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All 67 Swanage Restaurants

La Trattoria

Lower High Street, Swanage BH19 2NT, England
01929 423784
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Ranked #16 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
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Solihull, United Kingdom
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107 reviews 107 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Well cooked Italian food. Straightforward, tasty and enjoyable. The Lasagne was a good size and very palatable. Service was good, the lady "maître d" kept her eye on all the front of house activities and took the orders and was very pleasant and efficient. Very satisfied as far as a decent, well cooked Italian meal goes. House red, not to... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Great food pizza was lovely, staff were very nice not sure why other review thought otherwise, will definetly visit again when in the area.

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Fareham
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Italian food of average quality, but close to top dollar! Eastern European staff did not appear to master the cheerful welcome and service that I expect from this type of eatery when we visited. No offence guys! The restaurant seems to be popular, but I guess that the lack of competition in Swanage in an off season evening goes a... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Good food and pleasant restaurant. Staff a little on the quiet side but helpful enough. Easy walk from the beach.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Popped in for lunch - initially food was good and tasty but pity it was served on cold plates as meals soon became unappetising. Restaurant was very clean and well presented but shame staff weren't more welcoming and enthusiastic in their work. Over priced for quality of food served.

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Walsall, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

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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145 reviews 145 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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