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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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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

been to this place a few times now over the years and it has certainly left me with better memories. Starters: lasagne was tasty but the mozzarella basil was insipid. Mains: the bass stood out - but thats it. The service was rushed and gloomy and it was overpriced

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Thank gary n
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The food was reasonable but not the best Italian food I've had. The restaurant was quite cramped and made me feel as if I was sat with the family on the table next to me, couldn't even move the chair back without hitting the family behind.

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Thank garethe31
Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is our third visit to this bistro/restaurant whilst in Swanage. We do recommend that you book as they had to turn people away or give them a later time due to how busy it was. The food was excellent and came on hot plates so our meals stayed warm. Staff were very friendly and efficient. Great evening out!

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Thank anniemac297
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went on one of our hotel guests recommendation. Nice atmosphere, friendly staff and very good food but in my opinion a but over priced.

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Thank Eric T
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic food lovely people. Brilliant. Went 3 times during the week and will be going again next year.

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Thank dizzyhea
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went in with family while we were away for a few days,,I ordered a steak which was priced at £20 bearing in mind it was only a sirloin not fillet! Also it was like an old boot to chew,,,my wife had salmon which was ok but the brought us a plate of veg which we was told to share,,,we got... More 

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Thank jason k
London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We just pop in as the menu looked nice and they had a table for two despite a busy time (7 pm Saturday). Drinks and a starter arrived promptly and the grilled tiger prawns were very nice. For the second meal we had to wait over 30 minutes. My partner had a penne di carbonara which was really nice but... More 

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Thank Marian244
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We did not book but staff very attentive and found us a table next door in the bistro area. I Enjoyed the sole fillets and my wife found the lasagna one of the best she has tasted.will come again next year!

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Thank Richard B
Exeter, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sat for a late evening dinner, two couples. Staff were friendly and attentive, but the food was dreadful; incredibly bland - this was for the meat, pasta and pizza dishes all the same. Not overly expensive, but given the quality of the food it's vastly overpriced. Avoid.

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Thank OnionNon
Devon, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited for coffee and croissants when we arrived in Swanage. Quick service and lovely coffee and croissants. Highly recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Seafood
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?