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La Trattoria

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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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Reading, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 25, 2014

Had a meal here because we couldn't get into the The Black Swan. 4 adults and 4 kids, food was ok (I could have made a similar standard at home), service was polite if a little slow. Found the bistro area very very noisy, a marked difference between there and the restaurant. It was incredibly busy and the owners have... More 

Thank 67Pippa
Yeovil, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 23, 2014

The service here was friendly, attentive, professional and quick despite it being very busy. The atmosphere was warm and very comfortable, and the food was wonderful and reasonably-priced. I had been recommended this restaurant by my B and B, the tourist information centre and a resident of Swanage, and I could see why! Good location in the centre of Swanage,... More 

Thank Ellen B
Suffolk, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

We visited for lunch. We are quite accustomed to Italian food, which, this far from. If you are used to proper Italian food then you will be extremely disappointed.

Thank Sammts117
Chertsey, United Kingdom
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600 reviews
430 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

It has been a couple of years since we last visited and we were pleased that it continues to be family run. It is a good standard and reliable service at a reasonable price. The fresh fish choices change almost daily according to the catch. You will not be disappointed.

Thank Alan M
Cannock, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

Been to a few italian restaurants, all impressed, probably why this disappointed. The wine was good and the manager was very friendly, but the pizza a little sparse in toppings and didn't get everything I ordered, although it appeared on the bill, when pointed out to staff suprised I didn't get an apology. Fairly bland unlikely to ever revisit.

Thank crossen
Romsey, England, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed August 19, 2014

Steak was excellent, pork very good, aubergine nice. Wine very slippy, décor and atmosphere delightful.

Thank Charlie C
Cheddar, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed August 19, 2014

We visited with two grandchildren. It was very busy but the staff were friendly and efficient and it didn't matter if you had a big meal or a pizza and salad. We enjoyed it very much

Thank Cheddar_Rob
Littleton, CO
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63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed August 12, 2014

Our family was in Swanage for a few days. We were looking for a tasty dinner and walked down the hill and found la Trattoria. Truly, this was one of the best meals we have had for a very, very long time! When we first arrived, we didn't think there was room for us, but they were sure to find... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed August 9, 2014

Lovely meal, quite a varied but limited selection on the menu. The food was very good, service very good too.

1 Thank KAY G
Fleet, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed August 7, 2014

We fancied an early dinner one day and being vegetarian I was very limited in Swanage, surrounded as I was by endless fish restaurants! The layout of the restaurant is a bit odd, it's two separate buildings next door to each other, neither that big and a bit squashed but seeing the fresh fish options on the menu (for my... More 

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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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Kids, Families with children
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?