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La Trattoria, Swanage, Dorset

La Trattoria

4.5
4.5
942 reviews
£26 to £40
Italian
La Trattoria is a family run Italian restaurant specialising in seafood. Gerry and Louise Forte opened La Trattoria in 1970 and since then, it has been run by the family.

During the current Coronavirus outbreak there are restrictions in place, please read them on our website and make yourself aware of them.

Despite the current situation, we are now open again and hope to welcome you soon.


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2 people

19:00


Booked 12 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary European
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Mon, Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    01929 423784
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual

What 942 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Dorset

    Best Overall

  • Dorset

    Best Food

  • Dorset

    Best Service

  • Dorset

    Best Ambience

  • Dorset

    Best Value

  • Dorset

    Good for business meals

  • Dorset

    Good for business meals

  • Dorset

    Good for special occasions

942 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An excellent restaurant with fantastic service and great tasty food.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly staff. Got served straight away. Nice atmosphere in there. Not noisy but some music in background. Meals arrived quickly. Can definitely recommend.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food !

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  4. Jimmy

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were treated as royalty. All the boxes ticked. Would definitely recommend 👌

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  5. Aes8

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful food and wonderful service . The mussels were especially delicious ! Thank you

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  6. SueG

    Dorset

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We love La Trattoria having been long term customers, however we were shocked at the increase in prices and we felt a decrease in amount and quality of food. It was good but the quality did not justify £18 and £19 for each basic pasta dish with sides on top. It certainly isn’t a top class eatery. We live in London and we found £70 for 2 of us to eat a shared starter ( garlic bread) a main each and shared salad and 1 small glass of wine each , excessive. Until either the quality justifies premium prices or the prices be some more realist at £14 per pasta dish or thereabouts we won’t return

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  7. JanetP

    Warwickshire

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the second time this week that we have eaten here. The food is delicious as are the drinks. The staff are friendly and welcoming. Highly recommended.

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  8. JanetP

    Warwickshire

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 1 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely restaurant. We were greeted on arrival and made to feel very welcome. The food was excellent as was the wine. The staff were very friendly. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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  9. SteveK

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice food and good service. It's a lovely family run restaurant and authentic menu. If we are visiting Swanage again we will definitely be back.

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  10. StuartW

    Dorset

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful menu and really tasty tucker. My 79 year-old Mum made a point of saying it was the best Lasagne she’d ever had and, at 79, I think it’s fair to say that she’s had a few lasagnes over the years! Really efficient and pleasant staff. Advanced booking always essential, we saw a few casual diners turned away as the restaurant was fully booked all night.

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FAQs

La Trattoria offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01929 423784.

La Trattoria is rated 4.5 stars by 942 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for La Trattoria

10-12 High Street, Swanage, Dorset BH19 2NT

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    The Ship Inn
  • Area
    Swanage
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Mon, Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary European
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Opposite is possibleUp Park RoadMany car parks within walking distance
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options
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