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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, Lunch, Dinner, 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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  • 255
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  • 167
    Very good
  • 69
    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
Decent Italian food

The food was tasty, the olives were good, alcohol is on the expensive side. Good menu choice. Nice thin pizza. Nice pasta.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
SallyH85
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Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

The food was tasty, the olives were good, alcohol is on the expensive side. Good menu choice. Nice thin pizza. Nice pasta.

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Lovely restaurant with friendly, unobtrusive staff. Great food and wine and good service. Family friendly.

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Surbiton, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Excellent food, very pleasant staff and a nice friendly atmosphere all evening. You need to book for any evening but that goes to show how good it is.

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London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We visited this restaurant twice during a weeks stay in Swanage. Lovely food, great wine and drinks choice, staff were attentive and friendly & the overall experience was fab. The carbonara is fantastic & my crab starter was fantastic.

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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Had a great meal at this Italian restaurant it's possible one of the best restaurants in swanage. We will be going again at the end of the week.

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Crieff, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This is an excellent place where we had a freshly made pizza. One of the best we have had. Waitress service very good and only comment would be for a smile😊

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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14 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This is the first time I have done a second review of a restaurant I have used but when we stay in Swanage we always come here sometimes twice in a week. We just love the food, the very friendly and efficient staff and the cosy atmosphere. It is our favourite restaurant in Swanage and I am sure it will... More 

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Decided at the last minute to try and get a table on an already busy night (Friday). We hadn't booked but we were given a table in the main restaurant as opposed to the more relaxed atmosphere next door. We did have to wait a little bit before being served even though a couple came in after us and the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

My wife and I enjoyed a very pleasant meal of Spaghetti Ragu (spaghetti bolognese to me & you) here one evening. My wife is a pasta lover & knows her pasta,this was the real deal & as good as we have had in Italy. Would have gone again but there are lots of restaurants in Swanage & we ran out... More 

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30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

By accident we found the La Trattoria - unfortunately it was closed when we came across it. However, there was a number for reservations which I dialled and immediately I was connected. We booked a table initially in the bistro part of the restaurant as the main restaurant was fully booked. At 7.30 we arrived and were greeted by a... More 

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Additional Information about La Trattoria

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

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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, Cafe, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Doing business, 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?