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La Trattoria

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Lower High Street, Swanage BH19 2NT, England
01929 423784
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10:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine
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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  • 293
    Excellent
  • 198
    Very good
  • 83
    Average
  • 33
    Poor
  • 24
    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
Cheery, informal evening out

We had dinner here last night as a birthday treat for my sister-in-law and her husband. Everyone enjoyed the food and the helpful, prompt service. It was flexible, too. We asked if a couple of minor menu adjustments were possible, and these were immediately and charmingly attended to. My husband... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Anuradha V
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had dinner here last night as a birthday treat for my sister-in-law and her husband. Everyone enjoyed the food and the helpful, prompt service. It was flexible, too. We asked if a couple of minor menu adjustments were possible, and these were immediately and charmingly attended to. My husband said the wine was good too. A pleasant, informal atmosphere.... More 

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Swanage, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is family run and very friendly. The pizza and fish are lovely. Nice romantic setting or great for hot day sat with patio doors open for long lunch.

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Thank ResRob
Swanage, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The staff here are always very welcome and attentive. The food is delicious and well priced. They have a good selection of wines, alcoholic and soft drinks. We've also had breakfast here in the past, which is also excellent.

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Thank Pinkie97
Penzance
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Ate here on two consecutive nights, we returned the second night because we had enjoyed it so much the night before. Quality food and quality service, would recommend highly.

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Thank Tony M
Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

Was looking for a good night out. Went here, service fab. Food was exceptionally good. I had scallops followed by a great steak. My partner had the mussels followed by Sea Bream. Go here, no, go here, it is great!

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Thank Abrow T
Bridport, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

Took my mother and other half in here, shocking service waiter made my mother feel really uncomfortable, anti pasti was expensive and looked liked stuff from asdas, lobster tiny and overpriced, calaloni was like dog food although that would of probably had more flavor, was really embarrassing annoys me places like this can get away with calling them selves an... More 

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69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

We popped in to share a pizza and a drink. The pizza was very nice and the service was quite good. I had a nice banana milkshake. reasonable priced and tasty pizza

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Thank will668
Heywood, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

Been here twice now. First year we stayed in swanage we loved this place and we looking forward to a return visit, but sadly we were disappointed The food wasn't as tasty as the first year. Perhaps change in chef?? Nothing to complain about but the meals just seemed blander and lacking something, not as tasty

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Thank AndreNLeanne
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Lovely friendly little restaurant with excellent pizza, good wine, lovely attentive staff and the best prices.

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Thank Maggie M
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73 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015 via mobile

Great meal had by all. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Would revisit if in Swanage again. I had pizza which was unusual for me but just fancied it and was not disappointed. The pasta was good also (I tried my husbands). Didn't have desert as I was stuffed!

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Thank SueS3

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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, Seafood, Pizza, Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine

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