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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
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, 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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  • 235
    Excellent
  • 159
    Very good
  • 67
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food

The pizzas were lovely and the desserts were apparently amazing (although I didn't partake). The staff could have been a bit more attentive but I guess the time we went there were split between the cafe side and the restaurant section so we might have has speedier service if we'd been there at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
MissLam
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UK
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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504 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Italian first
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English first
Swanage, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

La trattoria restaurant is one of best restaurant in Dorset and it was opened by mr and Mrs forte in the early 1970 and still going stronger .la trattoria still under the sime family and manegement.la trattoria is excellent Italian restaurant their specialy .beautiful home made cannelloni. Lasagna and excellent pasta dishes and my fouverite their seafood dishes nice scallops... More 

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West Sussex
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

meal ad service excellent we went on a Thursday night it was really busy so booking might be wise or go early

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Ate here this evening with my husband , 2 year old and 8 month old and it was really lovely and a nice change for us from pub grub. We had the bruschetta and a pizza and the food was just as good as in Italy and the waitresses were really friendly and great with the children very welcoming too.... More 

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Swanage on a Thursday night is a bit sleepy and we couldn't find anything open for our party of four at 9 o'clock. We were beyond pleased to find a warm welcome from friendly waitstaff. Fantastic food, good wine, and lovely glass of limoncello rounded out the evening. It was so good, we dined there again on the Monday bank... More 

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Had a group booking on a recent evening. We had a few extra diners and they were accommodated without a problem. Very friendly and attentive staff but not intrusive. Food was lovely. This was our second visit and we will be back on or visit to Swanage next year!

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UK
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

The pizzas were lovely and the desserts were apparently amazing (although I didn't partake). The staff could have been a bit more attentive but I guess the time we went there were split between the cafe side and the restaurant section so we might have has speedier service if we'd been there at lunchtime.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Even though we didn't plan to come to this restaurant last night we was very happy with our food. Cheryl had the sea bass which was fab I had a great pizza which was lovely and crisp which only could have been made better if they have folletine on the menu. Only downside was the couple who sat by us,we... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

After a day of climbing on the local sea cliffs we found this place open at 5:30pm on a bank holiday Monday whilst everywhere else was shut. The pizza was good, though expensive, and the mascarpone cheesecake was incredible. Decent service.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

We were told at our hotel "it's a bit pricey " and it was . The food was okay but the house wine was hugely overpriced for the quality. The staff were friendly and attentive but the decor was tired and dull. A largely forgettable evening.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

recommended by our American friends who had eaten there 2 days before [and finding it open after 9pm when most others where closing] ,we had no hesitation in repeating the experience [after checking the reviews on Tripadvisor], we turned up to find it absolutely heaving and not a table at any price. As our party was 8 people and no... 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, Pizza, 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?