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La Trattoria

Lower High Street, Swanage BH19 2NT, England
01929 423784
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Ranked #17 of 67 Restaurants in Swanage
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Café
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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.
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English first
Walsall, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Recommend booking in advance as gets very busy. Food good. Pity staff couldn't smile a bit more when taking orders and serving.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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142 reviews 142 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

if the weather is good they open up the windows of the front onto the street to give that almost Mediterranean feel :) service was good and food also good I went for fish main it was delicious I did think it was all ever so slightly over priced compared to quality of other places we had been on that... More

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Aylesbury
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We visited La Tratt early on a Sunday evening.The place was already quite full with families with small children. As a result it was quite a noisy affair. Our orders were taken fairly quickly but it took ages for the food to arrive. The waiting staff appeared to be rushed off their feet and were not too happy. Its a... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We enjoyed two nice meals at the restaurant. Both the pasta and pizza dishes were of a very good quality, plenty of vegetarian options. It is a small restaurant, but with a very nice atmosphere. The only issue we had was that they were not very flexible about swap outs on the pizza toppings, which was a bit of a... More

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Swanage, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Family visit. One of us was served something he didn't order and the waitress was quite adamant he was wrong! A manager did offer to change it to what he did order but by then the rest of us had our meals so he stuck with it. Food was good but nothing special. Very stuffy room with too many people.... More

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Watford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

You have to book to come here and its worth doing so. the food and service was great, we come here every time we come to Swanage. we did not feel rushed and had an enjoyable time.

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We booked over the telephone 2 weeks prior to our visit and when we arrived the person we spoke to hadn't made a note of our booking (next time we will ask for a name) however a table was found for us straight away. This was our second visit and as lovers of Italian food we wasn't disappointed. Service was... More

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Aldridge
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Tasty food, good choice on the menu, very popular, nice atmosphere in the cafe side (glad we weren't at the table by the ladies toilets though!)

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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Very good food, very tasty. The staff were very quick and efficient. This restaurant is not good if you have children though. There was no a children's menu, no children coloring books or table top activities, which is unlike an Italian restaurant, to not cater for children in this way. Be aware you need to book in advance or it... More

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Steyning, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Excellent meal, good service, good house wine by the carafe. Slightly disappointed with the dessert, a little bland compared to the rest of the meal which was superb.

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