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La Trattoria

Lower High Street, Swanage BH19 2NT, England
01929 423784
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Ranked #15 of 64 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
Naples
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Stumbled upon La Trattoria on visiting Swanage and thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. Very friendly staff, delicious food and good wine. Happy to recommend!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Accommodating 12 golfers at short notice on a Saturday night and making them all very happy is a big ask! However, this restaurant exceeded all expectations in terms of the ambience - hustle, bustle and vibrant, the food - fantastico whether it be fish, meat or pasta, and the drink - great economic wine list. Service very attentive from all... More

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Swanage, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Great food, always fresh fish - great pizza's, lovely pasta. Very consistent - very flexible if you want to tweak a dish. Attentive service - lovely people!

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Ashtead, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We regularly visit 'The Trat' in Swanage. However, the meal we had recently was one of the best there - some of us had the fixed price menu, which is good value, and some of us had items from the specials menus! The wines are good quality and are very reasonably priced. The maitre'd and his wife are very welcoming... More

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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109 reviews 109 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

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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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

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

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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