... More 

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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Had a very nice meal here. Efficient service and reasonably priced. Shared the mussels as a starter, they were delicious and beautifully presented.

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Hampshire
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Liked it so much and the menu is sodelicious we went back the next day. Also look out for their Ice cream in the town

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Wiltshire, UK
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116 reviews 116 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

After struggling to find anything in Swanage that I could eat for lunch (I'm gluten free), my friend and I visited this restaurant which was empty when we arrived. We even wondered if they were actually closed and had forgotten to lock the door. Eventually a waitress appeared and spoke to us almost in a manner like we were disturbing... More 

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Banstead, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We had a very nice meal in here, the staff were fantastic and very friendly. The restaurant was very busy for a Saturday night in March so if you want to eat here you must book in advance. The food came with out too much of a delay and was very well cooked and the whole place had a very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lower High Street, Swanage BH19 2NT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Isle of Purbeck  >  Swanage
  • Phone Number: 01929 423784

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Coffee Shop, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic

Description

La Trattoria is open evenings for atmospheric dining a la carte or fixed price menu. Pizzas and pastas are always available. Fresh fish, shellfish and lobsters which are caught locally, all are available according to season. We also have local meat dishes sourced from Dorset farms wherever possible.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?