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La Trattoria

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$$ - $$$
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12 High Street, Swanage BH19 2NT, England
+44 1929 423784
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a great meal that catered for vegan diets. Service very good and atmosphere also very good. Great value for money.

Thank DEJCud
Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Second visit to this restaurant. First in August 2016 and then today February 2017. Didn't need to book. First class welcome and service from staff. Food served hot and very tasty. One meat dish and one vegetarian. Toilets immaculate.

Thank Pauline M
Fareham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had an excellent generous helping of mussels cooked in white wine and cream followed by traditional pasta dishes. Well cooked and tasty but I don't think made with fresh pasta. Service was good and house chianti of good quality at a reasonable price.

Thank Jamesfullarton
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Booked quite late for a midweek meal with the family. Parked up in the town as the sea had washed up a lot of rocks on the road nearby. The warmth of the restaurant and the welcome quickly overcame the cold wind we had briefly endured. Chose garlic prawns off the specials menu for starter and shared a pizza and... More 

Thank bucksimp
Ruislip, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A classic family run Italian - we went for traditional dishes which were excellent. Should have been more adventurous!

Thank Penny Q
Witney, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

a very busy restaurant glad we booked service was good food above average didn't feel very Italian though having said that we finished all our food and drinks so cant be that bad

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Rye, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

Advised by two local ladies, we chose this excellent eating place to celebrate an 81'st Birthday and it was perfect. The menu was extensive and we both found our choices delicious. The staff were friendly and helpful and the wine excellent.A lovely evening

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

So glad to see that on a recent visit to Swanage, La Trattoria is still thriving and turning out excellent food. This place is always busy and has a lively buzz about it. We had a great time.

Thank melharb
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

Another great meal, probably 4th or 5th time. Dorset Crab & then Pasta with a superb Ragu Sauce. Pleasant service well executed. But...for goodness sake PLEASE change the Nat King Cole CD it's been on now for at least TWO YEARS and is driving me so nuts I'll not last another visit.

Thank Tim G
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

Delicious scallops - best I've had in years; excellent lasagne - as good as any I've ever had; lovely sweets. My wife also enjoyed her dishes. Good, quick service. Also good value. Obviously popular - became busy shortly after we arrived on this early November evening. Looking forward to returning, hopefully after a shorter interval ..

Thank RdMC1000

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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, Kids, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?