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.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
We had booked here for a New Year's Eve dinner and were absolutely delighted with the experience. Lovely food, I had the tastiest steak I've had in a long while, excellent friendly service all for a reasonable price. Would definitely return if we were in the area again.
Lovely meal in New Year’s Eve, would definitely recommend
Simply the best restaurant you could ever eat in. You can’t get better service or food, we don’t eat anywhere else when in Swanage
The food was absolutely delicious and service very good. We come to Swanage fairly often but had not tried the Trattoria before. We will definitely come to eat again.
Great food; smart, fast and unobtrusive service; good location
Our regular Sunday night hangout! Always excellent
Lovely food - as always. Have been going for many years and have never been disappointed.
Lovely meal, very pleasant experience, great food and reasonable service
Five of us ate here whilst visiting Swanage. The restaurant was surprisingly quiet for a Saturday evening which may be to do with local consumer confidence with covid in hospitality although I felt that they took good care with distancing, staff wearing masks etc. Service was prompt and our waiter was very personable. We had salad starters and a range of pasta dishes which everyone enjoyed accompanied by red wine.
Lovely food served up by very friendly staff in pleasant surroundings.
Maintains its usual high standard, now back in the main restaurant.
I must say thank you for the superb hospitality we received.
The food, I can not give nothing less than an 8/10 as was so delicious.
Only negative I would say. Is so not advertise lobster outside when it’s not on the menu as that was the main reason we went into the restaurant x
Nice warm welcome, great food, reasonably priced.
Really super meal with the family. Attentive staff and chilled atmosphere. Steak, sea bass, carbonara and gluten free pizza which my son said was delicious. We had a few cheeky cocktails and wine too. We will return.
The staff were very helpful after a small issue with food. Nice atmosphere in place.
As always this restaurant is a great place to eat, food and staff are all incredible, eaten there many times and will continue to do so.
The Trattoria is always a good place to eat when In Swanage. The service is attentive and the menu gives a good selection from which to chose.
Excellent as usual. Much quieter than in the summer but still busy enough in November .
Great little restaurant, service is fantastic and the food is good. Great to see it open over the winter as well, unusual for Swanage
Another pleasant evening in La Trattoria. Excellent food and service.
Great authentic Italian food. Good service, would definitely go back.
Lovely as ever, thank you we had a great time, highly recommended
Lovely food lovely atmosphere staff are spot on and professional would deffo recommend this place
The service was good 👍 food was lovely. Not much else to say.
Great service! Menu erred on the side of the fattening but we enjoyed all our food, and the ambience was very pleasant. Wine good too.
Excellent food and service in a very Italian style restaurant...rather expensive but enjoyable
Terrible decor but brilliant food. Best cannelloni I’ve had in years .
Very friendly staff and good service .
Lovely place to eat, highly recommended, they have been there for 50 years for a reason! Thanks for making it through the lockdown! X
Good honest local Italian. Good, attentive family service and decent food. Only let down by the lack of basil in their mozzarella, tomato and basil salad!
Food was delicious and service was really good. Have been coming here for last 5 years and has always been the same.
Service was great although one of the waitresses was not very friendly. Food was fantastic!
What a great evening. Such a lively atmosphere combined with great food and service. I had pork escalope with spaghetti which was delicious, and my husband the penne arrabiata, but every plate we could see going out looked equally as tempting.
Superb food, lovely atmosphere, great staff.
I have eaten here a few times and it’s always good.
Very reliable - we know what we are going to get.
Busy restaurant, always a good sign. Recommend booking in advance. Service attentive and quality of food good.
Lovely restaurant, great service.
The background music was a little too loud and energetic when there were a lot of people eating
It was ok. Not a huge choice especially as we are gluten free. No alternative options. The staff did try but for us it wasn’t the best.
It was busy so they were under pressure. Thanks for trying.
Second visit to this restaurant whilst on holiday in Swanage, the food and service was extremely good on both occasions. Lots to choose from on the menu and daily specials. Staff, friendly and professional. Food delicious. Definitely recommend.
Friendly and efficient service, pizzas pretty good and we enjoyed our visit
La Trattoria offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01929 423784.
La Trattoria is rated 4.4 stars by 388 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.