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La Trattoria

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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12 High Street, Swanage BH19 2NT, England
01929 423784
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Arrived to a packed restaurant and were welcomed at the bar to spend a couple of hours with starters and cocktails as we wanted. Considering just how busy the restaurant was - walk ins being turned away - the service at the bar was great and the food we ordered... Antipasti and scallops... Was well timed and tasted great. The... More 

Thank MrFace27
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Drop in visitors on a quiet Tuesday night. Great choice of menu including a fixed price 2 course meal. Nice choice of drinks; great food & fantastic desserts (treacle for me; Tiramisu for my wife) Nice service & a decent price

Thank WorcesterWolf
Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff were good, we had no reservation but had a table promptly. My wife's Starter, Tiger prtawns in white wine and garlic, did not appear to have either garlic or white wine, a bit tastless. my own starter, scallops in a creamy sauce was much better, so we swapped half way through. Her main, chicken in wine cream and mushroom... More 

Thank Simon G
Romford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Served frozen tasteless prawns on limp lettuce with shop bought seafood sauce,which had obviously been prepared a few hours previously,to top it off a slice of lemon which was rock hard....for the main course chicken in mushroom sauce which was served having been left on a hot plate for some considerable period of time,so much so the sauce had a... More 

Thank thorpey69
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice restaurant and polite staff but nothing made it stand out. My food was nice but rather bland and in my opinion was over priced. I wouldn't rush back but there were plenty of other menu options so perhaps I just made the wrong choice.

Thank Chelt H
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had booked an early evening slot as we had a baby with us. They usually sit folk with children in the café part of the restaurant. However, this area was full so they kindly arranged for us to sit in the main restaurant and made us very welcome. The food was delicious and the staff efficient and friendly. We... More 

Thank Babiedoo
Swansea, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

2nd evening of the Blues Festival (excellent by the way) is a visit to the Trattoria if we can get in. They helpfully squeezed us in but table good for 6 persons so no problems. Food and wine good but oh dear! our poor waitress had little English and little Italian so the service was not good. We mentioned it... More 

Thank Andrew H
London, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A group of us dined here. The staff were friendly and the place was packed. Im sure, in the main, the food is good...but! I ordered moules and couldn't believe it when it arrived, literally sat in a bowl of cream with some parsley - this wasn't a white wine & dash of cream; it was literally half a pint... More 

Thank NtM70
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walked in off the street Saturday tea time and whilst there was a number of reserved tables the staff found for our large party of mixed adults and children. The food was good quality and nobody had any complaints. Unlike the young couple who finished the dinner and left after leaving an under payment on the table, resulting in the... More 

Thank Adam P
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend the hot and spicy pasta,very tasty.Food and service was excellent if I was to stay here again I'd definitely come here again for food,value for money was good as well.

Thank Kate A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, 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: 01929 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?