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La Trattoria

12 High Street, Swanage BH19 2NT, England
+44 1929 423784
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
12 High Street, Swanage BH19 2NT, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A good choice of traditional Italian food and local fish dishes. Lovely hot plates and delicious food.

Thank Helen775
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff very attentive and knowledgeable. Good price, lovely atmosphere. The balmy evening enable all the doors to be opened which gave a Med feel to the place.

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an evening meal here and enjoyed the food. I had lobster and my husbands had the pork. The lobster was lovely although a little over priced. My husband thought the portion size was on the small size. The atmosphere was rather loud due...More

Thank wally-Hawke
Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely smart eating house with lovely waitressses. It has a carefully balanced menu of Italian and the usual dishes. The soup was gorgeous home made tomato soup and the huge sandwiches we saw being made at the back for us. It was a very...More

Thank johnramsay735
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food but drinks over charged single local gin £7.50 and Kir royal made with prosseco not champagne £6.25 also ordered three side salads which were on saucers At £4.50 each felt i was being ripped of which is a shame as the food and...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely restaurant and cafe. Quick service and lovely classic Italian food. We parked outside in June. I think Swanage is modernising.

Thank Ann502010
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited La Trattoria with a group of friends. They were very very efficient and managed to accommodate us all (a party of 13, adults and children). The menu is ok. Classic anglicised Italian menu (carbonara with cream?? Pork escalopes with spaghetti??). I guess being...More

Thank Iside26
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here on the off chance as they were not busy and what a good little find. Friendly service and the food was lovely, fresh and tasty.

Thank krustykipper
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful pizzas and the house white was very good also. Gets very busy in the evenings, but we still managed to get a table. Very enjoyable place to eat.

Thank Christopher D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best Italian, we had travelled for hours , both tired and hungry, so we went across here as soon as they opened. The best bruschetta I have tasted in a while, and cannelloni to die for.. simpler the best food, in a great setting...More

Thank alexsmumLiverpool
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 High Street, Swanage BH19 2NT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Isle of Purbeck  >  Swanage
  • Phone Number: +44 1929 423784
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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